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The communist spy who started the U.N.

It has mostly been rotten from the beginning.

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Since the United Nations was established in 1945, with one noted exception, the intergovernmental organization has not covered itself in glory. That exception was the 1950 U.N./American-led action in Korea that saved the South Korean people from communist tyranny.

Aside from that the U.N. has been a long-running socialist and despot fan convention. For some time the organization has fallen for every Third World scam, every authoritarian tinhorn, and every racist and anti-Semitic lunatic that could afford the travel fare to Manhattan.

One of the reasons for the failure of the U.N. lies in its inception. The American chiefly responsible for the U.N. Charter, the man who served as the U.N.’s first de facto Secretary General, was the entire time a high-level mole in the U.S. government spying for the communist Soviet Union. His name was Alger Hiss.

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Hiss guided the U.N. process from its very conception to the opening session of the organization in June of 1945. He was praised by Soviet officials for his “impartiality and fairness.” At the same time, he was passing internal U.N. documents and sensitive classified U.S. material to his Soviet handlers.

Hiss may have gotten away with his treason, except that one of his former fellow spies, a writer and editor named Whittaker Chambers, testified against him in front of Congress and told his story in detail in his extraordinary book “Witness.” The Chambers book today is considered a classic.

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When Hiss was named a spy, lied before Congress, and was indicted and convicted for perjury, Democrats and the Left leapt to his defense. No matter that several other former Soviet spies in the same espionage ring were uncovered and testified against him. Even Soviet intel documents found after the fall of the Soviet Union confirmed Hiss’ guilt. But the American Left still protected him, and still does today, because he protected their communist brethren.

So if you wonder why the U.N. shields the World Health Organization (WHO), why their members regularly vote against the U.S., why they are anti-Western and anti-Semitic, remember how they came to be. The U.N. sprung from the cradle with a hammer in one hand and a sickle in the other. They haven’t changed that much since.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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