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June 29, 2008

Corruption at the UN

By:Bernard Chazelle

A major corruption scandal is brewing at the UN.

Already under fire after having granted Lockheed Martin a no-bid $250 million contract to build peacekeeping camps in Sudan, the UN on New Year's Eve convened an emergency meeting to give Lockheed subsidiary Pacific Architects & Engineers another $12 million on an emergency basis, records show.

Once they're done trading sex tips, I fully expect Craig and Vitter to take up this matter.

I note with interest that the no-bid contract is to feed the peacekeepers, not to feed the people of Darfur.

Funny how, in all major recent UN scandals (like the Oil-for-Food program), the US always manages to be the main beneficiary.

— Bernard Chazelle

Posted at June 29, 2008 11:40 AM

Sometimes I think WE're just a nightmare, but then I realize, I'm still awake.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at June 29, 2008 01:44 PM

Gosh, is this because the Korean Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, who served two terms as ambassador to the US, and has a Masters from Harvard, and a son at UCLA, who has denounced Iran for its loose talk but been silent about Israeli and US threats to attack Iran, who has done nothing about millions of refugees from US wars, is a US lackey? Could it be that he has been corrupted? Or was he corrupt to begin with? Those are the only questions.

Posted by: Don Bacon at June 29, 2008 11:10 PM

peacekeeping camps
"I don't like the sound of those Boncentration Bamps"

Posted by: Monkay at June 30, 2008 12:50 AM