As the economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe worsens, with Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai seeking refuge in the embassy of the Netherlands and political thugs roaming the streets and murdering MDC activists, the United Nations Security Council produced a condemnation of the regime of Robert Mugabe...
How does China, a single-party state (or even Russia for that matter) have the moral and political authority to put their signature on a document supporting free elections and allowing political opponents the opportunity to operate freely? Do you think they will allow this to happen at home? Don’t read this the wrong way, I think it would be fantastic if the PRC allowed free and fair elections and allowed more parties than the Communist party to operate. But we all know this is not happening.
Added to the fact that China just two months ago tried to sell Mugabe a ship full of weapons. Luckily they were recalled (as far as I know). If Zimbabwe is a international test for the UN, then it has failed. Same goes with Darfur. Same goes with any other problem addressing the world.
UN: Simply an aid organization?