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As Washington Retargets Wrong Portuguese in UN Guterres Grabs Corrupt UNOPS Lu Silent

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

UN GATE, May 15 – In the UN system a big wig from Portugal is being targeted by the US. But he's the wrong Portuguese to be targeted, and few will say it. 

  Just as Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General who bans from all UN premises the Press which questioned his failure to include his link to UN bribery firm China Energy Fund Committee in his public financial disclosures, through the Gulbenkian Foundation from which he took money, give the UNOPS job to a Portuguese crony, the US guns for IOM. 

 Amy Pope, the deputy director there since 2021, wants the top job, is challenging the re-election of her boss, Director-General António Vitorino.

 Big Boss Tony Guterres doesn't like it.

 But not wanting to fight an Administration who has left him more unaccountable than the bank regulators who coddled Silicon Valley Bank to the end, Guterres went for passive-aggressive revenge.

  From his spokesman / censor Stephane Dujarric, who has refused all written questions from Inner City Press despite an on-camera statement that he would answer, this:

"United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Jorge Moreira da Silva of Portugal as Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Project Services." 

Yes, in Guterres' UN, the engineering of corruption.

On May 10, Antony Blinken said in a statement, "On May 15, member states of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) will elect IOM’s next Director General in Geneva. The United States nominated Amy E. Pope for this leadership role because she has the dedication, experience, and strategic vision to deliver on IOM’s complex mission with a focus on the safety and dignity of migrants."

Meanwhile, while doing nothing about Guterres banning US-based Inner City Press, also on May 10: "Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard R. Verma will travel to New York, May 10, for meetings with senior leadership at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, including Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Ambassador to the UN for Management and Reform Christopher Lu."

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