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William F. Jasper: Raping With Impunity: UN Leaders Ignore Rape, Sex Crimes of “Peacekeepers” in Haiti Again

by William F. Jasper

A new report on the crimes of UN “peacekeepers” in Haiti reveals how “girls as young as 11 were sexually abused and impregnated by peacekeepers and then, as one man put it, ‘left in misery’ to raise their children alone, often because the fathers are repatriated once the pregnancy becomes known.”

The report, based on interviews with approximately 2,500 Haitians, was published on December 17 in The Conversation, a liberal-left collaborative effort of hundreds of academics and reporters funded by dozens of universities and globalist foundations (Ford, Carnegie, Gates, Sloan, Lilly). As The New American has been reporting for years, the UN’s “peacekeeping” troops and  police forces are infamous for carrying out atrocities — mass slaughter, torture, rape, child sex trafficking, pillaging — all over the world.

In addition, thanks to totally irresponsible supervision by UN officials, its peacekeepers caused a cholera epidemic that has already killed about 10,000 in the last several years and has infected hundreds of thousands of Haitians with the deadly disease. It is still killing around 1,000 Haitians per year. As outrageous as the heinous acts of the UN’s “Blue Helmets” are, the repeated inaction, indifference, and cover-up by the UN’s top officials is in many ways even more outrageous. Even worse than turning a blind eye to the criminal activities of those whom they have charge over, UN officials have repeatedly retaliated against heroic whistleblowers that have come forward to expose peacekeeper abuses.

The authors of the new report, Professor Sabine Lee of Britain’s University of Birmingham and Susan Bartels of Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, together with their research team, interviewed 2,500 Haitians during the summer of 2017. They found hundreds of cases of sexual exploitation and abuse, but as in past incidents of rampant peacekeeper criminality — in Haiti, Mali, Congo, Ivory Coast, South Sudan,  the Central African Republic, the Balkans, etc. — no one has been held to account.

The Lee-Bartels report is entitled “‘They put a few coins in your hands to drop a baby in you’ — 265 stories of Haitian children abandoned by UN fathers.” “The UN Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) — the longest running mission by the organization in the country (2004-2017) — was originally mandated to assist local Haitian institutions in a context of political instability and organized crime,” Lee and Bartels write. “Its mandate was then extended due to natural disasters, most notably an earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, both of which added to the volatility of the political situation in the country. After 13 years of operation, MINUSTAH closed in October 2017, transitioning to the smaller UN Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH).”

“MINUSTAH is one of the most controversial UN missions ever,” the authors note. “It has been the focus of extensive allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse. A shocking number of uniformed and non-uniformed peacekeeping personnel have been linked to human rights abuses including sexual exploitation, rape, and even unlawful deaths.”

However, the UN deals with the recurring charges of brutality and sexual exploitation by simply delivering more pacifying rhetoric. “Let us declare in one voice: We will not tolerate anyone committing or condoning sexual exploitation and abuse. We will not let anyone cover up these crimes with the UN flag…. Let us make zero tolerance a reality,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, before a group of world leaders in 2017.

But, as the Associated Press noted shortly after the Guterres pledge quoted above, it was all sound and fury signifying nothing. “In March, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced new measures to tackle sexual abuse and exploitation by UN peacekeepers and other personnel. But the proclamation had a depressingly familiar ring: More than a decade ago, the United Nations commissioned a report that promised to do much the same thing, yet most of the reforms never materialized,” the AP story noted. “For a full two years after those promises were made, the children in Haiti were passed around from soldier to soldier. And in the years since, peacekeepers have been accused of sexual abuse the world over.”

“We’re From the UN; We’re Here to Help You”

On its Web page promoting UN careers, the UN self-servingly proclaims: “Wherever help is needed and people are suffering you will find dedicated United Nations staff contributing their time, assistance and expertise to positively transform lives and make the world a safer and better place for this and future generations.”

As the UN’s atrocious record in country after country shows, such UN boasts are mendacious and hypocritical beyond measure. Contrary to the UN’s claim that it has a “zero tolerance” policy regarding sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA in UN jargon), the reality is that the UN has given de facto immunity to its minions to rape and exploit with impunity. When peacekeeper violations become so blatant that even the pro-UN Fake News media start to demand some accountability, the UN simply sends the offending criminals home and recycles Blue Helmets in from one of its other operations around the world. While prattling endless platitudes about “the rule of law” and “justice for victims,” the UN makes sure that its accused employees are whisked away from national jurisdictions where they might have to actually answer for their crimes.

As we reported in 2016, the UN’s own field operations director at the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights resigned in disgust over the UN’s determined resistance to correcting the systemic peacekeeper abuse, as well as the retaliatory attitude of UN officialdom toward whistleblowers. That UN employee, Swedish national Anders Kompass, said the “complete impunity” for officials and the “lack of accountability” is so entrenched in the UN that it was “impossible” for him to continue working there.

Responding to the Lee-Bartels report, the UN, on December 19, issued a typical public-relations statement: “Sexual exploitation & abuse is unacceptable: it undermines the crucial trust between our personnel and the people we serve. Our partnership with Member States is bearing fruit to ensure accountability, justice & assistance for victims.”

This vacuous statement is simply another indication that depending on the UN to police and regulate itself is a false hope. Expecting genuine reform at the UN — after decades of repeated promises of reform —is not only a delusion, but a dangerous, deadly delusion.

Alex Newman has been the point man for The New American over the past several years on UN peacekeeper abuses and atrocities. His stories (see the linked articles listed below) detail a staggering record of peacekeeper barbarism in Haiti and around the globe.

Related articles and videos

Citing Officials’ “Impunity” on Child Sex Abuse, UN Whistleblower Quits

Sex Abuse by UN “Peace” Troops Becoming Global Scandal

UN “Peace” Forces in Haiti Prey on Civilians, Children

In Mali, Forces Backed by UN, France, and Obama Slaughter Civilians

UN Troops in Mali Slaughter Civilian Protesters

UN “Peacekeeping” Troops Face Scandals on Sex Crimes, Corruption

UN Troops Accused of Sex Crimes Worldwide

UN-Backed Troops Wreak Havoc in Africa

TNA: https://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/north-america/item/34464-raping-with-impunity-un-leaders-ignore-rape-sex-crimes-of-peacekeepers-in-haiti-again


William F. Jasper is an American journalist and author, and a senior editor of The New American, and long-time member of the John Birch Society.

Jesse Lee Peterson: LATEST DEMOCRAT TO EXPLOIT THE POOR

Jesse Lee Peterson slams blacks who elect politicians based on race

by Jesse Lee Peterson

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh may be going to prison.

The 69-year-old liberal black Democrat is under investigation and facing corruption allegations after she received hundreds of thousands of dollars for her self-published “Healthy Holly” children’s books from major health care companies with deep ties to the city of Baltimore.

Agents from the Baltimore FBI office and the IRS executed search warrants on Catherine Pugh’s homes, city hall, her lawyer’s office, and six other locations.

As reported by the Baltimore Sun, the University of Maryland Medical System spent $500,000 for 100,000 copies of Pugh’s “Healthy Holly” book series in a no-bid arrangement while she sat on the system’s board of directors. The University of Maryland Medical System is a private nonprofit that operates 13 hospitals and 150 other health facilities in Maryland.

That wasn’t all. Pugh also had a similar deal with healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente between 2015 and 2018 while the company was trying to negotiate a contract with the city’s spending panel to provide coverage to city employees. Afterwards, the panel approved a $48 million contract. The Baltimore Sun reported the mayor did not recuse herself from the vote despite the apparent conflict of interest.

Other charities and businesses in Baltimore also reportedly paid tens of thousands of dollars for “Healthy Holly” books. Mayor Pugh reportedly earned some $800,000 from sales! The arrangement was supposed to distribute books to low-income daycare centers and school libraries, but there’s little evidence to show the books were delivered to classrooms. Pugh was getting paid, but it wasn’t for the children’s book.

Now, outraged Baltimore residents and city council members are demanding accountability and answers from the mayor. The Baltimore City Council (made up of Democrats) is united in calling for Catherine Pugh step down as mayor. Gov. Larry Hogan (a Republican) is also demanding that the embattled mayor resign.

“Now more than ever, Baltimore City needs strong and responsible leadership,” Gov. Hogan said in a statement. “Mayor Pugh has lost the public trust. She is clearly not fit to lead.”

So far, Catherine Pugh has refused to step down, and she has gone into hiding. In fact, the mayor has been on paid leave since April 1, citing a case of pneumonia.

Liberal black Democrats like Catherine Pugh assume power by campaigning on themes like “reform” and “economic opportunity” for depressed inner-city communities, but ultimately they are seeking power and wealth for themselves. They don’t care about their constituents. These power-hungry black Democrats use their race and gender to get into office; and once elected, they use their position to steal and get rich.

If Catherine Pugh were white, she would be in jail right now! It is impossible for a white politician to commit the fraud Mayor Catherine Pugh is alleged to have perpetrated for years and still be free. I’m sure the only reason we are hearing about Pugh’s corruption is because it’s so egregious and blatant.

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There is a long list of Democrat mayors and politicians convicted of corruption, theft and fraud. Two of the most notorious black Democrats are Ray Nagin of New Orleans and Kwame Kilpatrick of Detroit.

Black Democrats have a sense of entitlement. Black female Democrats are especially shameless and feel unassailable because they have been getting away with using their race and gender to do outrageous things, including blatant crimes. And when these no-good liberal Democrats are caught or questioned about their illegal and immoral activities, they immediately blame “racism” to quash and silence disapproval from the law and whites.

The last three mayors of Baltimore have all been liberal black female Democrats, and they have all been dreadful.

This is the second time in a decade that a Baltimore mayor has faced corruption allegations.

Mayor Shelia Dixon was forced to resign in 2010 after she was found guilty of embezzlement and theft.

Then there’s Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore who sided with rioters against police after the death of drug dealer Freddie Gray in 2015. Rawlings-Blake and the incompetent State Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby falsely led the public to believe that Gray was murdered by police. Blake and Mosby allowed Black Lives Matter activists to riot and loot businesses in the city. At the height of the riots, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake told police to give black people room to destroy! In the end, charges were dropped against the police officers in the Freddie Gray case, but Rawlings-Blake and Mosby were never held accountable for what they did to the city. What a shame!

Most black Democrats are corrupt, and they seek political power in order to enrich themselves. It’s not “racism” that has destroyed our inner cities – it’s the Democrats, especially corrupt black Democrats.

It’s time for blacks to stop electing politicians based on race and elect their representatives based on merit and character. That is the only way to ensure real change and end the corruption in these Democrat controlled hell-holes.

WND: https://www.wnd.com/2019/04/latest-democrat-to-exploit-the-poor/

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