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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?
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A most excellent investigative report. I hope Fox airs it on the affiliate stations - not just the cable news channel.
Because of U.N. Oil-for-Food program our Boys are geting KILL
I wonder how much coverage this story is getting in Europe.
The U.N will cover-up
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.
Lets hope Europe has enough pajama people to get this story out there.
I think I convinced a few liberal friends to watch the show last night. It makes a huge hole in the Kerry campaign promises.
Did the Clintonistas get any of this money? How about some 9-11 Commission members?
Paul Volcker will go alone with the cover-up
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.
9-11 Commission members are cover-up boys, they did not have all the FACTS
Paul Volcker is a U.N boy
"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."
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.
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.
Because of the U.N AMERICAN BOYS are DEAD . What more will take to get out of the U.N?
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 its possible the United States may not have needed to go to war against Saddam.
a package of 34 treaties, all of which were ratified by a show of hands -- no recorded vote.
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?
This was an excellent investigative report. I sincerely hope that FOX runs in again...IN PRIME TIME!!!
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!