Running for a plane but had to post this! The New York Sun, New York's Next Great Newspaper reports that the next chapter in the UN cesspool may erupt over UN investigator Paul Volcker.
Also yesterday's reports of the TOP INVESTIGATORS' RESIGNATIONS on Volcker's investigative team revisits Annan's assertion of exoneration and implies the team's report was a whitewash of great crimes against humanity and that those investigators wanted no part of the coverup.
BY BENNY AVNI - Staff Reporter of the Sun
April 22, 2005
UNITED NATIONS - The next chapter in the United Nations crisis may erupt over U.N. investigator Paul Volcker's membership on the board of one of Canada's biggest companies, Power Corporation, since a past president of the firm, Canadian tycoon Maurice Strong, is now tied to the oil-for-food scandal.
Also, following yesterday's reports of resignations of top investigators on Mr. Volcker's team, Washington officials revisited Secretary-General Annan's assertion that the team's report last month exonerated him. For the first time, the Bush administration hinted that it may cease support of Mr. Annan altogether.
Yesterday, Mr. Strong acknowledged that Tongsun Park, the Korean accused by federal authorities of illegally acting as an Iraqi agent, in 1997 invested in Cordex, a Denver-based company owned by Mr. Strong and his son, Fred. Mr. Strong has voluntarily stepped down from his U.N. position as adviser to Mr. Annan on Korean affairs for the duration of the investigation.
One of the allegations in last Thursday's federal criminal complaint was that in 1997 or 1998, Mr. Park invested $1 million obtained from Saddam Hussein's regime in a Canadian company that was established by the son of a U.N. official, who was a target for bribery. The company later went under, according to the complaint.
In his first public interview since last week's complaint against Mr. Park, Mr. Strong yesterday told Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper that in 1997, Mr. Park invested in Cordex, which counts both Mr. Strong and his son Fred as members of its board. The company went bankrupt two years after Mr. Park's investment.
In the Globe and Mail interview, Mr. Strong did not dispute the assertion that the size of Mr. Park's investment in Cordex was $1 million. He called it "a perfectly normal investment," and added that it had nothing to do with Iraq, or the oil-for-food program. "Whatever I did was perfectly proper," he said.
BOLTON IS PERFECT; VOINOVICH IS A COWARD
"REUTERS" The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee delayed a vote on the nomination of John Bolton as U.N. ambassador after a Republican senator said he was not prepared to vote for him on Tuesday and cast the nomination in doubt. "I've heard enough today that I don't feel comfortable about voting for Mr. Bolton," Ohio Sen. George Voinovich said, stunning fellow Republicans who were set to push the contentious nomination through the committee on a party-line vote. Without Voinovich's support, Bolton's nomination faced being bottled up in the committee on a 9-9 tie vote that would not advance it to the full Senate.
Bolton has been a sharp critic of the UN; therefore he's the PERFECT MAN to help fix it! Opposition to Bolton is ONLY driven by 2 things: (1) irrational Bush hatred, and (2) Leftists who OPPOSE REFORM OF THE UN!
If you were mayor of NYC and had a real lousy school system for the last decade, and if REALLY wanted to fix it, would you want to appoint someone who'd been a SUPPORTER of that lousy school system for that decade? Or would you appoint somebody who'd been a sharp critic of it for the last decade!?
IF YOU REALLY WANTED TO CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO, AND IMPROVE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, THEN YOU'D APPOINT SOMEONE WHO'D BEEN A SHARP CRITIC OF THE SCHOOLS WHEN THEY WERE BAD (and NOT someone who been an enabler of the decline of the school system)!
The UN is broken, irrevocably - I don't know, but looking at Israel, Sudan, Moratania, Darfur, Slavery, Arab theocracies, the list is heartbreaking and criminal...........the last thing the UN needs now is another appeaser, please write to VOINOVICH now. If you've been watching the hearings on CSPAN you know these petty accusations are farcical and Barbara Boxical.