4 September 2008

USA foreign policy confuses me

The news that the USA gives $1bn to rebuild Georgia only serves to highlight their foreign policy inconsistencies, particularly when compared to, say, Palestine.

Russia is accused of land grabbing and is told to respect previous boundaries but Israel is allowed to hold on to lands captured in the 67 war and to continually grab more land by building townships in Palestinian areas.

Both Russia and Israel are accused (rightly) by most people for responding with disproportionate force to attack on their territory or people.

Palestine and Georgia have governments which are treated with some suspicion.

But there the comparison ends, the USA gives Georgia $1bn and cuts aid to Palestine. Go figure.

1 comment:

  1. I agree; it does not make sense, does it? Does that surprise anybody ...?

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