From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

How Not To Help Schulenburg
By Sylvia Olayinka Blyden
Jun 3, 2010, 17:10

This newspaper has seen a misguided attempt by Lans Gberie to help launder the dwindling image of UN’s SRSG Von der Schulenburg who is perceived amongst a section of his UN staff as a dictator with what they perceive to be appropriate nicknames of Hitler!, Stalin! The Russian!, The German! and/or Mike Tyson assigned to him because of his terrorising manner of acting towards them. It is unfortunate that Lans Gberie who shares the exact same birthday (November 29) as John Benjamin, could try to erroneously psycho-analyse Mr. Benjamin as means of doing what he believes is helping Schulenburg. How Sad!

For the record, John Benjamin was one of those who actually spoke to this writer, on behalf of Mr. Schulenburg, for this paper to go easy on covering Schulenburg’s terrorising but we firmly told Benjamin our editorial policy could not let us oversight the issue. For Gberie to allow his age-old grudge against John Benjamin to cloud his thoughts is unfortunate. That is not the way to help Mr. Schulenburg’s image!

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