Thursday, January 20, 2005

UN Update

From IMRA (no commentary on my part...bold words say it all):

Oil-for-Food Scandal: The UN's Own Tsunami

As the UN struggles to lead global relief efforts for victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami, the world body's senior staff are experiencing a tidal wave of their own.

[snip many paragraphs]

The staff changes are significant. First, Malloch Brown replaces Iqbal Riza, Annan's veteran chief of staff. The 70-year-old former Pakistani diplomat, known for his behind-the-scenes machinations against the U.S. and Israel, sought to spin his departure as a planned retirement. In fact, as Judith Miller reports in The New York Times, the decision came after a private meeting with Annan.

[snip even more to the one eye-popping fact at the end, tho no surprise]

UN Marks Holocaust: The UN General Assembly on Monday will hold a Special Session to mark 60 years since the liberation of the Nazi death camps, approved by at least 138 states. This is the first time ever that the UN will commemorate the Holocaust.

For more on the last part, click here.

7 Comments:

At 4:45 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

"This is the first time ever that the UN will commemorate the Holocaust."

Amazing isn't it. They will be gritting their teeth the whole way. I didn't know this was happening.

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Me either!!! Wild, isn't it?

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Tom Carter said...

I think even the America-hating, Israel-hating bigots which constitute the majority among UN member nations are smart enough to recognize they may actually be facing an America that isn't willing to take it any more. Nothing scares them more than the prospect of being cut off from that lucrative teat. So, expect them to try to hide their hatred of America and their anti-semitism for a while, at least until they get someone more friendly running the U.S. government, again.

 
At 9:25 PM, Blogger RomanWanderer said...

I hear the BBC is airing an intense program on the Holocaust. PBS is showing something on Auschwitz
http://www.pbs.org/auschwitz/

 
At 11:10 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Roman, thanks for that info! Going to write it down right now.

Tom, your "Nothing scares them more than the prospect of being cut off from that lucrative teat" had me cracking up and you're so right.

 
At 5:04 PM, Blogger Gindy said...

"I think even the America-hating, Israel-hating bigots which constitute the majority among UN member nations are smart enough to recognize they may actually be facing an America that isn't willing to take it any more."

G-d I hope so.

 
At 5:06 PM, Blogger Esther said...

Amen.

 

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