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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Saturday, April 17, 2004

Bush's Mission: Democracy For Some


This is a good article that summarises the "Throw the baby out with the bathwater" mentality of the world "War on terrorism"

It deals mostly with U.S. support of the highly un-democratic Central Asian Republics and Pakistan but touches on China and the Uyghur as well.

Whilst denouncing terrorism in any shape or form I feel that this incessant focus on Bin Laden and the ubiquitous al Qaeda has taken on a political life of it's own much to the detriment of many millions of people, the Uyghur and the Central Asians being cases in point.

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CBS | April 16, 2004�16:21:11