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Could He Be Any More Right?

Mark Steyn has again outdone himself with this classic about the United Nations. Some of the juicy tidbits:
And, of course, corrupt organisations rarely stop at just one kind. If you don't want to bulk up your pension by skimming the Oil-for-Food programme, don't worry, whatever your bag, the UN can find somewhere that suits - in West Africa, it's Sex-for-Food, with aid workers demanding sexual services from locals as young as four; in Cambodia, it's drug dealing; in Kenya, it's the refugee extortion racket; in the Balkans, sex slaves.

But you get the general picture: on a UN peace mission, everyone gets his piece. Didier Bourguet, a UN staffer in Congo and the Central African Republic, enjoyed the pleasures of 12-year-old girls, and as a result is now on trial in France. His lawyer has said he was part of a UN paedophile network that transcends national boundaries.

Now how about this? The Third Infantry Division are raping nine-year olds in Ramadi. Ready, set, go! That thundering sound outside your window isn't the new IKEA sale, but the great herd of BBC/CNN/Independent/Guardian/New York Times/Le Monde/Sydney Morning Herald/Irish Times/Cork Examiner reporters stampeding to the Sunni Triangle. Whoa, hold up, lads, it's only hypothetical.


The child sex racket is only the most extreme example of what's wrong with the UN approach to the world. Developed peoples value resilience: when disaster strikes, you bounce back. A hurricane flattens Florida, you patch things up and reopen. As the New Colonial Class, the UN doesn't look at it like that: when disaster strikes, it just proves you and your countrymen are children who need to be taken under the transnational wing.

The folks that have been under the UN wing the longest - indeed, the only ones with their own permanent UN agency and semi-centenarian "refugee camps" - are the most comprehensively wrecked people on the face of the earth: the Palestinians. UN territories like Kosovo are the global equivalent of inner-city council estates with the blue helmets as local enforcers for the absentee slum landlord. By contrast, a couple of years after imperialist warmonger Bush showed up, Afghanistan and Iraq have elections, presidents and prime ministers.
You know after reading Mark Steyn's work for a couple of years now I still haven't disagreed with anything he's put to paper. That's kind of amazing when you think about the amount of material he's written.

And once again I'm waiting to see the CBC reports on many of the problems Steyn has mentioned. I'm going to start holding my breath...



Anonymous said...

Very well said Dana. Steyn is excellent.

The liberal media ignore the UN cesspool because the goodness of the UN is a necessary and central precept of their ideological viewpoint.

Anonymous said...

It's astounding isn't it? I don't know about anyone else here, but I have almost come to expect criminal behavior of the UN.

Sad, isn't it?

Dana said...

Saddly Tina the same goes with me. I expect nothing but the worst out of it.

What astonishes me though is how some people still have such high expectations of the UN. How could they?

And as John says if the 'goodness of the UN is a necessary and central precept of their ideological viewpoint' then their ideological viewpoint must be in pretty bad shape.