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Irish journalist about double standards of the West

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The West has long justified the activities of NATO by "promoting democracy" in other countries, but recent events in Turkey have shown that this is nothing more than an excuse, RIA News opinion of Irish journalist Brian Macdonald.




“In 2013, the ex-president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, abandoned the financially disadvantageous association agreement with the European Union. Since this contradicted the plans of the West in the region, NATO member countries supported the change of power in the country, ”the author writes.

According to him, "the opposite situation was observed in Turkey, when the military tried to overthrow the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan." The United States and Brussels "strongly condemned the actions of the rebels, although Erdogan is a less democratic politician than Yanukovych," the journalist said.

The fact is that “Yanukovych’s refusal of an agreement with the EU jeopardized the balance of forces that NATO needs in Eastern Europe,” he said.

“At the same time, despite Erdogan’s tough policy inside Turkey, Ankara retained the role of the main US partner in the Middle East in its foreign policy. If the new regime restricted the US access to the Turkish military infrastructure, it would be much more difficult for Americans to wage war in Syria ”,
the author writes.

The term “promoting democracy” is “a farce with which Europe and the United States should end, the duplicity of the West has gone too far,” he believes.

According to the journalist, the hypocrisy of the West was evident before, “when the kings of Saudi Arabia were met as friends, and the elected leaders, like Vladimir Putin and Dilma Rousseff, tried to defame in every way.

“Western foreign policy has very little to do with the spread of freedom and emancipation around the globe. Most likely, we are talking about protecting the interests of America and their close allies. So why not just admit it and stop the hypocrisy, ”concludes MacDonald.
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  1. vadimtt
    vadimtt 22 July 2016 11: 26
    +7
    But what about the image of the light elves? No, this will not be bully
    1. Vend
      Vend 22 July 2016 11: 29
      +7
      Quote: vadimtt
      But what about the image of the light elves? No, this will not be bully

      It’s like in a song, amazing nearby, but it is forbidden. Everyone knows, but talking about this is a taboo that can only be broken by the most desperate, or those who already have nothing to lose, or adequate.
      1. subbtin.725
        subbtin.725 22 July 2016 11: 34
        +16
        Western duplicity has gone too far


        As they say - without words:



        1. Mahmut
          Mahmut 22 July 2016 11: 58
          +1
          Most likely, we are talking about protecting the interests of America and their closest allies. So why not just admit it and stop the hypocrisy, ”sums up MacDonald

          But because it is best to defend the interests of America with the wrong hands.
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 22 July 2016 17: 45
            0
            From the text of the article
            “Western foreign policy has very little to do with the spread of freedom and emancipation throughout the globe. Most likely, we are talking about protecting the interests of America and their closest allies. So why not just admit it and stop the hypocrisy ”- sums up MacDonald.

            This Western "hypocrisy" in the interests of the US and Great Britain "and the collective West has its own name.
            This is the so-called “LIBERAL FASCISM”, colonially imposed by the Anglo-Saxons for several centuries around the world on other victim countries due to its military and economic expansion in the interests of global dominance of the global financiers of the USA and Great Britain (Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve).
            Moreover, the liberal fascist financiers in the countries they colonize - victims of their economic and military occupation - rely on the so-called "Useful pro-American and pro-British local go * o * tov." Incidentally, Lenin spoke of this, referring to all kinds of Trotskyist Russian social democrats and his own revolutionary experience.

            See - Klein N. Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism / Naomi Klein; per. from English - M .: Publishing house "good book", 2011. - 656 sec.
  2. Teberii
    Teberii 22 July 2016 11: 26
    +6
    The hypocritical West is not news, but the fact that there are daredevils there pleases.
  3. Altona
    Altona 22 July 2016 11: 32
    +7
    Several Western families with huge capitals and their media servants call their Wishlist democracy, and they absolutely do not care about the interests of other countries, peoples and continents. And this is clearly seen in illegal actions in all areas where the West invades with its own selfish interests.
  4. pavelty
    pavelty 22 July 2016 11: 40
    +3
    Today is some day of truth) And Nadyukha burns with a verb ...
  5. beer-youk
    beer-youk 22 July 2016 11: 41
    +5
    "I always thought that democracy is the rule of the people, but Mr. Roosevelt explained to me that democracy is the rule of the American people." This is attributed to J.V. Stalin. I cannot vouch for the reliability, but in fact it is very accurate.
  6. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 22 July 2016 11: 42
    +2
    What kind of democracy can the Sodom States promote? - indirect elections, cronyism, multinational corporations, bought one-voiced media, racism, militarism, anti-communism, social populism, homosexuality, childfree, drug addiction, juvenile justice, ephtanasia - is this something? laughing am
  7. BOB044
    BOB044 22 July 2016 11: 42
    0

    “In 2013, ex-president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych refused an extremely financially unprofitable association agreement with the European Union. Since this contradicted the plans of the West in the region, the NATO member countries supported the change of power in the country, ”the author writes.
    Who would doubt it. It’s calm there over the ocean and here on the continent you can do what you want. And after all, no one in Europe will be indignant, but only they will start licking and kissing the ass.
  8. Dr. Barmaley
    Dr. Barmaley 22 July 2016 11: 44
    +2
    when kings of saudi arabia were greeted as friends


    "As friends," you say?
  9. Sashka
    Sashka 22 July 2016 11: 47
    +1
    Western journalists with conscience and brains see only the tip of the iceberg. Only what is available from the Western media. And what about double standards regarding the death of hundreds of civilians all over the world at the hands of terrorists and NATO themselves, which they regard as an ordinary ordinary event, and regarding the death of a small number of people in "exceptional" countries, the country is arranging a memorial meeting for the whole World ?! Maybe we also need to incite our loyal partners to hold a meeting of mourning over the deaths of more than 150 civilians from the aviation of the Western coalition ?! And broadcast this process through our only powerful mouthpiece in the West - RT. Strengthen the info war so to speak.
    Good day to all!
  10. Berkut24
    Berkut24 22 July 2016 11: 48
    +4
    Maybe it’s time to ascertain that there are actually no standards, but there is only the right of power as in the Stone Age? And that the West is not the beacon of democracy and human civilization, but just an advanced version of that same Stone Age, which understands only a club hit on the head?
    1. VICTOR-61
      VICTOR-61 22 July 2016 12: 30
      0
      Agree to all 100
  11. Sever086
    Sever086 22 July 2016 13: 05
    0
    Quote: Berkut24
    Maybe it’s time to ascertain that there are actually no standards, but there is only the right of power as in the Stone Age? And that the West is not the beacon of democracy and human civilization, but just an advanced version of that same Stone Age, which understands only a club hit on the head?

    To beat, otherwise they will not understand ....
  12. Basil50
    Basil50 22 July 2016 13: 12
    +1
    Democracy for the West is only a form of speech and anything can be invested in this * concept *. Touches the statement about the antiquity of democracy in Europe, it turns out that kings and queens are chosen on an alternative basis. The rights of kings are limited only by the * monarchs * themselves and this does not surprise anyone, and even heredity of power is not even given attention. At the same time, they teach everyone * the basics of democracy *, and after all, there are I, D, I, O, T, S who echo the mantrams about * democracy *.
    In Europe, they refer to the continuity of culture from Dr. Greece and from Dr. Rome, omitting that these cultures were OWNERSHIP and that they cultivate it based on slavery and colonies.
  13. ava09
    ava09 22 July 2016 14: 04
    0
    (c) So why not just admit it and stop the hypocrisy (c)
    This is their way of life and they call it not "hypocrisy", but "vital interests".
  14. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 22 July 2016 16: 52
    +1
    It may seem strange, but real democracy existed only in the era of "city-states", in the era of "guilds". It was then that management in these "city-states" was carried out taking into account the opinion of the entire population at meetings of representatives, where even such odious "guilds" as beggars, thieves, hired killers, etc. were represented. With the destruction of the "city" freemen, the so-called "democracy". What is now being passed off as "democracy" actually has nothing to do with it, since society does not have permanent levers of influence on the government, even on the so-called "elected".
  15. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 22 July 2016 20: 46
    0
    The real democracy is the crowd! Everything else is a form of dictatorship! And in the so-called West, the most dangerous form of dictatorship is the bureaucracy, which has gone too far and has torn itself off from real life!
  16. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 22 July 2016 22: 25
    0
    Alas, ah, and we somehow got used to it and do not particularly strain ...
  17. Air defense SSH
    Air defense SSH 23 July 2016 11: 15
    0
    How degraded was honest journalism in the west ?! We all over the world are discussing individual insights in their publications, but where are the principal investigations based on facts and truthful articles and reports ?! Wash one Graham Phillips and stayed ...
  18. grandfather Mih
    grandfather Mih 23 July 2016 11: 44
    0
    The leaders "condemned the actions of the rebels." The victory of the rebels - "young democracy". A peasant will lose his job: here he dared not by rank. Or as another head of the IMF on trial (money was not given to the followers of the genocide organization). The term "promoting democracy" - "a farce that Europe and the United States should put an end to, the duplicity of the West has gone too far" - a mournful portrait of Buzina before her eyes. Obamyshi (especially Clinton and Nuland) will not forgive.