An increasingly weak UN

Leads to an increasingly strong Zimbabwe.

I of course refer to the following:

In which we have the delights of reading about how Mugabe is able to lean on it's Chinese and Russian supporters to remain in power, just like Sudan, Iran, and numerous other states. To me, I am seeing an increasingly weak UN being dominated by several countries that make the will of the people irrelevent.

The US, UK, EU, Japan. These major powers have all agreed that Mugabe needs to be stopped. On the other hand, we see China and Russia, who want to trade with a friendly dictator. This is in essence another nail in the coffin of the global peace finally won with the collapse of communism in 1991. There really isn't much left until we see the final political manouvering of the East and the West.

The pathetic thing is that we are all argueing about such a small insignificant dot on the world stage, with an even tinier dot of a government. But this is a sign of the times. China has managed to do what Stalin wanted for Russia - a massively wealthy country that is under the rule of one man. They have no Truman Doctrine, moral magnate or desire for the removal of bad governments.

What's next, then? Nothing for 10 years or so. But in the end, we're going to see a US that needs to defeat China. And when that happens...

Suffice to say, I'm hoping to be able to do something about it.

- Huw