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At the United Nations, the Curious Career of Maurice Strong
Fox News ^ | Claudia Rosett and George Russell

Posted on 02/07/2007 7:12:44 PM PST by RKV

NEW YORK — Before the United Nations can save the planet, it needs to clean up its own house. And as scandal after scandal has unfolded over the past decade, from Oil for Food to procurement fraud to peacekeeper rape, the size of that job has become stunningly clear.

But any understanding of the real efforts that job entails should begin with a look at the long and murky career of Maurice Strong, the man who may have had the most to do with what the U.N. has become today, and still sparks controversy even after he claims to have cut his ties to the world organization.

From Oil for Food to the latest scandals involving U.N. funding in North Korea, Maurice Strong appears as a shadowy and often critically important figure.

Strong, now 77, is best known as the godfather of the environmental movement, who served from 1973-1975 as the founding director of the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) in Nairobi. UNEP is now a globe-girdling organization with a yearly budget of $136 million, which claims to act as the world’s environmental conscience. Strong consolidated his eco-credentials as the organizer of the U.N.’s 1992 environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro, which in turn paved the way for the controversial 1997 Kyoto Treaty on controlling greenhouse gas emissions.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 1930s; 1992; 1997; agw; annalouisestrong; annastrong; biodiversitytreaty; china; climatechange; communists; corruption; gorbachev; greencross; kenya; lenin; mao; maozedong; mauricestrong; nk; nkorea; northkorea; oilforfood; rio; riosummit; russia; socialists; stalin; strong; un; unep; unitednations; unscandals; ussr; wildlands
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"China is a special place for Strong, a self-declared, life-long socialist. It is the burial place of a woman said to be one of his relatives, the famous pro-communist American journalist Anna Louise Strong, a vociferous supporter of Lenin and Stalin until the mid-‘30s, and a strong booster of Mao Zedong’s China"
1 posted on 02/07/2007 7:12:47 PM PST by RKV
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To: RKV

I years past Maurice Strong has been tabbed as the leading candidate for "the Antichrist". I don't have a link - but just remember the name. So he's 77? Maybe he is aging out of that potential category.....


2 posted on 02/07/2007 7:15:49 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: RKV

I'll happily put this SOB Strong in my dead pool for 2007!


3 posted on 02/07/2007 7:21:04 PM PST by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism.)
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Strong, a self-declared, life-long socialist<<

Spread his money to the masses...He' dead!..( what does his will say?)
4 posted on 02/07/2007 7:23:32 PM PST by M-cubed (Why is "Greshams Law" a law?)
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To: RKV
Lives in China. Very active in supporting North Korea. Tentacles spread all over the world and evidently active in behind the scenes maneuvering of the new UN Sec General from S Korea. Not good. Article mentions US government official who is active in Strong's organization.

ARticle is actually very good and very damning of Mr. Maurice Strong.

5 posted on 02/07/2007 7:28:41 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Well .. I'm still thinking the anti-Christ could be a woman.


6 posted on 02/07/2007 7:29:06 PM PST by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: CyberAnt

Ummmmmm --- any particular woman whose initials are HRC???


7 posted on 02/07/2007 7:31:00 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Him and Soros are pals. Bad combo.


8 posted on 02/07/2007 7:32:12 PM PST by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Where's the 00 section when you need them. This guy needs dead.


9 posted on 02/07/2007 7:32:53 PM PST by RKV ( He who has the guns, makes the rules.)
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

That .. or NP.


10 posted on 02/07/2007 7:40:47 PM PST by CyberAnt (Drive-By Media: Fake news, fake documents, fake polls)
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To: RKV

The writers of that article need to go further and detail Strong's connections to Soros and Soros' connections to the Demonrat party, esp the Clinton machine. Supposedly Soros is no longer supporting Hillary. Somehow I don't think so - Hillary is THE machine that will help Soros - and his pals - trample the rights of "the people" into the dust of America's past - if allowed to do so.


11 posted on 02/07/2007 7:53:07 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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I remember Strong saying something in the early 90's of using Capitalism as a tool but his ideology is Socialism.

There are many connections with Strong and 9/11. If needed I'll post the mp3 files.
12 posted on 02/07/2007 8:05:15 PM PST by FLOutdoorsman (The Man who says it can't be done should not interrupt the man doing it!)
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To: RKV

Yea I changed IRA funds from Strong when I learned about this rich liberal.


13 posted on 02/07/2007 8:58:01 PM PST by therut
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt

Maurice Strong not only authored the Kyoto Accords, but he's also the main progenitor of "Our Global Neighborhood" - the report on the commission for global government, he had a hand in Agenda 21 of the UN, wrote the "Earth Charter" which purports to replace religion with ecology, and tried to shyster a deal whereby he'd be paid megabucks to pump water down into the aquifer next to the Great Sand Dunes national monument in Southern Colorado...and his Costa Rica based Earth Council works hand in glove with one Mr. Gorbachev's Green Cross International to fight freedom worldwide 24/7.

He's a self-made billionaire from Canada who figured out that his tropical timber interests could be seen as "destroying the rain forest"....so he set up a propaganda mill to fight the boogey man and ever since has raked in tax free donations to counter his own wealth machine.

One VERY clever entrepreneur.....

He IS the gospel to the eco-twits, green weenies, granola breath eco-con driacs of the world. And, you generally DON'T get any reciprocal funding for your wilderness association, wildlands project, or conservation easement organization if you aren't willing to sell his swill lock, stock and barrel.

Other than that I really admire him.


14 posted on 02/08/2007 2:15:42 AM PST by JB in Whitefish
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To: FLOutdoorsman

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ned=us&q=maurice+strong,+biodiversity+treaty,+wildlands+project&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=nw


15 posted on 02/08/2007 2:20:01 AM PST by JB in Whitefish
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To: JB in Whitefish

Thanks for that added information. It seems many people know about mr. Maurice Strong - good. The more light on this snake, the better. He's getting up there in age. One day he will meet his maker and find out the way he has spent his life just is not so wiley after all.


16 posted on 02/08/2007 5:05:57 PM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: Shermy

Ping.
You should read this if you haven't already.


17 posted on 02/08/2007 9:42:46 PM PST by Allan (*-O)):~{>)
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To: fanfan; GMMAC

For whoever has the ping list:
Essential reading for the Canadian contingent.


18 posted on 02/08/2007 9:45:22 PM PST by Allan (*-O)):~{>)
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To: Allan; GMMAC; Pikamax; Former Proud Canadian; Great Dane; Alberta's Child; headsonpikes; Ryle; ...
Thanks for the Ping Allan.

Canada ping.

Please send me a FReepmail to get on or off this Canada ping list.

19 posted on 02/09/2007 4:33:46 AM PST by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Allan

We know all about this guy. I think he is a socialist in a hurry.


20 posted on 02/09/2007 7:15:25 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name after Harper's election?)
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