Well, if nothing else, be thankful that Bonkers Bolton doesnt stand any chance of remaining our ambassador to the United Nations, come January 2007.
Its also beginning to look like President Hu Jintao has outsmarted Bonkers Bolton (and his nominal boss, Condi Rice, and his real boss, Dick Cheney) at every turn.
Oh, its true those Dirty Commies appear to have sat back while Bush-Cheney-Rice-Bolton undermined the authority of the Security Council of the United Nations, the Board of Governors [.pdf] of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons [.pdf], the IAEA Statute and even the UN Charter, itself.
In particular, China did not prevent Bolton from strong-arming the IAEA Board into “reporting” the Iranian IAEA “dossier” to the Security Council.
Nor did China veto the Bolton strong-armed Security Council Presidential Statement of 29 March, 2006, which “called” upon Iran “to take the steps required by the IAEA Board of Governors.”
Nor did China veto the subsequent Bolton strong-armed UNSC Resolution 1696, which “demanded” that Iran suspend all uranium enrichment activities by August 31, 2006, or “face possible economic, diplomatic sanctions.”
(Note that in issuing Boltons UNSCR 1696 demanding that Iran suspend IAEA safeguarded activities to which Iran has an “inalienable right” under the NPT the Security Council has not only contravened the NPT and IAEA Statute, but violated the spirit and the letter of the UN Charter, itself.)
Nor did China veto the Bolton strong-armed UNSC Resolution 1718, which, inter allia –“Demands that the DPRK immediately retract its announcement of withdrawal from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons;
Demands further that the DPRK return to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards,”
(Note that in issuing Boltons UNSCR 1718 demanding that North Korea become a no-nuke NPT signatory the Security Council is once again exceeding its authority, violating the letter and spirit of the UN Charter.)
Nor has China vetoed the Bush-Cheney-Rice-Bolton request that the Nuclear Suppliers Group grant waivers of NSG guidelines to India, thereby enabling the US-India nuclear deal which does not require India to become a no-nuke NPT signatory thereby further undermining the entire IAEA-NPT-NSG nuke proliferation-prevention regime.
So, why have those Dirty Commies allowed Bonkers Bolton to run amok, undermining the authority of the Security Council, the IAEA Board of Governors, the NPT, the IAEA Statute and even the UN Charter, itself?
Perhaps because the Chinese have decided it is in their self-interest to sit back and watch the American imperialists destroy themselves and their creatures the UN (Truman), IAEA (Eisenhower), NPT (LBJ) and NSG (Ford).
Have you ever wondered how President Truman got the Security Council to pass UNSCR 82, calling upon all Member States to render South Korea “every assistance” in effecting the “withdrawal of North Korean forces to the 38th parallel”?
After all, at that time China was a permanent member of the Security Council, with veto authority. And when Truman didnt end the war once the North Koreans had been forced to withdraw back across the 38th parallel, but kept going, right up to the Chinese border, “hordes” of Chinese Commie “volunteers” came pouring across the Yalu river, forcing the American imperialists to withdraw back across the 38th parallel.
If the Chinese Commies felt that strongly about what turned into a misuse by Truman of UNSCR 82, why didnt they just veto it in the first place?
Well, because back in 1950 the UN did our bidding and we didnt “recognize” and didnt allow the UN to recognize the Peoples Republic of China, established by those dirty Commies.
So, who sat in the “China” seat on the UN Security Council in 1950? Some stooge of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, who had (with American assistance) fled to and established a “government-in-exile” on some island off the coast of China called Formosa.
Now it is 2006, the Dirty Commies have hundreds of nukes and the ballistic missiles to deliver them, are members of the UN, IAEA, NPT, NSG and have the “China” seat with veto authority on the Security Council.
The Dirty Commies in North Korea now have thanks to Bush-Cheney-Rice-Bolton perhaps a half dozen nukes and are suppliers of ballistic missiles capable of delivering warheads from Iran to Israel.
And it is obvious that whatever UNSCR 1718 does or threatens to do to the Dirty Commies in North Korea will not be done unless the Dirty Chinese Commies decide it is in their self-interest.
Furthermore, it is obvious that whatever UNSCR 1696 does or threatens to do to the Crazy Iranian Mullahs will not be done unless the Dirty Chinese Commies decide it is in their self-interest.
And it now appears that the principal result of Bush-Cheney-Rice-Bolton ramming the US-India nuclear deal through Congress and the NSG will be the establishment of a Russian-Chinese-Indian co-prosperity sphere, encompassing the Caspian Sea nuclear-oil-gas energy resources of Kazakhstan and Iran, as well as the Persian Gulf oil-gas energy resources of Iran and perhaps even Iraq.
Recall that the rationale for the US-India nuclear deal which effectively would allow India to enjoy all the benefits of being a Nuclear-Weapons State under the NPT, without being required to subject all nuclear materials (including nuclear weapons) and programs to a comprehensive IAEA Safeguards agreement as required by the NPT was to get India to [a] support the imposition of sanctions on Iran under UNSCR 1696, [b] cancel the Iran-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline project, and [c] join the Bush-Cheney-Rice-Bolton vigilante posse (aka Proliferation Security Initiative), enforcing sanctions on North Korea and Iran under UNSCRs 1718 and 1696.
Now, as a result of Hus visit to India last week (with a party of 117 Chinese “businessmen”) there may well result a China-India nuclear agreement, very similar in terms to the US-India civilian nuclear agreement.
Worse, Hu and his party went on to Pakistan where he appears have begun negotiations on a similar China-Pakistan civilian nuclear agreement.
As you may recall, President Bush made a point of going directly to Pakistan after announcing the US-India agreement, to publicly announce that arch-enemy Pakistan did not deserve because of past proliferating activities involving Iran and North Korea and would not get the same kind of deal he had just brokered with India.
Thats what passes for “diplomacy” under Bush-Cheney-Rice-Bolton.