Friday, November 28, 2008

Atul Khare - Career Minded Charlatan?

At least one journalist thinks so....

Timor-Leste A ilha insustentável

25.11.2008, Pedro Rosa Mendes, especial para o PÚBLICO

7. "To enter the United Nations is to be politically untouchable".A diplomat who enjoys the Javanese shadow theatre said: "The UN in Dili is in sync with the Timorese leaders. They all create ghosts: the great strategist, the great diplomat, the great guerrilla fighter. Otherwise the masks would fall, and it would be very embarrassing..." UNMIT, one of the most expensive missions of the UN, is slowly sinking in the same moral emptiness of Timorese leaders. Three thousand workers, police officers and military, a formidable critical mass that might be a counterweight to incompetence and foolishness, are crushed by the career-oriented charlatanism of its head of mission, Atul Khare, and by acolytes who see with good eyes in Timor-Leste that which they would never allow in their developed countries. "To enter the United Nations is to be politically untouchable ", explained a senior officer of UNMIT.

Who are the acolytes?