The Unification Church, the global
enterprise of South Korean Rev. Sun Myung Moon (born
Yong Myung Moon), may be attempting to take control
of the United Nations through the all-but-certain election
of South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary
Foreign Minister Moon is slated to
be formally elected Secretary General on October 9 by
the UN Security Council. Moon has already won four straw
polls by the UN Security Council and is now considered
a shoo-in to replace Kofi Annan.
|Ban Ki-moon: The next UN Secretary
Some informed UN sources are concerned
that Moon lists his religious affiliation as "non-denominational
Christian," a code word often used by the "Moonies"
for the Unification Church.
In addition, Secretary of State Condoleezza
Rice and UN ambassador John Bolton are attempting to
have former Washington Times editor Josette Sheeran
Shiner become the next Executive Director of the World
Food Program. Sheeran Shiner is a member of Sun Myung
Moon's Unification Church. The term of the World Food
Program Executive Director is five years. Shiner is
currently the Under Secretary of State for Economic,
Business and Agricultural Affairs.
Although Ban Ki-moon and Sun Myung
Moon are not related, some UN members may sense that
there is something amiss about the Bush administration's
strong support for the South Korean Foreign Minister
given the close links between some Bush officials and
the "Moonies." There were a few "discourage"
and "no opinion" ballots cast by Security
Council members on Ban Ki-moon. Although the balloting
is secret, it is believed that France and the United
Kingdom are not thrilled with the Moon nomination and
that Japan, a non-permanent member that holds the Security
Council presidency for October, is also reportedly opposed
Ban Ki-moon has lived in the United States for a number
of years, having gone to graduate school at Harvard
and serving two tours at South Korea's Washington embassy,
a diplomatic mission that maintains close contacts with
the Sun Myung Moon organization in Washington, DC. The
Unification Church, in addition to owning the Washington
Times, also owns United Press International.
Sun Mying Moon, who was excommunicated
by the Korean Presbyterian church for preaching heresy,
claims he is the Messiah and intends to take control
of the world. The South Korean government, which has
close ties with Sun Myung Moon's organization, has used
its considerable public relations machinery to convince
the Security Council members to elect Ban Ki-moon as
the next Secretary General, it is alleged.