“The decision to make the cafeterias into ‘no pay zones’ spread through the 40-acre complex like wildfire. Soon, the hungry patrons came running. ‘It was chaos, wild, something out of a war scene,’ said one Aramark executive who was present. ‘They took everything, even the silverware,’ she said. Another witness from U.N. security said the cafeteria was ‘stripped bare.’ And another told TIME that the cafeteria raid was ‘unbelievable, crowds of people just taking everything in sight; they stripped the place bare.’ And yet another astonished witness said that “chickens, turkeys, souffles, casseroles all went out the door (unpaid).”
A famous scene from Dr. Strangelove was supposed to culminate in a food-fight, but it was cut because it would have hurt the smober tone of the movie. From now on, any fingers the U.N. points regarding the looting in Iraq will recall the U.N.’s looting of its own cafeterias. This sounds like it really should be from from The Onion. Unbelievable.