Friday, September 15, 2006

This is scary. An Axis of Evil convention

Since they're all in one place, one little smart bomb could really come in handy right here...

President Ahmedinejad of Iran, who has called for Israel to be wiped off the map, rubbed shoulders with President Chávez, the Venezuelan leader who has branded President Bush a dangerous imperialist. In the background, top-ranking Syrian, North Korean and Belarussian politicians drummed up support for their regimes.

Officially, this is the summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, an organisation of 116 Third World nations set up during the Cold War as a counterbalance between the US and the Soviet Union. But the constant stream of America-bashing has led some to dub it the “Axis of Castro”.

I guess when Fidel throws a party all the big guns come.

And guess who else was in attendance... Kofi Annan, the moral pillar of the UN. If the UN wasn't a joke after the Oil for Food scandal, or levelling the playing field for terrorists, or completely missing the boat on at least a half dozen genocidal crusades over the past couple decades then they'll never be. But this is sure a great chance to get a peak at the UN's true colors.