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Tuesday, June 21, 2005


UN Security Council

I will make this short because I dont want to bog down everyone in facts and rhetoric. I think a case could be made for China, Japan, and India to all join the security council, alot of people hold inhibitions about these countries, mainly China, but I think the time has come when we need to recognize that over a third of the worlds population...almost a half!!! in these three countries...we need to recognize that and acknowledge their need for participation in events that directly affect them.

The Chinese human rights record needs a great deal of improvement, numerous problems exist not limited to religious persecution by the government, agressively inforced 1 child rule (forcing abortions), and stranglehold on the media. One could also question Russia and their media but that is another story. Once these problems are addressed then China can take the next step towards participation on a larger platform.

Letting China onto the council would only serve to highlight the inability of the UN to identify (and censure) dictatorships.

The fact that they have a lot of people in their country has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not they should be allowed to the ranks of civilized nations (and I'm not referring to the UN as the definition of 'civilized nations'). Of course, if letting them onto the Council would lead to the destruction of the UN, then I say: Welcome aboard!
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