N. A. LISTOPADOV
Doctor of Historical Sciences
Second Asia Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry
Keywords: USA, Russia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Ukraine crisis, double standards, Islam, Buddhism
Recent dramatic events in and around Ukraine have clearly demonstrated the biased approaches of the United States and its allies, which demonstrate double standards in politics. Let us recall their categorical demand to the then President V. Yanukovych not to use force against the Maidan and the actual pushing of the current Kiev authorities to war with their own people and with an anti-Russian aim. The return of Crimea to Russia at the will of Crimeans causes hysteria in Washington. At the same time, they completely forget about the Kosovo precedent. The logic is as follows: everything that meets the interests and will of the West is right and fair, and what is not is subject to harsh condemnation and sanctions.
To make sure of this, just listen to the programs or go to the sites of the US congressionally funded radio station Svoboda, especially in Ukrainian and Belarusian. The propaganda intensity and the overflowing hostile bias against Russia make you even dumbfounded. For American "Freedom," the Cold War never ended.
There are more than enough examples of this hypocritical line. Everyone knows about Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Yugoslavia. Everywhere, brusque American intervention under the plausible pretext of establishing democracy leads to destabilization, divisions, and bloodshed. The theory of "controlled chaos"comes to mind.
These are well-known examples. But this is far from the end of the matter. There are other disturbing facts that should not be forgotten. They reflect, like a drop of water, the unprincipled approaches of US foreign policy.
WASHINGTON'S REJECTION OF INDEPENDENT LEADERS
Take Sri Lanka, for example. It would seem that the situation here is more than clear and unambiguous. In the spring of 2009, government forces defeated the brutal ... Читать далее