The Daily Bell
April 3, 2013
What the UN Doesn’t Want You to Know … In 1999, Kathryn Bolkovac went to Bosnia as part of a UN mission. She discovered terrible wrongdoing – and refused to stay silent about it … The UN mission in Bosnia finished in January 2003 but the abuses did not end there. In fact, Jacques Paul Klein, the head of the UN mission in Bosnia, went on to lead the UN mission in Liberia, where he presided over similar scandals. He has now ‘dropped off the face of the earth’, says Bolkovac … Recent years have seen allegations of sexual exploitation by UN peacekeepers in the Ivory Coast, the Congo, Columbia… The list goes on. But UN personnel have hitherto been protected by diplomatic immunity – meaning they can’t be prosecuted in their mission country – and political expediency. Once they’re home governments often have little desire to highlight their troops’ bad behaviour. – UK Telegraph
Dominant Social Theme: The UN is yet a bright light on a hill.
Free-Market Analysis: The Telegraph tells us the story of Kathryn Bolkovac, who went to Bosnia and discovered that UN officials and supporters were apparently involved in sex trafficking or at least covering it up.
This is an important story that has now been made into a film. Were the United Nations a reputable agency, its growing clout would be of less concern. But the UN these days is involved in vast global warming conferences that threaten to change the way the world’s business is done. And it is often neck deep in local and regional wars.
And as scandal after scandal repeats, we see that the UN’s official conduct continues a pattern of abuse and disinformation. In this sense, Bolkovac’s tale is nothing new. Here’s more:
Bolkovac’s files went missing, her superiors pulled her cases, people warned her to back off.
Eventually, she wrote an email detailing everything she’d learnt and sent it to 50 senior mission personnel, with the subject ‘Do not read this if you have a weak stomach or a guilty conscience’.
Four days later she was demoted, and a few months after that DynCorp fired her for falsifying her timesheets.
But Bolkovac had kept copies of all her files; her mantra, she says, has always been ‘document, document, document’. She successfully sued DynCorp for unfair dismissal for making a protected disclosure – legal-speak for whistleblowing.
The tribunal stated, ‘It is hard to imagine a case in which a firm has behaved in a more callous manner.’
Within hours of the ruling DynCorp settled a second whistleblowing case against it, offering an undisclosed sum to an aircraft mechanic from Texas called Ben Johnston, who had evidence of UN personnel buying and selling girls elsewhere in Bosnia.
Johnston signed a gagging order. ‘It was very disappointing,’ says Bolkovac with a sigh.
It is obvious when it comes to the UN that corruption is ingrained. The UN was created much like the IMF, World Bank, etc (at around the same time) as a facility of globalist expansion and this is its underlying goal, not the other empty phrases that swirl around its “mission.”
If one were to make a list of scandals and misbehaviors in which UN personnel are featured, it would be a long list indeed. The tragedy is that none of what the UN does is especially necessary while the harm it inflicts is ongoing.
The Telegraph article itself sounds a note of skepticism as to whether a movie about the UN’s current sex-trafficking behaviors will result in credible organizational changes.
Conclusion: We, too, are skeptical.
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