CAR to Sue French UN “Peacekeeping” Soldiers Accused of Sexually Abusing Children

Orwellians.com – May 9, 2015

Likely because there exists an already extensive list of UN “peacekeepers” who have committed sexual crimes against children, the UN appears to be of the opinion that a new set of cases now just came at the wrong time, which is why they have earlier suspended the person who leaked the report that was likely to be censored had it not been leaked in the first place.

Between December 2013 and June 2014 fourteen French soldiers who were part of a “peacekeeping mission” in the Central African Republic (CAR) sexually abused children, of which some were orphans and only 9 years old, in exchange for food and cash at a CAR refugee camp. The French defense ministry initially attempted to coverup the cases but was unsuccessful when the reports were leaked to The Guardian.

Also the United Nations initially tried to downplay the global governance bodies’ involvement by claiming that the facts occurred before the UN arrived in the CAR. However, since the report had to be leaked in order to get the information out – for which Anders Kompass, a senior UN aid worker, was suspended – it quite clearly indicates that indeed the French soldiers were already part of the UN’s MINUSCA peacekeeping mission at the time of the sexual abuse of the children.

Entitled Sexual Abuse on Children by International Armed Forces and stamped “confidential” on every page, the report details the rape and sodomy of starving and homeless young boys by French peacekeeping troops who were supposed to be protecting them at a centre for internally displaced people in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic. … “The regular sex abuse by peacekeeping personnel uncovered here and the United Nations’ appalling disregard for victims are stomach-turning, but the awful truth is that this isn’t uncommon. The UN’s instinctive response to sexual violence in its ranks – ignore, deny, cover up, dissemble – must be subjected to a truly independent commission of inquiry with total access, top to bottom, and full subpoena power.”- The Guardian

UN “Peace” Forces in Haiti Prey on Civilians, Children

The New AmericanKathie Klarreich – February 18, 2015

Rather than protecting local civilians, United Nations “peacekeeping” forces in Haiti are behaving as ruthless predators that systematically prey on Haitians, raping and sexually abusing even children with impunity, according to a new report detailing the horrors. Instead of dealing with the ghastly and systemic abuses perpetrated under its latest decade-long occupation, UN military officials seek to cover it up and even retaliate against whistleblowers. On top of that, the global outfit’s “peace” armies have been spreading deadly diseases among the traumatized population — particularly cholera, which has killed almost 10,000 Haitians so far. All the while, the UN continues to avoid any semblance of accountability under the guise of “immunity.

According to the report, when UN peacekeepers were not partying and enjoying themselves at the beach, partly at U.S. taxpayer expense, many of them were sexually exploiting children, trafficking drugs, hiring prostitutes, and more. “For less than $5, the Sri Lankan soldiers exploited the very population they were sent to safeguard,” wrote investigative journalist Kathie Klarreich. “They conveniently disregarded the trampled condition of the fence surrounding their military base so that Haitian boys and girls could crawl under and over it, which they did with great frequency. In their wake, they left behind condoms, which were noted by UN investigators when they finally cracked down on the security breach and the flagrant violation of UN policy.”

The UN, of course, knew full well what its “peace” troops were engaged in. Klarreich describes a team of UN investigators who investigated the UN’s Sri Lankan troops in Haiti and “found that transactional sex among the peacekeepers was rampant.” Over the years, Klarreich reported, “rotating peacekeepers from Sri Lanka gave the new recruits the SIM cards that held the names and numbers of those willing to engage in sex, including boys and girls just entering their teens.” Often they met in the UN military base, other times they raped children in UN vehicles, with fellow UN soldiers keeping a lookout from the UN’s observation tower, according to a UN investigator cited in Klarreich’s chilling investigation.

“Transactional sex with peacekeepers isn’t new, nor is sexual exploitation and abuse — S.E.A., in UN jargon,” Klarreich reported. “The first widespread exposure of the practice, including exploitation of children, pornography, trafficking and sexual assault, occurred in the early 1990s. Then there was the sex-trafficking in Bosnia, Herzegovina and Kosovo.”

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