Friday, August 21, 2009

Hey, There's Another Money Waste: UNRWA

I saw this:

King Mswati III of Swaziland, Africa’s last absolute monarch and ruler of some of the poorest people in the world, has sent his favourite wives on a multimillion-pound shopping jaunt through Europe, the Middle East and Asia, provoking fierce criticism of his profligacy.

Britain has been drawn into the row because of the millions of pounds in aid reportedly given to the kingdom, with campaigners accusing Whitehall of double standards. “They shout about Zimbabwe, but keep quiet about what is happening in Swaziland, even though they are one of its biggest aid donors. They are wasting British taxpayers’ money on this tyrant,” Lucky Lukhele, of the Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN), told The Times.

...Reports from the kingdom said that the king had dispatched at least five of his 13 wives and dozens of retainers to France, Italy, Dubai and Taiwan on a secret tour last week, using £4 million from the state budget.

and thought to myself, what ho, there's this UNRWA mechanism that promotes poverty, economic dependency and facilitates terror recruitment in Gaza that also is a donor thing, keeping people as refugees instead of rehabilitation - not to mention another problematic thingee called the Palestine National Authority that doesn't want to make peace or educate their children for coexistence.

Why not shout about that?

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