22 August 2008

Mob rule

Former Singaporean Ambassador to the UN: "The West has got it all wrong - the rest of the world is bemused by the West's moralizing on Georgia."

BBC: Huh?

Former Singaporean Ambassador to the UN: "Well, you know, the key point here is that the West has a kind of incestuous, self-referential, self-congratulatory dialogue among Western minds about how the world thinks, you know? And the key point to remember is that the West represents 10% of the world's population, and the 90% outside who are getting more intelligent can every day see Western double-standards, okay?"

(Heard on BBC's World Service Newshour ca 13:45 today)
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