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* There is mounting evidence that the United Nations Oil-for-Food program, originally conceived as a means of providing humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people, was subverted by [[Saddam Hussein]]'s regime and manipulated to help prop up the Iraqi dictator.<ref>[http://www.heritage.org/research/Internationalorganizations/bg1748.cfm Investigate the United Nations Oil-for-Food Fraud] by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., and James Phillips</ref>
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* There is mounting evidence that the United Nations Oil-for-Food program, originally conceived as a means of providing humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people, was subverted by [[Saddam Hussein]]'s regime and manipulated to help prop up the Iraqi dictator.<ref>[https://www.heritage.org/research/Internationalorganizations/bg1748.cfm Investigate the United Nations Oil-for-Food Fraud] by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., and James Phillips</ref>
 
* The program was shrouded in secrecy, with little [[accountability|transparency]] or [[public accountability]]. There was no system of [[external auditing]] or publishing of accounts. The identity of the banks holding the [[Iraq]]i funds was kept secret. Oil-for-Food became a cash cow for the [[U.N.]] and a lucrative source of contracts for Russian and French companies. [ibid]
 
* The program was shrouded in secrecy, with little [[accountability|transparency]] or [[public accountability]]. There was no system of [[external auditing]] or publishing of accounts. The identity of the banks holding the [[Iraq]]i funds was kept secret. Oil-for-Food became a cash cow for the [[U.N.]] and a lucrative source of contracts for Russian and French companies. [ibid]
  

Latest revision as of 08:50, 3 April 2019

  • There is mounting evidence that the United Nations Oil-for-Food program, originally conceived as a means of providing humanitarian aid to the Iraqi people, was subverted by Saddam Hussein's regime and manipulated to help prop up the Iraqi dictator.[1]
  • The program was shrouded in secrecy, with little transparency or public accountability. There was no system of external auditing or publishing of accounts. The identity of the banks holding the Iraqi funds was kept secret. Oil-for-Food became a cash cow for the U.N. and a lucrative source of contracts for Russian and French companies. [ibid]

Notes

  1. Investigate the United Nations Oil-for-Food Fraud by Nile Gardiner, Ph.D., and James Phillips