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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, October 28, 2006

North Korea's Supporters

Why China and Russia Opposed U.N. Sanctions

"North Korea's leader, Kim Jong-Il, is considered to be one of the most charismatic and despotic dictators in the world, whose personality cult is compared to Mao Tse-tung and Josef Stalin, and is rivaled only by his father's, Kim Il-Sung. And while his people starve, he's been building up the North Korean military to levels not seen since the Korean War. Anyone who speaks out at these practices are brutally tortured and/or executed. And now, Kim is saying that his military now has nuclear capabilitites. So the question remains, why did China and Russia oppose sanctions, and why do they resist their implimitation today. The answer is simple, China and Russia support dictatorships.

The People's Republic of China is one of the last major socialist dictatorships in the world. Despite the country's capitalist reforms, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to control the country with an iron fist. They control the media and block internet access, so that the only message heard by its people is whatever the CCP wants them to hear. Dissent is still brutally suppressed, and topics like Tibetan and Taiwanese independence and 1989 Tiannamen Suqare masssacre, are not allowed to be discussed. The rights of the people are not respected, or even acknowledged, and those who stand up for them are imprisoned, tortured, and executed. Despite its friendly face, China is still hard, cold, and uncaring.

Russia is not much better. Although the people have more say there than ever, Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has praciticed a freign policy that would shock any international relations expert. He shores up the dictatorship in Belarus, and continues to meddle in affairs in other former Soviet republics, such as Georgia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. His policy on independence movements is the same as China's, brutal suppression, as demonstrated in Chechnya. And while doing this internationally, domestically, Putin has taken control of the media and censors dissent. In short, Putin's administration can be compared to that of any Soviet dictator." More.


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