Saturday, August 09, 2008

The US and Britain: Olympic Champions in Double Standards

The US and Britain have called for an 'immediate ceasefire’ between Russian and Georgian forces, after just one day's fighting in South Ossetia. Could this be the same US and Britain that defied international calls for a ceasefire between Israel and Lebanon in 2006, even several weeks into the conflict?

The US and Britain also say that they support Georgia’s ‘territorial integrity'.

Could this be the same US and Britain who, by championing Kosovan separatism, showed nothing but contempt for the ‘territorial integrity’ of Serbia?

There's no Olympic competition for 'Double Standards'. But if there were, then the US and Britain would be warm favourites to win medals.


Anonymous said...

Quite right, Neil. Russia is just rescuing the S. Ossetians from a Nazi-style 'Greater Georgia' Project. It's a pity that Russia isn't much better than the US these days. Still, at least they can remember socialism.

Anonymous said...

On the other hand, is Russia seeking an independent South Ossetia?

Martin Meenagh said...

Russia is also mightily helping its own oil interests and getting an anschluss into the bargain. I wonder which side that murderous Georgian criminal who used to run the soviet union would have admired more, Jock?