Corruption & Social Decay
Lies about Libya (Thomas Sowell): "The highest American diplomat on the scene in Libya spoke directly with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by phone and told her that it was a terrorist attack. The president of Libya announced that it was a terrorist attack. The CIA told the Obama administration that it was a terrorist attack....
After the 'spontaneous protest' story was discredited, the next claim was that this was the best information available at the time from intelligence sources. But that claim cannot survive scrutiny, now that the 12 drafts of the Obama administration’s talking points about Benghazi have belatedly come to light....
"The problem with telling a lie, or even a succession of lies, is that a very small dose of the truth can sometimes make the whole thing collapse like a house of cards. The State Department’s own foreign service officer Gregory Hicks was in Libya during the attack, so he knew the truth. When threats were not enough to silence him, it was then necessary to try to discredit him.....But it will take more investigations to determine who gave the order to 'stand down,' and why. How many new lies that will generate is another question."
Why the United States is a Dying Country: "For many years that reality has been painfully obvious to those of us who immigrated to the United States having experienced first-hand the suffering inherent in the near total destruction of a nation which inevitably occurs as the end-product of immorality, despotism and radical ideology .... This process begins with a society willing to reject the fundamental concept that is necessary for any nation to thrive and prosper..." See The Fall and Rise of Human Violence
“Gay Infertility” is the New Mandatory Health Insurance Frontier: "It’s interesting sometimes to read about the last days of past civilizations. ...[Those] last days were filled with completely irrational ideas and behaviors that could not be explained in any way outside of a mass collapse of reason.
"In entirely unrelated news, there’s a new proposal to mandate coverage for Gay Infertility. The problem is that Gay Infertility is just biology.... This isn’t a medical problem. It’s a mental problem. ...'Should health insurers be legally required to offer infertility treatment for gay couples? Yes, according to a bill (AB 460) filed in the California legislature.... In fact, refusing to do so should be a crime."
Obama’s Non-Partisan Campaign Selling Access to Obama for $500,000: "They’re 'Organizing for Action', but the action that they’re organizing for comes from the White House. This is no different than a candidate funding a grass roots movement calling on him to run for office. And now we’ve got a non-profit openly selling access to elected officials outside campaign time....They’re not doing it to get a photo, they’re doing it to push their own economic interests through access to high level government officials, including the highest possible official in the country. Obama has turned America into Argentina, Nigeria or Russia. A completely corrupt country where the only way to get anything done is to give money to those in power."
'Gay' campaign for Boy Scouts stalls: "A campaign by 'gay' activists to open the Boy Scouts of America to homosexuals has stalled, with a decision today by the BSA executive committee meeting in Irving, Texas, to not vote on the proposed policy change until May.
Gay' campaign for Boy Scouts stalls: "A campaign by 'gay' activists to open the Boy Scouts of America to homosexuals has stalled, with a decision today by the BSA executive committee meeting in Irving, Texas, to not vote on the proposed policy change until May. The vote to open the ranks to homosexuality was expected today after the organization said last week it was considering a new policy that would allow local Scouting organizations to establish their own rules for membership.
"But in the meantime, a tidal wave of opposition surged....In 2000, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the right of the organization to exclude homosexuals, because homosexual behavior violates the core values of the private organization."Let's pray that they refuse to compromise their values!
Boy Scouts Flirt with Dishonor and Destruction: "Boy Scouts learn to start fires by rubbing two sticks together. Now, the national Scout leadership is playing with fire... [or rather] explosives. Under consideration for a vote this week during a board of directors meeting is a rules change that would overturn the Scouts' ban on openly homosexual members and leaders.
"...sponsoring organizations could now coerce Scout troops to accept openly homosexual men and boys.... Those that resist would be kicked out of schools and other locales. This 'local option' would signal surrender and destroy the Boy Scouts. Without parental trust, the Boy Scouts, founded in 1910 and who have been instrumental in helping millions of boys transition to manhood, would implode like a popped balloon. Does anyone other than leftwing ideologues and America's enemies think this would be good for America?"
Depravity (no moral conscience). Why Did He Kill All Those Children? "The mass murderer at the Newtown elementary school, Adam Lanza, had an existence that 'largely involved playing violent computer video games in a bedroom'.... It is common for law enforcement to fail to disclose to the public the extent to which a mass murderer had been playing violent video games, as well as what psychiatric or illegal drugs he may have been using....
"The U.S. media have also been ignoring... his mental diagnosis, medication, and the fact that he didn’t have his father in the home because he had been divested of his father’s authority by a family court....
"In an outrageous example of judicial supremacy, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2011 that the video game industry has a First Amendment right to sell violent video games even to minors."See The Fall and Rise of Human Violence
Omen for America: "The future will be another country. They will do things differently there. The Census is not just a description of the state of things on a day in 2011, it is a prophetic document telling us where we are going, whether we like it or not. I don’t."
“Abuses Of Power Always – Always – Expand Beyond Their Original Application”: "Documents just obtained from the FBI by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund reveal, as the New York Times put it, that 'the [FBI] used counterterrorism agents to investigate the Occupy Wall Street movement.'... It should be anything but surprising that the FBI – drowning in counter-terrorism money, power and other resources – will apply the term ts to control and suppress (thus ushering in all of the powers institutionalized against 'terrori sts ')."
The previous link (which you saw earlier) reminds me of the treatment of self-sufficient Jews throughout Europe who are treated as villains and terrorist. You may want to read this again: Western Europe will soon be “Judenrein” Norway now is!
A sad glimpse of American values on the day after Thanksgiving. No need to follow the links, since the titles shout the message:
'Gang fight' at Black Friday sale
Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper
Shots fired outside WALMART
'Customers run over in parking lot
Woman busted after throwing merchandise
Thousands storm VICTORIA'S SECRET
VIDEO: Insane battle over phones...
But for those who love our Lord:Thanks to God for my Redeemer! A wonderful old hymn!
Emails show Justice [Department] working with Media Matters on stories that target critics: "Newly published emails show the top spokeswoman at the U.S. Justice Department regularly collaborating with the liberal advocacy group Media Matters on stories that slam the administration's critics. ...the emails show 'moment-to-moment coordination' between the department and Media Matters. 'We received a massive amount of these communiques that indicate direct coordination between the Obama Justice Department ... and Media Matters to subvert news stories....This proves coordination." See Rockefeller and the Global Media Censors
'Ex-TSA agent reveals epidemic of thefts from passengers: "It was a scandal that rocked the nation - a New York Transport Security Agency security officer found guilty of stealing close to $1million worth of belongings from passenger luggage.... 381 TSA officers have been fired for stealing from passengers in the last nine years..." See Moral and Social Corruption
France to Eliminate Words ‘Mother,’ ‘Father’ From Documents: "A proposal to legalize gay marriage in France would also abolish all references to 'mothers' and 'fathers' in official documents. Under the draft bill, same-sex marriages would become legal, and gay couples would have the same rights to adopt children as heterosexual couples. The bill would also do away with all references to 'mothers and fathers' in the civil code and replace them with the gender-neutral term 'parents.'” See The UN Seizure of Parental Rights
Biden: Planned Parenthood ‘under law cannot perform any abortion;’ But Planned Parenthood states: We did 985,731 [abortions] in 3 Years: "Planned Parenthood itself has published fact sheets indicating that it did 985,731 abortions in just the three years from 2008 through 2010. ...Biden made his remark in response to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney position that he would defund Planned Parenthood. 'And now these guys pledge that they are going to defund Planned Parenthood, which under law cannot perform any abortion,” said Biden." See Orwell's 1984
Big Lies in Politics: [Thomas Sowell] It was either Adolf Hitler or his propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, who said that the people will believe any lie, if it is big enough and told often enough, loud enough. Although the Nazis were defeated in World War II, this part of their philosophy survives triumphantly to this day among politicians.... If you listen to Barack Obama, you are bound to hear this lie repeatedly."
Scientists Say Spare the Meat, Food Shortages & Water Scarcity Are Coming: “'Water scientists' warn that because of a scarcity of water and a depletion in global food supplies, we 'may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages,' the Guardian reports." See Media-made "Foes" and Deceptive "Friends" and Green Lies and Deceptive Science
Lewd behavior is no surprise in a culture of unrestraint: "...an investigation is being made to check whether secret agents hired strippers and prostitutes in advance of President Obama’s visit last year to El Salvador. ...Secret Service senior managers had tolerated similar behavior during previous official trips.....Lewd behavior should be no surprise for a nation where Hollywood, the biggest propaganda machine in the world, reigns supreme in its movies shamelessly promoting prostitution in the name of 'free love'. ...Any wonder about the “good times” of JFK, or Bill Clinton, or FDR? ...In a recent book, Mimi Alford tells that her virginity was taken when she was a 19-year-old intern in the White House. The seducer was President John F. Kennedy." See Depravity
If I were the devil: "...I would whisper, 'The Bible is a myth.' I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is 'square.' ...I would teach them to pray after me, 'our Father, which art in Washington….' And then I’d get organized. I’d educate authors on how to make lurid literature exciting, so that anything else would appear dull and uninteresting...
"...I would...neglect to discipline emotions—just let those run wild....I would substitute psychology for religion.... I’d make the symbols of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle..." See God's Warnings for our Times
Feds Use Minneapolis Schools to Test Pro-Homosexual "Blueprint": "Another school district has just caved in to organized and well-funded 'gay' activist bullying. Only this time, some of the bullies were also from the Obama administration.
Trying to be a good parent today is becoming more and more difficult. And if you are a Christian, especially if your kids are in public schools, you have to fight more battles than usual. ...
"The suit was brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, with GLSEN and the federal agencies also signing on—and each of these students will receive $45,000 from this settlement....The school has also been forced to set aside $500,000, just to start with, to fund sweeping pro-homosexual indoctrination programs for students and teachers. The settlement demands that the district hire a mental health consultant..."See next two links:
Repeated. Morris Dees' Poverty Palace: "Mr. Dees is, of course, the founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, and poverty has been very, very good to him, judging by the staggering amount of expensive bric-a-brac he and Ms. Starr have accumulated.... This shiny thing-a-mabob with the $20 on it is described as 'A poolside rickshaw at the home of Morris Dees and Susan Starr in Montgomery, Ala,' because nothing screams Equality! like a fancy rickshaw..." Moral Corruption
Repeated. The Church of Morris Dees: "Ah, tolerance. Who could be against something so virtuous? And who could object to the Southern Poverty Law Center...? Co-founded in 1971 by civil rights lawyer cum direct-marketing millionaire Morris Dees, a leading critic of 'hate groups'..." See Zero Tolerance For Non-Compliance - Lifelong Behavior Modification
A reminder: Video. Grinding America Down: "The 93-minute documentary exposes the plan of communists to destroy the moral underpinnings of Western civilization. ...according to the film, social changes in the past 50 years have followed a communist checklist for encouraging moral rot and undermining free enterprise in the West: homosexual 'rights'... promotion of obscenity and immorality."
The Perfection of Crony Capitalism: Use Regulation to Destroy Competitors: "Crony capitalism uses its wealth to impose government regulations designed to hinder, cripple and destroy small business competitors. In the U.S. we now have the perfection of cloaked crony capitalism: corporate cartels use their vast concentrations of capital and revenue to buy the political leverage needed to write regulations specifically designed to eliminate competition.... Imposing complex regulations on small business competitors effectively cripples an entire class competitors, but does so in 'stealth mode'–after all, more regulations are a 'good thing'.. which 'protect the public'....
"Consider the family-owned small to medium size farmer...Suddenly a number of corporate agribusiness farms (i.e. concentrated animal feeding operations...) spring up nearby where thousands of pigs/cows are crammed into huge barns and the operation is run like a factory, enabling the CAFO to produce meat or milk at a significantly cheaper cost or production.... This is the perfect condition...to create super-bugs that are resistant to antibiotics.... The government may initiate enforcement actions against the farmer for non-compliance and if he’s not rich, he will get steamrolled." See Walnuts, Milk and Global Tyranny
The UN’s made-up up figures: now claims 200,000 die from illegal abortions in Brazil: "Where did CEDAW [Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women] get the extravagant figure of 200,000 deaths? From Brazilian feminist NGOs funded largely by U.S. pro-abortion institutions such as the MacArthur, Rockefeller, and Ford Foundations, which usually sponsor the pro-abortion training of feminist leaders in Brazil, so that they may not be out of step with their American counterparts....
"Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, a 'former member of a communist terrorist organization that sought to overthrow the Brazilian government in the 1960s and 70s, is on record supporting the decriminalization of abortion.... So far the conservative views of most Brazilians, especially women, have hindered Rousseff and Menicucci from being free to impose their personal, ideological views on the all Brazilian women and other Brazilians. Similarly, the conservative views of most women and nations have hindered the UN from being free to impose its personal, ideological views on the rest of the world."
Brazilian government demands apology from televangelist for ‘homophobia’: "A Brazilian federal prosecutor is demanding that a televangelist retract certain statements he made in 2011 which the prosecutor says incited 'hatred' against homosexuals — a thinly veiled threat of future legal action....The threat against Malafaia reflects a growing conflict between the regime of socialist president Dilma Rousseff and religious broadcasters, who were largely responsible for her near-defeat in the 2010 presidential elections." The next link offers some background information.
Culture Sex-Changing Treatment for Kids: It's on The Rise: "A small but growing number of teens and even younger children who think they were born the wrong sex are getting support from parents and from doctors who give them sex-changing treatments, according to reports in the medical journal Pediatrics." See Cultural Corruption
Repeated. Brazil’s new women’s minister was trained to do abortions: "Brazil’s new Women’s Policy Minister, Eleonora Menicucci [appointed by Brazil's new president, Dilma Rousseff] was trained in Colombia to personally perform abortions....Menicucci notes that in 1995 'I was a member of a Feminist Sexuality and Health Collective.' ...the revolutionary group of which she was a member, 'for security reasons,' wanted her to 'only have sexual relations with members of my organization.'....Menicucci, who was incarcerated with Rousseff during the 1970s, when they were arrested for terrorism." But such corruption doesn't stop our cozy relationship with Brazil. Remember this article: Obama Underwrites Offshore Drilling [in Brazil]
Truth or Fiction? No Correlation between Smoking Pot and Better College Grades: "Actually no such study has made headlines lately. But there is a new study on pot that mediocre students will love! ....after reading through the hype and comparing it with the actual abstract of the study, it looks like just another example of research methodology on campus used to achieve a desired result....
"The headline proclaims: 'Marijuana Smoke not as Damaging to Lungs as Cigarette Smoke.' Now, did you immediately assume that the study shows equal amounts of marijuana smoke to be less damaging than equal amounts of tobacco smoke? I did. Well, I didn't, but I would have if I had trusted such studies on illegal drugs since I read the Cato report and its thorough rebuttal by the Portuguese MDs who have studied the issue hands-on and met the actual patients (drug users). I have yet to see such a pro-drug study that is not a wide-eyed attempt to justify a bad habit...."
America After Dark: Desperate Meth Heads, Rampant Human Trafficking And Millions Of Criminal Predators: "There are communities all over the country where drug dealing, human trafficking and gang violence have gotten so out of control that authorities don't really know what to do about it. In America tonight, thousands of meth heads will break into homes as they desperately search for enough money for another hit. ...thousands of children will be sold for sex at truck stops and on street corners. ...now that the economy is falling apart the damage to the fabric of our society is being revealed." See God's Warnings for our Times
Civilization in Reverse: "...history offers plenty of examples of life becoming far worse than it had been centuries earlier. The biographer Plutarch, writing 500 years after the glories of classical Greece, lamented that in his time weeds grew amid the empty colonnades of the once-impressive Greek city-states. In America, most would prefer to live in the Detroit of 1941 than the Detroit of 2011....
"...our own rendezvous with reality is rapidly approaching. The costs of servicing a growing national debt of more than $15 trillion are starting to squeeze out other budget expenditures. Americans are no longer affluent enough to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars to import oil, while we snub our noses at vast new oil and gas finds beneath our own soil and seas. ... Now, as in Greece, the veneer of civilization is proving pretty thin in California. ...When thieves rip copper wire out of street lights, the streets stay dark.... Hospital emergency rooms neither have room nor act as if there's much of an emergency. ....
"In 1960 there were far fewer government officials, far fewer prisons, far fewer laws and far fewer lawyers -- and yet the state was a far safer place than it is a half-century later." See chart on this page: Bowing to the Dragon?
Green energy corruption scandal spreads: "Solyndra is just the tip of the iceberg. At least six companies in three states have gone belly-up. The latest scandal involves California Congressman George Miller and a company called SunPower....[It] got $1.2 billion in loan guarantees—more than twice what Solyndra spent—and they got that because of political connections: Miller’s son has been a company lobbyist."
12 Facts About Money And Congress So Outrageous That It Is Hard To Believe They Are True: "#1 The collective net worth of all of the members of Congress increased by 25 percent between 2008 and 2010. #2 The collective net worth of all of the members of Congress is now slightly over 2 billion dollars. That is 'billion' with a "b". #3 This happened during a time when the net worth of most American households was declining rapidly.... #4 The average net worth for a member of Congress is now approximately 3.8 million dollars..."
A smoking gun for 'Fast and Furious' by Tom Tancredo: "Email messages between Justice Department officials and ATF managers... show that Attorney General Holder was well aware of the ATF operation in mid-2010, almost a full year earlier than previously admitted. This means Holder lied to a congressional committee. Why did he lie and what else has he been lying about? ...It is becoming clear the real purpose for getting more than 2,000 guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels was purely political...The ATF has claimed for years that more than 90 percent of the guns used to commit murders inside Mexico come from the U.S., but the real figure is about 17 percent." See Deception
'Fast and Furious' investigated for violating international law: "With reports of guns being smuggled to Central America and the DEA admitting a role in the operation, there are concerns that Fast and Furious is merely a fragment of a wider operation."
Hoffa's call to 'take out' tea partiers deemed 'no idle threat': "Considering the history of violence within the Teamsters union, it's not surprising that Jimmy Hoffa Jr. would say of the tea party that he and his union members need to 'take these son of a bitches out,' declared Rick Berman...'it shouldn't be considered an idle threat, either.'
"Hoffa declared that there is a 'war on workers' being perpetrated by the tea party: 'President Obama, this is your army. We are ready to march,' Hoffa added. 'Let's take these son of bitches out...'
"Obama, who spoke after Hoffa, didn't take the opportunity to counter the hostile talk, but instead told the Michigan audience he was 'proud' of Hoffa and other labor leaders."
Iranians: Time ripe for 'Great Satan' to be removed: "The decline and fall of the American empire is unfolding.... Racial, financial, political and social discrimination plagues American society, [Jazayeri] says, and immorality and profound family deterioration are among the hundreds of other social challenges plaguing America." See God's Warnings for our Times
Pro-life activist beaten, arrested, and accused of bomb plot by police while handing out pro-life flyers at local town fair: 'On August 11, Peter D'Attilio was merely handing out 2-inch-wide pro-life bookmark flyers at a local fair in Franklin, Massachusetts.... The police then accused him of conspiring to plant bombs at the event, telling him that pro-life people 'are known for that kind of thing.'" See Ban truth - Reap tyranny
Turning the Tide on Library Porn: "...a mother whose child saw the porn an adult was viewing on the library computer complained to the library, but it refused to help since it was following American Library Association guidance. So she went to the media. That was when the tide started turning."
Why? Is America intentionally trying to offend Pakistanis? This "celebration" makes no sense -- unless the U.S. Embassy would rather please the "gay" community than Pakistan. See Moral relativism
Pakistani Islamists Protest U.S. Embassy’s ‘Gay Pride’ Event: "Public protests by Pakistani Islamists happen frequently, but on Monday the target was a new one – the recent hosting by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad of its first-ever lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) 'pride celebration.'”
Thomas Sowell: The Missing Money: "One of my earliest memories of revulsion against war came from seeing a photograph from the First World War when I was a teenager. It was nothing gory. Just a picture of a military officer, in an impressive uniform, talking to a puzzled and forlorn-looking old peasant woman with a cloth wrapped around her head. He said simply: 'Don't you understand, madam? The village is not there any more.'...
"Recently that image came back, in a wholly different context, while seeing pictures of American seniors carrying signs that read 'Hands off my Social Security'....Their anger should be directed instead against those politicians who were irresponsible enough to set up these costly programs without putting aside enough money to pay for the promises that were made -- promises that now cannot be kept, regardless of which political party controls the government."
Obama's "Safe Schools Czar" Kevin Jennings to leave U.S. Dept. of Education in July : "In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.' (George Orwell)....Jennings' new job: Running a 21st-century Saul Alinksy-type community organizing operation based in Massachusetts. The gay agenda on grassroots level? ...Among other efforts, last year, Jennings helped introduce Bill 4530 in Congress that would require normalization of homosexuality, transgenderism, cross-dressing, etc., in America's public schools." See Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals
18,460 dead people on Ohio voter rolls: "Ohio's top elections official says it appears that thousands of voters considered 'active' are anything but."
2 ex-Dem leaders charged in fake tea party scheme: "Two former high-ranking members of the Oakland County [Michigan] Democratic Party are facing various election corruption charges in a bogus tea party scheme."
Scroll down to this review of an earlier but timely book by Mark Steyn: America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It : "Someday soon, you might wake up to the call to prayer from a muezzin. Europeans already are. ...The future, as Steyn shows, belongs to the fecund and the confident. And the Islamists are both, while the West—wedded to a multiculturalism that undercuts its own confidence, a welfare state that nudges it toward sloth and self-indulgence, and a childlessness that consigns it to oblivion—is looking ever more like the ruins of a civilization. Europe, laments Steyn, is almost certainly a goner."
Quote from the book: "The European Union got rid of all the supposed obstacles to happiness -- war, politics, the burden of work, ...tiresome dependents--and yet their people are strikingly gloomy. They especially got rid of that oppressive Christianity. In the words of the official slogan of John Lennon International Airport at Liverpool: 'Above us is only sky."See God's Warnings for our Times
Transforming America: "A democracy [or republic] cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasure. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most money from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. 'The average age of the world's great civilizations has been two hundred years."
USDA Announces $1.3B Fund for Female, Hispanic Farmers Claiming Discrimination: "The Obama administration plans to distribute $1.3 billion to female and Hispanic farmers who claim they were discriminated against by the federal government....The move comes after Congress approved a separate $4.6 billion settlement for black and Native American farmers who claimed discrimination.... The USDA-announced claims process would provide at least $1.33 billion, plus another $160 million for debt relief....
"Lawmakers who raised concern said whistleblowers from the Department of Agriculture had come to them in confidence to warn that the money is going to claimants who don't deserve it..."
Hamas chief declares: U.S. empire will fall: "The U.S. empire is in decline and will fall because of the country's 'immorality,' promotion of 'open sexuality' and political 'njustice,' argued Mahmoud al-Zahar, the chief of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. He also predicted the rise of China and India as new superpowers, while hailing the revolution in Egypt that led to the resignation of President Hosni Mubara' he said. 'What was the cause of their destruction? Their immoralities. So I am not here fabricating or inventing a story or a theory. This is well known.'" He may be right!
Who's Policing Amtrak Joe Biden's Rail Boondoggles? "Among the new projects championed by the Obama administration: a $10 billion New Jersey-to-New York commuter rail tunnel pushed by Senate Democrats that state officials won't pay for but believe everyone else in the nation should be forced to subsidize. When Biden talks about 'seizing the future,' he's talking about seizing your wallets for his party's electoral security." See Deceit, Delusion and the Destruction of America
'Mother,' 'Father' Changing to 'Parent One,' 'Parent Two' on Passport Applications: "Gay rights groups are applauding the decision. 'Changing the term mother and father to the more global term of parent allows many different types of families to be able to go and apply for a passport for their child without feeling like the government doesn’t recognize their family,' said Jennifer Chrisler, executive director of Family Equality Council.”
Haiti, Sudan, Côte d'Ivoire: Who Cares? "Haitians have been as ill-served by their democracy as by their periodic dictatorships. When 'Baby Doc' Duvalier was overthrown in 1986, per capita GDP was $768. In 2009, on the eve of the quake, it was $519. ...Criminality is rampant, and Haiti ranked 177th out of 179 on Transparency International's 2008 corruption index....Haiti has run out of excuses for its failures at the very moment the 'international community' has run out of ideas about how to help.
"Maybe the U.N. should be called in to take charge. But events in Côte d'Ivoire suggest otherwise. ...its president, Laurent Gbagbo, refuses to concede an election the U.N. insists he lost.... U.N. peacekeepers aren't going to force him out. The State Department's brainstorm is to entice the president to leave by offering him a high-paying job at an international organization, perhaps the U.N. itself.
"So here you have an administration that professes to believe in the U.N. prepared to see a senior job in that organization filled by a Third World would-be tyrant. There's the U.N. and all its failures explained in a nutshell."See Lawlessness
For previous news items on this topic, go to Corruption (2004) or (1005-2008) or (2009-2010)
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