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Double standards, the West's approach to the Middle East

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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 06:14 AM
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Did we miss it, or do they believe that change is less necessary in Saudi Arabia than it is in Libya? If so, on what grounds? The democracy index published by the Economist Intelligence Unit places Libya 158th out of 167, and Saudi Arabia 160th. At least in Libya, for all the cruelties of that regime, women are not officially treated as lepers were in medieval Europe.


www.guardian.co.uk...

Just goes to show our democratic leaders only want to encourage democracy in certain places, others like Saudi arabia are far too important for fluffy ideas of democracy, because they provide the oil. Western governments talk about humanitarian aid and no fly zones, when in fact all they care about is securing oil supplies.

www.guardian.co.uk...
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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 06:17 AM
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ummm
maybe I'm wrong but isn't
there a thread already with
this topic?


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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 06:20 AM
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I guess , but this is more to do with the double standard approach being taken by western governments, when it come's for calls for democracy. Maybe I can edit the title.



posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 06:24 AM
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Who the hell do those Arabs think they are, George Bush?



I hope they have more success than he did; 8 years and counting.



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