Hypocrisy galore

Raza Abbas June 17, 2010
The hypocrisy of this world can really mess with your head sometimes. So, by now you must have heard of the fresh wave of sanctions that have been imposed on Iran by the United Nations, and that too with a 12-2 vote count in favour.

I am no proponent of Ahmadinejad's politics, and certainly not of his provocative stances. What ticks me off, however, is how Israel manages to break every other international law or UN resolution in the book, and still walks away scot free! They pull off acts that nobody else in the world can ever think of pulling off (without seriously getting sanctioned or diplomatically isolated), and yet they get a sweet $3 billion per year paycheck from their great ally, the US.

The US (and other Western powers) are ever so vocal about imposing sanctions on a country trying to obtain nuclear weapons technology indigenously (they're not stealing or doing anything illegal you know), and yet a country with a substantial nuclear arsenal, that commits atrocities one after the other, is not even reprimanded once in the strictest terms by the so-called civilised western powers?

Hypocrisy galore!
Raza Abbas A full-time PhD Student in the computer sciences at a school in the US. He blogs at Waking Life.
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Obaid | 12 years ago | Reply That's western civilization... FYI I blame the so called Ummah for being front seat spectators
faraz | 12 years ago | Reply Iran is a signatory of NPT. Except for Pakistan, India, Israel and North Korea, all other countries have signed the non proliferation treaty. Iran cannot produce bombs, they can only use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes like energy production, research etc. China and Russia who have good diplomatic relations with Iran, could have vetoed the resolution but they didnt; Ahmadinejad's childish rheotoric has lead Iran to this huge diplomatic failure.
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