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Much of the food aid intended for Somalia's poor is diverted to corrupt contractors, radical Islamist militants and local U.N. workers, according to a Security Council report.

The findings, not yet made public, were first reported by The New York Times Tuesday.

A UN diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity because the report has not yet been released, confirmed to the Associated Press that "a significant diversion" of food delivered by the UN food program is being diverted to cartels who were selling it illegally.

The report blames the problem on improper food distribution, the diplomat said.

The Times said the report recommends Secretary General Ban Ki-moon open an independent investigation into the World Food Program's Somalia operations.

The report also found regional Somali authorities to be collaborating with pirates and says that government ministers have auctioned off diplomatic visas, the Times reports.
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This is news? Diversion of food to nefarious sources instead of needy souls has long been an evil that has bedevilled food aid programs in developing countries.
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This is news? Diversion of food to nefarious sources instead of needy souls has long been an evil that has bedevilled food aid programs in developing countries.
It's news because it goes against the very idea of the United Nations itself...

There are people (right here in the US, too) that would be more than happy to defer America's soverignty to this sad sack of an organization...

They whine like 4 year olds that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are illegal because of this group that they believe should rule the world, yet scenarios like this show that they are not only incompetant, but should be in NO position of authority whatsoever...
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We coupld put the US Army in charge of this and there'd be very few problems with the food ending up in the wrong hands, but then we'd be accused of imperialism, illegally invading a country, etc., etc., etc.......
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This is news? Diversion of food to nefarious sources instead of needy souls has long been an evil that has bedevilled food aid programs in developing countries.
And part of the reason I say the UN is a waste...

On a sidebar I heard this morning that we are considering another venture back into Somalia, to fight Al-Qaeda..

Someone please tell me I was still asleep and heard wrong..
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