Thursday, April 17, 2008

Another reason to hate the Chinese government

From the Guardian: "Chinese ship carries arms cargo to Mugabe regime."

The story was confirmed by the South African government, who said they were powerless to intervene in the absence of a UN embargo. This shipment comes amidst the latest round of violence and crackdowns following the eternally-rigged elections. Earlier it seemed like Mugabe's time was up, but now it appears that he will fight to stay in control, and might succeed given with China's latest shipment of killing implements. According to the article, Sawatu, a South African transportation union, is refusing to deal with the cargo: "Satawu does not agree with the position of the government not to intervene with this shipment of weapons. Our members will not unload this cargo, neither will any of our members in the truck-driving sector move this cargo by road." As if the public needed another excuse to feel dirty about the 2008 Olympics.

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