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!