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Friday, April 22, 2005

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One down, one to go

The AP says that 'UN Official No. 2' is Maurice Strong, Canadian businessman, environmentalist, and until this week, the UN's special envoy to North Korea.

Details here:

...Last week, U.S. Attorney David Kelley filed charges against three people allegedly connected to oil-for-food, including a South Korean businessman with ties to current and past U.N. officials such as former Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, according to staff.

The Kelley complaint against the South Korean, Tongsun Park, cited two high-ranking U.N. officials - identified only as "official 1" and "official 2." It said Park met them in an apparent bid to influence the ultimate design of the oil-for-food program, and doesn't rule out the possibility that they may have been bribed.

According to the complaint, Park invested $1 million in a company run by the son of one of the officials. The company later folded

And on Wednesday, Annan's special envoy for North Korea, Maurice Strong, stepped aside after he acknowledged business ties with Park. The Volcker committee is investigating Strong's possible role in oil-for-food, while Strong denies he had anything to do with the program.

The Toronto Globe and Mail reported Thursday that Strong conceded it was his son, Frederick Strong, who ran the company in which Park invested money. That would make Maurice Strong "official 2."


(Emphasis added.)

The smart money says that 'UN Official No. 2' is Benon Sevan, head of the UN's corruption syndicate known as Oil - for - Food - and - Palaces - and - Weapons - and - UN - bureaucrats - and - their - families.

Shouldn't be too much longer before the rats in the UN start turning on one another.



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