The most disgusting thing about the new report on sex abuse by United Nations peacekeepers is that there is absolutely nothing new about unaccountable global do-gooders exploiting their positions to subjugate young women and children.
The U.N. investigators say they’re “shocked” and promise “zero tolerance” for sex predators and pedophiles.
They’ve been making the same empty promises for more than ten years, since the last U.N. sexual abuse scandal rocked the Congo.
Remember? I do. This is from my column from February 15, 2005 on the U.N.’s rape of the innocents:
Fifty U.N. peacekeepers and U.N. civilian officers face an estimated 150 allegations of sexual exploitation and rape in the Congo alone.
The accused include Didier Bourguet, a U.N. senior official from France charged with running an Internet pedophile ring in the Congo. According to ABC News and others, pictures taken from his personal computer contained thousands of photos of him with hundreds of girls. Police say Bourguet had turned his bedroom, plastered with mirrors and rigged with remote-control cameras, into a stealth porn studio. He was caught in a sting operation while allegedly preparing to rape a 12-year-old girl.
In one of the photos confiscated from Bourguet, a tear can be seen rolling down the cheek of a victim.
Back then, U.N. officials downplayed the abuse as confined to tiny band of rogues and locals beyond the control of headquarters. But the predators themselves revealed an entire network of U.N. personnel who had sex with underage girls in Congo and the Central African Republic.
Nothing has changed, except for the fattening payrolls and budgets for U.N. peacekeeping operations around the world—and the skyrocketing numbers of victims and babies fathered by U.N. monsters.
When the world’s policemen become the world’s worst nightmare for innocents in impoverished countries, it’s time to pull the damned plug.