UNITED NATIONS "PEACEKEEPERS" IN ACTION
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
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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