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Boston Bombings Link to Kavkaz Center, Hosted in Sweden, Show UN 2bl Standards

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, April 20 -- With one brother dead and the other in the hospital, still without Miranda warnings, focus has shifted to their overseas connections, specifically the Caucasus Emirate or Kavkaz Center.

Last May after the Kavkaz Center was put on the UN's Al Qaeda sanctions list, Inner City Press asked Sweden why it continue to allow hosting of the group's web site in its territory, despite a specific UN Security Council provision against it.

The Swedish Mission replied to Inner City Press, in essence, that it was up to the court there. That apparently has not worked, at least as the UN sanctions committee says it intended: the Kavkaz Center cite is blaming the Boston Bombings on the US military or its private contractors.

Russia may well point to this, as to the fruitless questioning of the older brother: Russia tried, the US (and in the case of the website, Sweden) failed.

As Inner City Press, we are not for the blocking of any website. But UN sanctions, once adopted, should either be even-handedly pursued, or dropped. Some countries are trashed for not allowing in “experts” who are obviously biased -- Rwanda and Steve Hege come to mind, but Sudan makes a similar argument.

But Sweden, usually a UN poster child, re-opening “its” Economic and Social Chamber this week, was allowed without any questions to ignore the Al Qaeda sanctions.

Long story short? The UN is a joke, or a gag of double standards. Watch this site.

Footnote: while there are these, and surely other, UN connections, by contrast the supposedly global wire service Agence France Presse sent its UN scribe, defender of French head of UN Peacekeeping Herve Ladsous, Tim Witcher up to to Boston - to write with that dateline on such topics as how "right wing" Americans hate tax day. Heard of Jerome Cahuzac, the French minister falsely denying Swiss bank deposits? Media fail...

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