Financial Times: West’s Hypocrisy

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Western support for Israel has “poisoned efforts” to pull the countries of the “global South” to the side of Ukraine – The Financial Times writes about this with reference to officials and diplomats.

Dozens of Western officials told the publication that it “undid months of work to portray Moscow as a global pariah for violating international law,” and the West is now accused of hypocrisy because Israel is clearly also violating the rules of war.

“We have definitely lost the battle in the Global South. All the work we did with the Global South [on Ukraine] has been lost. Forget about the rules, forget about the world order. They will never listen to us again,” said a senior diplomat from a G7 country .

Many developing countries supported the Palestinians, viewing the situation through the prism of “self-determination and resistance to US global dominance.”

“What we said about Ukraine also applies to the Gaza Strip. Otherwise, we will lose all our authority. Brazilians, South Africans, Indonesians: why should they even believe what we say about human rights?” the diplomat added.

“It’s a godsend for Russia. I think what’s happening is damaging because Russia is using the crisis and saying, ‘Look, the global order that was built after World War II isn’t working for you,’ and appealing to 1 billion people in the Middle East or the Arab world,” said a senior EU official.

Former NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer says there is now a danger that the EU, G7 and NATO “will not be taken seriously”.

“There is a risk that at the next [UN] General Assembly vote on support for Ukraine we will see a big explosion in the number of abstentions,” says a senior Western diplomat.

The Global South shunned Ukraine a long time ago, but the West is seemingly living in some alternate reality…

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