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On Western Sahara Spanish Shipping Firm Defrauded Export Controls For War Ships to Morocco

By Matthew Russell Lee, Periscope, song, II

UN GATE, Nov 29 – On Western Sahara, Inner City Press has repeatedly asked UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, his spokesmen and now Communications chief Melissa Fleming about sexual harassment charges against his representative Colin Stewart, which it has exclusively reported as credited here and even here.

 Guterres has refused to answer, and on August 30, 2019 denied Inner City Press access to the UNGA week he let dozens of Moroccan state media into as he and Fleming continue the ban on Inner City Press supported by a frivolous complaint filed against Inner City Press' coverage from the UN Security Council stakeout. On Sept 16, see "prayer" video here.

  Now more evidence for European hypocrisy this time from Spain: Spanish shipper Rodman has been selling military vessels as civilian ships in an effort to avoid arms exports controls. Many of these ships were sent to the Moroccan navy between 2007 and 2010, for use in fishing grounds in Western Sahara.  These Rodman 101s are assumed to have been exported as “naval vessels” or “naval rescue” vessels, although they are equipped with a 12.7mm machine gun. According to Spanish and European legislation vessels with military equipment are subject to special procedures when exported.  Rodman did not respond to Spanish newspaper El Diario’s request for comment.  The sales of these vessels to Morocco are not reflected in the records of military export with the Spanish Ministry of State for Trade, nor in the data of the tax authority.  Records show that only “maritime or rescue ships” were provided to Morocco.  What a scam.

 The Morocco state media Guterres gives preference to over Inner City Press trashes a UN envoy on the issue before Guterres came to further debase and now nearly destroy the UN: Christopher Ross.

  Ross has taken a group of his students from Princeton to the region, and Morocco state media is calling it a propaganda trip. That's their view, and so be it. But when Inner City Press reached similar judgements, Guterres and his Stephane Dujarric decided to target it for ouster. It's a double standards, or show that UN claimed concerns about standards are just a pretext.

  Dujarric early on told Inner City Press not to use the nickname "The Drone" for his fellow Frenchman Herve Ladsous or it might not get its UN media accreditation renewed. This took place in the park across from the UN on 47th Street with Dujarric using Isabelle Broyer as his witness. It was the first of his ever worsening censorship, as he serves state media in his dying briefing room.

  In any event the fix is in for a re-Frenchified MINURSO extension, with South Africa pretending to stand strong, leaking "news" of its strong stand to another in-house media. While Uganda under Museveni and the outgoing Kutesa pere took UN bribes from CEFC China Energy personal financial links with this Guterres continues to try to conceal, its now Minister Rugunda actually stood up for Western Sahara, delaying a Security Council retreat at the MINURSO voting deadline.

  That's what passed for UN principle. Now that's dead - Guterres and Dujarric impose their colonial sleaze through censorship, and South Africa goes through the motions to pretend to stand strong, while going along with Guterres' censorship. The UN is dying, or dead. #DumpGuterresToSaveTheUN.

 Guterres hates live streaming - he banned Inner City Press from streaming his craven grip and grins, before having Inner City Press roughed up and banned now 342 days. As Guterres' retaliatory ban on Inner City Press even entering the UN, now in its 300th day and based on a frivolous Morocco Mission complaint, the UN Security Council passed, only 13-0-2, an extension of MINURSO's mandate for six months. Banned Inner City Press is putting the resolution online here, and notes that under Guterres the UN has yet to solve anything, while making most conflicts worse.  Before the December 19 UN noon briefing Inner City Press in writing asked Guterres, his Spokesman Stephane Dujarric and Global Communicator Alison Smale who promised answers, questions including this: "December 19-3: On Western Sahara, confirm SG receipt of and state his response to letter of Polisario urging him to clear “mines that threaten the lives of Saharwis” and that on Friday, December the 14th, two mines caused the “death of a Sahrawi man and serious injuries to others”? Dujarric didn't read out the question the way for example even the IMF does with Inner City Press' questions; he entertained questions from pro-Morocco scribes to which he and Guterres and Smale give UN office space even if they write no articles. Today's UN is corrupt.  


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