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  • Cholera protesters attack cars in Haiti capital

    11/18/2010 1:11:04 PM PST · by Kartographer · 27 replies
    AP/YahooNews ^ | 11/18/10
    <p>Protesters in Haiti's capital are lashing out at U.N. peacekeepers and the government, blocking roads and attacking foreigners' vehicles.</p> <p>Demonstrators are setting up burning barricades, and Haitian police have fired tear gas.</p> <p>U.N. and non-governmental organization vehicles have been pelted with rocks.</p>
  • Botched Kosovo intervention dims hopes for peace

    05/11/2006 8:09:36 AM PDT · by montyspython · 22 replies · 475+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | May 10, 2006 | Christopher Deliso
    SKOPJE, MACEDONIA // Averting a humanitarian catastrophe was NATO's stated justification for bombing Serbia and its Kosovo province in 1999. But initial successes quickly succumbed to the reverse ethnic cleansing of more than 200,000 Serbs and other minorities by Albanian militants.
  • Kofi Annan says Saddam's WMD admission irrelevant, we should just "move on"

    02/16/2006 5:43:00 PM PST · by seamus · 20 replies · 951+ views
    Feb. 16, 2006 | FNS transcripts
    From Kofi Annan's press briefing today.... Q: On the tapes purporting that Saddam Hussein had warned the Americans that a WMD terrorist attack was coming, but not from Iraq. Do you take that seriously, or do you think it's water under the bridge and the whole thing should be forgotten? SEC.-GEN. ANNAN: I really haven't read in detail all these comments. At this stage, I think we should move on. We have a very challenging situation in Iraq which should be of interest to all of us to do whatever we can to stabilize. I would want to focus on...
  • Muslims want anti-blasphemy clause in rights body

    02/09/2006 11:55:20 AM PST · by iPod Shuffle · 38 replies · 891+ views
    Muslims want anti-blasphemy clause in rights body 09 February 2006 UNITED NATIONS: The president of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday took over fractious negotiations to establish a new UN human rights body, with Islamic nations wanting language against blasphemy because of the dispute over cartoons in a Danish newspaper. Jan Eliasson of Sweden, this year's assembly president, is conducting "intensive" bilateral talks with key UN members in an effort to resolve severe splits on the new rights body aimed at replacing the discredited Geneva-based UN Human Rights Commission, his spokeswoman said. The aim is to get adoption this month,...
  • EU asks Hamas to renounce violence, recognize Israel

    01/30/2006 12:17:27 PM PST · by Indy Pendance · 25 replies · 765+ views
    Xinhuanet ^ | 1-30-06
    BRUSSELS, Jan. 30 (Xinhuanet) -- European Union (EU) foreign ministers on Monday asked Hamas to renounce violence and recognize the right of Israel to exist. "We have urged Hamas and all other factions to renounce violence, to recognize Israel's right to exist, and to disarm," Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik, whose country holds the EU presidency, told reporters. The foreign ministers, in a meeting, asked the newly elected Palestinian Legislative Council to "support the formation of a government that is committed to a peaceful and negotiated solution of the conflict with Israel, based on existing agreements and onthe road map,...
  • UN-INSPIRED (UN Peace Prize)

    12/05/2004 11:26:52 PM PST · by kattracks · 9 replies · 249+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/06/04 | Richard Johnson with Paula Froelich and Chris Wilson
    THE United Nations — desperately in need of some positive spin — is considering a ploy to steal some of the Norwegian Nobel thunder by launching its own annual peace prize. It doesn't hurt that the highly politicized Nobel Peace Prize has been bestowed to such unpeaceful types as Yasser Arafat and appeasers like Jimmy Carter. [snip]"In the face of widespread corruption in Iraq's oil-for-food program, weapons proliferation and terrorism, it strikes one as both tone-deaf and feckless of them even to have that on the table."
  • ...No, he's a scapegoat (Oliphant Alert)

    12/05/2004 3:29:31 PM PST · by Embraer2004 · 48 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12/05/04 | Thomas Oliphant
    NOW THAT virtually all of official conservatism and the Republican legislative juggernaut have opened up on UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, with President Bush's winking acquiescence, it's time to explore a simple question: Just what is it that the guy has done? The answer is nada. It turns out there is no evidence that he did anything while the notorious and corrupted oil-for-food humanitarian program was operating in Iraq during the 1990s and beyond. This lack of even a charge comes in the face of Annan's unequivocal denial that he ever had a single thing to do with, or any...
  • IRAQI MINISTRY SOON TO RELEASE NAMES OF COUNTRIES, INDIVIDUALS IN THE 'OIL FOR FOOD' SCANDAL

    07/07/2004 7:40:23 PM PDT · by Mark Felton · 189 replies · 6,828+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 7/6/04 | MEMRI
    THE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE IRAQI MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SAID HIS COUNTRY WILL SOON RELEASE TO THE IRAQI PRESS DOCUMENTS REVEALING THE NAMES OF COUNTRIES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO WERE INVOLVED IN THE 'OIL FOR FOOD' SCANDAL. (AL-SABAH AL-JADID, IRAQ, 7/6/04)
  • REPORTING FOR THE ENEMY

    06/17/2004 2:45:17 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 4 replies · 360+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/16/04 | DEBORAH ORIN
    June 16, 2004 -- THE video only lasts four minutes or so — grue some scenes of torture from the days when Saddam Hussein's thugs ruled Abu Ghraib prison. I couldn't bear to watch, so I walked out until it was over. Some who stayed wished they hadn't. They told of savage scenes of decapitation, fingers chopped off one by one, tongues hacked out with a razor blade — all while victims shriek in pain and the thugs chant Saddam's praises. Saddam's henchmen took the videos as newsreels to document their deeds in honor of their leader. But these awful...
  • More than oil for food, another UN scandal

    06/14/2004 3:50:51 PM PDT · by kiki04 · 45 replies · 356+ views
    fox news ^ | 6-14-04 | David Asman
    Second Front The United Nations is covering its rear in the oil for food (search) scandal. And now it's engaged on a second front as new evidence is emerging that a U.N. ambulance was used by Palestinian terrorists for their getaway following an engagement on May 11, in which 6 Israeli soldiers were killed. The Israelis have been making the charge for years that the U.N. and Red Cross have been providing cover for terrorists, with American taxpayers footing some of the bill. But now there's evidence to back up the charge. In video shot by Reuters in Southern Gaza,...
  • Inspectors: Iraq Weapons Sites Destroyed

    06/07/2004 1:20:30 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies · 297+ views
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | June 07, 2004 at 12:01:59 PDT | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A number of sites in Iraq known to have contained equipment and material that could have been used to produce banned weapons and long-range missiles have been either cleaned out or destroyed, U.N. weapons inspectors said Monday. The inspectors' report said they didn't know whether the items, which had been monitored by the United Nations, were at the sites during the U.S.-led war in Iraq. U.N. inspectors were pulled from Iraq just before the war began in March 2003 and the United States has refused to allow them to return, instead deploying its own teams to...
  • Senator Kerry on the Crisis in Darfur,Sudan [Twilight Zone alert]

    06/07/2004 11:55:00 AM PDT · by OXENinFLA · 34 replies · 233+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 7 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Senator John Kerry released the following statement today on the crisis in Darfur: "The world did not act in Rwanda, to our eternal shame. Now we are at another crisis point this time in Sudan. The Sudan's western Darfur region demands the world's immediate attention and action. Rampages against defenseless civilians by government- sponsored militia have caused the deaths of an estimated 30,000 people, and more than one million have been made homeless. The Administrator of the US Agency for International Development estimated last week that at least 300,000 more will die and up...
  • Crumbling edifice of the UN(dirty UN)

    06/02/2004 9:03:40 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 59 replies · 282+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 06/02/04 | Susannah Price
    Crumbling edifice of the UN By Susannah Price BBC United Nations correspondent The landmark United Nations headquarters in New York was state of the art when it was built more than 50 years ago. Impressive from the outside... Its gleaming marble and glass tower, a familiar sight overlooking the East River, is a popular tourist destination where visitors gaze at the impressive General Assembly and Security Council chambers. Behind the scenes, it is a different story. The plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling systems also date back half a century and have gone well beyond their useful life. The UN is...
  • Video Depicting Terrorists´ Use of UN Ambulance Released....link to video included

    05/31/2004 1:15:41 AM PDT · by priceofreedom · 4 replies · 1,922+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 01:37 May 31, '04 / 11 Sivan 5764
    Video Depicting Terrorists´ Use of UN Ambulance Released 01:37 May 31, '04 / 11 Sivan 5764 A new video, made available over the Internet, clearly depicts Arab terrorists using a United Nations ambulance as a getaway car during recent Gaza attacks. Much has been reported – albeit not in the Western press – about United Nations and Red Crescent vehicles transporting terrorists and firearms. Now a web site called Access Middle East has obtained footage taken on May 11 in Gaza's Zeitoun district by a Reuters cameraman of UN ambulances being used by Arab terrorists to transport weapons and personnel....
  • Video of Palestinian terrorists hiding in UN ambulances! (GOTTA SEE THIS!)

    05/28/2004 11:14:53 PM PDT · by adam_az · 94 replies · 2,272+ views
    Access Middle East ^ | 5/28/04 | Access Middle East
    Reuters took video of armed Palestinians terrorists hiding in a UN ambulance on May 11... the same day that an Israeli APC was blown up by a roadside bomb. Reuters didn't show the video that day... or for 2 weeks after. Israel's Channel 10 finally showed it 2 days ago. The UN has denied that this happened for years... and Reuters hid the footage. This video is damning evidence. Please distribute widely! Video is at http://e.tln0.com/ame/archives/reuters_UN_amblulances_11_may_04.wmv
  • U.N. missions painted as booze-soaked orgies

    05/26/2004 9:53:19 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 8 replies · 166+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 27, 2004 | Stewart Stogel
    NEW YORK -- A book by three current and former U.N. employees about peacekeeping operations portrays wild parties with alcohol and drugs, and convicts and mental-asylum inmates passing as soldiers. Embarrassed U.N. officials have threatened firing or other disciplinary action against two of the authors, Heidi Postlewait and Andrew Thomson. U.N. rules bar employees from writing about their work without approval, which had been denied in this case. The third author, former U.N. employee Kenneth Cain, works full time as a writer. The book, "Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Matters," covers the authors' experiences during the mid-1990s in Cambodia, Somalia...
  • U.N. troops buy sex from teen refugees

    05/26/2004 2:08:31 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 16 replies · 292+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | May 25, 2004
    United Nations peacekeeping troops are sexually exploiting teenage rape victims fleeing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to an investigation by the The Independent newspaper of London. Many of the girls, as young as 13, are mothers who give up their bodies to the U.N. soldiers in exchange for food to feed their hungry children. The girls, who live in the Internally Displaced People camp in Bunia, northeastern Congo, already are victims of multiple rape by militiamen. The British paper interviewed girls and aid workers who said every night girls crawl through a wire fence to an adjoining...
  • Scott Ritter: 'Sarin Bomb!'-The Dud Heard Round the World

    05/21/2004 6:55:23 AM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 100 replies · 1,486+ views
    Pravda ^ | 5/21/04
    'Sarin Bomb!' v The Dud Heard Round the World by Scott Ritter from the May 21, 2004 edition Iraq sarin shell is not part of a secret cache By Scott Ritter DELMAR, N.Y. v In the mid-1980s I served as the intelligence officer for a Marine artillery battalion. Stationed in Twentynine Palms, Calif., I would often find myself deployed in the field, on exercises where thousands of live artillery rounds were fired downrange. In keeping with the Marine artillery motto of "shoot, move, communicate," we were always moving from one firing location to another to simulate modern war. This mobility...
  • UN staff in Congo face child sex claims

    05/17/2004 4:40:43 PM PDT · by ambrose · 29 replies · 1,249+ views
    UN staff in Congo face child sex claims By William Wallis in Nairobi Published: May 17 2004 5:00 | Last Updated: May 17 2004 5:00 One of the United Nations toughest missions in Africa is facing damaging allegations that peacekeeping troops as well as civilian UN personnel have been involved in the systematic sexual abuse of minors. William Lacy Swing, the Special Representative to the UN Secretary General in the Democratic Republic of Congo, told the Financial Times on Sunday that an ongoing investigation into the allegations would be "thorough" and that strict disciplinary measures would be taken to ensure...
  • A U.N. Whitewash for Iran (U.N. Ignores Abuses in Iran)

    05/10/2004 5:56:20 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies · 180+ views
    Washington Times ^ | May 10, 2004
    <p>One of Sen. John Kerry's central foreign policy complaints is that President Bush has refused to give the United Nations more responsibility in Iraq. But Mr. Bush has good reason to be wary because the United Nations has become a dysfunctional institution.</p>
  • Forced conversion to Islam fatal for Christian boy (Islamics torture Xian boy for 5 days)

    05/10/2004 12:11:17 PM PDT · by ambrose · 67 replies · 380+ views
    asiannews.it ^ | 5.10.04
    10 May, 2004 PAKISTAN Forced conversion to Islam fatal for Christian boy New incident reveals frightening trend Lahore (AsiaNews/Ucan) - Outrage at the death of a Catholic boy forced to convert to Islam at the hands of torturous abductors has prompted the Pakistan Catholic Bishop's Commission of Justice and Peace, to take up the legal case. The Christian youth died of injuries inflicted by a teacher and students at an Islamic school. The National Commission for Justice and Peace declared May 4th that the incident reflects a worrying trend of forced conversions. Javed Anjum, an 18-year-old commerce student was seized...
  • UN-Eritrea row sinks to new low; claims of severe crimes by UN troops(paedophilia)

    05/09/2004 11:00:44 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 2 replies · 156+ views
    BBC ^ | 05/08/04 | BBC
    UN-Eritrea row sinks to new low UN peacekeepers have been accused of severe crimes The UN has delivered an ultimatum to Eritrea after relations between the two sunk to a new low. The UN said Eritrea must cooperate with its peacekeeping force patrolling the border with Ethiopia, or else ask the UN to leave. The UN says its staff have been illegally detained, while Eritrea accuses the peacekeepers of serious crimes including paedophilia. Eritrea also claims the UN is destabilising the region. The UN Mission to Ethiopia and Eritrea (Unmee) patrols a 1,000km (620 mile) border between the two Horn...
  • Olympics website omits Israel's capital

    05/06/2004 11:00:04 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 10 replies · 286+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, May 7, 2004
    In an online registry of the world's nations, organizers of the Olympic Games in Greece have omitted listing Israel's capital. Instead of Jerusalem, the entry for "capital" has an asterisk that corresponds to a footnote reading: "Please visit the official United Nations website for further information regarding the capital of Israel." A few months ago, the website listed Jerusalem as the capital of "Palestine," while leaving the entry for Israel's capital blank, the Jerusalem Post reported. That prompted a protest from Israel, resulting in a compromise in which both the Israeli and Palestinian capitals would be omitted from the register....
  • What is this 'art' trying to do?

    05/06/2004 8:03:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 246+ views
    The Age ^ | 5-6-04 | David Bernstein
    Abusing the most emotive of Jewish symbols is deeply offensive, writes David Bernstein. The decision to remove the offensive anti-Israel art display in Flinders Street has, inevitably, rekindled the freedom of speech and art debate that erupted over Andres Serrano's equally offensive Piss Christ a few years ago. There was never any doubt that the exhibit - which superimposed a series of outrageously distorted "facts" about Israel's mistreatment of the Palestinians on a huge Star of David - was going to enrage the local Jewish community. For obvious and understandable reasons. In the first place, the use of the Star...
  • Questions about former UN weapons inspector's film (Ritter)

    04/12/2004 4:01:47 PM PDT · by Shermy · 17 replies · 697+ views
    Financial Times ^ | April 12, 2004 | Mark Turner
    Scott Ritter, formerly the top United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq, has long argued that claims that Saddam Hussein possessed biological, chemical and nuclear weapons programmes were massively exaggerated. His public campaign against the US-led invasion of Iraq made him a hated figure of the American right, which still demonises him as an apologist for the ousted Baghdad regime. Now, at the very moment when the absence of weapons of mass destruction in post-Saddam Iraq should make Mr Ritter feel vindicated, he faces new questions about his relationship with Baghdad after he quit his UN job in 1998. Mr Ritter...
  • U.N. Does It Again

    03/24/2004 3:38:44 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 19 replies · 272+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3/24/2004 | Jacob Laksin
    Give this to Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. What Spain's prime minister-elect lacks in diplomatic tact and a general willingness to offend terrorist sensibilities, he more than makes up for with his impeccable sense of timing. Last Thursday, for example, just as Mr. Zapatero was slandering the American liberation of Iraq, which he called "a failure," and demanding a stronger U.N. presence, which he claimed was the only thing that could save Iraq, polls were showing that Iraqis were happier than ever. News from a beleaguered region, meanwhile, confirmed that the U.N. was as hapless as always. According to a survey...
  • An Antiwar Activist Known for Being Committed Yet Erratic (Traitor/'Rat Susan Lindauer)

    03/11/2004 8:30:06 PM PST · by Stultis · 32 replies · 822+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 12 March 2004 | JAMES DAO
    An Antiwar Activist Known for Being Committed Yet ErraticBy JAMES DAO Published: March 12, 2004 TAKOMA PARK, Md., March 11 — Susan P. Lindauer wore her liberal politics on her sleeve, as well as on her aging Mazda, where bumper stickers proclaimed her unabashed opposition to the Iraq conflict. "Peace in Iraq through change at home," one said. "War is not the answer," another said. To her neighbors — who described her as gentle if somewhat lonely — Ms. Lindauer was typical of this left-leaning enclave on the northern doorstep of Washington, a place fondly known by its residents as...
  • Lindauer Links- the Enemy Within--

    03/11/2004 4:43:49 PM PST · by backhoe · 27 replies · 781+ views
    various FR links | 03-11-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095652/posts Accused spy for Iraq worked for California congresswoman (Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose)Sac Bee ^ | 3/11/04 | AP- Washington Lockerbie Trial Document: Susan Lindauer Susan Lindauer Revolving Doors   http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095691/posts Saddam Spy Suspect Lindauer: 'I'm an Anti-war Activist'NewsMax ^ | 3/11/04 | Limbacher     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095762/posts American charged in Iraqi conspiracy [Andy Card's distant cousin]CNN ^ | March 11, 2004     http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1095744/posts How Susan Lindauer Was Caught NRO ^ | 11 March 2004 | Byron York"discussed the need for plans and foreign resources to support [resistance] groups operating within Iraq." Lindauer is a former journalist for U.S. News...
  • AP: ACCUSED SPY IS COUSIN OF BUSH STAFFER

    03/11/2004 4:44:13 PM PST · by 11th Earl of Mar · 101 replies · 1,226+ views
    AP ^ | 3/11/04
    Today: March 11, 2004 at 16:15:43 PST Accused Spy Is Cousin of Bush Staffer By MATTHEW DALYASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - The woman charged with working for the Iraqi spy agency is a distant cousin of President Bush's chief of staff, Andrew Card, and has held a variety of jobs in journalism and on Capitol Hill. Susan Lindauer, 41, worked in the press offices of four Democratic members of Congress. She also worked for Fortune magazine, U.S. News & World Report, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Fox News. Her father, John Lindauer, was the Republican nominee for governor in Alaska in...
  • American Charged With Spying (For IRAQ) - Update: Former Mosely Braun,Lofren, DeFazio, and Wyden Aid

    03/11/2004 7:44:41 AM PST · by SierraWasp · 751 replies · 4,555+ views
    NEW YORK -- An American citizen was arrested Thursday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy, prosecutors said. Susan Lindauer, 41, was arrested in her hometown of Takoma Park, Md., and was to appear in court later in the day in Baltimore, authorities in New York said.
  • CALLING SEAN PENN & JIM MC'DERMOTT... -- Anti-Imperialist Hypocrisy At Its Finest!

    02/29/2004 10:06:05 AM PST · by BurkesLaw · 5 replies · 294+ views
    ICONOCLAST.CA ^ | S. Rittenberg
    While the Democrats continue their temper tantrums over our failure to enlist the U.N in our war on Saddam, our success in that war is exposing extraordinary depths of corruption. The high-minded UN diplomats, actors and journalists who prattled on endlessly about the horrors of "Bush's war" turn out to have been in the pocket of Saddam....
  • Oil for Food: Hussein's Regime Skimmed Billions From Aid Program

    02/28/2004 12:27:10 PM PST · by Pikamax · 47 replies · 408+ views
    NYTIMES ^ | 02/28/04 | SUSAN SACHS
    Hussein's Regime Skimmed Billions From Aid Program By SUSAN SACHS AGHDAD, Iraq — In its final years in power, Saddam Hussein's government systematically extracted billions of dollars in kickbacks from companies doing business with Iraq, funneling most of the illicit funds through a network of foreign bank accounts in violation of United Nations sanctions. Millions of Iraqis were struggling to survive on rations of food and medicine. Yet the government's hidden slush funds were being fed by suppliers and oil traders from around the world who sometimes lugged suitcases full of cash to ministry offices, said Iraqi officials who supervised...
  • Hussein's Regime Skimmed Billions From Aid Program [major expose of UN Oil-for-Food program]

    02/28/2004 11:55:01 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 21 replies · 886+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 29, 2004 | SUSAN SACHS
    AGHDAD, Iraq — In its final years in power, Saddam Hussein's government systematically extracted billions of dollars in kickbacks from companies doing business with Iraq, funneling most of the illicit funds through a network of foreign bank accounts in violation of United Nations sanctions. Millions of Iraqis were struggling to survive on rations of food and medicine. Yet the government's hidden slush funds were being fed by suppliers and oil traders from around the world who sometimes lugged suitcases full of cash to ministry offices, said Iraqi officials who supervised the skimming operation. The officials' accounts were enhanced by a...
  • Flashback! Excerpt from Kerry on CrossFire in 1997 (Kerry RIPS into France, et al)

    02/29/2004 11:34:02 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 75 replies · 11,425+ views
    CrossFire (excerpts only from Lexis-Nexis - fair use, public comments) | 11/12/97
    SHOW: CNN CROSSFIRE 19:30 pm ET November 12, 1997; Wednesday 7:30 pm Eastern Time Transcript # 97111200V20 JOHN SUNUNU, CROSSFIRE: Senator Kerry, in fact, in spite of the administration claiming it has restored unanimity, that has not occurred. All the strength of this resolution had to be pulled out of it get any votes at all other than our own. Isn't this exercise actually counterproductive in sending a signal to Iraq that the coalition still remains frayed? SEN. JOHN KERRY, (D), MASSACHUSETTS, FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE: Well, John, you're correct that this resolution is less than we would have liked. I...
  • British spy op wrecked peace move

    02/15/2004 12:06:14 PM PST · by janeta · 56 replies · 499+ views
    The Observer ^ | Martin Bright, Peter Beaumont and Jo Tuckman
    A joint British and American spying operation at the United Nations scuppered a last-ditch initiative to avert the invasion of Iraq, The Observer can reveal. Senior UN diplomats from Mexico and Chile provided new evidence last week that their missions were spied on, in direct contravention of international law. The former Mexican ambassador to the UN, Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, told The Observer that US officials intervened last March, just days before the war against Saddam was launched, to halt secret negotiations for a compromise resolution to give weapons inspectors more time to complete their work. Aguilar Zinser claimed that the...
  • Libya's black market deals shock nuclear inspectors

    01/16/2004 7:54:45 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 20 replies · 677+ views
    Uk Guardian ^ | Jan. 17, 2004 | Ian Traynor
    Colonel Muammar Gadafy of Libya has been buying complete sets of uranium enrichment centrifuges on the international black market as the central element in his secret nuclear bomb programme, according to United Nations nuclear inspectors. The ease with which the complex bomb-making equipment was acquired has stunned experienced international inspectors. The scale and the sophistication of the networks supplying so-called rogue states seeking nuclear weapons are considerably more extensive than previously believed. The purchase of full centrifuges, either assembled or in parts, marks a radical departure in what is on offer on the black market, sources said. While it is...
  • Palestinian conference at UN turns to Israel bashing

    09/04/2003 5:03:44 PM PDT · by yonif · 11 replies · 324+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Sep. 4, 2003 | MELISSA RADLER
    Israel's security fence came under harsh criticism at the United Nations, where an annual conference meant to bolster Palestinian civil society instead spent its energies denouncing Israeli self-defense policies. Postcards of a Palestinian child dwarfed by the Israeli fence, slide shows of Palestinian humanitarian crises allegedly caused by the fence's construction, informational leaflets printed by the anti-Zionist, ultra-Orthodox group Neturei Karta, and maps of "Palestine" from the river to the sea from 1920, minus the caveat that Palestine was never a state, were all on display yesterday at UN headquarters in New York, where delegates from across the globe gathered...
  • Scott Ritter on O'reilly?

    05/28/2003 10:59:58 AM PDT · by IR8-1 · 47 replies · 417+ views
    FNC ad
    Did anyone see the ad on FNC this a.m.? It said Ritter to "come clean" on the Factor tonight. However there's no mention of it on his or fox's web-sites. Should be quite bogus if true!
  • Pope criticizes one-sided war against evil (says U.N. should be in charge, wants Palestinian state)

    05/15/2003 7:24:02 PM PDT · by RedBloodedAmerican · 144 replies · 434+ views
    WWW.CATHOLIC.ORG ^ | 05.15.03 | Catholic.org
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Terrorism is an evil that must be defeated, but when one country decides to wage the battle alone, it weakens the international organizations formed to avoid war and promote peace, Pope John Paul II said. War is not the answer to terrorism, the pope said May 15 in a message to the new Vatican ambassador from Syria, one of 12 ambassadors he welcomed at the Vatican in a joint ceremony. "The blind unleashing of terrorist violence, seen on Sept. 11, 2001, led all leaders to an attentive examination of the state of the world and to...
  • UN purges Iraq documents with $15-bn in question

    04/29/2003 11:19:28 AM PDT · by Cicero · 74 replies · 755+ views
    Mineweb ^ | April 28, 2003 | Tim Wood
    <!-- all.clsMenuItemNS{font: small Trebuchet MS; color: white; text-decoration: none;} .clsMenuItemIE{text-decoration: none; font: x-small Trebuchet MS; color: white; cursor: black;} A:hover {color: #0000CC} -->   SEARCH | FREE SUBSCRIPTION | ABOUT US | HOME       >Gold >Down Under >Mining Finance >Junior Mining >Platinum >Base Metals >Classic Mining >Special Reports >Diamonds >Trader's Notes >London Beat >Stock Picks >UN purges Iraq documents with $15-bn in question By: Tim Wood Posted: 2003/04/28 Mon 11:00 EDT  | © Mineweb 1997-2003 NEW YORK -- Increasing attention has been focused on the United Nations administered oil-for-food programme that was intended to provide the people of Iraq...
  • Will the UNITED NATIONS OIL for FOOD SCANDLE GROW LEGS?

    04/22/2003 11:07:41 PM PDT · by agincourt1415 · 37 replies · 706+ views
    FOX NEWS, Rush Limbaugh, MSNBC | 4/23/03 | Agincourt1415
    Will the news that Kofi Annon personally managed the UN Oil for Food program (during the IRAQ Sanctions) for cash flow to France and Russia, effect the future survival of the United Nations? Many non Food items purchased for the enrichment of a few contractors. Surprise Russia, France, and the UN are the major benefactors to the Oil for Food program. Many non-food products and goods bought. It will be interesting to find out, how the alpha bet soup news media presents this major breaking scandle. By the way the United Nations accounting books are sealed and non public.
  • Syria calls the annual condemnation of Cuba ``useless and even boring.''

    04/17/2003 2:20:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies · 126+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | April 17, 2003 | ANDRES OPPENHEIMER AND NANCY SAN MARTIN nsanmartin@herald.com
    U.S. vote may end up aiding Cuba at U.N. GENEVA - The Bush administration is facing the distasteful prospect of having to vote against a resolution condemning Cuba, following last-minute amendments that substantially changed the original text of a resolution before the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, U.S. officials say. The panel postponed action Wednesday after Costa Rica proposed tougher language censuring Cuba for human-rights abuses. Cuba took the opportunity to introduce its own amendment, amounting to a strong indictment of U.S. policies toward the island. ''Enough with the hypocrisy,'' declared Cuban Ambassador Iván Mora Godoy. His remarks against the...
  • CNN - BREAKING NEWS - 11 mobile chemical and biological labs, documents found buried near Karbala

    04/14/2003 9:34:06 AM PDT · by Mister Magoo · 214 replies · 506+ views
    CNN | April 14, 2003 | CNN
    Breaking Headline -- No link yet.
  • U.N. Claims U.S. Violaged Geneva Convention by Allowing Looters

    04/11/2003 3:21:08 PM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 54 replies · 211+ views
    UN accuses allies over looting (Filed: 11/04/2003) The United Nations has accused the American-led coalition of breaking the Geneva Convention by failing to protect hospitals in Baghdad from looters. Iraqis tie a looted wardrobe to the top of a car The UN Office of the Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Iraq (UNOHCI) said the Kindi hospital, one of the largest in the Iraqi capital, had been ransacked as had other medical centres. It said the breakdown of law and order has led to "anarchy and chaos" on the streets of the city. The UN's claims have been supported by reports from journalists...
  • Marines hold nuclear site

    04/09/2003 10:29:29 AM PDT · by Ditto · 259 replies · 4,995+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Wednesday, April 9, 2003 | Carl Prine
    <p>SOUTH OF BAGHDAD — In a valley sculpted by man, between the palms and roses, lies a vast marble and steel city known as Al-Tuwaitha.</p> <p>In the suburbs about 18 miles south of the capital's suburbs, this city comprises nearly 100 buildings — workshops, laboratories, cooling towers, nuclear reactors, libraries and barracks — that belong to the Iraqi Atomic Energy Commission.</p>
  • Palestinian observer to UN Human Rights Commission for calls for "elimination" of Israel

    03/31/2003 8:33:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 198+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | March 31, 2003 | Herb Kinen
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center demanded Sunday the recall of the Palestinian observer to the UN Human Rights Commission for calling for the "elimination" of Israel. Shimon Samuels, the Wiesenthal Center's representative at the 59th Human Rights Commission session currently taking place in Geneva, wrote the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Sergio Vieira de Mello calling on him to "immediately condemn the Palestinian observer and take the necessary measures for his recall, due to his violation of the UN Charter in calling for the 'elimination' of the state of Israel. In addition to calling for Israel's elimination, Samuels said, Nabil Ramlawi...
  • Palestinian observer to UN Human Rights Commission calls for "elimination" of Israel

    03/31/2003 9:07:16 AM PST · by Asher · 11 replies · 205+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar. 31, 2003 | Herb Keinon
    Mar. 31, 2003 Palestinian observer to UN Human Rights Commission calls for "elimination" of Israel By HERB KEINON The Simon Wiesenthal Center demanded Sunday the recall of the Palestinian observer to the UN Human Rights Commission for calling for the "elimination" of Israel. Shimon Samuels, the Wiesenthal Center's representative at the 59th Human Rights Commission session currently taking place in Geneva, wrote the UN Human Rights High Commissioner Sergio Vieira de Mello calling on him to "immediately condemn the Palestinian observer and take the necessary measures for his recall, due to his violation of the UN Charter in calling for...
  • EVIL PROOF [Brits Find Bunker Full of WMD's in S. Iraq Oil Fields]

    03/27/2003 5:42:28 PM PST · by k2blader · 100 replies · 382+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 28, 2003 | Bruce Wilson
    EVIL PROOFBy BRUCE WILSON in London 28mar03 BRITISH troops have uncovered a bunker full of weapons of mass destruction in the southern Iraqi oilfields. The Ministry of Defence released a dramatic video it said showed more than 100 chemical warfare protection suits and mounds of dozens of artillery rounds it said contained suspected "weapons of mass destruction". It was not immediately clear if the weapons contained chemical or biological warheads. They were not believed to be nuclear. The bunker had been recently deserted by fleeing Iraqi troops attacked by a unit from the Irish Guards, a spokesman said. The film...
  • Scott Ritter: "The United States is going to leave Iraq with its tail between its legs, defeated.

    03/26/2003 4:30:03 PM PST · by dmcg_98 · 275 replies · 3,603+ views
    Independent Online Newspapers ^ | March 26, 2003 | Sapa-AFP
    "US will lose war", says former UN inspector March 26 2003 at 06:42PM Lisbon - The United States does not have the military means to take over Baghdad and will lose the war against Iraq, former United Nations weapons inspector Scott Ritter said. "The United States is going to leave Iraq with its tail between its legs, defeated. It is a war we can not win," he told private radio TSF in an interview broadcast here Tuesday evening. "We do not have the military means to take over Baghdad and for this reason I believe the defeat of the United...
  • Kofi Says Inspections Will Continue!

    03/24/2003 7:03:14 AM PST · by laz17 · 158 replies · 339+ views
    Fox News | 3/24/03
    Kofi Annan just announced that once the war is over, UN inspections will continue. What the hell is this pygmy smoking?