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    This looks encouraging but -

    I tried BugMeNot but got no luck getting in - and darned if I am gonna reg'. But wondered, with this tantalizing morcel of a headline if there was anyone who could grab the article. I like the sound of it!!

    Y'all know just how much I lurv the UN

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    The Rot At The U.N.

    New York Post

    The dominoes at the United Nations are beginning to fall, but will the tumbling reach the end of the line?

    http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/editorial/51585.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    - and darned if I am gonna reg'. But wondered, with this tantalizing morcel of a headline if there was anyone who could grab the article. I like the sound of it!!
    I'm with you, I would REALLY like to read it but don't want to register on their website. I get enough spam as it is. I will send that link to a guy I know that probably has a login and see if he will send it to me in an email....
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    Thx Randy - just itchin' to be able to read of some UN demise!!!!
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    The Rot At The UN

    Here it is:


    August 10, 2005 -- The dominoes at the United Nations are beginning to fall,
    but will the tumbling reach the end of the line?

    The Independent Inquiry Commission headed by former Federal Reserve Chairman
    Paul Volcker claimed one high-level scalp Monday and got set for another
    with the release of its latest report on the U.N.'s Oil-for-Food scandal.

    No sooner was his diplomatic immunity lifted than Alexander Yakovlev, a top
    U.N. procurement officer, pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to charges
    of conspiracy, wire fraud and money-laundering. He faces 20 years in prison.

    Based on the report, Yakovlev appears to have pocketed close to $1 million
    in illegal kickbacks. The money was funneled to an offshore account in
    Antigua from companies to which he had steered $79 million in U.N.
    contracts.

    But the report's main focus was on what it called the "illicit activites" of
    Benon Sevan, Secretary-General Kofi Annan's overseer of the Oil-for-Food
    boondoggle. (Sevan is also being probed by Manhattan DA Robert Morgenthau.)

    According to the report, Sevan demanded a voucher from Iraq for 1.8 million
    barrels of oil on behalf of a company headed by his closest friend. The firm
    got an allocation for 7.3 million barrels and made $1.5 million in profit.

    Sevan's records show $147,000 in cash deposits to his account corresponding
    with cash withdrawals from the company's Swiss bank accounts.

    Sevan - whose legal fees have been paid by the United Nations - continues to
    maintain his innocence and to hint that he's being scapegoated.

    He's right on one point: If the various investigations end with him and
    Yakovlev, then the whole affair will have been a whitewash of those really
    responsible for the world's worst political-financial scandal.

    As for Kofi Annan, he insists that he should not be held accountable for the
    scandal - and, indeed, that his proposed "reforms" are the best hope for
    cleaning up the mess of corruption at Turtle Bay.

    But Annan, who championed diplomatic moves that would have left Saddam
    Hussein in power, can't be let off the hook. Evidence continues to mount
    that he's been less than forthcoming about his role in the scandal - and,
    particularly, on the awarding of a lucrative contract awarded to a Swiss
    company for which his son was working.

    Whether or not he bears any criminal responsibility, Kofi Annan oversaw a
    scandal of immense proportions that made a mockery of what the United
    Nations claimed was a humanitarian effort. Through the program, U.N.
    honchos, and other key international figures, seem to have lined their
    pockets and propped up Saddam Hussein's brutal regime.

    As the old saw goes, the fish "stinks from the head." And the Oil-for-Food
    stench will remain pungent as long as the U.N.'s current head remains on the
    job.
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    Randy - many thx for getting that - well, does seem things have been blown pretty wide open and heads are rolling but - conjecture I guess over whether the ''domino effect'' will get any momentum going.
    But Annan, who championed diplomatic moves that would have left Saddam Hussein in power, can't be let off the hook.
    Too damn right he can't. The boss of any outfit is supposed to know what goes on and like it or not should share culpability. Heck - he ain't ''squeeky clean'' - no way!

    Perhaps things now are far enough advanced that it cannot be swept under the carpet ...... and maybe things will continue in some sorta clean-up mode. Pity tho the organization is so huge - hard to topple.
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