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Revelation! There are Bad People EVERYWHERE!

Thanks to Instapundit for the pointer:

UN troops buy sex from teenage refugees in Congo camp

“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…”

Blaming the media for not reporting it enough:

“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?”

Some demand the U.N.’s demise:

“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.

4 comments to Revelation! There are Bad People EVERYWHERE!

  • I’ll agree with you that yes, there are some bad people out there, and that in most cases the organizations should not be blamed for the actions of a few members.

    However — when an organization repeatedly fails to take ameliorative action to address the misconduct, fraud, and incompetence of its representatives, and doesn’t appear to be prepared to take any action in the future to fix these problems, I condemn the organization.


  • Joshua

    Complaining about an organization is well within our jurisdictions. Both the U.S. government and the U.N. should have complaints against them because of their “employees” behave in horrific fashion. From the quote on the website, though, it sounded like you wanted to shut the whole U.N. down. I thought that a bit extreme, and complained about your complaint. We shouldn’t shut down the U.N. anymore than we should shut down the U.S. government, who has a much longer and nastier history of its employees acting badly than the U.N.

    By the way, “Quibbles N Bits” is a great name. And thank you for reading our group blog! We love debate!

  • Actually, I do want to dispose of the UN :-)

    The UNs weakness is that it grants the impression of democratic behavior to despots. Syria, Libya, North Korea, etc., all sit in the UN, and vote against the democracies such as the US, Britain, et al., and those despots bear equal power within the assembly as the democracies.

    It would be far better to have an international organization that forces nations to earn admission — much the way states had to earn admission into the Union during the Westward expansion.

    States had to have a representative government, a state constitution, a state wide judicial system based upon law, and a minimum population density to be considered for admission as a state.

    The first three could be applied to admission for a nation to a UN type body. In such a case, the despots would be excluded, weakening them internationally. Also, the World Bank and other similar entities would not be allowed to lend and support non-member states.

    Now, on to your other comments — The US government may have had a history of “employees acting badly”, but the United States has, for the most part, become critical of itself when it does have its employees behaving badly.

    When our employees misbehave, we generally punish them and try to ameliorate the situation. When UN employees misbehave, they shrug or cover it up. No one is held responsible.

    And thanks for the compliment on the blog name — it was an inspiration :-)

    As for here — I’ll be around…

  • Joshua

    You’ve done more than most; you critiqued the U.N. and suggested a replacement. There are good ideas there. One thing came to mind; perhaps admission to the U.N. is done for diplomatic reasons rather than practical ones. Maybe more democratic regimes allow the Syrias, et al to keep them in line, to keep an eye on them, and to claim that they break “international rules” that technically the majority agrees upon. It is uncomfortable to sit around the table and see Iran, whose version of “democracy” is best described as pseudo-democracy. But it’s better to have them feel a part of the international community rather than as outsiders, if only to pressure them to reform.

    Your points are well taken.