UN GATE / ICJ, March 6
-- With a break in the
Jho Low 1MDB trial in Brooklyn, Kurt was all
about the United Arab Emirates. Not the
sheikhdom on the Gulf, where he would no
doubt be arrested and jailed, but the UAE's
Mission to the UN on 46th Street.
had emailed Ambassador Lana Nusseibeh and
her staff questions about where the money
Sheikh Mansour and presumptively the Crown
Prince had stolen from Malaysian had done.
As with the UN which also stole and kept the
money, no answer. But it was only the UAE
which had illegal paid Tom Barrack. And
Nusseibeh was almost certainly involved. So
Kurt went looking for answers.
on a Sunday, the UAE Mission and/or
Guterres censor/spokesman Stephane
Dujarric screwed up. First they put out a
UNSC Press Statement on a bombing in
Pakistan saying that Nusseibeh had
"delivered" it on Saturday. Then they put
it out again, calling it Revised but not
indicating what had been revised - had
they added in some code language or other
dog whistle to terrorists? - now claiming
that that is was delivered today, Sunday.
Which was it?
was it delivered?
stood in front of the UAE Mission on 46th
Street, like an Amazon delivery man. He
checked his flip phone and something
caught his eye. Michael Randall Long had
told him how desperate Guterres had been,
looking for dirt on Russia, not to go
public but to get them to stop the rare
public criticism of him.
here was a story that Guterres had called
and thanked Russia's Defense Minister
Shoygy on Friday. But UN Spokesperson
Dujarric had not mentioned it, in that
day's noon briefing he banned Kurt from,
nor in the read-outs since. There was a
read out on Thursday, then one on Saturday
about Guterres getting some phone time
with Ukraine foreign minister, seemingly
to talk up his crony Amin Awad, the
seller-out of Tamils in Sri Lanka. But no
mention of Guterres' craven Russian call.
was this where Guterres had tried to
monetize for himself the info from Long's
Malaysian client about the MH17 flight shot
down over Donbas? Kurt started recording a
stand-up on his phone, then headed to the
Korean deli on Third Avenue to sit and
upload it. Alternative worlds.
* * * *
Day after day Kurt had take the 4 or 5
train to Borough Hall in Brooklyn and walked
west to the EDNY courthouse, to watch Goldman
Sachs' Tim Leissner on the grill, spilling
(some of) the beans about the UAE, now
president of the ineffectual UN Security
today Ukraine and Russia faced off, not only
on the ground where people were dying, but in
the UN system's joke of a tribunal, the
International Court of Justice. These were the
white wigged idiots who had recently indulged
Burma's military junta in delaying the case
against their genocide.
media that should know better were implying
this part of the UN, if not the UNSC or
General Assembly, could do something about
Ukraine. It couldn't, and even if it could, in
Guterres' UN, it wouldn't. But Kurt would
cover it anyway.
It was time
for the UN to be exposed as the League of
Nations that it was, only worse, with
corruption and censorship thrown in. The
corruption of the UAE, and of the UN which
took Malaysians' money from Jho Low and never
returned it, had already been exposed. But
still not answered. #TheWeaselOfWallStreet.
Kurt had first heard
of Jho Low while still in
the UN, before he was thrown
out. Jho Low appeared at a
UN press conference in front
of the ubiquitous and now
in a new series
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