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UN Oil For Food Scandal deepens

by TONI H / November 15, 2004 12:44 AM PST

Sen (R) Coleman speaking regarding the UN investigative SubCommittee looking into the Oil For Food scandal says that the UN is actively resisting turning over documents required for the investigation into the billions of dollars diverted. He was complaining that the UN is not cooperating at all with the investigation and in many ways is trying to divert it entirely.

This was in a short interview on CNN a few minutes ago, but no link yet at the site about it.

TONI

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(NT) (NT) anything to do with the un dosnt supprise me
by Mark5019 / November 15, 2004 12:47 AM PST
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Re: UN Oil For Food Scandal deepens
by JP Bill / November 15, 2004 1:28 AM PST
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2002/16176.htm

In spite of Iraqi subversion, Oil-for-Food has been a dramatic success. $25 billion in humanitarian supplies and equipment have been delivered to Iraq, and another $10 billion is in the pipeline.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A52682-2004Oct21.html

Four U.S. companies are listed as having purchased $482 million worth of Iraqi crude.

But U.S. oil companies, which consumed more than 40 percent of Iraq's exported oil, were forced to purchase through foreign traders.

Article doesn't state why they were forced to purchase through "foreign traders".

Could the French, Russians be classified as foreign traders?
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how about ''unqualified failure'?
by Dragon / November 15, 2004 5:48 AM PST

If this is oil for food and medicine, why wasnt being used for food and medicine? Saddam was building palaces with it, the dirty rat.

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I wouldn't cooperate...
by dirtyrich / November 15, 2004 3:38 AM PST

if no one had the authority to do anything to me if I resisted. Plain and simple... the US was naive when it entered into the UN... our government might be responsible to its people but others are not (to the same degree), this includes some of our "friends" across the big lake.
An organization designed for the welfare of all has been subverted by selfish, greedy forces and unfortunately the only solution to the problem would probably be dissolution of the UN, as there is no practical tool by which to reform it. Dump it and start anew.
Heck, all we'd have to do is enforce all the parking tickets that the diplomats have rung up in NYC and we'd bankrupt half the nations in the UN...

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Re: UN Oil For Food Scandal deepens
by Bob / November 15, 2004 4:24 AM PST

The UN is not cooperating because Koffi Annan is the head of the UN and his son is directly involved in the theft of funds from the Oil For Food Program. It was discovered a short time back that he was a supervisor in the management company handling the transfer of funds between counties. Discovering the facts about the scam is about all that will be done about it. I don't see anybody making the guilty parties pay for their crimes. Not when they are connected to such high-ranking officials. This is just another of the money-siphoning schemes that we see every day that drain our national reserves. It seems, sadly, that all we can do about it is complain and watch from the sidelines.

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Re: UN Oil For Food Scandal deepens
by W2X3XP / November 15, 2004 5:54 AM PST

That's depressing!

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