UN – more incompetent boobery

| August 31, 2007

We discover this week that the only way UN weapons inspector can find Iraqi weapons of mass destruction is if you put in their offices and then clear everything else out;

Potentially hazardous chemicals mistakenly shipped from an Iraqi chemical weapons plant have been found in a UN building but experts insisted Thursday that they posed no immediate risk.
UN deputy spokeswoman Marie Okabe said that while winding down their activities, United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) inspectors discovered “gram quantities of certain liquid substances including phosgene (COCl2),” which she described as “potentially hazardous.”

Yeah, it’s only potentially hazardous – as long as you keep the temperature below 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the 2009 UN anti-racism conference is being organized by those champions of human rights, the Libyans;

The same people who brought us the 2001 Durban antiracism conference, which degenerated into an anti-Semitic hate fest, are working hard to ensure that the follow-up meeting will be more of the same. We are talking about the United Nations, of course, under whose auspices six years ago the professed fight against racism was turned on its head. As if to top that sorry record, on Monday the U.N.’s Human Rights Council put Libya in charge of organizing the next such “antiracism” conference.

Moammar Gadhafi’s regime, more famous for brutalizing black African migrants than fighting xenophobia, will thus be allowed to shape the agenda of the 2009 gathering. Libya’s only credential would seem to be that it ranks high on the list of human-rights offenders, and has some very recent experience. Until only last month, five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor had been incarcerated in Libya for eight years on false charges of infecting children with HIV.

Also on the list for the members of the panel is Iran – you know, those guys who are currently shelling Kurds across the border in Iraq. The guys who have vowed to wipe Israel off of the map. yeah, those humanitarians.

Category: Foreign Policy

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