Monday, January 03, 2005

The UNcredibles

I watched on TV Egeland Humperdink in his plush UN office in New York this afternoon, standing in front of the UN flag announcing with pride that "We" now have five helicopter carriers in the region.

Er… who's this "We" pale face?

For more on this incredible "tranzi" organisation, you need to read the Diplomad Blog. Here is a sample:

More on "The UNcredibles": WFP (World Food Program) has "arrived" in the capital with an assessment and coordination team". The following is no joke; no Diplomad attempt to be funny or clever: The team has spent the day and will likely spend a few more setting up their "coordination and opcenter" at a local five-star hotel. And their number one concern, even before phones, fax and copy machines? Arranging for the hotel to provide 24hr catering service. USAID folks already are cracking jokes about "The UN Sheraton." Meanwhile, our military and civilians, working with the super Aussies, continue to keep the C-130 air bridge of supplies flowing and the choppers flying, and keep on saving lives - and without 24hr catering services from any five-star hotel... The contrast grows more stark every minute.
Plenty more where that comes from.

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