Friday, February 11, 2005

My prayer

Dear Almighty God,

In your benevolent mercy, I ask that you please rid this world of the stunningly pathetic group known as the United Nations. I'm not one to suggest how You could do it, but a localized flood at their HQ in New York would be a good start, followed by a storm of fire and brimstone, and a good plague of locusts or gnats to finish 'em off. If you aren't into that kind of business anymore, I ask... no... beseech thee... turn the hearts of mankind. Help them to see how horrible this filthy conglomerate of hemorrhoidial stew truly is. In Your holy timing, Amen.

Even if you aren't the God-fearing type, you can certainly echo that sentiment after reading this:

United Nations peace keepers stationed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been banned from having sex with local residents as a result of allegations of widespread sexual abuse of women and girls by peace keepers. UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan sent a letter to the Security Council requesting a curfew and 100 more military police to monitor the abuse.

I can't even make fun of this. I am too sickened. Mr. Annan is, of course, "deeply shocked and outraged:"

At least seven cases of sexual exploitation and abuse have been substantiated against peace keepers serving in Bunia, in north-eastern Congo, where the UN is helping the country to recover from years of conflict. Children as young as 12 have been bribed with eggs, milk or a few dollars in exchange for sex, according to UN reports.

Demarche has more details. He also mentions his need to throw up. Hey Doc: I'll hold the bucket for you if you hold it for me.

Sickening, absolutely sickening.