The profligate UN

Just yesterday, I harked back to and updated an old post that commented, in part, on the fact that the UN is saved from ultimate malevolence only by its gross inefficiency and internal corruption.  With perfect timing, this story appeared in today’s news:

The U.N. Human Rights Council, frequently accused of coddling some of the world’s most repressive governments, threw itself a party in Geneva Tuesday that featured the unveiling of a $23 million mural paid for in part with foreign aid funds.

In a ceremony attended by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo told the press that his 16,000-square-foot ceiling artwork reminded him of “an image of the world dripping toward the sky” — but it reminded critics of money slipping out of relief coffers.

“In Spain there’s a controversy because they took money out of the foreign aid budget — took money from starving children in Africa — and spent it on colorful stalactites,” said Hillel Neuer, executive director of U.N. Watch.

You can read the rest here, but nothing will come as a surprise:  the UN and its members are corrupt, self-indulgent and heartless.  For which we should all be grateful, because the UN would only be worse if it was putting all its efforts and the vast wealth it skims from other nations to its true goals:  the destruction of America and Israel.

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  • Charles Martel

    Oh, tut, Book, the UN hasn’t the wit or courage to destroy Israel and the United States.

    However, if you’d like to talk about advanced forms of pedophilia. . .

  • rockdalian

    Just wait until our Dear Leader (PBUH) assumes the mantel of power.

    Obama’s bill S2433 would require the U.S. to initially direct .7 percent of our GNP into the United Nations coffers for distribution as they see fit, for “food” to third world nations. Under earlier agreements this would evolve into a national tax on the U.S. with the UN attempting to levy this on all first world nations.

    The U.N. would have the power to increase this rate of taxation.

    This is just in from Sen. Coburn’s office. Obama has authored a bill, and it is now in the Senate, to give the UN .7% of our GNP to be used to feed hungry 3rd worlders, AND to use UN force to disarm you and me and all gun owners. No one in the media has brought this to the attention of the general sheeple out here.

    Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 12:48 PM
    Subject: RE: Obama’s bill S2433 passed the committee and going to the Senate

    Senator Coburn is blocking this bill.

    With a larger majority in Congress, look for this issue to resurface.

  • Tiresias

    I love the fact that Spanish artist Miquel Barcelo had to tell everybody what it “reminds” him of.

    Was he not the artist? Is he not supposed to know what the hell (if anything) it’s supposed to mean?

  • Mike Devx

    I read rockdalian’s link in #2

    That set of UN rules that Obama is supporting makes me very afraid to head back to my couch to continue reading “Atlas Shrugged”. (I am a little more than half-way through.)

    Except for the fact that the book takes place in a future dystopia, I simply can’t shake the constant deja vu.

    It’s all chilling.