Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Sunday, October 06, 2002

I thought Yasser backed Saddam in 1991. So, is there some reason that the Palestinian Authority recieves money from the compensation fund for losses caused by Iraq when Saddam invaded Kuwait? Besides the UN looking for any reason to funnel more terror backing cash to the PA.

A Geneva-based United Nations panel has approved awards totalling nearly $1 billion in damages arising from Iraq's 1990 invasion and subsequent occupation of Kuwait. The Governing Council of the UN Compensation Commission announced on Thursday awards totalling $995,825,094.18

The largest of the awards was $694 million for claims by Kuwait's Ministry of Defence and the Kuwait Oil Company for the removal and disposal of mines and unexploded ordnance.

The Palestinian Authority had until 30 September to submit late claims on behalf of individuals who did not have the opportunity to file their claims by the original deadline of 1 January 1. While the final total is not yet computed, it is estimated that some 45,000 claims were submitted by the Palestinian Authority.

To date, the Commission has awarded compensation of approximately $ 43.6 billion. It draws funding from a portion of the revenue which Iraq earns under the UN "oil-for-food" program.

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