Friday, 28 August 2009

I'm sure that will do the trick ...

The USA has asked the Chinese government - nicely - not to collectively punish the extended family of Reeiya Kadeer:

"As a general matter, we hope that the Chinese would not undertake coercive measures against her family, and we continue to look at this very closely," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said.

-snip-

The authorities have given eviction orders to more than 30 of her family members including children, grandchildren and siblings living there, according to her supporters. (1)

I'm sure that will do the trick. The Bastards of Beijing have always shown themselves very responsive to the concerns of other nations, humanitarian organisations and the like.

One can't help wondering, however, why we're friends with people who need to be asked not to behave like that. Then I stopped being silly and naive, and came up with a SOLUTION.

If, by some mischance, these kind words fail to have the necessary effect, perhaps Mr Jon Bon Jovi (2) could be persuaded to do a cover of Imagine, or some similarly vapid ditty, to resolve the issue?

Certainly, it wouldn't be any less effective than asking the Bastards of Beijing not to engage in bastardry.
1 - "US asks China not to harm family of Uighur leader," unattributed AFP article. Published by google, 27th of August, 2009. (http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jFwICwUya26dbgQK8P2t7-QArSiA)
2 - As described previously on lefthandpalm: http://lefthandpalm.blogspot.com/2009/08/horror-horror.html

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