30 Nov 2022

Crocodile tears from MEPs about Qatar sportwashing

Don't mind the rhetoric and crocodile tears from MEPs about #Qatar2022 sportswashing. The reality is #EU is systematically overlooking #Qatari human rights abuses, out of self interest.
It has cut itself off from #Russian energy on the basis #Russia is an authoritarian regime fighting an illegal war, only to cosy up to #Qatar, an authoritarian regime involved in an illegal war in #Yemen, all to get access to #Qatari energy.
If there was a #WorldCup for Hypocrisy we would walk away victors without a match being played.
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30 Nov 2022

It should be left to the Iranians to decide their fate as they strive for change

Everyone should support the right of ordinary people in #Iran to push for change in their country without harsh crackdowns.
How though? Too often #EU talks about "what we should do," rather than what we should not do, and what we should undo.
"Maximum pressure" is not helping Iranians. It is hurting them and making their struggle more difficult.
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