Monday, February 20, 2006

United Nations: Terrorist Enablers

We spoke the other day about the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) provides, with the help of US taxpayers, anti-Semitic books to Palestinian school kids. Daimian Penny talks more about the perfidity of this particular UN sub-group:

The UN Relief and Works Agency is the only refugee agency on earth whose mission is not to resettle people who lost their homes in a war, instead keeping them in squalid camps until they - and 50 years' worth of their descendants - can return to their old homes in Israel. And the agency is completely dominated by Hamas, its supporters and Western sympathizers ...

The link above to TCS Daily gives us more:

The needless festering of grievance in the undeniably miserable 59 camps (27 of which are located in the West Bank and Gaza) is not UNRWA's only flaw, however. Indeed, far from being an impartial dispenser of humanitarian relief, UNRWA has become an enabler of terrorists, complicit through sins of commission and omission, in the cycle of violence wracking the Middle East...
Until the Bush administration blocked his reappointment last year, long-term UNRWA commissioner-general Peter Hansen made a career out of "see no evil, hear no evil" with respect to Hamas while imputing all manner of malfeasance on Israel. The final straw for Washington may have been Hansen's candid admission during a television interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in late 2004: "I am sure there are Hamas members on the UNRWA payroll, and I don't see that as a crime."

So the US aid money that went to UNRWA was knowingly given to members of a terrorist organization who gleefully slaughter innocent women and children, and the Commissioner didn't see anything wrong with it.
We've spent a lot of time in the United States tracking and shutting down groups that act as terrorist money-gathering/laundering outfits. When are we going to hold the United Nations to the same standards? Or is this part of another politically correct, double-standard liberal philosophy that I'm not clued into yet?

The United Nations must go; and the quicker the better...

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