The SA in Vienna, where Kurt was living, distinguished themselves on Kristall Nacht. Forty-three of 44 synagogues were trashed and 20,000 Jews abducted. For days SA squads looted shops and houses of Jews in broad daylight. Jews, and opponents of Nazism, were forced to wash streets and walls with a skin-blistering solution. Many lost their jobs. Before Kristall Nacht there were 200,000 Jews living in Austria. By month’s end there were 150,000.
He trained as a commando near Berlin until October when he joined the 11th Cavalry Regiment in recently annexed Sudetenland. A month later he was back in Vienna, active in the SA. In 1939 he was transferred to the 45th Infantry Division with whom he occupied France, 1940-41. After a stint back home he rejoined the 45th as a lieutenant. The 45th was part of Army Group Center whose goal was capturing Moscow. Here Waldheim first witnessed “cleansing operations” – razing villages, machine gunning suspects, deporting women and children to slave camps. For bravery in the battle of Brest-Litovsk he was awarded the Iron Cross and promoted to commanding a cavalry squadron. His commander, General von Pannwitz, repeatedly praised him. (Von Pannwitz was hung as a war criminal.) Waldheim also received Assault Cavalry and Eastern Front medals. On December 14, 1941 he was wounded in his right thigh and shipped to an Austrian hospital. On March 6, 1942 he rejoined the 1st Dragoon who transferred him to Yugoslavia to be a staff officer in the 12th Army’s Bader Combat Group.
Waldheim thus entered another atrocity-ridden theatre of war. In 1942 the multi-national Axis army enacted a system of reprisals for acts of resistance including punitive executions of suspects. SS units randomly lynched Serbs from Belgrade street-posts to meet quota. Worse atrocities were committed by the Axis puppet state of Croatia – a front for the genocidal Ustashe movement. On March 19, 1942, after a spike in resistance, the German 12th Army decreed:
“The most minor case of rebellion, resistance or concealment of arms must be treated immediately by the strongest deterrent methods... It is better to liquidate 50 suspects than have one soldier killed.”
These standards were mild. In Bosnia, where Waldheim was, ratios were: “100 Serbs to be executed for every German killed, 50 Serbs for every German wounded.”
After a 2 month operation, ending May 23, 1942, Bader Combat Group declared victory over the Bosnian resistance. Waldheim was cited for valour. On May 29 he joined General von Stahl’s 72,000-troop Battle Group West Bosnia on the Kozara plateau along the Montenegro border; an area of rail lines and mines where partisans had driven out Croatian forces. Stahl ringed the plateau with barbed wire, then moved in. This operation ended in late August after 71 of Stahl’s men had been killed; 4,735 insurgents/suspects were executed and 70,000 civilians were shipped to camps. Rape and robbery were rampant. Waldheim, as intelligence officer, kept casualty statistics and arranged for trucks and trains to transport detainees. His name appears on a fine paper commemorative “list of honour” Wehrmacht document for distinguished service in Kozara. The Croatians awarded him a silver Crown of King Zvonimir medal “for courage in the battle against the rebels in West Bosnia.”
On August 31, 1942 Waldheim re-joined 12th Army HQ in a town overlooking the Greek port city, Salonika. Salonika’s pre-war Jewish population was 65,000; one third of the city. On July 11, 1942 several thousand Jewish men were corralled into the city square and forced to perform difficult yoga positions under the hot sun while German soldiers hooted, clapped and took photographs. Elderly Jews died on the spot. The photos circulated widely in the Axis press including in a Croatian newspaper popular where Waldheim was then stationed. Real estate and personal belongings of all Greek Jews were sold and the proceeds transferred to German authorities. 800,000 Greek Jews were deported; most to Auschwitz. Salonika’s Jews went to Auschwitz or to camps near malaria-infested swamps. The last trainloads were leaving Salonika as Waldheim arrived. Deporting Jews was a labour intensive operation, much discussed by the soldiers, and unavoidable to an intelligence officer like Waldheim who later pled ignorance.
In November 1942 Waldheim was granted 4 months leave to work on his PH D. His thesis, ”The Concept of Reich according to Konstantin Frantz”, argued the Germanic Reich was the new ‘body of Christ’; a privilege formerly reserved to the Catholic Church. This theory was traced to Prussian statesman Konstantin Frantz (1817-1891) who envisioned a Reich covering western and central Europe.
Returning to duty, March 1943, Waldheim was assigned to Group E HQ under General Loehr. In May 1943 Group E launched “Operation Schwarz” led by SS General Phleps. Waldheim was Phleps’ staff officer. “Schwarz” wiped out entire villages, killing 16,000 in a month, mostly in blind reprisals. After “Schwarz” Waldheim became liaison officer to General Vecchiarelli’s 11th Italian Army in Athens. Waldheim was entrusted with intel on all operations and empowered to make executive decisions. The Italians did little fighting but lots of pilfering of fountain pens, medicines and even weapons which they sold to partisan guerrillas.
On July 26, 1943 Lohr flew in for an emergency meeting with Vecchiarelli. The Fascist Grand Council in Rome had overthrown Mussolini. King Victor Emmanuel III had ordered Mussolini’s arrest. This was problematic for the Wehrmacht, particularly in Athens where Italians outnumbered Germans 10 to 1. Tensions already existed between Vecchiarelli and German generals fighting partisans in eastern Greece who wanted to detain all men in the area. Vecchiarelli would not sign-off on this. Waldheim’s office studied the situation and on August 7 recommended summary executions of partisans and deportation of male civilians to labour camps. On August 20 Waldheim received orders okaying these recommendations and he quickly passed them on. (On August 15 Waldheim processed a communiqué designating the “Jewish committee of Ioannina” a resistance centre).
On September 8 Italy surrendered. On September 22 Waldheim recommended Italian soldiers in Greece be sent to work camps and specified the number of trains needed. Based on personally conducted interrogations, Waldheim claimed Italians were aiding the resistance. Thus unfolded “Case Axis” – a secret operation to disarm Italians and ship them to camps. Vecchiarelli was conned into handing over his heavy weapons on the promise his troops could keep their light weapons and return home. Italians were surreptitiously relieved of most of their small arms as they were rearranged into smaller units. They boarded trains and were told they were going home. On board they were disarmed. The trains went to concentration camps. One-hundred and fifty-eight thousand Italian soldiers were sent from Greece to camps. After one rebellion 4,000 Italians were shot.
By December 1943 Waldheim was “O3” for the 300,000-troop Army Group E. O3s were in charge of office staff, maps and files. O3s were the Army’s best informed men. They reviewed intelligence operations and informed higher and adjacent formations about enemy intelligence through daily reports and special briefings. They read reports, initialled them and made recommendations. A December 19, 1943 document bearing Waldheim’s “W” recounts how Germans burned down a monastery and shot 13 monks; levelled a village and shot 82 inhabitants (half under the age of 15); then entered the town of Sparta, rounded up 128 civilians, including Sparta’s teachers, and placed them before a firing squad.
On August 9, 1944 Waldheim assessed positively “Operation Viper” which consisted of wiping out villages in accordance with detailed plans prepared by his office. Waldheim’s August 11th evening report targeted southern Crete. On August 13 two villages in south Crete were destroyed, 20 hostages executed. On August 15 he detailed how the 22nd Mountain Division “mopped up” entire villages yet encountered no armed enemies. Twelve German officers were convicted of war crimes for involvement in “Viper.” On October 12 as Army Group E withdrew westward, Waldheim reported a worrying presence of partisan activity near villages along their escape route. On October 13 Waldheim flew over the area pinpointing three villages. On October 14 German soldiers burned these villages and executed 114 inhabitants. The Captain in charge was later tried and hung. At trial he said he was merely following Hitler’s orders as recommended and elaborated by Oberleutnant Waldheim. The operation to protect the escape route resulted in 739 suspects being executed. Sixty-three weapons were recovered; 13 were modern. Even the reconnaissance officer of this operation was hung as a war criminal.
The Yugoslavs possessed 244 German military documents connecting Waldheim to war crimes.
In December 1947 Waldheim’s file was handed to the London-based UN War Crimes Commission by the Yugoslav legation. The British-chaired UN Commission typically rejected 75% of Yugoslav prosecution requests. Waldheim’s case, however, was processed quickly and approved. On February 19, 1948 the UN Commission recommended Waldheim’s prosecution for “putting hostages to death and murder.” Ten British and US veterans recall seeing Waldheim inside POW camps including one who remembers the “swine Waldheim” overseeing the tossing of executed British soldier’s corpses from the back of a truck “as if they were unloading sacks of manure.” The US National Archive has 19 intelligence reports signed by Waldheim detailing interrogations. In 1987 the US Justice Department declared Waldheim and his wife dangerous agents and banned them from ever entering the US.
Waldheim spent the summer of 1945 in an American POW camp where: “the deal was struck which allowed the young Oberleutnant to begin a new life. In exchange for information (and he had plenty to offer!), he was authorized to return to Vienna and act as though nothing had happened since 1942.” Waldheim gained certificates from the Socialist Party and People’s Party stating he was anti-Nazi. A government inquiry into his past ended in November 1945 when he was hired by the Austrian Department of Foreign Affairs.
Waldheim led Austria’s UN delegation from 1955 to 1965 when he left to become an Austrian diplomat in Czechoslovakia. After running unsuccessfully for the Austrian Presidency with the arch-conservative People’s Party in 1971, he became Europe’s choice for UN Secretary-General. He was the first pick of neither Soviets nor Americans who vetoed each other’s prime candidates. When the Security Council voted on Waldheim, Britain abstained and never explained.
The UN was a New Year’s baby, 1942. With the “Declaration by the United Nations”, 26 countries allied to fight fascism. After WWII the Allies convened in San Francisco in April 1945 and formally re-launched the UN six months later. While the UN’s main aim was peace, its Charter also directed it to “employ international machinery for the promotion of economic and social advancement.” The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) was established to coordinate this activity. In 1947 ECOSOC founded the Economic Commission for Europe to aid European countries devastated by WWII.
A Secretary-General (S-G) is more than the UN’s chief administrative officer; he is the UN’s personification. Waldheim introduced a capricious ostentation to the UN. Previous S-Gs lived in humble residences at their own expense. Upon Waldheim’s arrival, philanthropist Arthur Houghton donated No. 3 Sutton Place to be his official New York residence. Waldheim cluttered it with Louis XV sofas, Saxe Porcelain, and English Lace – at UN expense. Museums donated famous paintings to adorn the walls. No. 3 Sutton became the soiree venue for UN potentates. When Waldheim was given a valuable antique clock from the Mexican President, he immediately shipped it to his home in Austria – at UN expense. Gems from the Shah of Iran were shipped straight to Kurt’s pocket. The generosity didn’t go around: “There’s not a waiter in a New York cafe who ever saw him leave a penny as a tip.”His favourite toilet paper was flown around the world by diplomatic pouch. He enjoyed making underlings work late if he knew they had evening plans. He fast-tracked his daughter’s career on up to being UN Head of Protocol. He was a tall-person freak who complained shorter people lacked elegance: “Even when he was Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he wanted at all costs to restrict entry into the diplomatic corps to very tall people.” This was the Eugenicist in him.
Waldheim oversaw a leap in UN executive salaries, the advent of “ex gratia payments, amounting on occasion to several hundred thousand dollars” and “the corrupt sale of certain profitable posts within the Secretariat.” Waldheim was complicit in the Charter-contravening practice of national governments topping up the salaries of “their” UN officers. By the end of Waldheim’s terms, scores of UN officials earned more than the US President. “Senior officials” one critic quipped: “assume that a show of wealth supported by public funds in no way impaired their claim to speak on behalf of the destitute.” Waldheim’s tenure was characterized by an “insistence on unconditional loyalty to a personality whose requirements are equated with those of the UN.” Thus despite the “extreme operational and administrative chaos into which the organization would sink under Waldheim’s stewardship”, in the “higher levels of the UN Secretariat he had more defenders that critics.” Under Waldheim an elite circled the S-G’s office who viewed themselves an authoritative clique “whose oracular pronouncements connoted absolute knowledge.”
Contrary to UN commitments to merit-based hiring, Waldheim declared “geographical distribution of the staff is the over-riding factor” in appointments. He was the first S-G to lobby for the post and the first to connect the number of senior positions given a country to the support they gave him and his agenda.
Declining Western influence was evidenced by Waldheim’s refusal to appeal to North Vietnam on behalf of refugees trapped by the Vietnam War. On this issue the New York Times reported Waldheim “expressed bitterness over accusations published in the United States that he was biased.” The International Herald Tribune reported: “Waldheim said he had no intention of resigning because of criticism directed against him. ‘The criticism comes from the West exclusively’ he said ‘From no other part of the world. On the contrary, the rest of the world seems satisfied.’”
The Waldheim era is mistakenly seen as the rise of Third World in the UN. Starting in the 1960s the UN was inundated by states with territories, populations and resources too small to allow them to carry out Charter obligations. In 1969, when the Security Council debated mini-states, the US recommended they be admitted as “associate” members. Waldheim impaled this idea. He welcomed as full members 30 super-powers such as: Vanuatu, Cape Verde, Comoros, Djibouti, Dominica, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome-Principe, Seychelles, Bahamas, Suriname, Saint Vincent, Antigua, and Belize. (He also welcomed Germany in 1973 – the last ‘Axis’ state to gain admission.) As mini-states crowded into the UN General Assembly (UNGA), several conjoined political struggles eroded US influence. Mini-states were recruited into a “non-aligned” movement (later the ‘Group of 77’) programmatically opposed to both UN founding pillars (USA and USSR).
An overflowing UNGA became the venue of a protracted “anti-colonialist” campaign against Israel, Rhodesia and South Africa that consolidated into an anti-Western bloc. Consequently, according to the UN Encyclopedia, the UNGA now makes decisions “by consensus wherever possible.” This “consensus” is achieved through “prolonged informal consultations in which the protagonists now tend to be the delegations holding the presidency or chairmanship of, respectively, the ‘Group of 77 and China’ and the European Union whose statements were normally supported by a dozen or so Central and East European and Mediterranean countries.” The West is thus marginalized in the UNGA.
Collectively EU states are the largest financial contributors to the UN system. They supply 40% of the UN’s regular budget and 50% of contributions to UN funds and programmes (with an emphasis on green funds and programmes). Nordic countries and the Netherlands are the UN’s largest per capita contributors. In 2005 the European Community, as a separate entity, made a bloc $1 billion grant to the UN. Most UN head offices are located in Europe. This is certainly the case regarding the UN’s environmental system. Two thirds of UN enviro-offices and staff are situated in Europe.
European conquest of the UN is considered a triumph in Europe. As they must, pursuant to the Treaty on European Union, EU Member States meet regularly, to ensure they vote and lobby in concert in the UN. They target agencies and programmes across the range of UN activities but betray an affinity for things green. EU groups sit down regularly with the main committees of the UNGA and the main commissions of ECOSOC. At last count EU groups and UN reps were holding one thousand private meetings per year. The European Commission (EC) as a “permanent observer” directly addresses the UNGA. The ‘Council of Europe’ also has UNGA observer status. The EU’s opening address to UNGA occurs alongside, and carries as much weight, as does the address by the Secretary-General. By herding EU members, and EU wannabe members, the EU (Germany) is guaranteed support from one-sixth of UN members and one third of Security Council seats. In 1991 the EC was accepted as full member at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization’s headquarters in Rome. The EC then obtained special, full-participant, status at the Earth Summit (1992).
The UN and Euro-environmentalism are interpenetrated. Environmentalism made deep inroads into European governance independent of UN efforts. This was evidenced in 1972 when nine European states met in Paris to forge a joint environmental program later broadened to include all Europe via the Helsinki Final Act (1975). However the UN did contribute to the greening of Europe. Starting with the 1983 Long Range Trans-boundary Air Pollution Convention, the UN’s Economic Commission of Europe (ECE) negotiated five major environmental treaties each hatching ECE subsidiaries to oversee implementation. ECE negotiated European treaties regarding: Trans-boundary Watercourses (1996); Environmental Impact Statements (1997); Trans-boundary Effects of Industrial Accidents (2000); and the transformative 2001 “Aarhus Convention” giving Euro-environmentalists wide access to information about, and rights to participate in, industrial and land-use decisions. ECE lobbied for Single European Act provisions giving prominence to environmental policy.
ECE is basically another green activist group; albeit a well-connected one with a $30 ml annual budget. Every four years it hosts “Environmental Performance” meetings for European Environment Ministers.
Its Sustainable Energy Committee promotes “energy security” through reducing European dependence on imported fuel. ECE also works closely with European Environment Agency headquarters in Copenhagen. (EEA was created by the EU in 1990 to inform and coordinate European Environment Ministries.)
Waldheim chaired the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Although boycotted by the East Bloc, the Conference was attended by 113 states. In preparation for Stockholm the enviro-movement released Only One Earth (an alarmist tract by 100 ‘prominent’ scholars) and the Club of Rome’s apocalyptic Limits to Growth (one of the most widely distributed and advertised books in history). These texts were condensed into the Stockholm Declaration – a 900-word manifesto repeating “environment” 24 times along with references to “biosphere,” “Earth,” “the planet” and “the surroundings”. The Declaration begins: “With the growing recognition of global population, development and environmental interdependence, the opportunity to adopt suitable macro- and socio-economic policies to promote sustained economic growth in the context of sustainable development ... has never been greater.”
Other UN agencies turned greener under Waldheim. In 1972 UNESCO initiated “Man and the Environment” and “Man and the Biosphere” programs. UNESCO-UNEP’s Tbilisi Declaration (1977) called for a global “environmental education” crusade. ECOSOC’s 1974 World Population Conference was the first UN-led meeting of states dealing with over-population and the first linking population to environment. The subsequent Action Plan expanded the UN Fund for Population Activity and kicked-off an unprecedented, and coercive, global population control blitz.
Waldheim’s UN was “dense with irreproachable statements on global peril.” In his opening address to the 1978 General Assembly Waldheim decreed:
“The progressive exhaustion of known cheap supplies of oil, while energy demands continue to increase, poses a formidable challenge for the international community. It also has profound political implications. Nations will have to change from a pattern of energy consumption dominated by oil to a more energy saving pattern of growth, relying on more diversified sources of energy... considerable efforts will be needed to harmonize the interests of producers, processors, users, poorer consumers and environmentalists... we must find ways to ensure sustainable supplies of energy for the world economy while avoiding the excessive depletion of natural resources... We need to deal vigorously with the area of energy, which is a major challenge, and to launch a coordinated and imaginative effort by the world community in this field.... high-level meetings could play an essential role in this process...I stand ready to lend all necessary assistance in furthering such an approach.”
Propaganda about exhausted hydro-carbon fuel reserves is a Big Lie used to justify shifting the world’s energy industry away from oil and coal. World coal production increased from 1.4 billion tonnes in 1950 to 2.6 billion tonnes in 1980 while West European output declined because of high costs of deep-pit mining. Western Europe has no oil. The US North-East and Japan suffer a similar “energy crisis.” Steering the world away from oil and coal is to their comparative advantage. Subsequent Big Lies about acid rain and global warming share the anti-coal, anti-oil motive. These atmosphere hoaxes (aeromancy) were what Waldheim was referring to with: “coordinated and imaginative effort”. It is worth noting his trusted Under-Secretary once said, “The worst way to make an argument is by reason and good information. You must appeal to emotions and to their fears of being made to appear ridiculous.”
Under Waldheim the UN began facilitating the international chemical cartel’s replacement of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) with new, patented substitutes. In 1976 UNEP turned its attention to the atmospheric ozone layer. A 1977 meeting of the UN-led Coordinating Committee on the Ozone Layer prompted the UN’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to take up ozone layer monitoring. In 1981 UNEP announced plans for a convention protecting the ozone layer from CFCs. Mass panic was generated about “ozone holes” over Antarctica and the North Pole. (These holes are natural phenomena.) In 1985 a convention on protecting the ozone layer was adopted in Vienna. In 1987 UNEP organized the Montreal Protocol which mandated replacing CFCs with the new products. A Multi-Lateral Fund (MLF), co-managed by UNEP, was established in 1990 to promote new chemical processes and their transfer to developing countries. By 2007 MLF had spent $2 b on 5,500 projects in 144 countries. It was German firms with most of the patents for this CFC-free technology. By creating this scare, people were replacing everything from aerosols to fridge-freezers, with German manufactured or patent-licensed items.
The Montreal Protocol’s disciplined global coordination of scientific panels is also praised as was its patient strategy of “awareness-raising, capacity-building, and institutional strengthening.”
Three conventions launched at the 1992 Earth Summit – the Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention to Combat Desertification, and most importantly the Framework Convention on Climate Change – were each designed to replicate the Ozone Hole campaign. Thus the climate change campaign is another “coordinated and imaginative effort” run by the UN. It too began under Waldheim.
Waldheim’s career demonstrates how superficial European de-Nazification was. Although the theory is often wildly misconstrued, some Waldheimologists, including a team of La Monde journalists, believe:
“Waldheim might have been involved in the enigmatic Nazi International which at the fall of the Third Reich, had ordered its members to infiltrate the machinery of the state and occupy important positions while awaiting better days.”
When the UN War Crimes Commission was dissolved at the beginning of the Cold War prosecutions were suspended against 36,000 accused Nazi/Fascist criminals. In one of Waldheim’s stomping grounds, Greece, prosecutions concerning 5,050 suspected war criminals began in 1945. Only 51 proceedings went to trial; 31 verdicts were pronounced. Proceedings were suspended in 1953; files pulped in 1975. Greek intelligence services welcomed Nazi collaborators into their ranks. The new enemy was communism.
In 1970 Alex de Marenches, French information services chief, while surveying the cellars of a French intelligence building found ten tonnes of Gestapo documents “all piled in a mess.” His staff began organizing these files when: “I pulled out a few documents at random. The result was unpleasant, even painful. There were the prominent men of today who had been or had claimed to have been members of the resistance and true patriots. In reality, they had been in the pay of the Germans... since one of the most pernicious of French vices is divisiveness, we do not need to go rummaging around in trash cans and stirring up the dirt.” He stopped work on the pile. Francois Mitterrand, a Nazi collaborator, became French President in 1981.
Before the 1986 Austrian presidential election, the accepted version of Waldheim’s past was that he was a persecuted anti-Nazi drafted in 1938, wounded in 1941, who sat out the rest of the war as a student. This story appeared in his autobiography, media interviews and official bios. As late as February 1986 Waldheim denied being in Nazi organizations or of having served in Greece or Yugoslavia. Joining these lies was his self-portrait of a man without political affiliations. He was deeply attached to an arch-conservative political Catholicism historically connected to Austro-fascism, the contemporary organized expression of which is the Austrian People’s Party (OVP).
The OVP self-describes as an “ecological party” and is referred to as “environmentally-sensitive”. In 1986, while nominally independent, Waldheim was the OVP’s presidential choice. The rival Socialists chose a lacklustre former Health Minister to oppose him. The Socialists were embarrassingly divided over the construction of a power station that the Ecology Party, and most Austrian environmentalists, opposed. The Austrian media swirled with scandals concerning financial scams and allegations of antifreeze in Austrian wines, which played into Waldheim’s campaign theme: “Vote for a man whom the world trusts.” His main poster depicted Waldheim and wife dressed in traditional Austrian garb against a backdrop of iconic wilderness.
On March 3, 1986, two months before the election, a Viennese magazine published revelations about Waldheim’s past.
The next day, the New York Times revealed Waldheim’s prewar membership in Nazi groups and involvement in Balkan atrocities. The story made international headlines. Waldheim ducked and dodged; then, when pressed about why the allegations were all over the world press, he replied, “The international press is dominated by the World Jewish Congress. It’s well known.”
The Austrian media took up this theory of an international Jewish conspiracy to discredit Waldheim. On the stump Waldheim bellowed, to hysterical applause, that New Yorkers with names like “Steinberg and Rosenbaum” will never “tell the Austrian people how to vote.” He won by a landslide. The Arab media hailed his election as a “slap in the face for Zionism”. The Abu Nidal terror group placed Waldheim’s grinning mug on the cover of their rag. He was warmly received by John Paul II and cordially greeted by Mitterrand.
In 1993 the UN-led World Conference on Human Rights extended human rights to include the right to economic development meeting the environmental needs of future generations. The 1994 Secretary-General’s “Agenda for Development” affirmed “sustainable development” as the guide for all UN policy, particularly the tapping of the promised 0.7% of rich nation GNP to finance (mostly German patented) green technology transfer. The transfer's estimated costs were $600 billion a year with $125 billion to come from rich countries and the rest from poor countries.
The Rio Summit introduced a 1,000-word manifesto using “environment” 35 times and “sustainable development” ten times to promote “transfers of technologies”, “environmental impact assessments”, and “the precautionary approach.” The latter means: “lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.” (Translation: hysteria trumps science.)
Rio stressed: “The creativity, ideals and courage of the youth of the world should be mobilized to forge a global partnership in order to achieve sustainable development.” (Translation: brainwash kids.)
Rio focused on “indigenous people” about whom “states should recognize and duly support their identity, culture and interests and enable their effective participation in the achievement of sustainable development.” (Translation: blood and soil.) One must understand here that Germans still believe in 'Ethnic German' peoples around europe, often using this as argument for German expansion 'living space' and the return of German land forfeited to Poland etc by WW2.
It should be noted at this point, that the real Godfather of the Man-made Global Warming theory, is Svante Arrhenius. His theory of
ΔF = α Ln (C/Co) Greenhouse Law is still used today.
Arrhenius was one of several leading Swedish scientists actively engaged in the process leading to the creation in 1922 of The State Institute for Racial Biology in Uppsala, Sweden, which had originally been proposed as a Nobel Institute. Arrhenius was a member of the institute's board, as he had been in The Swedish Society for Racial Hygiene (Eugenics), founded in 1909.
Kurt Waldheim was a former Brown-Shirt with an Iron Cross dangling from his lapel when he wrote a doctoral thesis glorifying the Third Reich while simultaneously plotting war crimes which were actually carried out. Can you be more of a Nazi?
So query: What was a guy like that doing running the UN?
Answer: he was converting it into an environmental movement resource, whilst starting to reverse the results of WW2.
The Stockholm Conference, the founding of UNEP, the start of the ozone hole and global warming scares, the global population control blitzes, the proliferation of multi-lateral environmental agreements, and the greening of many UN agencies, all date to his tenure. This is not to portray Waldheim as an eco-Horatio. Environmentalist appropriation of the UN slightly pre-dates his tenure. Installing Waldheim into the Secretary-General’s chair was a coup for the movement and a consequence of their growing clout. No one should be so naive as to think international environmentalism’s leaders were unaware of Waldheim’s past, or disapproving.
There was more to Nazism than anti-Semitism and militarism. A core ingredient was indigenous-ism – romanticizing the affinity between ethnicity and geography. A contemporary manifestation of this is the “anti-colonialism” emanating from Europe and purporting to assist Amazonian Indians, Australian Aborigines, etc. This anti-colonialism is an attack on the national sovereignty of Brazil, Canada, USA, UK, Australia and other “colonial” countries. It serves the environmental movement by undermining economic development in the hinterland of these states. Half the UN’s founders were colonial states.
In 1942 the world was divided into two camps. The Axis powers controlled Continental Europe, Japan and areas of the western Pacific. The Allies’ sphere was the English-speaking world, South America and part of the USSR. The United Nations was 100% lodged in the Allied sphere. The UN’s purpose was to diplomatically isolate, and conduct economic warfare on, the Axis world and ultimately to impose regime changes on Germany, Japan, etc. Now the territories formerly under Axis control supply most of the money, staffing and head office locales for the UN.
UN-led campaigns to suppress and retard development of the Americas and Australia, and campaigns to steer humanity away from abundant supplies of hydrocarbons, are economic warfare operations benefitting former Axis states. The socio-geographical pre-determination of fascism persists and underlies environmentalism.
In 1987, it was discovered that a number of the UN warcrimes files had vanished from the archives.
Alf Erlandsson, the archives director, said that of the 8,100 recently opened files, 433 have disappeared.
"We've had no time to determine how they disappeared," Erlandsson told the newspaper. "Now, we'll see if we can reconstruct what happened."
Israeli officials, involved with the archives on a daily basis since war crimes allegations against former U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim surfaced last year, were reportedly stunned by the news.
"It means that vital information concerning the greatest criminals in history may have been destroyed," said Israel's U.N. ambassador, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Some of the records stored at the U.N.'s headquarters, particularly on the reel of microfilm containing Yugoslavia's Waldheim file, were missing in blocks of up to six consecutive documents, the New York Post reported.
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