Ban names veteran British journalist as new spokesperson - Why was Montas dumped by UN?
He also served for more than two decades as an international correspondent and editor for Reuters. He covered a number of issues affecting international peace and security, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, events in the Balkans and nuclear non-proliferation issues.
His tenure with Reuters included a stint as the Moscow Bureau Chief with responsibility for coverage of the Commonwealth of Independent States, and as a senior editor in London handling global political news stories, including the Middle East and Africa. He has been posted in Berlin, The Hague, and Seoul.
Mr. Nesirky succeeds Michele Montas of Haiti who is retiring from the Organization on 30 November. “The Secretary-General is grateful to Ms. Montas for her dedication and service as his Spokesperson since the beginning of his term on 1 January 2007,” read a note issued by Mr. Ban’s office.
Commentary by Haitian-Truth.org
After several months of behind-the-scenes maneuvering, Michele Montas was removed from her position as spokesperson for UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon. Montas was the wife of Jean Dominique, a well-known Haitian newscaster who was assassinated in April, 2000. Montas is a close personal friend of Rene Preval and is blamed by many international leaders, and America’s State Department, for the Secretary General’s ongoing, and absurd statements to the effect that “Preval is Haiti’s only hope.”
If Preval is Haiti’s only hope then Haiti has no hope. Preval’s criminal, indifferent and incompetent government has effectively derailed any and all efforts to save his nation as his associates steal whatever is available. As a small example, no one has ever explained what happened to the $197,000,000 that disappeared rather than be applied to the damage done by 2008′s hurricanes.
The fact that Montas is violently anti-American may have sped her demise.