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Oil for Food Scandal Draws Scrutiny to United Nations ( using money in their terror campaign.
http://www.foxnews.com/ ^ | Monday, September 20, 2004 | David Asman

Posted on 09/20/2004 4:00:38 PM PDT by watchout

Oil-for-Food Scandal Draws Scrutiny to U.N. Monday, September 20, 2004 By David Asman NEW YORK — It began as a U.N. humanitarian aid program called "Oil-for-Food," but it ended up with Saddam Hussein (search) pocketing billions to become the biggest graft-generating machine ever and enriching some of America's most forceful opponents at the United Nations (search).

Plus, some evidence suggests that some of the money ended up in the hands of potential terrorists who are opposed to the United States. [Editor's Note: This is one in a series of articles about the U.N. Oil-for-Food program. Check back tomorrow for the next installment. For background information mentioned on FOX News Channel's "Breaking Point," click here.] The roots of the scandal date back to 1991, when a U.N.-backed and U.S.-led coalition expelled Saddam from Kuwait following his hostile takeover of the neighboring country. Although Saddam lost the war, he walked away with one important victory -- he got to stay in power in Iraq.

Thirteen years later, a second U.S.-led coalition made of a smaller group of nations than the first effort finally knocked Saddam out of business. And it did so without the help of the United Nations, which failed to pass a resolution backing the U.S. effort. As the death toll rises in Iraq -- the number of U.S. military casualties is now above 1,000 and Iraqi citizens continue to die daily from insurgent attacks -- the question arises: Can the United Nations help now?

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: food; for; oil; oilforfood
“I think it's not only possible that insurgents are using Oil-for-Food money -- I think it's very likely,” Shays said
1 posted on 09/20/2004 4:00:38 PM PDT by watchout
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To: watchout

Get out now


2 posted on 09/20/2004 4:01:54 PM PDT by watchout
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To: watchout

A most excellent investigative report. I hope Fox airs it on the affiliate stations - not just the cable news channel.


3 posted on 09/20/2004 4:02:13 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: ValerieUSA

Because of U.N. Oil-for-Food program our Boys are geting KILL


4 posted on 09/20/2004 4:04:47 PM PDT by watchout
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To: watchout

I wonder how much coverage this story is getting in Europe.


5 posted on 09/20/2004 4:04:49 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: Teflonic

The U.N will cover-up


6 posted on 09/20/2004 4:06:18 PM PDT by watchout
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To: Teflonic

“Paul Volcker is going to succeed or fail based on his power of persuasion and the good will of the U.N., but you're basically asking the member states to sign their own death warrant, and so it's kind of hard for me to imagine he's going to get the cooperation he wants,” Shays said.


7 posted on 09/20/2004 4:07:43 PM PDT by watchout
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To: watchout

Lets hope Europe has enough pajama people to get this story out there.


8 posted on 09/20/2004 4:10:22 PM PDT by Teflonic
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To: ValerieUSA

I think I convinced a few liberal friends to watch the show last night. It makes a huge hole in the Kerry campaign promises.


9 posted on 09/20/2004 4:11:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The economy won't matter if you're dead.)
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To: watchout

Did the Clintonistas get any of this money? How about some 9-11 Commission members?


10 posted on 09/20/2004 4:11:22 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Follow the money - Saddam to Rich to Clinton)
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To: Teflonic

Paul Volcker will go alone with the cover-up


11 posted on 09/20/2004 4:11:38 PM PDT by watchout
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To: watchout

Paul Volcker is ANCIENT. He should be retired and taking it easy. He is in no condition to head up a lengthy investigation like this.


12 posted on 09/20/2004 4:14:09 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: Lexington Green

9-11 Commission members are cover-up boys, they did not have all the FACTS


13 posted on 09/20/2004 4:14:41 PM PDT by watchout
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To: ValerieUSA

Paul Volcker is a U.N boy


14 posted on 09/20/2004 4:15:32 PM PDT by watchout
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To: Teflonic

"Lets hope Europe has enough pajama people to get this story out there."

Actually thats a great idea if we could find any english language forums in europe. Soert of an "Internet free europe."


15 posted on 09/20/2004 4:16:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The economy won't matter if you're dead.)
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To: watchout

The U.S. should make its membership, and the presence of the U.N. on U.S. soil, CONDITIONAL on the U.N. either helping, or the U.S. should withdraw from the U.N., virtually removing the only freedom-fighting nation in the U.N. with any power or interest in world freedom. The U.N. then will be finished , for good, as anything but a country club for communists, dictators, despotic nations, and other third world degenerates. Is it not that already?

Then, throw the irrelevant U.N. out of the U.S. --- for good. And don't look back.


16 posted on 09/20/2004 4:17:17 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: watchout
This sort of snuck into our consciousness during the weekend, where they hoped it would be buried forever.
Let's not give them the satisfaction, let's keep this bumped for a few days.

We have names and dates and places for all the crooks in the U.N. Including some Euro-eunuch "allies" in bed with Saddam and indirectly with terrorists world-wide.

17 posted on 09/20/2004 4:21:20 PM PDT by Publius6961 (I don't do diplomacy either)
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To: EagleUSA

Because of the U.N AMERICAN BOYS are DEAD . What more will take to get out of the U.N?


18 posted on 09/20/2004 4:24:42 PM PDT by watchout
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To: cripplecreek

We're talking about American lives that are being lost in an attempt to bring democracy to Iraq,” Shays said. If France, Russia, China and Germany had told Saddam it was time to back down and honor his commitments, Shays said it’s possible the United States may not have needed to go to war against Saddam.


19 posted on 09/20/2004 4:27:50 PM PDT by watchout
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To: Publius6961

a package of 34 treaties, all of which were ratified by a show of hands -- no recorded vote.
http://www.freerepublic.com/forum/a3a325b3f5d31.htm


20 posted on 09/20/2004 4:31:09 PM PDT by watchout
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To: watchout
MASTER LIST UN OIL/SEX FOR FOOD SCANDALS
21 posted on 09/20/2004 5:31:10 PM PDT by GailA ( hanoi john, I'm for the death penalty for terrorist, before I impose a moratorium on it.)
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If France, Russia, China and Germany had told Saddam it was time to back down and honor his commitments, Shays said it’s possible the United States may not have needed to go to war against Saddam. That is, in fact, the truth of it. Clinton gave China our US Coal. Which also meant, China would have to at some brawl with the Kyoto Treaty (after exemptions). Germany and France both were using the "barrels" as a lure for their EU "talks" with other countries. Additionally, Russia and France were conducting first joint space programs. France was most recently on record trying to sell some pretty heavy duty arsenal to China. It got nixed.

What's my point? Sure, I could understand how socialist/communist countries would REQUIRE cheap oil in order to pay for their "for the people" programs. Sure, I understand it. But in the process, they aided and abetted and stand guilty of abusing a world treaty in re Saddam and the Oil 4 Food Program. In so scamming the "system", the above countries (including Belgium) took advantage of thousands upon thousands of people in Iraq under Saddam Hussein dying from hunger, torture and abuse. Theft is theft. What the above countries did was wrong. They were greedy. And, worst of all was the UN -- who had to know this was going on, given they were doing plenty of brokering between the countries. The UN was annointed "watch-dog". Instead, they accepted graft, briberty, payoffs to fuel the slaughter and abuse of innocents.

Russia and the US had seemed to come to terms not too long ago (Germany and France are still in repugant dead toad mode); even moreso-fueled now by events in Beslan.

Are France and Germany therefore, the master appeasers? The aidors and abettors Central? Germany has been sucking France's toes for many years; basically giving up any shot at independence and Sovereignty.

Point is, when John Kerry tells you he's gonna provide Universal healthcare, and it's only going to cost a pittance.. He's either in parallel representing the UN or one of these countries, IMHO. Perhaps, through some shrapnel ricochet years ago bouncing him hard on the head; math is still too difficult for him?

22 posted on 09/20/2004 6:00:40 PM PDT by Alia
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To: Publius6961

This was an excellent investigative report. I sincerely hope that FOX runs in again...IN PRIME TIME!!!


23 posted on 09/20/2004 6:54:14 PM PDT by tsmith130 ("Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."" - GWB)
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To: watchout

And that @ss Kerry wants to bring the UN into Iraq? After this? GOOD GOD! The wonder is the average Rat still doesn`t see this guy is a menace to America and the free world!


24 posted on 09/20/2004 8:03:38 PM PDT by nomad
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