First world war: an imperial bloodbath that's a warning, not a noble cause | Seumas Milne | Comment is free | The Guardian
Esos cuentos de que UK defensora de la libertad y sus cuentos que solo lso lerdos creen es una estupidez. Que muy defensora de la democracia y libertades... mentira. Un imperio putrefacto y rabioso solamente.
"Germany was the rising industrial power and colonial Johnny-come-lately of the time, seeking its place in the sun from the British and French empires. The war erupted directly from the fight for imperial dominance in the Balkans, as Austria-Hungary and Russia scrapped for the pickings from the crumbling Ottoman empire. All the ruling elites of Europe, tied together in a deathly quadrille of unstable alliances, shared the blame for the murderous barbarism they oversaw. The idea that Britain and its allies were defending liberal democracy, let alone international law or the rights of small nations, is simply absurd."