UN Sex Scandal Update
Maggie Farley of the LA Times provided me with some clarification on yesterday's post, in which I said that it appeared the UN had dropped several cases from its investigation of sex abuse against children by UN Peacekeepers in Congo:
Also, a clarification on your interpretation of the NYT and Washpost stories: the report leaked to the Wash Post and the NYT only examines the 68 cases alleged by September, when they wrote the report. There have been 82 more allegations SINCE then, which brings the total to 150. While many of them do deal with instances of prostitution, those are not discounted. Soliciting a prostitute is a violation of the UN's code of conduct, and in many cases, it was rape first, then a dollar or food afterward, giving the appearance of a transaction.
Read that last sentence again. ... rape first, then a dollar or food afterward, giving the appearance of a transaction. This story wrenches the heart and elevates the blood pressure at the same time.