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A friend in need....

Let's hear it for the good people of Sierra Leone, and in particular their UN rep, Rupert Davies.

And for why? Because the Falkland Islands are being debated again, and in among the usual blizzard of nonsense came this statement:

"Rupert Davies ( Sierra Leone) said it was in the spirit of General Assembly resolution 637 -- which reaffirmed its recognition of self-determination as a prerequisite for the realization of all fundamental human rights -- that his delegation had repeatedly maintained that the rights of the islanders who had lived on the Territory for 175 years should be paramount in any negotiated settlement. Subjecting people to alien domination constituted a violation of their right to freely determine their political status and pursue development. There was no dispute that the people were the holders of the right to self-determination".

Meanwhile, the self-determination issue is sidestepped by calling on this: 6. Any attempt aimed at the partial or total disruption of the national unity and the territorial integrity of a country is incompatible with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

As an aside, what about this for a bizarre job title?: Jorge Enrique Taiana, Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship of Argentina. Sounds like idolatry to me.

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