The Whistleblower is a 2010 film based on the real life accounts of police officer Kathryn Bolkovac and what she witnessed while serving as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia in 1999.
10 out of 10 stars. In the 1950s President Dwight Eisenhower warned Americans that the military was becoming a massive military industrial complex that would ruin democracy. He was right. DynCorp is an American corporation that sex traffics young girls in war-torn countries. The U.S. State Department which awards DynCorp these contracts gives them diplomatic immunity and sanctions it. It should make you ashamed to call them Americans.
In 1999 an American police woman (Kathryn Bolkovac) took a position in the United Nations Peacekeepers effort in post-war Bosnia. She was offered $100,000 tax-free for six months of work which would enable her to move closer to her daughter who had recently moved with her ex-husband. What she learned in those months was that the United Nations and the United States State Department were conducting sex trafficking of children for the purposes of being sold to the peacekeeping troops. Let me say that again, these were children who were kidnapped from their native countries, taken to Bosnia by UN peacekeeping troops, and sold into sex slavery to other UN peacekeeping troops. Because the peacekeeping troops were there to monitor and not engage, they were given diplomatic immunity. Many of these men, UN peacekeeping troops, bought these girls and kept them in their own apartments, running their own brothels, pimping out these children to other men. When this was finally made public, the UN did not revoke their diplomatic immunity. They did not prosecute them for their crimes. They paid them and sent them to another country.
What makes this film excel are the people. In Kathryn’s first two months in Bosnia, she manages to find a kindred spirit in a local Bosnian cop who she helps prosecute the first domestic violence case. After that case succeeds, Madeleine Rees of the IPTF General Affairs Office hires her. When it becomes clear that the IPTF officers are also involved, Madeleine brings in Peter Ward who is in charge of internal affairs of the IPTF. He helps Kathryn get the evidence she needs which was broadcast on British television once she escaped.
10 out of 10 stars. Dwight Eisenhower steer the United States through World War II. He had sage advice concerning the military that was ignored. Take a good look at this country and the world. He was right.