This is why the blogosphere is important. Many of these stories get missed by the MSM, but it is a good thing that we have those like lawhawk at A Blog For All, who has brought us a story about Clarence Dias, the UN’s president of the International Center for Law in Development, who was arresting at JFK airport when a search of his luggage revealed child pornography…
Clarence Dias, 65, president of the International Center for Law in Development, whose offices are located at the UN, had the smut in his carry-on bag as he passed through security on his way to a flight bound for Bangkok, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.
Transportation Security Administration officials doing a random bag check around 8:20a.m. allegedly found a DVD whose cover featured an apparently underage nude boy and an adult male in Dias’ handbag, prosecutors said.
The video’s title – “Winner Pub Pattaya” – apparently refers to a beach resort in Thailand, authorities said. There were also other lewd photographs in the bag, authorities said.
Dias – who holds a doctorate in law from Bombay University and Cornell Law School and has taught at Boston College of Law – claimed the porn was for research, authorities said.
“He admitted it was his – but tried to play it off. He said he was doing research on how to better make sure kids’ rights were not abused,” a police source said. “Yeah, sure. It’s always research.”
Calls to Dias’ office went straight to voicemail Tuesday.
The humanitarian group calls itself “a Third World NGO [nongovernmental organization] concerned about human rights in the development process.”
This is the latest sex scandal to roil the UN.
Michelle Malkin has begun reporting this story on her website, as well as linking to a previous UN sex scandals, like that reported by the Washington Post in March of 2005. I would like to know if this is what people mean when they keep telling me about being a “world citizen”…
I honestly don’t know why people keep looking to the UN for guidance. In the last few years, it has withered into an international organization dedicated to constant BMW (Bitching, Moaning, Whining). The security council can no longer make decisions, and instead of sending forces into Darfur, they would rather define the term ‘genocide’.
These scandals are nothing new, as even Koffi Annan, the former head of the UN, was tied up in one. Annan’s son, Kojo, had taken payments from Saddam Hussein’s government to look the other way when funds, that were supposed to go towards buying food for Iraqis, was being used to better equip the Iraq military. One has to wonder whether or not his opposition to the war was because that when people started looking into Saddam’s regime, they would find this…
This latest blow is just another reason why people should begin to see that the United Nations has failed. It can no longer defend global interests, especially when so many that were awarded this task would rather use their power to further their perverse ends.
Clarence Dias is a symptom of this desease…