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Gaza Resolution Fails in UNSC Thomas Greenfield Out UN Guterres Monetizes Art 99

by Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Book Substack

UN GATE, Dec 8 – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres bragged about invoking "Article 99" on December 6 about Gaza, while banning Inner City Press which has asked about his failures there and in Ukraine, Ethiopia and Cameroon.  

Immediately, Guterres worked to monetize the move. According to an official Saudi Arabia read-out, Guterres called their foreign minister to brag about the "speech" (it was a letter) invoking Article 99.

  The Saudi readout says they congratulated him - "appreciation and great support" - like the time MBS gave a huge check to stay quiet about his bombing of Yemen. This is not diplomacy: this is sale of office.

  But the Gaza resolution - with no mention of Hamas in it - failed on October 9, with US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield not present but veto cast, and UK abstaining. Gabon then said passage would have meant a ceasefire. Really? US "actions" are meaningless; Guterres cannot even let the Press in. Totally corrupt.

In the UN, predictably the choir - the correspondents Guterres lets in and for whom he is set to raise funds on December 15 in a ghoulish Casa Cipriani gala - sung his praises.

  But consider: the Nazi UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim also grandly invoked Article 99 during his tenure.

And why didn't Guterres do so, if body count is his standard, in conflicts with higher casualties? His standard is finger in the wind, keeping living in the Sutton Place mansion, banning Inner City Press that asks.

His spokespeople Stephane Dujarric and Melissa Fleming do not answer written questions on this; Fleming has refused to answer two pro bono law firm letters about ending censorship. Today's UN is corrupt


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