A new television ad designed to propel a grass-roots anti-U.N. movement slams the international body and charges Secretary-General Kofi Annan coddles terrorists and tyrants.
The new ad, “U.N. Photo Album,” was produced by the group leading the effort to “Get the U.N. out of the U.S.,” Move America Forward, and is expected to begin running on national cable news networks during the first week of April. It can be seen online at the group’s website.
“This week Kofi Annan continued his frantic campaign of damage control in a desperate attempt to repair the stained image of the broken United Nations,” said Howard Kaloogian, co-chairman of the group. “After reviewing the reform proposals unveiled by Mr. Annan, it is clear that they are a bogus attempt to whitewash the corruption, failure and anti-Americanism that permeates the United Nations as a whole.”
Co-chairman Melanie Morgan added: “The United Nations cannot be trusted. We’ve seen that over and over again, and the actions of the U.N. speak louder than their hollow promises to change their ways. For several years now, Kofi Annan and the U.N. leadership have bent over backwards to appease terrorist-supporting regimes and despots throughout the world. Yet, when it comes to the United States they seethe with contempt and resentment.”
Annan made his reform proposals to the U.N. General Assembly earlier this week, as part of a continuing public relations campaign to salvage the tarnished reputation of the United Nations.
The PR effort by Annan comes ahead of the latest report by the U.N.’s own investigator into the “oil-for-food” program, Paul Volcker.
New details have emerged from the investigation showing that Kofi Annan met at least three times with the same “oil-for-food” contractor that employed his son.
This revelation comes on the heels of a report from the London-based Financial Times that Annan’s son, Kojo, received at least $300,000 in compensation from Cotecna Inspection Services. The Financial Times reported, “payments were set up in such a way as to hide where the money was coming from and going.” The payments are more than twice that admitted by Annan, who first attempted to deny receiving compensation from Cotecna, and then downplayed the extent of his work with the firm on matters related to the U.N. “oil-for-food” program.
“U.S. taxpayers are the largest source of funding for the U.N. and yet we receive nothing but abuse from the U.N.,” said Morgan. “We’ve had enough, we’re not going to take it anymore, and the day of reckoning draws nearer for Kofi Annan and the corrupt monstrosity that the United Nations has become.”
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