Kofi Annan Has Died

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  1. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Veteran Member
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    The 'net today is riddled with sympathetic accounts, citing the wondrous man who has passed. I personally regarded him then, as Secretary General, little more than a criminal. Here's a more truthful acount. Frank

    "Kofi Annan, United Nations secretary-general between 1997 and 2006, died on Saturday in Bern, Switzerland. Messages of sympathy after the loss of a high-profile public figure are understandable, but praise for Annan’s legacy is misplaced. Simply put, Annan’s U.N. tenure was marked by cravenness, corruption, and cover-ups."


    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/...ed-all-that-is-wrong-about-the-united-nations

    About his son, raised to be just like Daddy:

    "The son of former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan surfaced in the global document dump that has some of the world’s most powerful players quaking, and it is the second time the diplomatic scion’s name has come up in an international finance scandal.

    Kojo Annan’s is just one of several familiar names trickling out of the trove of 11.5 million documents leaked from Mossack Fonseca, the Panamanian law firm that helped some of the world’s richest people set up offshore bank accounts. Documents, leaked first to a German newspaper and then shared with a handful of international media outlets, reportedly show that Annan used a Mossack Foseca-arranged offshore account to buy a London apartment for more than $500,000 in 2003."

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/0...faces-in-offshore-accounts-document-dump.html
     
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  2. Holly Saunders

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    I've heard of him of course, but I know next to nothing about him....
     
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    He led a corrupt regime in the UN, but he is famous for being the first Black African to head an international organization.
     
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  4. Frank Sanoica

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    When reporters questioned Kofi Annan, after his son Koji had been indicted for embezzling millions of dollars from one of the UN Oil programs, asking whether he would step down as Secretary General, he bellowed, "HELL, NO!!"

    Tried to find that statement on youtube, but every single entry was aimed at deifying him.

    Frank
     
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