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Did U.N. Program Secretly Funnel Money to North Korea?
FoxNews.com ^ | December 12, 2007 | George Russell

Posted on 12/12/2007 6:59:17 AM PST by Kaslin

NEW YORK — Did the United Nations Development Program use an American charitable organization to secretly funnel nearly $2 million, and perhaps much more, to North Korea — over and above the millions in hard currency it is already known to have given the Kim Jong-il regime in violation of its own rules?

UNDP documents seen by FOX News raise those questions, and others about the relationship between UNDP and the humanitarian group Mercy Corps, also known as Mercy Corps International. The documents show millions of dollars allocated to Mercy Corps International for North Korea seem to have escaped normal UNDP oversight.

Both UNDP and Mercy Corps have rejected the idea of any direct dealings on North Korean territory, and spokespersons for both organizations told FOX News that their only joint project in the region operates solely in China, in a region adjacent to North Korea.

UNDP says it suspended all its operations in North Korea when the Kim regime refused to cooperate in an investigation of UNDP funding and staffing methods in the country, as well as the unexplained presence of thousands of dollars of counterfeit U.S. money that was stashed in a UNDP safe in Pyongyang.

Nonetheless, according to the internal documents seen by FOX News, close to $2 million in UNDP money was disbursed to Mercy for a project clearly labeled “MCI-DPRK” (the acronym for Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as North Korea is formally known), and numbered in the UNDP book-keeping system as 12431.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: dprk; kimjongil; korea; mercycorps; northkorea; pyongyang; scandal; un; undap; undp; uselessnations

1 posted on 12/12/2007 6:59:19 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

That would be a real shocker.


2 posted on 12/12/2007 7:10:14 AM PST by Archon of the East (Universal Executive Power of the Law of Nature)
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To: Kaslin

Hey, cognac and Japanese actresses don’t come cheap, y’know.


3 posted on 12/12/2007 7:11:45 AM PST by denydenydeny (Expel the priest and you don't inaugurate the age of reason, you get the witch doctor--Paul Johnson)
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To: Kaslin

>>a project clearly labeled “MCI-DPRK”

So the answer to the question in the title is “No”. The U.N. OPENLY funneled money to North Korea. They didn’t even bother to cover their tracks.


4 posted on 12/12/2007 7:12:58 AM PST by vikingd00d
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To: Kaslin

Hey this is old news, and besides: Comrade Chia Pet is about to become George’s new best buddy.


5 posted on 12/12/2007 7:27:57 AM PST by mkjessup (Hunter-Bolton '08 !! Patriots who will settle for nothing less than *Victory* in the War on Terror!)
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To: mkjessup

did he look into his soul?


6 posted on 12/12/2007 7:28:53 AM PST by sure_fine (• " not one to over kill the thought process " •)
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To: Kaslin
AUDIT!AUDIT!AUDIT!AUDIT!AUDIT!AUDIT!AUDIT!AUDIT!AUDIT!AUDIT!AUDIT!AUDIT!AUDIT!

Some "Mercy".

"The Korean Peoples Army thanks you."

7 posted on 12/12/2007 7:39:47 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (DUNCAN HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, N. Korea, Iran. Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Business)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jet Jaguar; SevenofNine

Pinging you.


8 posted on 12/12/2007 7:41:27 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (DUNCAN HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, N. Korea, Iran. Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Business)
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To: Kaslin

This could be big.


9 posted on 12/12/2007 8:02:28 AM PST by hawkaw
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To: Kaslin
Call BOLTON, over at AEI, in on this one.

He should have some pretty interesting and juicy insight and/or conjecture.

I smell a REAL rat here.

10 posted on 12/12/2007 8:27:04 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (DUNCAN HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, N. Korea, Iran. Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Business)
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To: Kaslin; Jet Jaguar; Tamar1973; TigerLikesRooster; monkapotamus

Come think of it some of Russian hookers don’t come cheap LOL!


11 posted on 12/12/2007 11:03:28 AM PST by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Kaslin

The u.n. involved in something dirty, underhanded and against American interests.

Yeah, that sounds about right.


12 posted on 12/12/2007 11:08:05 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedanism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: sure_fine; mkjessup; Kaslin; denydenydeny; Hegemony Cricket; Red Badger; JamesP81

Maybe they had fast getaway motives for those rice burners they were trying to pass off for cars some years back...?


13 posted on 12/12/2007 11:25:37 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: paddles

ping


14 posted on 12/12/2007 2:20:12 PM PST by RDTF (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
So what is UN's excuse for all this? For women and children? Perhaps. But why do they pay camp commandant of concentration camp while trying to help inmates?

I know their answer for this, too. Trickle-down effect. After he had all booze, women, and lots of bombs he can possibly have, he might, just might, spare what is left of it, a really tiny portion of what he originally got.

15 posted on 12/12/2007 6:22:37 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
That is their thinking.

They have a whole museum built about the Holocaust in D.C.

Blocks away, people in US federal government offices appease dictatorships every bit as horrible, IN OUR OWN DAY AND AGE, without the least bit of shame--for the sake of their resumes.

I spit on them and won't even offer them a handkerchief to clean it off.

16 posted on 12/12/2007 6:27:01 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (DUNCAN HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, N. Korea, Iran. Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Business)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
These people should be made to carry their guilt to the last days of their lives. More so than all the Germans who enthusiastically embraced Hitler.

They were good at turning others into sinners(moral criminals.) We should make them sinners of all time.

17 posted on 12/12/2007 6:40:24 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Kaslin; TigerLikesRooster

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,316524,00.html

NEW YORK — UPDATE: Following publication of this story, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino told FOX News that “we are aware of these allegations. We are working hard to ensure the allegations receive a full investigation.”

Perino added: “Our Ambassador for U.N. reform and management, Mark Wallace, specifically works with the U.N. on these issues.”


18 posted on 12/12/2007 7:33:56 PM PST by RDTF (Remember Pearl Harbor)
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To: RDTF
Whatever THAT means.

I am not sure.

At the present, Ms. Dana Perino of the White House is being roundly characterized in the Japanese press as "Stupid".

They brought up that she had hardly any knowledge of the Cuban Missle Crisis when it was brought up in the form of a question in a recent Press Conference.

Affirmative action at work. I have seen bubbleheaded blondes who have tele-charisma (and little else) move to the front of the line during my stints in business, believe me, it (diversity first, merit second), exists.

19 posted on 12/12/2007 8:15:55 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (DUNCAN HUNTER: SOLID! On; Illegals, N. Korea, Iran. Iraq, Economy, WOT, China, Business)
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To: Kaslin; backhoe

FYI ping, backhoe :)


20 posted on 12/14/2007 4:24:54 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla
Meanwhile....

US slams "massive" UN budget rise, urges cost cuts

Paging FDT....

21 posted on 12/14/2007 4:28:04 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

22 posted on 12/14/2007 4:32:13 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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To: backhoe
You're welcome, b!

One more...

Green Light for Renovations Is Start of U.N. Fiscal War

23 posted on 12/14/2007 5:00:19 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

Ah, yes- that Den of Dictator-enablers & Thieves needs mo’ ( of our ) money:

“American officials said that at an estimated $5.2 billion — more than $1 billion of which will be financed by American taxpayers — the United Nations’s “regular” budget represents the largest funding growth in the organization’s history.”


24 posted on 12/14/2007 5:15:45 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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To: mewzilla

BTTT.


25 posted on 12/14/2007 8:00:59 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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