Tuesday, December 19, 2006

More Of Kofe Annan's Antics

I think the latest revelations of the financial shenanigans of the outgoing Secretary-General of the UN are probably the most insightful indicators as to his character. He is nothing more than a low life grifter in a silk suit. From the NY SUN:
As Secretary-General Annan prepares to leave his post at the United Nations, a mystery is surfacing surrounding his apartment on Roosevelt Island, subsidized by New York taxpayers, which is still in use by the family of his brother, Kobina Annan.
Once these thieves find a public teat, you can't get rid of them. Like a tick burrowing into a hound, you have to burn them out or kill the hound to get rid of them.
The apartment was where Mr. Annan and his wife lived before 1997, when he became secretary-general. The Roosevelt Island home is part of an estate of low-rent state-regulated housing. For years, the Annans saved considerable sums by occupying an apartment meant to help financially strapped low- to moderate-income New York families.
This clown is calling for the US to contribute more to the world's needy while he and his wife abused housing bought and paid for by US taxpayers for that very purpose.

One question Mr. Annan has never addressed is why he and his wife felt comfortable availing themselves of this generous arrangement. Another is how it is that, since Mr. Annan and his wife left that Roosevelt Island apartment 10 years ago to move into the rent-free residence on Sutton Place supplied to the secretary-general, their former low-rent apartment was handed over to be occupied by the family of Mr. Annan's brother.

These questions will never be answered. And the useless MSM will never bring them to task for it.
The apartment in question, a three-bedroom unit on the ninth floor, appears from the outside to have a river view looking out on Manhattan. At market rates, according to local real estate agents, a three-bedroom apartment on the island currently rents for about $4,500 a month.
This means the taxpayers have been forking over $54,000 every year since 1997. That's about a half million dollars in free rent given to Kofe Annan's brother - Kobina Annan, who is no stranger to larceny himself. Kofe's son, Kojo Annan, was also involved in the oil-for-food scandal. It appears as if the entire family is like a band of gypsies, traveling around the world ripping people off.
Mr. Annan, after announcing a new policy of U.N. financial disclosure as part of his reforms over the past year, has refused to disclose to the public his own financial records. When Paul Volcker's investigation into the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal took a confidential look at Kofi Annan's financial affairs last year, investigators declared them clean. But Mr. Volcker provided almost no specifics, releasing none of the underlying documents.
Those documents have been turned over to the UN. Sounds like the new financial disclosure policy is the same as the old one. Now it appears that Kobina Jr., Kofe's nephew, has got his hooks into this apartment. And he is not the only UN-connected slug to do so.
Kofi Annan's former dwelling is not the sole source of Roosevelt Island's Mitchell-Lama mysteries. The enclave is known for its heavy concentration of U.N. staff, many of whom receive U.N. housing allowances on top of whatever savings they might enjoy at the expense of New York state taxpayers. One of Kofi Annan's former special advisers, Italian businessman Giandomenico Picco, lived on Roosevelt Island in the late 1990s, and documents seen by this reporter, including a power of attorney, show him at 531 Main Street, another Mitchell-Lama building, until at least until 2001.
The entire nest of leeches should be burned out. Get the UN out of the US. Let these parasites feed off another host nation for a change.

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