Helen Clark bookies favourite to head UN



  • According to the news today , I think Russia has the final say on if it actually happens .
    I hope she gets the job , the only worry is if she really does start to reform the UN she might end up like Hammarskjold .



  • I like this woman. She is a pretty amazing lady.



  • Shes got a lot to follow on from, I mean Ban-ki-moon & Kofi Annan presided over a golden age at the UN where everything went great.
     
    I fully expect her to match up to their acheivements.
     
    Even more so with the full muscle of NZ behind her.



  • Better her than Comrade Rudd.



  • Don't care who it is so long as it isn't Kevin Rudd.



  • If Kevin fucking Rudd beats Helen Clark...Jesus.
     
    She's a tough lady, and has high level UN experience. I hope she does get the nod.



  • Kevin Rudd is a hopeless narcissist. How the fuck his name even got mentioned is beyond any sane person.



  • Two unfortunate things for Helen are that:
    (i) it's perceived that it's Eastern Europe's "turn" to provide the next Secretary-General. That seven of the nine candidates are from the Balkans or nearby reinforces that idea and doubtless many deals have been struck on this basis; and
    (ii) Being the first female S-G might have been a useful argument, but the Bulgarian lady from UNESCO and a couple of others offer Eastern European alternatives to that, as well.
     
    Kevin Rudd? I think I'd rather the UN remained rudderless than have that Willis anywhere near the reins. Tell him he's dreaming.



  • Jegga will be able to add a new poster to his bedroom wall.



  • I would not underestimate that prick. This has always been his ultimate goal. He built up an extensive network as a diplomat and then spent millions in taxpayer money travelling the world lobbying while PM.



  • I would not underestimate that prick. This has always been his ultimate goal. He built up an extensive network as a diplomat and then spent millions in taxpayer money travelling the world lobbying while PM.

    Did you know that KR has a doppelganger who was posted to Canberra for a while and regularly approached as the Oz PM despite being a Euro working in his country's intelligence community. Made for some rather interesting stories as people would blurt out allsorts to him.
     
    No big dramas or anything, was just rather funny.



  • Thinking a bit more about this, I'd guess that Kevin Rudd might be using Helen as a bit of a stalking horse for an eventual S-G from the Pacific (i.e. him, next time). Or - in the case that the Security Council decide to reject all of the current candidates* - he'd chuck his name into the second round as a "saviour". Seems late in the day for him to chuck his name in the ring for now.

    • in the event that the US says to Russia, we're not having any of your Eastern European compadres, and the Russians go,"well, fuck you if you think we're having any of your western mates".
       
      I'd guess there's a fair likelihood that we'll get whichever of the EEG candidates is least closely tied to Russia - and maybe a woman. The Bulgarian lady or maybe the Slovenian bloke?


  • Jegga will be able to add a new poster to his bedroom wall.

    Ceiling actually . I can never love her enough for giving us John Key and leaving labour to become an absolute shambles without her leadership.
    That theory about KRudd using her as to campaign further down the track sounds depressingly plausible though .





  • They have an army. Its currently raping its way through as many troubled areas as it can
     
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/world/2016/02/27/peacekeepers/
     
    Its the tough one with the UN, they can send peacekeepers, who will run away & leave you to be ethnically cleansed. Or stay and rape you.
     
    And then probably run away



  • They have an army. Its currently raping its way through as many troubled areas as it canhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/world/2016/02/27/peacekeepers/
    Its the tough one with the UN, they can send peacekeepers, who will run away & leave you to be ethnically cleansed. Or stay and rape you.
    And then probably run away

    Or they sell guns to the people trying to kill you http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-562497/UN-covered-claims-corrupt-peacekeepers-sold-arms-rebels-DR-Congo.html
    Sometimes the first UN troops sent in are from a first world country , when people stop giving a shit about a crisis in a country they will never go to the troops from dumps that send troops overseas for money turn up and the raping and corrupt behaviour begins.



  •  
    Oh dear Kevin.



  • What a fucking stupid cunt. Narcissus would wince at some of the shit this idiot talks about himself.



  • He must have been belted a lot at school.



  • He must have been belted a lot at school.

    By girls.