A UN resolution condemning the Sudan military’s merciless attack on unarmed democracy protesters was blocked by China & Russia, both of whom Assadists hail as champions of the oppressed. That’s the same function the two countries play in Syria, Burma, & elsewhere. The US has not “lost moral authority as a democratic champion,” as this article claims, since its several wars, concentration camps for refugees & violence against refugee children in those camps places it among the most violent countries in the world. Nor is the US passive in the face of the Sudanese uprising, despite its former condemnations of the murderous Omar al-Bashir regime. As in Syria, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, the most threatening political force for the US, China, Russia, & other repressive regimes is not military dictatorship but the emergence of a popular movement demanding democracy & the end of dictatorial rule.