Nazi at the UN: Kurt Waldheim

June 15, 2007 – The Telegraph

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Arnold Schwarzenegger openly supported Kurt Waldheim, former UN chief and a former Austrian politician who participated in Nazi atrocities during World War II. Schwarzenegger’s name remained on Waldheim’s campaign posters, even after allegations of Waldheim’s war crimes were brought to light. Waldheim was even invited to Arnold’s wedding. – –


Kurt Waldheim … was Secretary-General of the United Nations for 10 years; later he was elected President of Austria, even though details of his wartime participation in the barbarous Nazi occupation of the Balkans emerged during his campaign.

In the process Waldheim became the best-known Austrian politician since Adolf Hitler, and his election and subsequent period of office precipitated Austria’s most serious moral and political crisis since 1945.

Despite the fact that he wrote an autobiography, Waldheim’s life before he entered the Austrian foreign ministry in 1945 remains difficult to reconstruct, not least because of his own dissembling.

What actually took place after 1941 was first reliably reconstructed in the report of the Historians’ Commission appointed by the Austrian government to investigate his past.

Kurt Josef Waldheim was born on December 21 1918 at Tulln, near Vienna. Shortly before his birth the Habsburg monarchy had collapsed, and his father, whose Czech family had been called Watzlawick, decided to change his name.

Kurt’s father, the district school inspector, educated his son to be Roman Catholic, conservative and loyal to the precarious but authoritarian First Republic. After the Anschluss with Nazi Germany in March 1938, however, he lost his job.

The young Waldheim read Law at Vienna University and attended the Consular Academy for future diplomats. In 1938 he joined the Nazi student association and a Brownshirt riding club, the SA-Reiterstandarte 5/90.



Uruguay’s Prez Rips Into U.N. Official Over Marijuana Law: ‘Stop Lying’

December 13, 2013 – Huffington Post

José “Pepe” Mujica shot back on Friday at the president of the International Narcotics Control Board, a U.N. agency, for saying that his administration refused to meet with the agency’s officials before legalizing marijuana this week.

Mujica batted down the criticism, insisting that his administration is open to discussing the law and accusing the INCB President Raymond Yans of applying a double standard by criticizing Uruguay, even as U.S. states pass laws to legalize recreational marijuana consumption.

“Tell this old guy not to lie,” Mujica told reporters, according to Colombian daily El Espectador. “Any guy in the street can meet with me. Let him come to Uruguay and meet with me whenever he wants… He thinks that because he’s in an international position, he can tell whatever lie he wants.”

The INCB president said on Wednesday he was “surprised” that the Uruguayan government “knowingly decided to break the universally agreed and internationally endorsed legal provisions of the treaty.

But Mujica dismissed the criticism as a double standard, pointing out that the U.S. states of Colorado and Washington have already legalized weed and that both of the states’ populations individually exceed Uruguay’s 3.4 million inhabitants.

“Do they have two discourses, one for Uruguay and another for those who are strong?” Mujica asked.

“There’s always going to be pressure,” Mujica told Brazilian daily A Folha de São Paulo before the law passed. “There’s an apparatus in the world that lives by repressing, and it costs a lot of money.”