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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, May 14, 2022

We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, and the High Representative of the European Union, have met today in a fundamentally changed strategic and security environment. The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine is a watershed moment for the 21st century and carries dramatic consequences far beyond Europe. We, the G7, want to make abundantly clear that we will not sit by whilst countries flagrantly disregard the international rulebook, on which we all depend for peace, prosperity, security and stability. We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, Russia's unjustifiable, unprovoked and illegal war of aggression against Ukraine. Russia has blatantly violated the rules-based international order, international law and humanitarian principles and it has breached universally agreed and legally binding fundamental principles such as peaceful cooperation, sovereignty, self-determination and territorial integrity. We remain steadfast in our commitment to defend peace, human rights, the rule of law, human security and gender equality, as recognized by international law including the UN Charter and conventions, and call on our partners to join us in these efforts. Our success will depend on stronger defence, economic security, and deeper global alliances with friends and partners. Russia's war of aggression has generated one of the most severe food and energy crises in recent history which now threatens those most vulnerable across the globe. Such actions must not stand. Our planet already faces extraordinary challenges and Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine undermines and reverses progress to address these challenges. On the immediate crisis, the G7 is committed to both short-and-long term-support for Ukraine. We are determined to accelerate a coordinated multilateral response to preserve global food security and stand by our most vulnerable partners in this respect. Democratic governance and its fundamental values underpinning our societies are under attack, undermined by military force, economic coercion, information manipulation and interference, including disinformation and other hybrid means. The G7 remains convinced that democracies remain best placed in the 21st century to ensure peaceful and prosperous societies where their people can freely exercise their human rights and freedoms, and choose leaders who represent their interests. We highly prize the contribution that civil societies all over the world have made and continue to make for much needed and transformative global change. The climate crisis is accelerating and is threatening the very existence of humanity. Together with the international community, we must act decisively and urgently. We reaffirm our belief in international solidarity and the need to mitigate and overcome this existential, human-made threat. The fight against COVID-19 and its global consequences is far from over. It is paramount to reaffirm our commitment to increased efforts to respond to the pandemic and to prevent a similar threat from emerging again. Equitable access to and provision of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics must go hand in hand with immediate support, especially in critical 'last mile' contexts and with a focus on humanitarian efforts as well as opportunities for a green, inclusive and sustainable recovery from COVID-19. The present and the future of this planet are at stake. Based on a strong sense of unity, we, the G7, are determined to uphold our values, defend our interests. We commit to preserve strong, vibrant and innovative societies and to uphold the rules-based international order to protect the rights of all, including the most vulnerable. We commit to engage with partners and multilaterally for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world, and to increase coordination on economic security.

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"The fight against COVID-19 and its global consequences is far from over. It is paramount to reaffirm our commitment to increased efforts to respond to the pandemic and to prevent a similar threat from emerging again. "

Has anyone told Floriduh?

#1 | Posted by donnerboy at 2022-05-15 12:13 PM | Reply

Will Russia next claim they're trying to lower the birth rate in Ukraine and that what they're doing is for the good of the planet?

#2 | Posted by Tor at 2022-05-15 03:05 PM | Reply

Why wasn't the US thrown out after Iraq? It should be the G6 with both the US and Russia removed for criminal aggression.

But we all know that will never happen. The " rules based" order is arbitrary and capricious. Whatever the US hegemon does is allowed and not questioned.

If fact, the US has used all the tactics of economic coercion, cyber attacks, disinformation, outright fraud and deceit, to advance it's own agenda of control and domination.

Economic Sanctions are an act of war. They Kill.

Iraq,Afghanistan,Venezuela,Iran,Cuba. Many others have felt the cold hand of US economic Imperialism.

Russia is the latest target.

But if you make the rules; everything you do is, somehow, not a Problem.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2022-05-15 06:17 PM | Reply

If fact, the US has used all the tactics of economic coercion, cyber attacks, disinformation, outright fraud and deceit, to advance it's own agenda of control and domination.

#3 | Posted by Effeteposer

ALL TACTICS? Like shutting down the internet and taking over all the tv stations?

I think you'll need to provide links to that.

You run from these facts every time I write them. If the US is just like putin, how come we dont jail reporters for saying "war"?

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-15 06:21 PM | Reply

Wouldn't it be funny if effete was literally Putin

#5 | Posted by truthhurts at 2022-05-15 06:32 PM | Reply

Who woulddn't want to give up cheap reliable energy and a middle class life today on the chance it might make a difference in 150 years? Ruling class better focus on more immediate issues if the want remain the ruling class.

#6 | Posted by visitor_ at 2022-05-15 09:50 PM | Reply

Who woulddn't want to give up cheap reliable energy and a middle class life today on the chance it might make a difference in 150 years? Ruling class better focus on more immediate issues if the want remain the ruling class.

#6 | Posted by visitor_

There are these things called smart people who are able to think their own wallets and the immediate future. Without them, the human species wouldnt exist.

#7 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-16 01:00 PM | Reply

You can keep your new world order.

#8 | Posted by boaz at 2022-05-16 01:00 PM | Reply

You can keep your new world order.

#8 | Posted by boaz

And you can go back to the caves when life was every man for himself.

No nevermind. Even cavemen weren't that stupid. You're dumber than cave men.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-05-16 01:33 PM | Reply

You can keep your new world order.
#8 | POSTED BY BOAZ

I have a hunch that Boaz doesn't know what Novus Ordo Seclorum means, or why it's printed on the $1 bills he puts between the strippers toes.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2022-05-16 01:35 PM | Reply

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