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May 1, 2005
Liberian Women And Children Victims Of UN Peacekeeping

The degradation of the United Nations continues apace under the moral authority of the Kofi Annan administration. The AP reports that UN peacekeepers sexually exploited Liberian women and children in the same pattern as they did in Congo and several of the other UN assignments:

UN peacekeepers sexually abused and exploited local women and girls in Liberia and more accusations are expected, a UN spokesman said Friday. ...

"The allegations range from the exchange of goods, money or services for sex to the sexual exploitation of minors. The peacekeeping department here in New York as well as the mission on the ground are taking appropriate follow-up action," he said.

A UN official speaking on condition of anonymity said the number of allegations could eventually total 20.

The head of the mission in Liberia, Jacques Paul Klein, is to step down when his contract expires at the end of the month, a UN spokesman announced Thursday. His deputy Abou Moussa will temporarily take over.

So what the UN proposes is to leave the man responsible for this behavior in charge for another month -- and then to promote his right-hand man "temporarily" in his place. Wow, that'll teach them to rape and pillage the locals! Small wonder almost every UN deployment has resulted in what the UN itself defines as war crimes.

How can anyone doubt that the UN needs diplomats who talk tough and demand action, rather than milquetoast ambassadors who concern themselves more with the proper arrangement of seating at dinners rather than reform? Efforts to block John Bolton's appointment to Turtle Bay amount to little more than an endorsement of the current UN regime and its track record of disgusting corruption and criminal lack of discipline. Anyone still laboring under the illusion that Annan should remain in his position should be ashamed of themselves.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at May 1, 2005 10:57 AM

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