So WTF Is Up With The UN?

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    Hi Kathianne.

    It is hardly surprising that problems are arising with the relief effort. Even if you ignore the massive scale of the disaster, you have to consider that dealing with the combination of UNocrats and muslim governments is "challenging" to say the least.

    And welcome back.
     
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    Thanks Merlin! I am not surprised by the UN, would be if they actually did something. What is making me happy is that the news is starting to actually get play in the MSM and from sources such as Diplomad.

    Here for me are the $ paragraphs:

    Some lefties have the nerve to rationalize UN ineptness by stating, "Well, the UN doesn't have aircraft carriers and fleets of helicopters." Please note: Had the lefties had their way, the USA wouldn't have any either. OK, the UN doesn't have aircraft carriers, but doesn't it have access to international airlines and merchant ships? The Diplomad must assume that all the first class seats were taken by the likes of The Queen of the High Priest Vulture Elite UNICEF Director Carol Bellamy, who flew out for a brief disaster tour and a long press conference. The cargo space probably went to the Land Cruisers and the Mercedes sedans. Hey, priorities are priorities; we'll provide ourselves the luxury cars, the Yanks and the Aussies will provide food to the hungry . . . .

    The UN's performance in this disaster has been a disgrace of epic proportions; it's vastly overfunded and overstaffed agencies, allegedly established to deal with precisely this type of event, are MIA. We are now in day 16 (DAY 16!) of the crisis, and the UN is still not ready to act. It is no wonder affected countries want to deal with the US and not the UN. At a minimum, the UN owes the world an apology; the entire upper echelon of the UN and its bloated agencies should resign.
     
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    That's rich, even the Canadians from DART got there faster!
     
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    Shoot, everyone has gotten their faster. Reminds me of when Bangladesh wanted to send money after 9/11, the administration thanked them and said it wasn't necessary.
     
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    I guess it's the thought that counts right? :rolleyes:
     
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    Actually, Bangladesh was sincere, don't think for a moment that the UN officials are for anyone but their own promotion.
     
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    Come on, aren't you being a little bit harsh? They would have been there sooner, but ya know c'est impossible! :D
     
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    Now let's give credit where it's due. I believe that the UN was among the first to hold a press conference on the subject of relief. And they also have the record for appointing a "coordinator" with what has to be the world record for longest and most pompous title ever.
     

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