29 June 2011, 18:15

Democracy by order of Washington

Democracy by order of Washington

Members of The Community of Democracies are due to meet on June 30-July 1 in Vilnius at a foreign ministerial level. The U.S Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton will be at the meeting. The Community of Democracies is an international organization of democracies and democratizing countries with a stated commitment to strengthening and deepening of democratic norms and practices worldwide.

Members of The Community of Democracies are due to meet on June 30-July 1 in Vilnius at a foreign ministerial level. The U.S Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton will be at the meeting.

The Community of Democracies is an international organization of democracies and democratizing countries with a stated commitment to strengthening and deepening of democratic norms and practices worldwide. It was founded in 2000 on the initiative of the then U.S Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the Polish Foreign Minister Bronislav Geremek. Countries in Eastern Europe and former republics in the old Soviet Union, regarded by the West as the precursors of democracy joined the Community.

According to a press release by the US State Department, the Vilnius meeting will be attended by officials, representatives of nongovernmental organizations, budding leaders and private sectors representatives, and they are to discuss the strengthening of civil societies and the fledgling democracies.

It should be pointed out that at the time when Madeleine Albright and Bronislav Geremek floated their idea, countries in Eastern Europe, which America called “New Europe” had just burst onto the scene, but the old Europe, especially Germany and France were not overjoyed that countries in Eastern Europe were upsetting the existing balance of forces. But the U.S administration was over the moon, because Poland, Lithuania, Estonia Latvia and other nations in the so-called new Europe woul help strengthen the U.S military and allied influences in Europe.

Not surprisingly, the initiative of the Community of Democracies raise more questions than answers, the major one being about the need for the Community, in view of the fact that the most active members are  already members of the EU, an organization which is in a position  to help European nations within the framework of the Union. The hidden agenda of the Community is the erection of a cordon around Russia by the U.S and having malleable client countries fits the plan snugly.

East European nations and the  Baltic countries are of strategic importance to the  U.S in terms of political support throughout the world. American leaders who are skilled practitioners of double standards will benefit hugely from adopting different approaches to ties with Eastern European countries. Speaking in an interview for VOR, Victor Litovkin, senior editor of the “Independent Military Review” said that the U.S  position on Kosovo on the one hand, and Abkhazia and South Ossetia on the other hand, was a classic example of American double standards policy.

“The independence of Kosovo was their project. The US and East European nations fought for the tearing away of Kosovo from Serbia and were among the first to recognize it, although the grounds on which the argument for such independence were based are much weaker than the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia”, said Litovkin.

The next plan of the U.S is the redrawing of the maps of North Africa, the Middle and Near East. America is counting on the suppoort of its most loyal allies.

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