VIRGINIA TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION P. O. BOX 663 LYNCHBURG, VA 24505 - 25 years in the cause of freedom - TEL./FAX No.: 804 277-5255 3/19/01 U.N. Is Pro-Death, Not Pro-Life U.S. Taxpayer Bailout of U.N. Will Spread AIDS to Africa As Chairman Henry Hyde’s House International Relations Committee prepares a U.N. financial bailout bill, evidence shows that the proposed $582 million for the world body will continue to underwrite the spread of the deadly AIDS virus. The money, falsely labeled “back dues” to the U.N., will pay for failed and mismanaged U.N. “peacekeeping” operations that have spread the killer disease into Africa and Asia. A vote is scheduled, without public hearings, on March 21. “Members of Congress who wear red ribbons in memory of the victims of AIDS should understand that the money will underwrite death and destruction,” declared Cliff Kincaid of the public policy group, America’s Survival. “Pro-life members of Congress also cannot in good conscience vote for this bill.” As early as 1995, U.N. whistleblower Linda Shenwick says the Clinton administration knew that U.N. troops being sent into Africa and Asia as peacekeepers were spreading AIDS. “They did nothing to deal with that problem,” she said. “They only recognized and began talking about the problem one year ago,” in early 2000. She said that when then-U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Madeleine Albright briefed her senior team at the mission about the problem, Albright told them, “Don’t go out of the room with this.” Noting that the U.N. is spending millions of dollars supposedly to fight the AIDS epidemic, Shenwick said one solution might be for the U.N. to stop sending AIDS-infected soldiers around the world. Instead, the U.N. has proposed a “condom-a-day” so its soldiers can continue engaging in sex with prostitutes, including child prostitutes, on U.N. missions. Shenwick, who was our top budget analyst at the U.S. mission to the U.N., was fired by the Clinton Administration for telling Congress about this and other cases of U.N. corruption. In February the U.S. Senate voted on $582 million for the United Nations as part of a deal to pay-off an alleged U.S. financial debt to the world organization. The U.N. was supposed to get the money in return for reducing the U.S. share of the U.N. operating budget from 25 to 22 percent, and the U.S. share of the peacekeeping budget from 31 to 25 percent. However, the U.N. only allowed the U.S. share of peacekeeping to decline to 26.5 percent. The Senate voted to send the money anyway. In the full House of Representatives, which will have to vote on the deal, many members led by Rep. Roscoe Bartlett believe the U.S. owes nothing to the U.N. because of billions of dollars of peacekeeping expenses that haven’t been credited or reimbursed to the U.S. America’s Survival, Inc. 301-855-2679 FAX: 301-855-3732 ------------------------------------------------------------------ Note by Virginia Taxpayers Association: As is widely known, there are many other ways AIDS has already been spread in Africa.
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