31 May 2007

31 May 2007 - Welcome to Southafristan!

South Africa abstained yesterday from an historic vote on the UN Security Council establishing an international criminal tribunal, under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, to investigate the 2005 assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister—and prominent South African investor—Rafik Hariri. And this on the eve of a week of local demonstrations calling for international action against Israel!

It is now clear beyond any reasonable doubt that the South African government, in search of an alternative to a unipolar, American-led world (and describing South Africa’s motives in such terms is describing them charitably), is settling on the jihadist worldview as an acceptable substitute for Soviet Stalinsm. As far as foreign policy is concerned: goodbye human rights & democracy; welcome to Southafristan!

3 Comments:

At 2:23 AM, Blogger THE DICTATOR / EMBITTERED CORRESPONDENT said...

Joel,
The article in The Washington Post states: "Lebanese placed lit candles on the balconies and sent celebratory text messages worldwide" on hearing the news that The UN will investigate the murder.
As per usual, South Africa is siding with the oppressors and this bodes ill for the future health of South African democracy. Sometimes I wonder whether The ANC regime view Mugabe as a role model.

 
At 2:35 AM, Blogger THE DICTATOR / EMBITTERED CORRESPONDENT said...

Joel,
You are 100% correct to conclude that South Africa doesn't want to be in The US camp.

Damascus has now warned that the Security Council's move could be used by the United States to step up pressure against Syria.

"This is an Israeli-American resolution par excellence, which cannot be interpreted as the will of the international community, as the strong divisions on the Security Council demonstrated," Syria's official Tishrin newspaper said.

 
At 2:57 AM, Blogger THE DICTATOR / EMBITTERED CORRESPONDENT said...

South Africa is also siding with Hizbullah. Nasrrallah, like Haniyeh, will be welcome in Cape Town! The ANC is determined to side with Israel's enemies.

Hizbullah, which had previously warned against the creation of the tribunal without Lebanese parliamentary approval, called the UN decision a "violation" of Lebanese sovereignty and "an attack on its internal affairs."

"It amounts to a flagrant violation that makes the resolution illegal and illegitimate at the national and international level," the Shi'ite Muslim group said in a statement, adding that the resolution placed Lebanon under "international tutelage, without decision-making and sovereignty in an unprecedented development in the history of sovereign states."

 

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