Saturday, July 28, 2007

Gorbachev says U.S. is sowing world disorder

An former Soviet president, introducer of glasnost, is saying how it is:

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev criticized the United States, and current President George W. Bush in particular, on Friday for sowing disorder across the world by seeking to build an empire.

Gorbachev, who presided over the break-up of the Soviet Union, said Washington had sought to build an empire after the Cold War ended but had failed to understand the changing world.

"The Americans then gave birth to the idea of a new empire, world leadership by a single power, and what followed?" Gorbachev asked reporters at a news conference in Moscow.

"What has followed are unilateral actions, what has followed are wars, what has followed is ignoring the U.N. Security Council, ignoring international law and ignoring the will of the people, even the American people. " [...]
Not a bad observation, I'd say.

- read the whole story: Gorbachev says U.S. is sowing world disorder
- Wikipedia: Gorbachev
- Wikipedia: Glasnost

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