Chemical Agent Found in U.N. Office
Posted by Joshua Price on August 31, 2007
We have been given a very scary reminder of just how inept the United Nations is. It appears that a 10 year old chemical agent, phosgene, which is a choking gas used extensively during WWI, was found in a U.N. office. The chemical was apparently extracted from Iraq during previous inspections.
Of course the U.N. is playing this off as probably just an accident. Something is not right here. A spokeswoman for the U.N. said they will begin an investigation immediately and that we were is no “immediate risk or danger” (my emphasis added). No. Of course there is no danger.
Even if we have no confidence or desire for the U.N., their employees apparently do. Ewan Buchanan, a spokesman for the U.N., said the following according to The Washington Post:
“We have the expertise and equipment to do this kind of work.”
I find it difficult to see the word “expertise” used to characterize any aspect of the U.N.
This is just another example of how incompetent the United Nations is. We will be monitoring this story very closely.