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China, for one, has a policy of not meddling in the internal affairs of finance-poor, resource-rich states that is quite similar to the long-standing US policy of not meddling in the internal affairs of Latin American nations if the dictator in place is suitably right-wing.

And, yes, that out of country finance has helped move Sudan from Mad Max to Mad Max 2.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Mon Jan 18th, 2010 at 02:47:21 PM EST
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