Friday, April 11, 2008

Fidelity verified by a hooker

There is an old saying that its better to have wise enemies than foolish friends. The reason being the foolish friends are apt to doing something that might add to your misery or cause your downfall in an inopportune moment. Recently the Hon. Hugo Chavez decided to proclaim his support to the Chinese cause, which is like one's fidelity verified by a hooker.
(I hope I'm not offending anyone's sensibilities. I know there's a good idiom, but can't remember it, if you can do post it :)
An anonymous reader was kind enough to point out Mr. Chavez support to the Chinese cause which is proclaimed in great detail by The Chindu.
http://www.hindu.com/2008/04/11/stories/2008041162341300.htm
Anything bad happening in the world can be attributed to the US, as per Mr.Chavez. Even if there's no evidence what so ever.
We fully support the People’s Republic of China on the Tibet issue. It has our complete and unrestricted solidarity. The United States is behind all that is happening as it wants to derail the Beijing Olympics. We ask the world to come out in support of China on this matter and ensure that the Olympics are a big success

The meeting with Petroleum minister Murli Deora was there to
further expand and strengthen the relationship in the future, Venezuela was looking for participation by the Indian government and its companies in science and technology, education, pharmaceuticals, requirements pertaining to medical equipment, food processing and the housing sector.

The article does not focus on the rationale for the visit and the resulting decisions, but rather segways awkwardly into Chavez's rant on the Tibet issue. I wonder if China would come out and tell Hugo not to accuse the US on this issue.

2 comments:

pilid said...

'like one's fidelity verified by a hooker' - haha!! How apposite!

Anonymous said...

Chinese are really hard working, working even as late as 9 pm (but not till 2 past midnight) and they expect the same work ethic from foreign missions, particularly those countries which they consider as their branch office.

If you want sources to authenticate this fact, you can ask Chindu. Unfortunately Chindu can not reveal the same to us mortals because "sources insist that their comments are non-attributable."
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http://www.hindu.com/2008/04/12/stories/2008041259131200.htm

The sources refuted media reports of Indian envoy in Beijing Nirupama Rao being summoned to the Chinese Foreign Office at 2 a.m. Chinese Ambassador to India Zhang Yan had also made similar observations, but declined to give details. Giving the sequence of events for the first time, the sources revealed that Beijing was rattled the day Tibetan protesters broke into the Chinese embassy here because there had been attacks on six of its missions in other countries. After receiving the report from the New Delhi mission, the Chinese Foreign Office called up Ms. Rao at 9 p.m. for consultations. As she was busy with other engagements, Ms. Rao drove down to the Foreign Office after 11 p.m.

The Nepalese envoy was also summoned because these two countries hosted the highest number of Tibetans.