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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Another child-sex exploiter in the UN?

When is the world going to wise up and realize the United Nations has outlived it's usefulness? They can't keep rogue regimes from working towards creating nuclear weapons. They cover up North Korea's counterfeit scandal. And don't get us started on the Oil-For-Food scandal.

But the sex scandals that have rocked the UN went virtually unnoticed by most people, unless you read blogs. The first one shocked people in 2004 when it was discovered that UN peacekeepers were engaged in child-sex exploitation. In 2005, the sites and cases expanded to other nations where peacekeepers were stationed. And today we have a new one breaking across the wires. Another player in the scandal has emerged and given his destination, the excuse doesn't wash:

A high-ranking human rights worker with ties to the United Nations was nabbed at Kennedy Airport Tuesday with kiddie porn in his suitcase, officials said.

Clarence Dias, 65, president of the International Center for Law in Development, whose offices are located at the UN, had the smut in his carry-on bag as he passed through security on his way to a flight bound for Bangkok, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.

Transportation Security Administration officials doing a random bag check around 8:20a.m. allegedly found a DVD whose cover featured an apparently underage nude boy and an adult male in Dias’ handbag, prosecutors said.

The video’s title - “Winner Pub Pattaya” - apparently refers to a beach resort in Thailand, authorities said. There were also other lewd photographs in the bag, authorities said.

Dias - who holds a doctorate in law from Bombay University and Cornell Law School and has taught at Boston College of Law - claimed the porn was for research, authorities said.

Folks, this piece of garbage was on his way to Thailand, which has a rampant child sex industry. Recently, the Thai government has begun turning these sickos away. They really started cracking down on pedophiles and child-sex crime offenders when they realized how out of control the exploitation has become. Captain Ed reminds us that even Gary "Pedophile" Glitter spent time in a Thai prison for his crimes and that was after London refused his return. There is no doubt that such an industry needs to be shut down and dismantled, and we praise the Thai authorities for the steps they've taken in an attempt to end the victimization of their children.

But this is yet another example of the uselessness of the United Nations. They coddle terrorists behind closed doors, has a large amount of diplomats that are anti-Semitic (or anti Israel, at the very least), and they sweep the sex scandals under the rug. One of our early columns for Common Conservative was an indictment of the UN; noting their failures, and touching on the peacekeeping scandals. This is an organization that should be shut down. Forget reform because it'll never be reformed. It needs to go the way of the League of Nations because that's how feckless -- and dangerous to the world as a whole -- this organization is.

Publius II


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