‘Double-standards’

When they launch their bombing campaigns the regimes of the West deploy arguments about humanitarian values, about ‘freedom’ and about ‘democracy’. Their enemies are condemned as ‘brutal’ dictators. However; they remain entirely silent if not collusive about the brutalities of their client regimes. And, as we know, today’s favoured client regime frequently becomes tomorrow’s “brutal dictator”. The dictator remains the same. It is the narrative that changes.

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