From: "Ib Bang" <•••@••.•••> Subject: The Role of the UN. Date: Fri, 23 Jul 1999 22:49:32 +0200 Dear Jan and RN, Lately you wrote under the subject: "rn: Janet Eaton & UN Balkans Environmental Team: But I hate to give up on the UN and all its affiliates too easily. (I'm quite sure it was Kurt Waldheim who said, "The UN has survived liars and astrologers as Secretaries General. It's taken the rap for dirty deeds that the Super Powers have wished on it... but if it didn't exist, then we'd have to invent something like it." I cannot disagree entirely with you, we do need something like the UN. But the UN is funded by the plutocracy, and as you cited Kurt Waldheim, I will now cite a plutocrat, Mayer Amschel Rotschild, who said: "Give me the control of a nation's monetary system, and I cannot care who officially makes their rules." In short - those who control the money control everything else, including the UN. A little further on this statement occurs It is very encouraging, given the devastating and manifest human health and ecological consequences, that a thorough assessment is taking place. The need for such assessment has been called for in reports of the UN Inter-agaency Needs Assessment Mission released June 29th , by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe reporting around the same time, and in press releases by Mikhail Gorbachev and Green Cross International and by the World Wildlife Fund among others. When the UN is urged to perform the said environmental investigation, then it is among other things to avoid the other agencies to perform their investigations. Now the warmongers are in control of the investigation and consequently of its outcome. They might not be able to influence for instance Green Cross International or the World Wildlife Fund. According to a later statement A team of UN-sponsored environmental experts are in Pancevo, Yugoslavia today, beginning an assessment of damage done during the recent conflict over Kosovo. If the persons mentioned disregard a major factor, the DU, how can they be considered 'experts'? One possible limitation of and concern with the UN team's approach is that it apppears they will not be sampling for depleted uranium [DU]. Whether this is related to lack of equipment or lack of adequate information is not clear. If they lack information, then they are not experts, and if they persue the task without adequate equipment, then they do not act as experts, i. e. they are still not experts. Let us await their findings, and I am fairly confident, that they will not find anything of major concern. Of course they do not bite the hand, that feed them. As a Danish proverb says in translation: "The Devil protects his supporters." Do not forget, either, that somebody have accused some NATO generals and other bigwigs of war crimes. The evidence found thus must not be too overwhelming, if these accusations cannot be silenced to non-existence. Thus before somebody else find convincing evidence, the UN will take over the task to find nothing of major concern. Do you want to bet? Thank you for your attention! Sincerely, Ib Bang.