Han Han: Dictators Have No Internal Affairs

Global Voices translates a blog post by Han Han on Operation Odyssey Dawn, the military action by England, France and the U.S. to enact a no-fly-zone over Libya to prevent Muammar Gaddafi from attacking rebel forces who are protesting his rule:

China voted once to impose sanctions, and abstained in the vote to establish a no-fly zone, how wonderful. Now, today, people won’t stop fighting over Gaddafi, and of course they have split into two camps: one says Gaddafi is completely evil, a corrupt tyrant who slaughters civilian and blows up airliners and ought to be obliteration by the Coalition. Then there’s the other camp which says these are Libya’s internal affairs and other countries should not interfere, that Western countries either just want to get some oil out of Libya or take the focus off their own internal conflicts, that they have ulterior motives.

So when friends ask for my view, I say, my view is very simple: dictators have no internal affairs, and slaughterers ought to be invaded and eliminated.

The Chinese government has spoken out against the military action against Libya, though it did not veto the vote in the United Nations Security Council to enact a no-fly zone. Ministry of Tofu has a post looking at public opinion in China of Operation Odyssey Dawn.

March 21, 2011 9:56 PM
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