How UN sanctions should work from American point of view

Three months after the United States successfully pressed the United Nations to impose strict sanctions on North Korea because of the country’s nuclear test, Bush administration officials allowed Ethiopia to complete a secret arms purchase from the North, in what appears to be a violation of the restrictions, according to senior American officials.

The United States allowed the arms delivery to go through in January in part because Ethiopia was in the midst of a military offensive against Islamic militias inside Somalia, a campaign that aided the American policy of combating religious extremists in the Horn of Africa.

American officials said that they were still encouraging Ethiopia to wean itself from its longstanding reliance on North Korea for cheap Soviet-era military equipment to supply its armed forces and that Ethiopian officials appeared receptive. But the arms deal is an example of the compromises that result from the clash of two foreign policy absolutes: the Bush administration’s commitment to fighting Islamic radicalism and its effort to starve the North Korean government of money it could use to build up its nuclear weapons program.
It is an interesting situation. Suppose that UNSC council would agree with (proposed by USA) tough sanctions against Iran. Then as a result East european countries could be allowed by Washington to sell weapons to Tehran and France could be allowed to built a nuclear reactor.


Ah yes, American Policy... Got to love it.

Its amazing that for decades they allowed some of the most powerful men in the country fund a Terrorist organisation in the UK to blow up Birmingham/London/Belfast et al and also kill British soldiers.

9/11 has made a mockery of them, and the only way they can deal with it is to be to turn a blind eye when they want.


Edited because I can't fookin type and watch telly at the same time!
Could well be, after all isn't the god ole US of A the most fcukd up place in the world, the religious right is as bad as the muslim fanatics at times, lets nuke them both and do us all a favour, wait one. perhaps we should wait until Mr Tony is in DC then get all the divvies at once,

In your Own Time Go On
armchair_jihad said:
Hi there! Is this the anti America thread?
At least I opened it not for this purpose. I guess it is a serious question, question about principles in politics and principless politics and politicians.