January 28, 2005

“Only really the UN can do that job"

Not that it should surprise anyone, but ANOTHER UN official has been caught(registration may be required) with his hands in the till:

The head of an anti-corruption watchdog who last week accused Indonesian officials of inflating refugee numbers to boost aid payments has been arrested for allegedly diverting large quantities of aid.

In a furore that threatens to undermine faith in the $10 billion relief effort, Farid Faqih, chairman of Government Watch and a leading United Nations contractor in Aceh, was in police custody yesterday after being apprehended by Indonesian air force officers.

Why am I NOT surprised that a UN official is involved in this...?

Last night the United Nations said it was conducting its own investigation into the claims.


Wait...is this the same UN that stated some of us (i.e. the U.S.) were being stingy with aid? Or is this the same UN that claimed “Only really the UN can do that job?"

Or...maybe this is the same U.N. that effectively investigated the Food for Oil scam...or the same U.N. that investigated some of its members for sexually exploiting refugess in return for jars of jam?

Remember folks...ONLY the U.N. has the Moral Authority to do anything in this world...

Hat tip to Frontpagemag.com for the info and link.

Posted by Darth Monkeybone at January 28, 2005 09:21 AM

Why am I not, in the very least, surprised by this?
As we say in the VRWC:

"Rope. Tree. *spit* UN Official *spit*. Some Assembly Required"

Posted by: B.C., Imperial Torturer™ at January 28, 2005 12:09 PM

Baksheesh, it's the way of the Middle East and Indonesia, that a U.N. official would be involved in not surprising, the U.N. CEO has set the standard, it's up to those under him to get their share. Get the United States out of the United Nations. B.C. has the right solution, just do it slowly.

Posted by: Jack at January 28, 2005 01:07 PM
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