Sunday, July 13, 2008

China's support for Sudan alarming

The proposed indictment of the President of Sudan challenges the United Nations to honor its commitment to defend ethnic groups from genocide. Chinese reluctance to condemn an ally that provides it with oil should raise eyebrows if not the hair on our skin as the world readies itself for this year's Olympic games.
If China is bludgeoning Tibet and aiding the slaughter in Darfur and Abyei, with financial and material( http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/07/13/2302298.htm?section=justin ) support, on the eve its premier public relations event of a generation, what ruthlessness will foster in the future, when world opinion is less of a concern?

6 comments:

Danny Icewater said...

What ever happened to Mia Farrow's protest thing?

johnpauljustlikethepope said...

Excellent point, Dan. I am sure both Khartoum and Beijing are shaking in their boots about the Mia Farrow protest thing. After all, she was once married to the creator of Match Point.

Anyhow, I give the U.S. State Department kudos for supporting this indictment. Say what you want about Iraq, in Sudan Bush has demonstrated adept diplomacy that has spared the country the ravages of full-scale civil war and contained the inclinations of a ruthless regime, without overextending our commitment.

The world has been patient with President Bashir, and now it is close to time to depart from endless proclamations and either put up or shut up.

lauralkurth said...

I am totally ignorant when it comes to Sudan and welcome enlightenment. Where is Sudan located?

AlexinCT said...
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AlexinCT said...

Speaking of China, I hear the entire Chinese women swimmer delegation to the Olympics has been disqualified because they found that ever single one of them had a penis...

johnpauljustlikethepope said...

Alex,

If I were you I would be very concerned that the Army is shooting live pigs to train troops in wound care. Take my advice and keep a safe distance from the Schofield Barracks. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,385545,00.html