Monday, January 03, 2005

UN Rescue Update-- Eight Days After Disaster

Diplomad offers another update on the UN team which finally arrived.
Read his full post.

" The team has spent the day and will likely spend a few more setting up their 'coordination and opcenter' at a local five-star hotel. And their number one concern, even before phones, fax and copy machines? Arranging for the hotel to provide 24hr catering service."The Diplomad

Once again, the UN shows just how efficiently run this world body is.
Isn't it great that the US pays so much of it's support. Thankfully
President Bush has engaged former Presidents Bush and Clinton to
continue seeking donations from private citizens and businesses. I trust this money will not be under UN control.


  1. Quite embarassing for the UN. But, hey, it's not so bad when you consider that EMTs shouldn't give CPR if they don't have the proper equipment to protect themselves. They probably thought that it'd be cheaper to rent the hotel then to set up a command center. That makes sense to me. I'm assuming the US workers are staying somewhere too and I hope they're not camping out somewhere or in a cheap motel. I understand if this comment can be quite annoying, but even though I'm very suprised that the UN can be cast in such poor light, it's a subjective decision at this point whether we judge them now or later.

  2. On a positive note, I think the greatest benefit that reader will get from reading The Diplomad is an appreciation for the scale and speed at which the US (in contrast with the UN) is able to efficiently leverage resources and logistical prowess to drive the relief effort in Indonesia.

  3. The U.N. and the E.U. are examples of the worst of oversight organizations. Americans actually look capable in comparison.

    The best work will be done by small groups of independent people. T'was ever thus.

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