Saturday, April 19, 2008

A real friend

In case anybody is still wondering why Robert Mugabe & accomplices refuse to release the results of the election: They are waiting for a (just in time) delivery.

South Africa confirmed that it will not intervene to stop a shipment of Chinese-made weapons from reaching Zimbabwe, despite fears of a violent crackdown in the country.

A Chinese ship docked in Durban harbour late on Wednesday carrying three million rounds of ammunition for small arms, 3,500 mortar bombs and mortar tubes, as well as 1,500 rocket-propelled grenades, according to local media.
Full article here.

Ah, I start feeling the Olympic spirit of international understanding, and to understand what E. W. Howe meant when he wrote in his Country Town Sayings:
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.


  1. What a thought provoking post, Sean. :)

    Unfortunately in the world of international politics the most ‘appropriate’ action is always self serving, whether one is talking about Western interference or Eastern interference.

  2. The philanthropic Chinese ledership.

    Sean - still waiting, you know. :)

  3. Ardent,
    you put it in a nutshell. Yes.

    I should have earlier thought of Howe's words; and of what a friend once told me: The perfect is the enemy of the good. And: Just do it.