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More are shot and killed in Yemen as President Saleh angrily nixes a GCC-brokered deal which...

More are shot and killed in Yemen as President Saleh angrily nixes a GCC-brokered deal which would have had him step down in return for a guarantee of immunity. "We reject this belligerent intervention," Saleh tells a crowd of supporters.
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  • They play for keeps in Yemen.

     

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    8 Apr 2011, 11:16 AM Reply Like
  • It gets pretty sad when one finds oneself having to be in agreement, on matters of principle with folks, like Gaddafi and Saleh, concerning national sovereignty, internal affairs, and capricious military interventionism, which would be labeled acts of war in any other age. The presumptuous meddling of the U.S., the West and the UN makes a mockery of national statehood, which under the "new thinking" only is valid if it meets their own "one-world" politically-correct standards.

     

    Using the same logic, why isn't the U.S./UN bombing China, Iran or North Korea? I'm sure none of them meet the prescribed standard for how they should treat their own people. Because they'd be able to fight back, that's why. The current self-righteous policy mimics that of a bully, picking only on the weak.

     

    This kind of policy can only lead to capricious actions, unintended consequences and is a road to general chaos, where principles of the rule of international law are ignored, all in the name of "helping" some group conveniently described as "oppressed," who are usually just another bunch of radicals with their own ideas of how to assert power.
    8 Apr 2011, 11:40 AM Reply Like
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