The sheer dysfunctionalism of the United Nations has been a running theme in these pages for years. I wear my antipathy towards that organised hypocrisy as a badge of moral honour. Get this;
China and Russia have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria over its crackdown on anti-government protesters. The European-drafted resolution had been watered down to try to avoid the vetoes, dropping a direct reference to sanctions against Damascus. But Moscow and Beijing said the draft contained no provision against outside military intervention in Syria. The US envoy to the UN said Washington was “outraged” by the vote.
The US envoy can well be outraged. Russia and China, those twin beacons of repression and State tyranny, can be relied upon to be unreliable. Boy Bashar gets a bye and can carry on killing.