Wednesday, September 29, 2004
France, the UN and Kerry...
Once again we see clearly the uselessness and corruption of the UN, and he complicity of France in its activities.
And these are the organizations to in which John Kerry places such great importance that he would render American national security impotent and beholden to their will.
Congressional investigators examining “a semitrailer truck load” of subpoenaed documents are trying to determine whether lax monitoring at a French bank that held more than $60 billion for the U.N. oil-for-food program facilitated illicit business deals by the former Iraqi government, officials told The Associated Press.
Although BNP Paribas isn’t the target of the probe involving companies and individuals in 50 countries, the documents could provide a road map to alleged corruption at the United Nations (news - web sites) and by politicians from France, Russia, Britain, Indonesia and Persian Gulf states who have been implicated.
The three congressional panels that subpoenaed BNP Paribas documents are looking into whether the bank met minimum standards that require financial institutions to identify customers, partly to prevent money laundering. The committees are among at least five in Congress investigating allegations of U.N. corruption and reports that Iraqis skimmed billions of dollars in kickbacks through deals administered by the United Nations.
One needs to remember that the European countries who most cried out about us going into Iraq tended to be those who had the most fingers in the Oil for Food cookie jar and had lots of trade connections with the Saddam regime.
And these are the people we should join hands with, and sing a secularized version of Kumbaya around the fire of third world misery? Good Lord, Forbid!