March 13, 2007

The font of "international law"

The Seattle Times: North Korea suspected of using U.N. "as an ATM":

WASHINGTON — The United Nations Development Programme office in Pyongyang, North Korea, sits in a Soviet-style compound. Like clockwork, a North Korean official wearing a standard-issue dark windbreaker and slacks would come to the door each business day.

He would take a manila envelope stuffed with cash — a healthy portion of the U.N.'s disbursements for aid projects in the country — and leave without ever providing receipts.

According to sources at the U.N., this went on for years, resulting in the transfer of up to $150 million in hard foreign currency to the Kim Jong Il government at a time when the United States was trying to keep the North Korean government from receiving hard currency as part of its sanctions against the Kim regime...(Thanks to Orrin)

Envelopes stuffed with cash handed to the North Koreans? And this is the organization Democrats and Europeans think can confer legitimacy on the actions of the United States of America? Sick. Not just sick, EVIL.

And I'm sure that leftists would say that they are helping the peeeeople of NK. Advancing peace and understanding y'understand.

Posted by John Weidner at March 13, 2007 7:16 AM
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