Your tax dollars at work. The UN won't stop North Korea's WMD program. But it will help it with its nerve gas patents. Because that's what the UN does.
For more than a year, a United Nations agency in Geneva has been helping North Korea prepare an international patent application for production of sodium cyanide -- a chemical used to make the nerve gas Tabun -- which has been on a list of materials banned from shipment to that country by the U.N. Security Council since 2006.
But that's okay. The UN will help North Korea with a patent for a base ingredient for a banned weapon. That it banned.
So the UN is like all bureaucracies. Except deadlier.
The World Intellectual Property Organization, or WIPO, has made no mention of the application to the Security Council committee monitoring North Korea sanctions, nor to the U.N. Panel of Experts that reports sanctions violations to the committee, even while concerns about North Korean weapons of mass destruction, and the willingness to use them, have been on a steep upward spiral.
Of course not.
For its part, a WIPO spokesperson told Fox News by email, in response to the question of whether it had reported the patent application to the U.N. sanctions committee, only that the organization “has strict procedures in place to ensure that it fully complies with all requirements in relation to U.N. Security Council sanction regimes.”
Yes. It probably does at that. Sadly enough.
There really is no reason for the UN to exist. It's a leaning tower of bureaucracy that serves no useful function that couldn't be filled by giving PCP to turtles. It's incredibly useful to dictators and no one else.