THE CALLOUS HUMANITARIANISM OF THE UN
The UN’s transnationalist hubris and moral degeneracy gets more disgusting with each passing crisis. I’d blog on this myself but The Diplomad has already said it better:
“Only really the UN can do the job?” We have US C-130s flying in and out of here dropping off heaps of supplies; US choppers arrive today; USAID is doing a knock-out job of marshalling and coordinating US and local resources to deliver real assistance to real people. The Aussies have planes and troops delivering stuff; even the Indians have goods on the way. The UN? Nowhere to be seen. OK, I’m not being fair. Last night they played host to a big “coordination” meeting of donors to announce that the UNDP has another large “assessment and coordination team” team arriving. Our USAID guys, who’ve been working 18-20 hrs/day, came back furious from this meeting saying everybody would be dead if the delivery of aid waited for the UN to set up shop and begin “coordinating.” The UN types are upset with the US, Ms. Short, dear, not because we’re undermining them but because we’re showing them up as totally inept.So much stupidity .
. . . Ms. Short and her ilk would rather have people die than have the US go it “alone” with its partners.”