Monday, October 01, 2007

China. Sheesh. UN. Double sheesh.

Let's see by a show of hands how many people are surprised that the UN was unable to do anything effective in response to the unabashedly criminal behavior or Burma/Myanmar's rulers last week.

Don't all jump up at once ....

Hmm ... well, how about this: by a show of hands, how many people are surprised that China blocked the security council vote to tighten sanctions on said junta?

(sound of crickets)

If Japan and China want to be world-class countries, with world-class power, they need to start stepping up and taking their share of responsibility for international issues. And they should not use this as an excuse to form satellites and spheres of influence. That's yesterday's tactic.

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