Somalia has been named as the most lawless place in the world, Zimbabwe sits at number 4. Two countries where it’s been argued the international community should intervene, but it hasn’t. So do we have to accept that there are some countries we don’t care enough about?
Despite calls from the US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for a UN force to be sent into Somalia, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the time isn’t right. He says he’s contacted 50 nations – but none have agreed to lead such a force and only one or two are willing to send troops.
In Zimbabwe the Cholera epidemic is now thought to have killed over 1,100 people out of the 20 thousand cases since August. Still the international community makes noises about intervening, but still no action. Some maintain the need for an African solution to an African problem.
Is it true that if these countries don’t have oil, or strategic value, we don’t get involved?
IRAQ TROOP WITHDRAWAL
British troops will leave Iraq by the end of May next year. But by setting a timetable are you just playing into the hands of the enemy? Are the insurgents now going to sit back, stockpile weapons and mount an offensive as soon as the British troops leave Iraqi soil? Doesn’t the art of war advocate you don’t tell the enemy what you’re going to do?