Wednesday, September 26, 2007


The UN Security Council is "concerned" about Burma:

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's special envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, was expected to leave for the region immediately after briefing the emergency council meeting on the fatal violence.

China and Russia don't think the UNSC should bet involved.

So China's enthusiasm for this step should tell us a lot about how the UN works:

China's U.N. Ambassador Wang Guangya told reporters after the meeting that the most important thing is to see that the Myanmar authorities "restore stability," and to get Gambari into the country as soon as possible.

The most important thing for the one country most interested in protecting Burma and stopping any effective action to confront the government is to get the UN into Burma? Yep, that will get that invaluable "stability" restored. No matter how many civilians the Burmese government has to kill and no matter how long the country must remain enslaved.

And maybe we should get the military junta to stop using that alias "Myanmar" so the international community will know that the crushing of dissent is taking place in Burma.

UPDATE: Quick background on Burma (aka Myanmar). Tip to Instapundit.