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In DR Congo 2 Indonesia Troops Killed RIP UNSC Condoles UN Even As It Refuses Qs on Rapes

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UN GATE, June 23 – Faced with the Coronavirus crisis that UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres at first tried to cover up, as he did the UN bribes of convicted CEFC China Energy, the UN Security Council went dark the entire week of March 16 to 20: no meetings.  

 Then the Security Council, presided over by China that month, restarted, sort of -- but only in secret. There was to have been an open meeting on March 23 about the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country the UN has been in for two decades with little impact except mounting and deserved distrust from the Congolese. Photo here

 All that week Inner City Press in writing asked Guterres and his home-bound spokesman Stephane Dujarric about the refusal of the residents of Beni to put up with a deployment of the MONUSCO peacekeepers who have failed so often, while also raping children and young women, which Guterres also covers up.  

Guterres did not answer and Dujarric's response to to block Inner City Press on WhatsApp, through which he said he would answer questions from his penthouse apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side right near Gracie Mansion.

  Now the Mission, not Dujarric who has been outed as taking his cue for an alleged war criminal - no that one, but Palitha Kohona, but from MONUSCO, new of an "an attack carried out last night by suspected ADF elements against a Mission patrol in Makisabo, near Beni, in North Kivu, in which an Indonesian blue helmet was killed and another injured."

 Rest in Peace, while for the sake of Congolese noting that for the UN to withhold information about their allegations of sexual abuse by peacekeepers in shameful, and presumably not unrelated.

  Hours after Inner City Press reported the above, this from the UN Security Council: "The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the attack on the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) that occurred on June 22 near Beni (North Kivu), which resulted in the death of one Indonesian peacekeeper and injured another.    The members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences to the family of the victim, the Indonesian authorities and the United Nations. They wished a speedy recovery to the injured." We wish that too. But the UN must perform better, including stopping censoring Press.

  China finally set the DR Congo meeting for March 24 - virtual, which might be fine, except that it has been shifted from an open meeting to be shown on UNTV where Congolese could see it to an informal meeting not even listed on China's program of work.   Photo here.

This is corrupt and untransparent, like Guterres. And it comes after Guterres gave the UN's Great Lakes envoy post to Chinese operative Huang Xia. 

Just as CEFC China Energy used Guterres' UN to pay bribes to President of the General Assembly Sam Kutesa for oil and bank deals in Uganda, and brought a box of cash and offered weapons to Chad's Idriss Deby for an oil concession, China's deals in the DRC have now been taken private with the complicity of other UNSC members.

 This is Guterres UN - a place of corruption and censorship of Press, from which Dujarric, Guterres and Melissa Fleming have banned Inner City Press now 721 days.

 Even as we cover the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in which CEFC's Patrick Ho was convicted, we will not rest. Watch this site - but not, apparently, UNTV except for Dujarric's social club of censorship "noon briefings." 


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