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Several years ago, before my eyes were opened to politics, I saw a bumper sticker on a friends father’s truck that said “UN out of the US, US out of the UN”. At the time I had no idea what it meant. But now that I have been heavily invested in politics and world news and events I COMPLETELY understand. The UN is nothing more than a mouth for the worlds despots and tyrants and gives their ignorant world policies and the sickening policies in their own countries legitimacy. It gives assholes like Achmadineercud a chance to stand in front of the world and tell us that he is going to destroy Isreal with nukes, and for dickholes like Chavez to call “W” Satan. Not only does the UN endorse anything that has anything to do with the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Government Affairs

In 2005, the United States gave $5.3 billion to the U.N—a 30% increase from 2004 funding level of $4.1 billion. Almost every Department of the U.S. government plus several independent agencies fund the U.N. Although the U.N. does not track this information or at least does not make such information public, most experts say the total U.N. budget is between $15-20 billion. The U.S. funded portion is between 25% and 30%.

This is unacceptable. It’s time to throw the tea overboard patriots and take out money back and put it where it belongs, in OUR pockets. You don’t believe me that it’s time for the US to kick the UN out of this country onto their corrupt ass, take a look at this…

UN turns a blind eye to reports of million-dollar aid fraud

TSUNAMI reconstruction funds worth $US500 million are being lost to fraud and corruption because of the failure by the United Nations to implement its own anti-fraud measures.

This claim is made by the UN’s former deputy director of investigations, Frank Montil, a former ASIO officer who for a decade was the deputy director of the UN’s internal watchdog unit, set up to investigate fraud and corruption within the UN and its agencies.

In an exclusive interview with the Herald, Mr Montil said “the oil-for-food scandal taught them nothing”. The fraud and corruption which had been occurring during the tsunami reconstruction period would come back to haunt the UN, which had wilfully ignored all the warning signs.

As a senior UN investigator, Mr Montil was sent to the devastated areas of Indonesia after the tsunami. His task was to assess the risks of fraud, waste and mismanagement to the public funding that the tsunami public appeal generated and for which the UN was responsible for allocating. “When you have a disaster zone, you have all sorts of drifters and conmen walking in. It is the equivalent to the old goldrushes,” Mr Montil said.

His findings made for frightening reading. His inquiries revealed that every project would automatically attract a 10 per cent premium to cater for bribes “to a variety of parties who may have an influence on whether or not a project will go ahead.”

In large infrastructure and building procurement, his team learnt that there was almost always collusion between the winning company and public officials. In the instances where there was no government involvement, there was collusion between large contractors who operated an invisible roster.

Mr Montil’s report says the company which won the contract through a “fake” lowest bid – inevitably overpriced as it had already been determined it would win – would then offer subcontracting jobs on the project to the unsuccessful bidders.

“These government bodies are duplicating, tripling and even quadrupling their approaches to the various foreign aid and UN agencies for the very same equipment,” Mr Montil warned the UN General Assembly in his report.

“As such there is a risk for fraud, in that a government body could secure excess office space, and twice, three times or even four times its equipment requirement – including motor vehicles.”

But the report lay on the desk of the former secretary-general, Kofi Annan, for eight months, Mr Montil said.

“My estimations of fraud were that at the bare minimum in Banda Aceh alone there would be at least $US80 or $US90 million disappearing in fraud and corruption. That’s only in emergency funds. That doesn’t include the half a billion that will be lost to fraud and corruption in reconstruction funds,” he said.

When the Herald contacted the UN, a spokesman provided the General Assembly’s response to Mr Montil’s report. Tabled last December, it read in part: “The Deputy Secretary-General indicated that a number of funds and programs had expressed the view that their tsunami activities had already been extensively audited and that a further consolidated report would be superfluous.”

Mr Montil said this response was one of “wilful abdication of the UN’s obligations” and followed its failure to act when rumours of the oil-for-food scandal emerged. It was later revealed to the UN’s embarrassment that the Australian Wheat Board was paying kickbacks to Saddam Hussein.

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