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Friday, February 23, 2007

Park plaque?

SMH: Korean gets jail over oil-for-food role

"You acted out of greed, acted to profit from what was supposed to be a humanitarian program," the judge said.

That quote would look pretty good on a bronze plaque placed beside the entrance to the UN offices in NY. Should we pass the hat?

Posted by Kevin Steel on February 23, 2007 in International Affairs | Permalink


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Or it could be from a behind-the-scenes testimonial speech honouring Maurice Strong, given by Kofi Annan with a flashlight under his chin.

Posted by: EBD | 2007-02-23 8:58:56 PM

. . . with Jean Chretien in the audience, applauding madly.

Posted by: obc | 2007-02-24 10:27:20 AM

I'm 2/3 through a very interesting book, A CENTURY OF WAR, by William Engdahl. Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New World Order.

It makes the oil-for-food scandal seem like such a miniscule part of the story (which includes Maurice, of course.)

I don't normally go for 'conspiracy' theories, but I can easily believe that a small number of 'money' people have tried, often successfully, to manipulate world events in order to secure their dominance of the world's resources(i.e. line their own pockets). Its believable that they would use their own gov'ts,presidents,industries and populations as patsies in this endeavor.

Admitting that research can be easily manipulated (as pointed out also in the book), it still gives a picture of ruthless materialism which is not in stark contrast with what is easily discernable in our society , and more and more popularized.

I feel a little more justified in my suspicions about the 'doom and gloom' environmentalists, the anti-nuclear power lobby, the Kyoto promoters, etc.. Apparantly its all about money. (shock!)

Posted by: lwestin | 2007-02-24 4:14:40 PM

Yep ... and the more of your money they can get their hands on, the more power we give them.

Posted by: Set you free | 2007-02-24 4:22:08 PM

Set you free, you are so right. Another excellent book, that should but won't be a school requirement is Mark Steyn's "America Along - The End of the World as We Know It".

Posted by: Alain | 2007-02-24 11:16:01 PM

"America Along - The End of the World as We Know It"

That should be : America Alone

Posted by: obc | 2007-02-25 2:49:08 PM

Sorry for the typo and thanks obc for correcting it.

Posted by: Alain | 2007-02-26 3:02:24 PM

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