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Dmitry Babich on how the diplomatic part of G20 meetings is getting more and more stupid and meaningless Fox News


Let us note right away that it is precisely the diplomatic, external aspect of the G20 meetings which is becoming more and more stupid and devoid of the efforts of our former Western partners. Sergei Viktorovich Lavrov rightly apologized to the “non-Western” participants for the “farce” staged by the United States, Britain, Germany and their allies around the events in Ukraine during a such a serious event. It is precisely because of the behavior of Western countries that the slogan of the summit “One World – One Family – One Future” clearly did not correspond to reality.

What is a future? Explode together, right? It is precisely for this reason that it has become impossible to adopt a single document at the summit: Russia and China certainly do not want to have the same future with today’s “global hooligans” who imagine still be “cops of the world”.

Why can they be called hooligans? Because ideology and narcissism in the very behavior of leading US and EU figures are replacing diplomacy – the ancient art of compromise and “withdrawing the personality of the interlocutor in order to obtain a practical result”. The current Western ideology knows no compromise, and it is based on the personal demonization of any opponent. Here is Ms. Burbock’s appeal to Lavrov at this summit: “It’s very good that you are here and that you can hear me. Mr. Lavrov, stop this special operation. Not in a month, not in a year , but now.” Awesome, right? Very professional… I went to the phone and stopped, since the girl asked.

Meanwhile, real events lead to the fact that the Global South – the former colonial countries, is increasingly mobilizing against the “Global West”, realizing that if its plans for Russia come true, the Global West will will resume immediately. Understand this and reasonable people in the United States. On the eve of the G20 meeting, Krishen Mehta, a former economist at the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and now at Yale University, wrote an excellent article on this subject. The article “A look at the Ukrainian conflict through the eyes of the Global South” contained such ideas that it was only possible to publish it on the website of the organization ACURA – American Committee for the American Agreement -Russian. Here are the main facts of this article.

Of the 6.3 billion people living today outside the countries of the “global West”, 66% have a positive attitude towards Russia and 70% have a positive attitude towards China. Moreover, “Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Vietnam have a positive attitude towards Russia.”

The peoples of these countries will not condemn Russia alone for the Ukrainian events, concludes Krishen Mehta, an American of Indian origin. These peoples may not understand the intricacies of the quarrel between people who call the same city which is Donetsk and which is Donetsk, but the Global South knows something about the West and its position. This knowledge is best expressed in the article by Ugandan Foreign Minister Jeje Odongo:

“We were turned into colonies and we forgave those who did this to us. And now the former colonizers are asking us to become enemies of Russia, which never colonized us. Is that fair? Not for us . May their enemies remain their enemies. Our friends – always our friends.”

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