Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Wilbur Ross - Hong Kong an "Internal Matter."
Since WWII, democracy is something totalitarian regimes use tanks to suppress. There was the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956 and the Soviet/Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.
Now there are signs that Chinese armoured vehicles are massing along the border with Hong Kong.
When it comes to the White House the people of Hong Kong are on their own. Trump has shown little interest, commenting that it's just part of China. Today, US commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, has called the situation an "internal matter." Those are loaded words. They're the same message conveyed to Saddam Hussein by the then US ambassador to Iraq that Hussein took as greenlighting his invasion of Kuwait.