Friday, January 14, 2005

What's wrong with this picture?

Where to begin?

We've got Western relief agencies working hard to help people in the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, while the Muslim leaders on Sumatra are busy worrying about Christian proselytizing. The Indonesian government wants the foreign agencies out asap so that they can get back to the all-important business of suppressing a rebellion.

Of course, the UN's right on top of things:

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said he would name a special envoy next week to coordinate relief and reconstruction in the 11 countries hit by last month's earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 157,000 people, two-thirds of them in Indonesia.

Annan, speaking to reporters at a conference in the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius, did not explain how the envoy's role would differ from that of the U.N. emergency relief coordinator, Jan Egeland, who has been responsible for coordinating tsunami aid.

With regards to that new appointment and what he's going to be doing different from Egeland, I guess if you have to ask, you just don't get it.

I wonder what the Diplomad would have to say about this?

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