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On Sri Lanka UN Guterres Withheld Answers and Promoted War Criminal Now FP Spin

By Matthew Russell Lee, video

UN GATE, Sept 26 -- After covering the UN's failure on Sri Lanka, from the bloodbath on the beach through accepting Shavendra Silva as a UN Peacekeeping adviser, Inner City Press was roughed up and banned by Secretary General Antonio Guterres. FP said nothing.

  In February 2019 when Silva became Army Chief of Staff, Inner City Press puts in among its written questions to Spokesman Stephane Dujarric a question on this. Despite Dujarric's on camera promise to answer Inner City Press' written questions, no answer.

 In August when Silva was further promoted, Inner City Press asked again and again in writing, including to Guterres new chief of "Global Communications" Melissa Fleming. No answer; Fleming banned Inner City Press from the UNGA week.

  Now Dujarric's office has handed a claim, quite possibly not true, to his teacher's pet FP, long time correspondent and DC Robin. Neither ever wrote a word about Guterres using UN Security to physically rough up Inner City Press and ban it 450 days since. They call this a scoop, when it is just spoon feeding for those who want to feel good about the UN. Don't.

  The United Nations under Antonio Guterres is so corrupt that it not only accepts "peacekeepers" from the Sri Lanka army run by war criminal Shavendra Silva - it's had as as official of UN Security run by Gilles Michaud a man links to earlier crimes in Sri Lanka where Tamils were killed in the Madhu church: Parkrama Sriwardana. This while Guterres bloviates about protecting houses of worship. He is a hypocrite and a censor of the Press which asks him questions, including this one.

  Guterres' head of UN Security in Jordan is a man who conducted assassinations, perhaps even of Rafic Hariri, for Michel Aoun of Lebanon.

  The UN Security official's name is Antoine Abi Samra; he was a military officer under Aoun. He has been promoted and protected by one Igor Mitrokhin in the UN Department of Safety and Security, ostensibly run by Gilles Michaud. It is an outrage.   

   Inner City Press first asked Guterres and his spokesman Stephane Dujarric about Mitrokhin in connection with South Sudan, based on complaints it received from whistleblowers in the UN mission there, UNMISS.

  With Dujarric and Guterres and his head of communications Melissa Fleming refusing to answer banned Inner City Press' written question, it nevertheless asked then reported why "Igor Mitrokhin of UNDSS from Russia is pushing David Shearer, SRSG of UNMISS and Principal Security Advisor, Graeme to take Nikolay Kovalev of Russia at all cost disregarding all rules."  

Now as the first in a series about the decay and corruption of UN Security under Guterres and Michaud Inner City Press is today reporting that this same Mitrokhin as one of the many war criminals he has promoted in the UN got Abi Samra the job in Jordan.  

Not only does this constitute Guterres' UN ghoulish providing safe haven for war criminals, as it has also done regarding Sri Lanka and Cameroon - in Jordan, Abi Samra using public money to pay a DSS employee to do nothing more than tutor his own son.

 Sources working in Lebanon link "Tony" Abi Samra to the assassination of Rafic Harriri and more, and ask Inner City Press how the UN didn't even check its own records. These is the corruption of Guterres, who bans the Press which asks. We'll have more on this.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had Inner City Press roughly ousted by his UN Security and media accreditation stripped without a hearing by his Department of Global Communications now run by Melissa Fleming.

  On September 16 after the ban was reasserted by Guterres in Kafkaesque fashion, see below, Inner City Press went to ask why outside the "UNGA Prayer Ceremony" he and his Deputy SG Amina J. Mohammed, as well as her fellow Nigerian now President of the General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad- Bande participated in. See below, and Sept 16 UN Church video here.

  On September 21, echoing the Drop the Debt protests at the federal courthouse Inner City Press covers including streamed bankruptcy proceedings from the District of Puerto Rico, from Manhattan's Columbus Circle to the increasingly locked up UN activists marched for fair treatment of Puerto Rico, a promise never fulfill by the UN even less so under colonial Guterres. The energy was high but it is high time people realize that the UN under Guterres has nothing to do with its stated principles, and everything to do with self-serving hypocrisy and corruption. We'll have more on this.

  Back on September 16, arriving after a full afternoon of reporting from the SDNY federal court which saw the conviction for UN bribery of Patrick Ho of  CEFC China Energy, financial linked to Guterres, Guterres was just leaving. Inner City Press asked him why it had been banned from the Democracy Day event only hours before. As he mounted into his public funded limousine, Gutteres did not answer.

  Same with Amina J. Mohammed, hustled into her Escalade by UN guards. Tijjani Muhammad- Bande seemed to affirmatively say no, Anglophone Cameroon's illegal refouled by his country will NOT be considered during his year as PGA. We'll have more, much more, on this.

 Past 4 pm on Friday, August 30 the UN issued a denial of accreditation with no reasoning other than that accreditation had previously been revoked:

"From:  malu at un dot org
Date: Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 4:23 PM
Subject: U.N. eAccreditation request for Matthew Lee Ref # M5413398 has been declined
To: Inner City Press:

Greetings Matthew Lee from Inner City Press,  Your media accreditation request, with reference no: M5413398, has been declined for the following reason: Media accreditation was withdrawn on 17 August 2018."

  This is Kafka-esque, and corrupt. We will have more, much more, on this.


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