David Cameron says West was wrong to back dictatorsBreaking News
The Prime Minister said that popular uprisings now flaring across the Middle East showed the West had been wrong to back dictators and undemocratic regimes.
Britain and other Western countries supported Hosni Mubarak, ousted by protests in Egypt earlier this month.
Under Labour from 2004, Britain also strengthened relations with Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, whose regime is now crumbling amid violent scenes. Both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown met the Libyan dictator to promote British energy firms' interests in the country: around 150 British firms have since done business there.
The US and Britain have also been long-standing supporters of authoritarian regimes in the Gulf region including Saudi Arabia, making only limited efforts to push those rulers towards democratic reform....
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Arnold Shcherban - 3/13/2011
You're right when stating that "the US is the main perpetrator", but incorrect designating western European nations as just the "followers" (stupid or smart).
Imperialism, i.e. maintaining a world order to secure free flow of capital, mineral and other resources by any means possible (violence, inclusive) is as native to Western capitalism, as an apple pie to America.
Thus, those European countries, in most cases, "follow" American way not by choice, but out of similarity of their socio-economic systems.
wim groeneveld - 2/23/2011
Hope that more influential media realize that this is the main reason.
The U.S. is the main perpetrator.Other countries in Europe are just stupid followers.
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