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Thursday, January 10, 2008

UN shows leadership. Again.

Well, who could possibly foresee such totally unexpected and ghastly turn of events?

Sun reports:

"UNITED NATIONS—Libya stopped the Security Council from criticizing Sudan yesterday and prevented the condemnation of a rocket attack against Israel, sparking criticism of the North African nation's ability to function as a responsible member of the U.N.'s most important body.

According to two senior Western diplomats, the Libyan ambassador to the United Nations, Giadalla Ettalhi, resisted in closed-door negotiations the adoption of a statement publicly criticizing Libya's ally, Sudan, and condemning an attack against Israel. Mr. Ettalhi, the diplomats said, must have been "well aware" that it would be expected to do this as one of his first acts as president of the Security Council."

I am shocked reading this. What did Captain Renault say in Casablanca? - "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!"

The other interesting members of the supreme UN body are also flaming democracies: Burkina Faso, Costa Rica, Croatia and Vietnam. Quick, find Burkina Faso on a map (no googling allowed!).

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