Scum, Scum, Scum

How glorious, our Brussels Lords and Masters sacrifice a charity upon the altar of the Great Game:

No charity would be better placed to save lives in Chingai than ApTibet, of which the Dalai Lama is the patron. It has carried out more than 150 aid projects in India and Tibet, funded by many well-known trusts and individual donors, more than 50 of them co-financed by the European Commission (EC).

But this is no longer possible. Two years ago, after China and Europe became "strategic partners" under an agreement signed by Tony Blair, the EU\’s acting president, in December 2005, the Commission suspended ApTibet\’s operations because of its link to the Dalai Lama. Since then, it has done all it can to close the charity down, such as demanding repayment of €451,000 (£340,000) it had given ApTibet for a project in Chingai which it had approved, inspected and signed off as satisfactory.

The EC has become so ruthless in its desire to appease its "strategic partner" that it is now threatening to recoup a further £1.5 million from the charity it has already bankrupted, for other completed aid projects with which it had previously expressed satisfaction. It is also demanding legal costs of £75,000 for a court case brought by ApTibet\’s trustees in fighting for the charity\’s survival.

This is what soft power and aspirations to influence upon the world stage mean.

Scum they are.

3 thoughts on “Scum, Scum, Scum”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    The problem is that these little children don’t know what it is dealing with the world’s older surviving civilisation. They have been dealing with pesky little smelly foreigners on horses for quite a long time. They are very good at it. Why on Earth would anyone think that if they go into a meeting with the Chinese they are going to win?

    Soft power turns out a lot like Hard power. It can cut both ways. And frankly the Chinese are just much much better at it than anyone else and the short term memory of our self-loathing, self-apologist 68er Lords and Masters means they are just not mentally tough enough to deal with the Chinese. Who do not hate themselves and their own culture, are not apologetic about their own interests, but perhaps should be.

    My complaint, as ever, is not that the bastards have been bought, although they obviously have, but that they should have been bought so cheaply. The Chinese would have paid a fortune to get this result and I bet all they had to do was ask nicely.

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