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by Eric Shawn

ISBN: 1595230335
ISBN13: 978-1595230331
Language: English
Publisher: Sentinel Trade (December 26, 2006)
Pages: 336
Category: Politics and Government
Subategory: Sociology

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The United Nations was created after World War II to promote peace and international understanding. As veteran reporter Eric Shawn of Fox News Channel points out, the .

The United Nations was created after World War II to promote peace and international understanding. But over the years, and today more than ever, the . has failed to achieve its original mission. s iconic skyscraper is where our so-called allies all too often undermine the United States and our vital interests. And for the honor of hosting our adversaries in our own country, Americans pay a whopping 22 percent of the . Exposed will give you a rare insider's tour of the United Nations, focusing on many disturbing aspects that have been ignored by the mainstream media.

Long before the UN’s mammoth Oil for Food scandal, conservatives were both offended by and suspicious of this supranational organization, which seems to oppose and criticize the United States at every opportunity. But Eric Shawn, a senior correspondent and anchor for Fox News Channel, has aggressively reported on the many transgressions of UN officials for nearly two years. and it delivers kncokout punches on every page. - Family Security Matters. This is surely one of the most important books to be published this year. - Alan Caruba, Bookviews. is the best investigative work on the .

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The U. N. Exposed : How the United Nations Sabotages America's Security and Fails the World. The United Nations was created after World War II to promote peace and international understanding.

Manufacturer: Sentinel HC Release date: 4 May 2006 ISBN-10 : 1595230203 ISBN-13: 9781595230201. Tags: Nonfiction (1), The .

How the United Nations Sabotages America's Security and Fails the World. His book offers a rare insider’s tour of the United Nations, focusing on many disturbing aspects that have been ignored by the mainstream media. The tour guides, attractive young women for the most part, from many different countries, embody the ideal of the United Nations.

Less than five miles from Ground Zero in Manhattan sits an international hotbed of anti-Americanism.

Less than five miles from Ground Zero in Manhattan sits an international hotbed of anti-Americanism.

The United Nations was created after World War II to promote peace and international understanding. But over the years, and today more than ever, the U.N. has failed to achieve its original mission. It has failed to address the most dangerous threats facing the civilized world, refused to condemn terrorist acts, encouraged America's enemies, and supported some of the world's most oppressive governments, all while wasting billions of dollars.

As veteran reporter Eric Shawn of Fox News Channel points out, the U.N.'s iconic skyscraper is where our so-called allies all too often undermine the United States and our vital interests. And for the honor of hosting our adversaries in our own country, Americans pay a whopping 22 percent of the U.N.'s bloated budget.

The U.N. Exposed will give you a rare insider's tour of the United Nations, focusing on many disturbing aspects that have been ignored by the mainstream media. You will learn, for instance:

how U.N.-supervised funds were diverted into weapons used against American troops how terrorists and rogue states seeking nuclear weapons flout toothless U.N. resolutions how our allies' selfish economic interests drive U.N.-backed challenges to America's sovereignty how kickbacks, bribes, and corruption have pervaded the highest echelons of the U.N. how U.N. ambassadors and staff enjoy luxurious and tax-free Manhattan lifestyles and other perks how U.N. workers have repeatedly turned children into their sexual prey

As Shawn declares in his introduction, "I am disgusted by the fact that the altruistic efforts of so many U.N. staff members are undercut by the greed, corruption, and ineptitude of the bureaucracy they serve."

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Uylo
The United Nations was formed to promote world peace and cooperation between countries. In bygone days, it stood for goodness and compassion for others. (Remember the childhood days of collecting money for UNICEF?)

Times have certainly changed to our detriment as the examples and illustrations of "The U.N. Exposed" detail. It goes a long way in explaining why the U.N. seem to be incapable of promoting world peace and have no real clout in the mediations or remediations needed. For instance: France, being one of the main abusive players in the Oil For Food program has a foreign policy that has little to do with peace-keeping, but is instead, motivated by money and its own self-interest, adept at diplomatic covering their financial goals. Also jumping at the chance to participate in Saddam's crimes against humanity and against the international community in a place where votes are commonly for sale are Russia and China.

The U.N. officials do not have to be accountable to any popular constituency or electorate as a state legislator or member of Congress must be. Hiring at the U.N. has nothing to do with merit or in what one knows but strictly on who one knows, how well-connected to the government and how much pressure can be put on the U.N. to hire. Once in, one stays, to live in a culture of unrealistic entitlement, living far removed from those they are charged with helping.

During a time of great humanitarian need, many of the 191 nations represented at the U.N. have multimillion dollar prime Manhattan townhomes and demand royalty-type treatment. Privileges and immunities include tax exemptions on anything and everything. (Imagine if taxes were to finally be collected on the Secretary-General's Manhattan mansion - valued at $19,200,000.00 - for the needy of the state of N.Y or those in need within other countries.) Most feel they are above the law and rack up millions of dollars in unpaid parking tickets alone.

The sense of feeling above the law with no accountability is evidentially what promotes the ongoing atrocious and brutal abuses of the very people entrusted to the U.N.'s peace keeping branch to protect.

The incestuous relationship of the U.N. Press is just as shady. How fair and balanced can be their reporting and statements be when receiving money from the very people they cover?

American taxpayers currently fund 22% of the U.N.'s billion dollar annual budget, an additional 27% for peace-keeping operations and billions more for miscellaneous agencies of the U.N. (all rife with fraud and gross mismanagement of monies even as we are continually asked to contribute more money to the epitome of poor stewardship). Yet we have no clout in exchange for our money-encrusted ties, much less credit due for our generous humanitarian contributions intended for the recipient countries (the little bit that actually trickles to the people from the hand of the corrupt dictators, that is).

American lives have been lost because of the U.N. corruption, leaving many to wonder how we can entrust the U.N. for our basic security when they seem to work against us at every step. The U.N.'s Oil For Food resources have been used by insurgents to kill American troops and innocent Iraqis. The supposedly powerful U.N. demands and resolutions are generally ignored. Their mandates are dismissed, and their rulings are violated. While Americans must meet the standards, there are exceptions for the rest of the members. Diplomatic immunity is granted to the U.N. representatives who cannot police themselves. The world needs look no further than the failed resolutions regarding Saddam's refusal to comply with weapons inspectors' requests or the failed resolution for the Taliban in Afghanistan to turn over Osama bin Laden for prosecution, to see the impotence of the U.N. to act or to set aside the member nations' interests, some of whom endorse terrorism. With no penalty sought or paid, the U.N. permits itself to be used as a platform by terrorists and terrorist-supporting states.

America takes the lead in pushing for reform but seems to bang its head against the wall of resistance preserving the status quo of the current U.N. World which furthers the increasingly common subtle and insidious American bashing and anti-America sentiment permeating the 89 member democracy representatives and the 101 members classified as tyrannies, dictatorships and oligarchies making up the leadership of the "United" Nations. Meanwhile, glaring headlines such as "Africa's Suffering Is Bush's Shame" make it seem as if the scapegoat U.S. is the only member.

Hopefully the information in this book may be shocking to the many who complain about our governmental system while overlooking that of the biggest and most corrupt bureaucracy in the world - that of the U.N - whose environment echoes an off-the-record statement of one representative regarding foreign aid: Take money from poor people in the rich country (America) and give it to the rich people in the poor country. Sadly this is the U.N.'s scandalous truth today.

With several pages of pictures, a few exhibits, lots of documentations and quotes, "The U.N. Exposed" is a very informative book which also exposes the truth that leaders of an organization can't change anything unless they are willing to first change themselves.

Tenius
I'm not a big fan of the United Nations to begin with but I find Eric Shawn's book The U.N. Exposed to be less than impressive. The entire book revolves around the "Oil for Food" scandal. Mr. Shawn nit picks the U.N.'s administrative problems like how they hire people (it's not what you know, it's who you know) and that leads to many under qualified individuals. The "U.N. World" as he puts it, creates an aura of rich ambassadors who take advantage of New York's generosity economically and by backstabbing the United States by vetoing resolutions we favor. He goes on to mention U.N. peace keepers that have violated women, how the U.N. funds terrorism, and how they constantly ask the biggest contributor to the U.N. (United States) for more money. I would agree with all that he states but Mr. Shawn really is making a point that the U.N. should really be titled "The United States United Nations." After all, we fund 22 percent of the U.N. budget and 27 percent of the peace keeping operations and billions more in U.N. agencies yet most countries in the U.N. votes against us. The "Oil for Food" scandal can be linked to China, Russia, and France and their role in profiteering from the program. Only the United States and Great Britain (of the five permanent security counsel members) adhered to U.N. polices. Mr. Shawn demands accountability from all U.N. members yet advocates not providing America's share of the financial burden because to him, money is being wasted by a very inefficient institution. The U.N. Exposed is a great book to read about the workings of the U.N. but Mr. Shawn puts too much emphasis on how nations vote against us but isn't that why the United Nations is an independent body?

The Apotheoses of Lacspor
What Eric Shawn writes in this book (or says on cable TV) about the UN seems to be second-hand, only reflecting somebody's--not necessarily his--rabid anti-UN point-of-view. None of this means that The U.N. Exposed isn't fun to read, but the biggest joke is on the reader who believes that Shawn knows what he's writing about and that he believes what he is saying.

Shawn does not differentiate between sovereign governments and the United Nations secretariat, that is the UN staff. He spends most of the book on the Oil for Food scandal. He glibly blames it on the UN staff but then devotes an entire chapter each to the substantial roles of the governments of France, Russia and China in the wrong-doing. He then devotes an entire chapter to the one UN staff member accused of taking money--less than $200,000.00--in the affair, as if there was some equivalence. He then tarnishes the entire UN staff by adding, to the effect, who knows how many other UN staff were dishonest. And, finally, he reports that after the invasion Iraq, the $8 billion remaining in the UN-administered Oil for Food account was turned over to the United States occupation authority in Baghdad--where it was lost. No one knows what happened to it, says Shawn, yet he gives the $8 billion lost by the United States government two sentences while the sole accused UN staff member and the $200,000.00 gets a chapter. Grinding an axe against the UN, Eric?

Shawn devotes several pages to his colleagues at Fox News Network, particularly lauding Fox News president Roger Aisles. Shawn talks at some length about his work at the Fox News Channel. Since he had made that part of this book, a comment on
his work at Fox is not inappropriate.

Shawn did many news reports on the UN. These were all live, either from the sidewalk in front of the UN or from a Fox studio. His demeanor in every case was condescending and disapproving, as if his reporting needed an extra push for viewers to understand how bad the UN was. The studio pieces were accompanied by a graphic showing the UN logo and the words, "United Nations Scandal". One day Shawn appeared from the studio, with that graphic in place, and gravely reported that there was a controversy regarding the disposition of a collection of United Nations postage stamps stolen from a Midwest stamp collector. It really happened.

Eric Shawn's public scorn for the UN is reciprocated by the many UN-ers familiar with the way he "covers" his UN beat. Shawn reports on the UN for Fox from a satellite truck on First Avenue. He never comes inside. He never attends a press conference or briefing, never talks to anyone (except at the US Mission to the UN: US ambassador John Bolton--who views the UN as a "target rich environment"--attended the book party for The UN Exposed, at the painfully elitist upper-east side celebrity haunt, Elaine's). Witnessing the more than year-long spectacle of "Sidewalk Shawn"--on the outside of the UN, in fair weather or foul--clearly making it up as he went along, one need not be a bum beat/peacenik Red commie knee-jerk liberal to dismiss his work as the junk journalism that it is.

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