Thursday, June 18, 2009

Axis of Evil? Hrm....

Hey, so I've noticed in the news lately that Iran is violating any kind of pretense of democracy, and abusing people for standing up for their basic human rights.

Here's a BBC article about it. Here's an Aljazeera one, which says "Hundreds of protesters, politicians and activists have been detained in Iran after mass protests over the disputed re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president."

Hrm. Seems pretty darned evil.

Otherwise in the news I see that North Korea is imprisoning journalists. There's an article on Slate about it here. The two reporters have been sentenced to 12 years of hard labor because of their efforts to paint the regime as abusive to human rights. (So to protect their sterling-silver reputation, the North Koreans, y'know, abuse their human rights.)

Hrm. Seems pretty darned evil.

Now if only someone had warned us about these evil countries a few years ago, perhaps labeling them across some kind of, oh I don't know, axis. You know. An axis of evil.


Eric L said...

If the criteria for being in axis of evil is jailing journalists and rigging elections, the "axis of evil" would cover almost all of Africa, the MIddle East, Central, East, and South-East Asia, and South and Central America. Oh, and throw in a couple of European hotspots as well. Saying "I told you so" when the majority of nations fall into this category isn't saying much. Now if we were talking about nuclear weapons, well, that's a different story.


Eppie said...

And what about the "axis of countries whose names end in guay"? Anybody keeping an eye on them?


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