Muslim Uprisings Spell End of Winston Churchill Calling Dictators ‘Our Sons of Bitches’: Vedomosti, Russia

Is this a seminal moment in human history – beyond which the major powers no longer pay lip service to freedom and human rights, while simultaneously backing friendly dictators? According to this editorial from Russia’s Vedomosti, diplomats will from now on have to recognize that the use of ‘our son’s of bitches’ – as Franklin D. Roosevelt is rumored to have called them – has reached the point of diminishing returns, and the voice of the people in the third world will have to be taken into account.

The Vedomosti editorial says in part:

“There seems to be a chain reaction at work. It turns out that everywhere one looks, there are those who are dissatisfied with various manifestations of injustice – and with the fact that the disgruntled have no legal opportunity to express their complaints and demand that they be taken into account. The dissatisfied, it turned out, can organize very quickly; and secular authoritarian regimes, it seems, have nothing to answer them with.

“The dissatisfied, it turned out, can organize very quickly; and secular authoritarian regimes, it seems, have nothing to answer them with. For the West and Russia, the conclusion is that ‘our sons of bitches’ have lost their last competitive advantage – predictability. Betting on such regimes has become too risky.

“For the West and Russia, the conclusion is that “our sons of bitches” have lost their last competitive advantage – predictability. Betting on such regimes has become too risky – and this cannot but be taken into account by the practical world of diplomats.”

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Author: WILLIAM KERN (Worldmeets.US)

Founder and Managing Editor of Worldmeets.US

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