Thanks to Instapundit for the pointer:
“Teenage rape victims fleeing war in the Democratic Republic of Congo are being sexually exploited by the United Nations peace-keeping troops sent to the stop their suffering.
The Independent has found that mothers as young as 13 – the victims of multiple rape by militiamen – can only secure enough food to survive in the sprawling refugee camp by routinely sleeping with UN peace-keepers.”
Needless to say, but if I don’t make the obvious point, somebody will say “don’t you think this is awful?”… THIS IS AWFUL. These particular U.N. peacekeepers should be strung from their genitalia. They should be made to spend a night in Abu Ghraib prison. They should be PUNISHED. No doubt.
Looking at Instapundit and “>Sarcasm:
“The UN, paragons of virtue that they are, are on the case…”
“When does the international media start accusing the UN executive of deliberately causing the rape and prostitution of Congolese women? When does the New York Times call for Kofi Annan’s resignation?”
“The UN is dead to me. I see no hope of it ever recovering a good name and a good purpose. Between the Oil for Food scandal, peacekeepers standing by as genocide happens, and the various protitution and sex slavery scandals, the UN is corrupted beyond recovery.
It’s time to replace it with an organization with some accountability.”
Not everyone linked to these bloggers have the same opinion! Keep that in mind! I have selected a few that I think are emblematic of the conservative blogger view! These are MY opinions on THEIR work!
That being said, let’s get another dose of reality: There are bad people everywhere. Badness should not be condoned. There are bad people in Catholic churches, the U.N., and Abu Ghraib. There are bad people next door, down the street, and in Afghanistan. We should bring the badness into the light, expose it, and punish it. We should eliminate the bad and accentuate the good.
Should the entire U.S. government be dismissed for Abu Ghraib? NO. So why should the U.N. be dismissed for the evil few? Yes, we know that this is the second scandal. Two scandals cannot possibly diminish the only truly multinational organization dedicated to making people’s lives better. The U.N. has been in business for years doing good and a few bad apples cannot spoil over 50 years of good works.
And as for the “liberal” media, they are selective. We bloggers, come conservative and some not so conservative, are selective. If it’s not in the NY f-ing Times, DON’T BE ALARMED. Many stories take a long time to get to the news and create a furor. Just like Abu Ghraib. See? That was in January? Where was the blogger outrage? Oh no! It wasn’t until the “liberal” media picked up the story that people got outraged!
Stories take time to develop. We are glad that the Independent broke an important story.