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  • Hillary and the Ground Zero Mosque Imam...what's going on with the web site of Cordoba Initiative?

    08/15/2010 11:45:00 AM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 08/15/10 | Thomas Lifson
    It is time for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to step up to the plate and investigate Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf, who is currently touring the Middle East at the expense of American Taxpayers as an envoy of her Department of State. Claudia Rossett, one of America's premier journalists, today reveals several disturbing facts that more than warrant an official investigation: ...what's going on with the web site of his Cordoba Initiative? Last week, after someone in his Malaysia office referred all questions back to his office in New York, the phone number and address of his office in Malaysia...
  • Zalmay's Middle East Fumble Turtle Bay

    12/05/2007 10:27:07 AM PST · by dervish · 1 replies · 213+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 12/3/07 | BENNY AVNI
    Hailed as the cure for ill will toward Washington and other diplomatic problems at the United Nations, the American ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad, was taken down a peg over the weekend, as his own — and his country's — prestige were thrown into question. What will one of President Bush's favorite operators do now? Mr. Khalilzad sold to the 15 members of the Security Council a resolution in support of the Palestinian Arab-Israeli negotiations at Annapolis. But he acted like a star quarterback who botched the signals, ran ahead with the football, got the backs and coaches all confused, and ended...
  • Kofi Annan Lashes Out at the Press, Riles Iraq in Year-End Appearance

    12/26/2005 10:16:53 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies · 1,822+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | December 22, 2005 | BENNY AVNI
    After advising his yet-unnamed successor to grow "thick skin," Secretary-General Annan yesterday appeared to have thinned his own, lashing out at reporters who asked about United Nations and Annan family scandals. Mr. Annan refused to allow a London Times correspondent, James Bone, to ask a question, accusing him of being "an embarrassment" to his profession. The eruption...reflected frustrations...poor supervision of the oil-for-food program...failed to move on such world events as the Darfur genocide... none of the U.N. reform ideas championed by Mr. Annan were implemented beyond window-dressing. Mr. Annan's...remark that the Iraq war was illegal. The comment did not sit...
  • New U.N. Scheme: Alliance of Civilizations (Rosett)

    11/22/2005 8:18:40 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 9 replies · 785+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2005 | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    NEW YORK — After the epic disaster of , one might imagine the United Nations would tread carefully before launching any new and controversial efforts. Hardly.Still reeling from scandals on many fronts, the U.N. has launched another questionable initiative, called the , which is due to hold its first meeting this weekend in Spain. The program has been widely touted by U.N. Secretary-General as a bridge across cultural and religious divides, but it involves a daisy-chain of dubious associations that casts serious doubt both on the project itself and on the U.N.’s ability to cut loose from the scandals of the past...
  • Oil-for-Food Paper Shredder Still Shredding

    07/16/2005 6:13:58 PM PDT · by hipaatwo · 14 replies · 798+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2005
    UNITED NATIONS — The man who abruptly retired as Kofi Annan's cabinet chief after shredding papers related to the Oil-for-Food program has been shredding still more documents at the United Nations, an eyewitness told FOX News. Iqbal Riza, who has been working on a $1-a-year salary as a special advisor to Annan, has been shredding large quantities of unknown documents in his new 10th-floor U.N. office across the street from the U.N. Secretariat building, the source said.
  • Tongsun Redux

    04/18/2005 3:10:30 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 260+ views
    TAS ^ | 4/18/2005 | Jed Babbin
    For news junkies, this will be a hectic week. By its end, Catholics may have a new pope, we may have a new UN ambassador, and both Kofi and his bestest buddy Jacques may suffer nervous breakdowns. Things are looking up because, while Volcker fiddles, the FBI and the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York are burning bad guys. Now all we need to find out are the names of Cooperating Witnesses One and Two, and the high-ranking UN officials whom they bribed for Saddam. CW1 and CW2 may be the first people who have earned the...
  • Annan Retains Noted Criminal Attorney (Klintoon's Impeachment Lawyer!)

    04/06/2005 12:35:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 737+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/6/05 | Carl Limbacher
    NewsMax has learned that U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has privately retained the services of celebrated Washington criminal defense attorney Greg Craig. The Annan move was first disclosed in a filing with the Paul Volcker panel released last month. The former Fed chairman currently heads an "independent" investigation into the activities of the scandal plagued U.N.-Iraq Oil-for-Food Program. Craig is perhaps best known for his defense of Bill Clinton during his Senate impeachment trial in 1999. He is also remembered as an attorney and "political" adviser to Juan Miguel Gonzalez, the father of "celebrated" Cuban shipwreck survivor, Elian. It is not...