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Subject: ...weapons inspector with S&M fetish
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 13:39:19 -0500
From: R. A. Hettinga <[email protected]>
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Status: RO
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 08:43:41 -0800 (PST)
From: "G. Gruff" <[email protected]>
Subject: ...weapons inspector with S&M fetish
To: Bob Hettinga <[email protected]>

"Senior officials were trying to explain yesterday how such a crucial
mission came to include an American former Secret Service officer who
has no specialised degree in any of the relevant sciences, but
considerable expertise in unusual sexual practices."

Maybe we're just trying to piss them off? Get them to hit first?
Maybe the guy is a super spy with a "legend" of some kind?
Maybe they thot this was the "torture" used to extract information
    from the enemy?
Then again, maybe the US government is performing as usual? [last
    paragraph in the article]
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http://news.independent.co.uk/world/politics/story.jsp?story=356753

By Kim Sengupta in Baghdad
29 November 2002

The United Nations inspection mission in Iraq has been fully prepared
for controversy over chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.
Instead, the first crisis it faces concerns sado-masochism,
pansexuality and leather fetishes. Senior officials were trying to
explain yesterday how such a crucial mission came to include an
American former Secret Service officer who has no specialised degree
in any of the relevant sciences, but considerable expertise in
unusual sexual practices.

Harvey John "Jack" McGeorge was nominated for the mission by the
United States government. The revelation of his personal details has
also led to the disclosure that no background checks have been made
on any of the monitors.

Mr McGeorge, who once served in the US Marines, is waiting in New
York to join the Unmovic (UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection
Commission) in Baghdad.

He runs a business offering seminars on "weaponisation of chemical
and biological agents" at $595 (£380) a session, and advertises his
services as a "certified United Nations inspector". An internet
search has also revealed that Mr McGeorge offers training seminars of
a different kind involving "various acts conducted with knives and
ropes". This relates to his role as co-founder of Black Rose, a
"pansexual S&M group" based in Washington, and also as a founder of
Leather Leadership Conference IN, which "produces training sessions
for current and potential leaders of the sadomasochistic/
leather/fetish community". Mr McGeorge said a State Department
official invited him to apply for a job with the UN team, and neither
the Americans nor the United Nations asked about his S&M background.
He was interviewed by Hans Blix, the chief inspector, and trained
with Unmovic in February 2001.

He told The Washington Post: "I have been very upfront with people in
the past about what I do, and it has never prevented me from getting
a job or doing a service. I am who I am. I am not ashamed of who I am
ñ not one bit." He added that he was now considering resigning his UN
post.

Iraqi officials, who have always claimed that American members of the
team may not be what they seem, were still digesting the news.

A Foreign Ministry official said: "It is very disturbing that the
Americans have put forward someone like this. Apart from his strange
sexual life, he does not have the academic qualification for these
complex issues. And he is also a former member of their Secret
Service. How many other of these types are they getting into the UN
mission?"

A UN official said in Baghdad: "It is very difficult. We are hoping
the man will now resign, and we can draw a veil over this." Ewen
Buchanan, an Unmovic spokesman, said: "As the UN, with people
applying from many countries, we do not have the capacity to carry
out background checks. I believe Mr McGeorge is technically very
competent. He knows his subject, which is weapons."

A State Department official confirmed that Mr McGeorge was
recommended to Unmovic, and that no background checks were made.

The Bush administration has been accused of undermining the Iraq
mission, and US officials have claimed that Mr Blix had chosen an
inexperienced team, leaving out inspectors with previous experience
of working in Iraq who were deemed to be too aggressive in pursuing
their task. There have also been complaints from Washington that not
enough American and British personnel were chosen for the teams.



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