Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 10 Num. 71 ======================================= ("Quid coniuratio est?")
True Tales of "The Blue Helmets" --------------------------------
Being a summary of how United Nations "peacekeeping" forces, and also UN officials, roam the planet, get drunk, rape women, promote child prostitution, push drugs, traffic in weapons -- and get away with it! (As reported in Village Voice, Reuters, Electronic Telegraph, and as not reported or scantily reported by United States mass "news" media.)
Boxer Mike Tyson bites an ear and that story squats, like a constipated Sumo wrestler, over the toilet of American journalism. Not coincidentally, the "Tyson Bites Ear" story leaves little room for other news, such as unflattering portrayals of the United Nations in action.
Here, based on articles from The Village Voice, Associated Press, Reuters, and the Electronic Telegraph, is what the United Nations has been up to. (It should be noted that the UN takes no responsibility for these atrocities, but instead blames individual governments participating in UN actions. BUT, if individual governments are in charge, then why did Michael New refuse to serve under the UN flag?)
** Baghdad, June 1997 -- UN weapons inspectors burst into a church, and terrorize priests and nuns.
** Somalia, 1993 -- UN "peacekeepers" roast a Somali child over an open fire. In a separate incident, they apply electrodes to the genitals of a naked Somali. In yet another incident, UN Blue Helmets force a young boy into a closed container and leave him there, without water; the boy dies after 2 days. Notes Associated Press in an article dated 6/23/97, "From Canada to Belgium to Italy, witness accounts and peacekeepers' own souvenir snapshots are laying bare an array of alleged wrongdoing by foreign troops in Somalia, including the torture, rape and murder of Somalis." But, responds one member of the UN force, "What's the big deal? They are just niggers anyway." (Electronic Telegraph, 6/24/97)
** Mozambique, 1992 -- Stressed-out UN troops relax by patronizing child prostitutes. The "peacekeepers" even recruit girls as young as 12-years-old for prostitution. According to a report by the UN itself, "Children have been forced to provide sexual services in exchange for food, papers and refugee status..." (qtd. in Village Voice)
** Cambodia -- "UN representatives sexually exploited women and children, looted, and were involved in hit-and-runs and nonpayment of rents." (Village Voice)
** Yugoslavia -- UN soldiers accused of smuggling arms and drug running, and prostitution.
** Rwanda -- UN Blue Helmets accused of smuggling, and sexual exploitation of women and children.
Village Voice sums it up:
...the UN scandal in Somalia is no anomaly. A Village Voice analysis of documents and reports relating to recent UN peacekeeping operations has uncovered incidents ranging from murder and torture to sexual exploitation, harassment of and discrimination against local women and children. UN representatives have also sexually harassed their female colleagues, and have been accused of smuggling drugs and arms. In addition, brothels have sprouted nearby -- and in one case allegedly inside -- UN compounds. In the latter case, prostitutes were allegedly employed by the UN and were reportedly even shipped on UN planes to fornicate with a UN staff member in hotels paid for by the UN.
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