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CHOCO
Nov 30th, 2002, 03:59 PM
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Controversial . . . Harvey McGeorge has taught courses on sex slavery. Photo: AFP



Weapons inspector's sex secrets exposed
By James V Grimaldi
December 1 2002
The Sun-Herald

Chief United Nations weapons inspector Hans Blix has rejected a resignation offer tendered by one of his Iraq-bound inspectors after reports that the man lacked a specialised degree and had played a leadership role in sadomasochistic sex clubs.

Asked if the inspector's S&M background might offend his Muslim hosts, a UN spokeswoman said all inspectors had been briefed on the local culture and religion.

Harvey John "Jack" McGeorge, 53, of Woodbridge, Virginia, is a munitions analyst for the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC).

His resume lists training in the Marine Corps and the Secret Service but not a college degree in one of the specialised areas that the UN says it prefers for its inspectors, such as biochemistry or chemical engineering.

He has an associate's degree in Security Management from Northern Virginia Community College.


"We believe that Mr McGeorge is a highly qualified and competent technical expert," Dr Blix's spokesman Ewen Buchanan said. "We are not aware of any grounds for his resignation, and Dr Blix has not taken up his [resignation] offer."

Mr McGeorge founded, and has been an officer in, several sadomasochistic sex groups, through which he has taught courses on "sex slaves" and various techniques involving knives, ropes and choking devices. He had said that he would offer his resignation if The Washington Post wrote about his S&M background.

On Thursday, the Post reported that Mr McGeorge was a co-founder of Black Rose, a Washington-area S&M club, and a former officer in the Leather Leadership Conference Inc.

Mr McGeorge, president and founder of Public Safety Group Inc, a Woodbridge consulting firm that offers courses in biological and chemical weapons, was selected by the UN over inspectors who had worked on the earlier UN Special Commission inspection team sent to Iraq after the end of the Persian Gulf War. Many of the earlier inspectors were deemed to be too aggressive in their disarmament searches.

Hua Jiang, deputy spokeswoman for UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, was asked on Friday if Mr McGeorge's role as a leader in the sex clubs could be offensive to Muslims during the diplomatically sensitive mission in Iraq. She said inspectors should be aware of the local culture and religion.

"Dr Blix has been saying that all the inspectors who are sent to the area have gone through at least one month's training, and that's part of it," she said.

Ms Jiang defended the lack of background checks for applicants to UNMOVIC.

"These inspectors are either recommended by member states or they themselves just put in their resume," she said, adding that while there were checks on their expertise, UNMOVIC was not in a position to check personal lives.

JonBcn
Nov 30th, 2002, 04:03 PM
Who cares? He's free to do what he wants. Anyway, its extra practice at finding hidden weapons *s*******

CHOCO
Nov 30th, 2002, 04:05 PM
LOL ....that's a good one. :)

CHOCO
Nov 30th, 2002, 05:57 PM
:)

Mercury Rising
Nov 30th, 2002, 07:07 PM
What's wrong with that?

~ The Leopard ~
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:35 AM
I'm disgusted at this media witch hunt against an individual because of his sexuality.

:fiery:

disposablehero
Dec 1st, 2002, 03:18 AM
I can't wait for Marv Albert to do the televised play by play of the inspections.

CHOCO
Dec 1st, 2002, 11:02 AM
:)

caramel
Dec 1st, 2002, 11:42 AM
Kinky S&M ? Woooooooohooooooooo!

CHOCO
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:52 PM
This has got to be embarrassing for this inspector that these salacious details have come out about his personal life. And the questioning of his qualifications.

iluvtrent
Dec 1st, 2002, 01:58 PM
Choco-this is hilarious.
More important than his "club memberships" the guy just sounds unqualified.