UN workers stealing food from starving children

posted at 11:36 am on June 15, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

The UN still has not learned anything from the Oil-for-Food scandal that enriched Saddam Hussein beyond the dreams of avarice while leaving Iraqis to starve.  This time, Somalia gets the brunt of Turtle Bay corruption, with the food donated by UN countries and individual contributors disappearing into the black market in Mogadishu.  In fact, the UN had no idea that the food wasn’t getting to the starving people of Somalia until reporters showed them pictures of UN-packaged goods on sale:

One of the UN’s largest international relief efforts is under investigation after it emerged that thousands of sacks of food aid were being diverted from starving refugees and openly sold for profit.

The head of the UN’s $955 million (£580 million) aid operation in Somalia has launched an inquiry after being shown footage showing tonnes of food bearing the World Food Programme (WFP) logo widely on sale in Mogadishu, the capital.

Stacks of bags of maize and wheat and tins of cooking oil — marked “not for re-sale” and bearing the UN stamp — are on sale from ten warehouses and 15 shops in the city’s main market.

About 45,000 tonnes of WFP food are shipped to Somalia from Kenya every month. Mogadishu traders told Channel 4 News that they bought their supplies straight from UN staff. “We buy [food] aid from WFP staff directly or from people they employ,” one market trader said.

“They take us to the warehouses used by the WFP and let us load our lorries. The goods are freely available and you can buy as much as you like, but we usually buy no more than 500 to 1,000 sacks at a time. Just a tonne or half a tonne a day can be shifted more discreetly.”

Dishonest people flock to these kinds of efforts.  Wherever money can be made, corruption does not linger for long.  However, competent organizations put rational safeguards in place to keep corruption from happening — especially when the same organization has had a number of high-profile scandals.

How difficut is it to put effective guards on the warehouses?  The UN personnel sold it right out of their own warehouses and helped them load the trucks.  The UN has probably already lost millions of dollars in cash and food donations while its employees enrich themselves at the expense of starving women and children.  And the only way Turtle Bay found out about it was to have someone outside the organization videotape the product on the black market, which shows conclusively that the UN doesn’t bother to audit their efforts, even after committing the largest fraud in human history with the Oil-for-Food program.

Who benefits from all of the black-market theft?  Certainly the UN employees do, but who gets the cash from the sale of the goods?  Usually in situations like Somalia’s, black market profits wind up in the hands of the warlords, revolutionaries, and terrorists — the people who cannot compete in legitimate markets.  With the current anarchy in Somalia, it will be hard to pinpoint exactly where the money went, but it’s at least a good bet that the UN has funded the very people who created the need for humanitarian relief in the first place.

Even when it does something right, the UN manages to get it wrong.

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Social programs are the seeds for corruption.

tx2654 on June 15, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Hey man, cut them some slack. They’re from the UN, so you know they’re the good guys. They work hard looking out for those kids, and they get mighty hungry out there in the hot sun.

/sarc

UltimateBob on June 15, 2009 at 11:39 AM

but it’s at least a good bet that the UN has funded the very people who created the need for humanitarian relief in the first place.

Even when it does something right, the UN manages to get it wrong.

No.. obviously the UN is doing it right. If there wouldn’t be a humanitarian crisis, we wouldn’t need the UN, would we? It’s all about job security.

Phoenician on June 15, 2009 at 11:39 AM

The UN is like the auto companies. The product they produce is secondary to the wealth that can be transferred or siphoned. The UN is an income redistribution scheme that intermittently and inadvertently feeds a poor kid.

JiangxiDad on June 15, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Now that’s just pathetic. We already knew they were useless, but the UN really seems to be trying to go above and beyond.

Ack on June 15, 2009 at 11:41 AM

At least they aren’t raping them….yet.

Maybe Letterman could make a joke about that when it happens?

TugboatPhil on June 15, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Give a man a fish, he eats for the day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a life time. Its time to stop these social giveaways both here and abroad. Let them pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. Teach them proper agriculture, sanitation, and manufacturing techniques and if they cant cut it on their own, then they fail. Disaster relief is one thing, but if the UN and US didn’t send mass aid all the time, then not only would the corrupt not get richer, but they would learn to stand on their own two feet.

Wolftech on June 15, 2009 at 11:44 AM

I guess this is a step up for the UN. Rather than raping the local population, they just merely taking what little wealth they have. Or, just a thought, trying to get back the money from the pirate booty?

WashJeff on June 15, 2009 at 11:44 AM

You know, if the US cancelled all UN food funding, and gave the money to various church groups instead, asking them to get food to the starving, not only would many more people get fed, and corruption drop dramatically, but it would really offend all of the dictators and their myrmidons in the UN at the same time.

Vashta.Nerada on June 15, 2009 at 11:44 AM

And do you think The Bamster will have the guts to call out the UN on this outrage? Of course not! He’s got other things requiring his attention, like how to do keep stealing money out of the pockets of hard working Americans to sell his own program for redistributing the wealth here at home.

Birds of a feather, and all that rot. Sheesh.

KendraWilder on June 15, 2009 at 11:47 AM

This is all inevitable. As I always say, empowered, competitionless, peerless organizations are guaranteed to grow in grotesque and destructive ways. The UN attracts the dregs of society to work for it, because that is the nature of the organization, itself, and it will only get worse.

Anyone who has any understanding of the simplest notions of evolutionary theory, or capitalist theory, knows that such ultra-monopolies can never be allowed to exist, since there are no external controls on them, at all. It is not just folly to promote the existence of such entities, as the UN, but straight-up stupidity and a lack of thought that should render such people ineligible to hold any positions of power (in normal structures) at all.

Any politician who supports the existence of an empowered UN is too dumb, and far too dangerous, to be allowed any power. Eventually, people will understand this, as the UN will just worse and worse.

I consider all supporters of an empowered UN to be the ultimate scum of the Earth, people who are so far beyond help that they do not even deserve the benefits of civilized society, since their support of such an unnatural and insane entity would work to destroy civilization, itself. A little look at the whole nuke issue shows how that goes.

UN supporters must all be tossed out of power and forced to roam the streets as homeless people, since only then will they no longer be a threat to the rest of us.

progressoverpeace on June 15, 2009 at 11:47 AM

I thought “We Are The World” was supposed to stop all the hunger.

SouthernGent on June 15, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Remember for the Left success is not “the program works”, success is “we feel better about the situation and have employed a lot of people with minimal job skills and work ethic”

LincolntheHun on June 15, 2009 at 11:48 AM

You know, if the US cancelled all UN food funding, reduced taxes proportionally and let citizens voluntarily give the money to various church groups instead, asking them to get food to the starving, not only would many more people get fed, and corruption drop dramatically, but it would really offend all of the dictators and their myrmidons in the UN at the same time.

Vashta.Nerada on June 15, 2009 at 11:44 AM

Slight improvement, but the main point is absolutely correct.

WashJeff on June 15, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Why in the hell is the United States still a member, and basically financing, an organize that works against democracy in international matters and is utterly corrupt on social endeavors?

chromium on June 15, 2009 at 11:49 AM

I hate smurfs.

bluelightbrigade on June 15, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Liberalism in a nut-shell. Good intentions, check. Spending lots of money, check. Doing it to feel good and not caring whether it actually works or not, check.

starving women and children

And starving men just don’t deserve our sympathy, right? Or is this your version of “disaster strikes; women, minorities hardest hit?”

Aquateen Hungerforce on June 15, 2009 at 11:51 AM

In fact, the UN had no idea that the food wasn’t getting to the starving people of Somalia until reporters showed them pictures of UN-packaged goods on sale.

Most organizaitons have people to provide oversight. Does the UN? Were these people also corrupt?

There was a guy, since killed, who believed the last thing you go is give them food and set up refugee camps. You give them seeds to plant for crops, tools, and prefab housing and send them on their way home. Granted, it doesn’t apply when there are people actively murdering them. However, the point is not to set them up so they can no longer do anything but expect government handouts. It works.

Blake on June 15, 2009 at 11:51 AM

If only we hadn’t cut and run in 1993…

If only we had fought the warlords, taken the fight to them and destroyed them in 1993…

Why is it that it seems we are always trying to fix the screw ups of Democrat Presidents? Vietnam, Iran (1979 and Islam ever since), Somalia and terrorism from 1993 through 2001, now a nuclear North Korea and soon to be nuclear Iran…

catmman on June 15, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Can we finally kick the UN the hell off our yard? They are corrupt, inept, and dammit, I’m tired of my tax dollars funding their scam! It’s time to get the shot gun!
‘Get off my lawn!’

HornetSting on June 15, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Give a man a fish, he eats for the day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a life time

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No, its more like this: Teach a man to fish, you rob the Democrats of a vote.

commenter on June 15, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Why in the hell is the United States still a member, and basically financing, an organize that works against democracy in international matters and is utterly corrupt on social endeavors?

chromium on June 15, 2009 at 11:49 AM

I agree, but with one small correction. Technically the Democratic Party is a member of the United States and not the other way around.

LibTired on June 15, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Wolftech on June 15, 2009 at 11:44 AM

It’s all true. I was thinking the same thing.

I don’t understand why we perpetuate the corruption and I don’t understand why zillions of people live in the middle of a desert with no water, food etc. If they don’t have the means to move themselves, then why doesn’t the UN move them to an area with natural resources so they can support themselves? Instead of dropping food on them knowing full well that it won’t really solve anything, make arrangements to move them. SOLVE THE PROBLEM!

Now that I think about it, it reminds me of a bailout. Throwing money at a problem won’t fix it unless measures are taken to fix the root cause of the problems.

Oink on June 15, 2009 at 11:58 AM

with the food donated by UN countries and individual contributors disappearing into the black market

Racists!

Shy Guy on June 15, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Eventually, people will understand this, as the UN will just worse and worse.

I’m not they will. The UN is not seen by liberals as a corrupt entity because it stands apart from the things that liberals regard as evil – governments, nations, borders – and imposes benevolent liberalism from above.

To them it’s like the world is a book and the UN is the author’s invisible hand. It’s ideals justify its existence apart from the actual details so in my opinion liberalism would have to totally collapse as the dominant belief system before the UN or some quivalent – John McCain’s proposed “League of Democracies” – is replaced by a Metternich-like system.

Why in the hell is the United States still a member, and basically financing, an organize that works against democracy in international matters and is utterly corrupt on social endeavors?

You’re asking the wrong question. You need to start with “Why did the U.S. set up the League of Nations?” and continue from there.

aengus on June 15, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Most organizaitons have people to provide oversight. Does the UN? Were these people also corrupt?

Blake on June 15, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Internal oversight is never good enough. Any entity that does not have external competition will be corrupt, dangerous, and destructive. Even national governments have external competition to keep them in line (and we have all seen the growth of governments that have eliminated external competition, by disallowing emigration and movement).

No empowered, peerless, competitionless entities can ever be allowed to exist. The UN cannot be justified even in theoretical terms. Even in theory, it is a guaranteed nightmare, a Utopian Nightmare.

progressoverpeace on June 15, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Are the UN workers doing this actually Somalian? I thought I read somewhere that the UN “can’t be responsible” for what happens when it gives aid because the country receiving the aid actually mans the project. Starving the Christians was actually a tactic of the Islamists to try to get them to convert to Islam. When parents in a camp had to watch their children starve, knowing that a simple renunciation of Christ would give them all the food they needed, it “encouraged” conversions to Islam.

Depending on who’s doing the administration of this, the UN workers could very well be using this as a means of torture.

Crooks. I agree that we should totally abandon the UN, shake the dirt off our feet. I also agree that churches use the contributions much more wisely.

justincase on June 15, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Starvin Marvin, man

therationalactor on June 15, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Most organizaitons have people to provide oversight. Does the UN? Were these people also corrupt?

Blake on June 15, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Yes and Yes.

Last fall, I happened to be in NYC with a few hours to spare so I went on the UN tour (it was near the hotel). I had to gag back my first reaction of “since when” when the guide said we were limited where in the building we could go since the UN was a working organization. P.S. The tour was just about what I expected- a bash America propaganda tour with the smugness that can only come from an organization like the UN which thinks itself above humanity as their agents go about raping women, stealing food from children, do absolutely nothing to ease or solve the problems of the world.

highhopes on June 15, 2009 at 12:03 PM

What’s the problem? This is all perfectly normal, and sadly, condoned behavior for the thugs that run the UN.

GFW on June 15, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Sen. Norm Coleman would have been on this case (think oil for food), but he was dethroned by a comedian.

myrenovations on June 15, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Wherever money can be made, corruption does not linger for long.

Does that sentence make any sense to anyone?

Anyway, you can not help people if they do not help themselves. They starve and die because of themselves, not because of any outside force. You have to look at it this way, as cruel as this may be: Those Somalis robbing this food and starving their neighbors, are the very same Somali children feed with aid during the ’80s when rock stars and the west fed them. But what did they do with that food? They became strong, grew up, and are now using that strength to starve the next generation of children. So what we gave them in the ’80s is now used to starve them in the ’00s.

Western aid only perpetuates the misery for it sustains something which is fundamentally corrupt and unsustainable.

keep the change on June 15, 2009 at 12:06 PM

I’ve posted it before, but the UN has long been the preferred means for communists and thugs to defeat America.

http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/communist-goals-congressional.htm

justincase on June 15, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Get the U.S. out of the U.N. and the U.N. out of the U.S.

Christian Conservative on June 15, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Ed, they did have effective guards in place at the warehouses. The UN people who sold the food were quite effective at doing what the UN does best. CORRUPTION.

bloggless on June 15, 2009 at 12:08 PM

The UN is an income redistribution scheme that intermittently and inadvertently feeds a poor kid.

JiangxiDad on June 15, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Well said. It is also a worldwide jobs program for tranzis and their friends and families.

Missy on June 15, 2009 at 12:09 PM

No, its more like this: Teach a man to fish, you rob the Democrats of a vote.

commenter on June 15, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Oh! more than just the recipient of the fish. You also lose the vote of the fisherman whose union is heavily into Democrat causes. And the teamster who delivers the fish. And the activist organization that takes credit for providing the fish…..

Self-independence is not a goal of the Democrat party and never has been. Throw in the Chicago politics of the thugs running the nation these days and I fear for the future of America.

highhopes on June 15, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Even when it does something right, the UN manages to get it wrong.

Surprise, surprise.

This shows why intergovernmental organizations don’t work too well.

Aronne on June 15, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Wolftech
I’m with you on that, people have become so dependant on getting something free they no longer seem to have the will to try to help themselves. Perpetual victims. God helps those that help themselves. Teach them to help themselves and you will see them thrive. Knowledge is the key to prosperity and freedom. While ours is slowly ( faster now with this Admin) eroding. God bless us all.

concernedsenior on June 15, 2009 at 12:09 PM

I’m not [sure] they will. The UN is not seen by liberals as a corrupt entity because it stands apart from the things that liberals regard as evil – governments, nations, borders – and imposes benevolent liberalism from above.

Very true, which is why it is time for people of sense to start pointing out the deeply flawed theoretical basis of such an unnatural entity. The liberals love to champion evolutionary theory (which they don’t even understand in the least bit) so they should be hit with the simple evolutionary arguments against the UN and like entities.

Of course, liberals don’t really care, since they are just collectivists who are enthralled at the notion of the ultimate collective. But the argument should still be made, since people of sense will readily recognize the truth of the danger that all empowered, competitionless, peerless entities pose. Liberals are too stupid to recognize anything that requires reason, but their moronic propaganda must be met with the truth.

To them it’s like the world is a book and the UN is the author’s invisible hand. It’s ideals justify its existence apart from the actual details

And the absolute idiocy of the ideals, themselves, must be pounded home.

so in my opinion liberalism would have to totally collapse as the dominant belief system before the UN or some equivalent – John McCain’s proposed “League of Democracies” – is replaced by a Metternich-like system.

aengus on June 15, 2009 at 12:00 PM

I disagree, here, since so many non-liberals have just accepted the “need” for the UN, and so many conservatives have accepted the “worthless” nature of the UN. The UN is not “worthless” nor is it “useless”. The UN is an active force for chaos and destruction and must be viewed as such. It is not just a non-entity, but a growing and serious threat to civilized society.

Conservatives have adopted this view because, for the whole of the Cold War the UN was not much of an empowered entity. For those years the UN was generally a joke. But, with its empowerment in 1991 (one of the worst moves in all of history) with the fall of the USSR all that changed, though many people’s view of the UN didn’t change accordingly.

progressoverpeace on June 15, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Just as with Dear Leader, I have to wonder if it is mere incompetence with higher ups at the UN, tolerating such corruption, or if it is deliberate.

rbj on June 15, 2009 at 12:11 PM

UN bureaucrats don’t care whether the food aid gets to starving people. They only care that the money passes through their hands so that they can take their administrative cut from it.

DamnCat on June 15, 2009 at 12:13 PM

The UN should be abolished. It’s become a corrupt joke.

capejasmine on June 15, 2009 at 12:13 PM

No one saw this coming, just like Biden says no one saw the economic collapse coming.

Riposte on June 15, 2009 at 12:15 PM

At least they aren’t raping them….yet.

Maybe Letterman could make a joke about that when it happens?

TugboatPhil on June 15, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Whoa, their is a sick joke in those words….

The really sick joke is the UN itself….

It needs to be disbanded and kicked out of NYC….

Next Obama’s administration needs to be disbanded and kicked off the entire planet…..

izoneguy on June 15, 2009 at 12:16 PM

No one saw this coming, just like Biden says no one saw the economic collapse coming.

Riposte on June 15, 2009 at 12:15 PM

You mean the one that his boss is creating??

izoneguy on June 15, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Get the US out of the UN.

Then get the UN the hell out of the US.

JohnGalt23 on June 15, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Why is it that it seems we are always trying to fix the screw ups of Democrat Presidents? Vietnam, Iran (1979 and Islam ever since), Somalia and terrorism from 1993 through 2001, now a nuclear North Korea and soon to be nuclear Iran…

catmman on June 15, 2009 at 11:52 AM

I’ll add the Korean Conflict to the mix. If we had taken McArthur’s advice (instead of Truman Firing him. He was a good president, but that was probably his biggest crime in my book.) we could’ve drove the Chi-Coms back into China (where they belonged) and done away with Stalinist North Korea and Kim Il Sung. Heck… we could’ve broken the back of the Chi-Coms (imagine no Tienanmen massacre).

Chaz706 on June 15, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Do we now believe that the UN has suddenly become honest? I doubt they’ll even investigate this matter to the point where the perps are pointed out.

BTW, putting guards on the warehouse won’t do diddly. Guards can be bribed just as easily as the other WFP personnel can.

Geministorm on June 15, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Remember the problems that the Bob Geldof food program ran into? That food for the starving was taken over by government troops, and most of what did get through was taken over by the Marxist rebels.

The U.N. should be leaning on these Mugabe types to remove them from power and allow sane, educated leaders to be voted into office in these countries. But, they are so corrupt and so in the business of supporting any Leftist that takes over, or any strong man who gives them kickbacks this would never happen.

I’d like to go back and ask some of my teachers, “So, exactly why is the U.N. so much better than the League of Nations?”

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 15, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Can’t wait to see Lizza, Vermont Grrrrrrl, Fish Face and sesquipedophile defend this.

PimFortuynsGhost on June 15, 2009 at 12:27 PM

This article is way off the mark. This is NOT theft, it’s called economic justice from a different grass roots political action group like ACORN.

Jeff from WI on June 15, 2009 at 12:30 PM

I just *love* the part where the UN guy answers that this is just a “minor” phenomenon. Bet the kids understand.

Peter Goossens, the WFP’s Somalia director, describes food for sale as a “minor phenomenon”.

This simply makes me ill.

katablog.com on June 15, 2009 at 12:35 PM

The U.N. should be leaning on these Mugabe types to remove them from power and allow sane, educated leaders to be voted into office in these countries.

Well then silly, who would the UN officials sell the food to?

katablog.com on June 15, 2009 at 12:37 PM

Vashta.Nerada on June 15, 2009

Well said. I can think of two or three private agencies that could do a better job with fewer people and for less money. They might need military protection, but please, no blue helmets.

SKYFOX on June 15, 2009 at 12:37 PM

The UN is not seen by liberals as a corrupt entity because it stands apart from the things that liberals regard as evil – governments, nations, borders – and imposes benevolent liberalism from above.
aengus on June 15, 2009 at 12:00 PM

This is caused by what Ayn Rand referred to as “subjectivism”; it is the basis for all collectivist thought. “If everyone is responsible, then no one is responsible. And, more to the point, *I* am not responsible.”

If America does anything by itself – even if that’s something as utterly unquestionable as unseating a mass-murdering dictator – there will always be imperfection, no matter how hard we try to prevent it.

But when a collective does something – even something as horrific as supporting warlords, dictators and terrorists – then no individual liberal ever FEELS BAD about it.

And to a large number of people in the world, that’s the only thing that matters. Showing genocide and corruption to liberals accomplishes nothing; their whole lives revolve around the effort to avoid personal responsibility.

Therefore, it’s impossible to make any individual liberal feel bad about any individual act. The only way to attack liberalism is to make liberals feel bad about being liberals. Tell them “THIS is what shirking responsibility caused; THIS is what collectivism caused; THIS is what turning your head caused.”

It’s hard to do. But it’s the only way.

logis on June 15, 2009 at 12:41 PM

The UN is like the auto companies. The product they produce is secondary to the wealth that can be transferred or siphoned. The UN is an income redistribution scheme that intermittently and inadvertently feeds a poor kid.
JiangxiDad on June 15, 2009 at 11:41 AM

that is exactly correct

pundit4222 on June 15, 2009 at 12:46 PM

HornetSting I think I`m in love. That would solve the problem on so many levels . From your thoughts to Gods ears.

LSUMama on June 15, 2009 at 12:55 PM

This article is way off the mark. This is NOT theft, it’s called economic justice from a different grass roots political action group like ACORN.

Jeff from WI on June 15, 2009

That’s arguable. The black marketeers are a private enterprise, however corrupt.

njcommuter on June 15, 2009 at 1:05 PM

I can’t wait for the UN to handle gun policy in the US.

angryed on June 15, 2009 at 1:06 PM

Can’t wait to see Lizza, Vermont Grrrrrrl, Fish Face and sesquipedophile defend this.

PimFortuynsGhost on June 15, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Hell, I’m just waiting for the obligatory Odie1941 comment about African dad’s are deadbeats or something else similarly non sequitur.

bluelightbrigade on June 15, 2009 at 1:16 PM

P.S.

I miss John Bolton.

bluelightbrigade on June 15, 2009 at 1:17 PM

It’s simple. Liberals think the world is over populated. In particular they think there’s an over-abundance of Black people in this world. This is shown in their support of race extermination services like Planned Parenthood. So really, how upset do you think they’ll really be at a few hundred thousand black children.

Jeff from WI on June 15, 2009 at 1:30 PM

When, in it’s entire history, has the UN EVER done anything right (Passing good resolutions and then not enforcing them doesn’t count)?

The whole damn entity is one giant circus. Sadly, this is one show that you can’t get your money back and it actually kills people in the audience.

LeperKhan on June 15, 2009 at 1:40 PM

The totally corrupt U.N. couldn’t run an honest lemonade stand.

-Dave

Dave R. on June 15, 2009 at 1:46 PM

But we know carbon credits will be respectfully regarded and honored.

seven on June 15, 2009 at 2:05 PM

I highly recommend the upcoming documentary U.N. Me by Ami Horowitz. I saw a screening of it last week, and it provides an amazing account of the corruption and power abuse of the U.N. Very well made. Make sure to support it when it comes out in theaters this fall.

http://www.unmemovie.com/

sansapprobation on June 15, 2009 at 2:06 PM

Oink on June 15, 2009 at 11:58 AM

Didn’t Sam Kinison do a bit like that on the starving Ethiopians?

“See this, motherf***er? It’s SAND! It’s not food, nothing grows in it. Why don’t you GO WHERE THE FOOD IS???

UltimateBob on June 15, 2009 at 2:19 PM

The worst organization in the worst organization in the world is UNICEF. It is not “for the children,” it is for the organizers. UNICEF is the reason I cannot return to Guatemala to adopt another child–they shut the program down there because they were not getting their cut from the private adoption system. Now kids are starving to death instead of finding parents who can feed and care for them. Neither has UNICEF seen fit to open their own adoption organization there–they would rather see dead kids than miss a possible source of ill-gotten gain.

The UN can rot in hell.

tcn on June 15, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Someone please tell me why we are still paying 25% of this corrupt organization’s dues – when they hate us, hate Israel and everything freedom-loving nations represent.

I say kick them out of NY and let’s get the hell out of the UN altogether.

redfoxbluestate on June 15, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Rot in Hell?

The UN IS Hell – and they carry it with them ere they go.

Merovign on June 15, 2009 at 10:04 PM

UltimateBob on June 15, 2009 at 2:19 PM

I remember that one. It was so funny.

Geochelone on June 15, 2009 at 10:27 PM

The worst organization in the worst organization in the world is UNICEF. It is not “for the children,” it is for the organizers. UNICEF is the reason I cannot return to Guatemala to adopt another child–they shut the program down there because they were not getting their cut from the private adoption system. Now kids are starving to death instead of finding parents who can feed and care for them. Neither has UNICEF seen fit to open their own adoption organization there–they would rather see dead kids than miss a possible source of ill-gotten gain.

The UN can rot in hell.

tcn on June 15, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Agreed,the UN, and it’s “branches”are no better than the mafia.

Jeff from WI on June 16, 2009 at 7:44 AM

No wonder Obama admires the UN so much: they do it the Chicago Way.

Right_of_Attila on June 16, 2009 at 9:17 AM