Skip to comments.U.N. missions painted as booze-soaked orgies
Posted on 05/26/2004 9:53:19 PM PDT by MN_Mike
NEW YORK -- A book by three current and former U.N. employees about peacekeeping operations portrays wild parties with alcohol and drugs, and convicts and mental-asylum inmates passing as soldiers. Embarrassed U.N. officials have threatened firing or other disciplinary action against two of the authors, Heidi Postlewait and Andrew Thomson. U.N. rules bar employees from writing about their work without approval, which had been denied in this case. The third author, former U.N. employee Kenneth Cain, works full time as a writer. The book, "Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Matters," covers the authors' experiences during the mid-1990s in Cambodia, Somalia and Haiti and paints unflattering pictures of the operations and the peacekeepers. It is due out on June 1. The U.N. peacekeepers sent to Cambodia in 1993 to restore normalcy and supervise open elections, resembled "the international jet set on vacation," writes Mr. Cain, a Harvard law-school graduate.
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G** Damn totalitarian fascists! Why the H*** are we still dealing with these low-lifes? They are NOTHING like us! We admit our faults and try to fix them. These ANIMALS want to control everything like the dictators they are! I will NEVER vote for Kerry, and I will shout down any DemoCrat FOOL!
A favorite drink among the U.N. personnel at the parties was the "Space Shuttle." It was made "by distilling a pound of marijuana over a six-week period with increasingly good quality spirits. It is a work of love, and the final product is an amber-colored liquid that tastes like cognac. We drink it with rounds of Coke."
They're drunk as sailors, rape vulnerable Cambodian women and crash their U.N. Land Cruisers with remarkable frequency."
These are the U.N. Masters which the democrat party desires to rule over us.
I remember hearing about the Canadian peacekeeping missions in Cyprus. The only risk was evidently liver damage, or drunkenly crashing your jeep.
I remember serving with the Peace Corps as a young man (5 years ago) the ex-pats and foreign folks were having a hell of a time drinking up and sleeping about... I must say- it was one hell of a party.
I was a bit suprised to read of the advanced reviews of this book.. I had the opportunity to spend some time around peacekeepers in Kosovo and found them a dedicated and special breed of people who go to places that are in various states of chaos and brave it out for the mission.
They are not soldiers, these are UN employees. In Kosovo, they went in right after the fighting ended. They lived in poor conditions as the Kosovans did, no heat, hot water or running drinking water. Constant threat of violence, poor communications home. They may have been there for sex and orgies, but I did not see any, nor was it ever mentioned. As a matter of fact, many were married and some had families who had joined them in theatre. Their prime mission seemed to be to help bring peace and stability to a place that was torn literally in half.
Just my thoughts from some one who was there..
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