Donnerstag, 28. August 2008

Isoliert oder doch nicht?


  • "Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests."
"Nationen haben keine permanente Freunde oder Verbündeten, sie haben nur permanente Interessen."
  • Lord Palmerston
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Im Westen scheinen sich die Massenmedien einig zu sein, der Böse ist wieder mal klar definiert. Die Linien sind klar, zum Beispiel:

Russland ist im Abseits.....
Russland ist isoliert...
Die Welt verurteilt......usw.

Nun ja, da müssen wir doch zu erst definieren, wer ist dieses "die Welt".

Ist "die Welt" alle, oder zumindest die meisten Staaten der Welt?
Ist "die Welt" aber vielleicht doch nur der Westen?
Und wenn man sagt "der Westen" was ist denn da gemeint?.........na, erraten?

Aber klar doch, das ist ganz einfach!
Der "Westen", das sind die USA, da die anderen in der Regel ihrem Gebieter folgen.
Dabei wird auch protestiert, grosse Reden werden gehalten und Ratschläge verteilt (damit verbreitet man den Eindruck zu existieren).

Aber es gibt auch Misstöne, es werden Fragen aufgeworfen, es wird nachgedacht (was fällt denen überhaupt ein).

Ist Russland wirklich so isoliert wie manche es so gern hätten?

Im britischen Guardian vom 28 August zum Beispiel:

«Georgia is the graveyard of America's unipolar world.»

«There has been much talk among western politicians in recent days about Russia isolating itself from the international community. But unless that simply means North America and Europe, nothing could be further from the truth. While the US and British media have swung into full cold-war mode over the Georgia crisis, the rest of the world has seen it in a very different light. As Kishore Mahbubani, Singapore's former UN ambassador, observed in the Financial Times a few days ago, "most of the world is bemused by western moralising on Georgia". While the western view is that the world "should support the underdog, Georgia, against Russia ... most support Russia against the bullying west. The gap between the western narrative and the rest of the world could not be clearer.”»


Seumas Milne
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/aug/28/russia.usforeignpolicy/print


Oder im Financial Times vom 18 August

"West in united front over Georgia”.
It should have read: “Rest of the world faults west on Georgia”. Why? A lack of strategic thinking.»


und weiter

»In Georgia, Russia has loudly declared that it will no longer capitulate to the west. After two decades of humiliation Russia has decided to snap back. Before long, other forces will do the same. As a result of its overwhelming power, the west has intruded into the geopolitical spaces of other dormant countries. They are no longer dormant, especially in Asia.

»Indeed, most of the world is bemused by western moralising on Georgia. America would not tolerate Russia intruding into its geopolitical sphere in Latin America. Hence Latin Americans see American double standards clearly. So do all the Muslim commentaries that note that the US invaded Iraq illegally, too. Neither India nor China is moved to protest against Russia. It shows how isolated is the western view on Georgia: that the world should support the underdog, Georgia, against Russia. In reality, most support Russia against the bullying west. The gap between the western narrative and the rest of the world could not be greater.


Kishore Mahbubani
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/c65798bc-6ec6-11dd-a80a-0000779fd18c.html

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Russia wins backing from China

By Alexander Osipovich
August 28, 2008 08:00pm
Article from: Agence France-Presse

RUSSIA today won support from China and Central Asian states in its standoff with the West over the Georgia conflict as the European Union said it was weighing sanctions against Moscow.
Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev said he hoped the "united position'' of a summit of Central Asian nations would ``serve as a serious signal to those who try to turn black into white.''

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24256861-401,00.html

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Da stellt sich schon die Frage wer da isoliert ist!





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