Monday, November 29, 2010
Secret files show Washington wanted to find links between UN members, terror groups
WikiLeaks revealed Sunday that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered a probe on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as well as an investigation on possible ties between UN members and terror groups such as Hamas and Hezbollah.
"Washington wanted intelligence on the contentious issue of the 'relationship or funding between UN personnel and/or missions and terrorist organizations' and links between the UN Relief and Works Agency in the Middle East, and Hamas and Hezbollah," the British Guardian reported, citing the documents leaked by the controversial Web entity.
Washington also sent out orders signed by Clinton or Rice (aka Condoleezza Rice, Clinton's predecessor) ordering diplomats to gather "biographic and biometric" on various UN officials, including Ban, the report says.
It adds that the US may have "blurred the line between diplomacy and spying", and that the country's relations with the UN may now suffer due to the publication of the secret orders.
The US is one of the UN's biggest funders, donating over $3 billion annually to its function.
Israel was also included in the orders to collect intelligence on Mukhabarat, the Palestinian Authority's secret service, and Istikhbarat, its military intelligence; orders which Washington circulated among all of its embassies in the Middle East.
Diplomats in Israel, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia were asked to gather biometric intelligence on Palestinian Authority officials and senior Hamas agents in Gaza and the West Bank, the report says, in an effort to ascertain links between the officials and terrorists.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
In a meeting held today by heads of UN Agencies in Pyongyang (who are also members of the UN Security team in DPR Korea) they decided:
1. Not to raise security phase alert for North Korea;
- Members of security team expressed concerns that if they elevate current security phase in North Korea (DPRK) it might anger the DPRK Government and result in deterioration of the UN cooperation and programmes in North Korea;
- They also feared that an increased security phase might mean a halt of programme work in the field, meaning international advisors, consultants and humanitarian aid personnel who work in capacity building programmes might not be allowed in the country;
2. Continue monitor the situation and decide accordingly;
- Security team requested that the Security Focal Point keep ongoing contact with Un HQs (DSS) as well as the Western Embassies present in Pyongyang and brief accordingly the UN Team at any time;
Secret:While South Koreans are killed from Kim Jong-il artillery - Ban Ki Moon and South Korean Mission to the UN rush in to open credit line for Kim
in a secret document published this morning from FoxNews, is revealed that while North Korea was shelling the South Korean's island, killing civilians, Ban Ki-moon and his immediate staffers (Bob Orr and Kim won-so) are thinking to once again buy peace from the North by increasing the CASH for Kim Jong-il regime thru Helen Clark's UNDP. Another failed sun-shine policy.
UNDP Watch believes that this secret document, which seem to have been drafted under the direct supervision of the American Chair of the EOSG's Policy Committee, Mr. Robert Orr, could not have been commissioned unless with the direct blessing of US Mission to the UN (USUN) and/or involvement of China and/or Russia.
The document in itself seem to leave aside the national interests of South Korea and Japan. But it might as well be that the South Korean Mission to the UN, is trying to persuade Kim Jong-il to stop attacking by giving CASH thru United Nations, while "talking tough" on TV in front of an angry South Korean public who wants revenge. You never know with these diplomats.