The War “Diplomat”: How Borrell and the West Lost the “Global Battle of Narratives”

Source: Common Dreams
by Ramzy Baroud

“In a blog entry reflecting on the G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Bali, Indonesia on July 7-8, the High Representative of the European Union, Josep Borrell, seems to have accepted the painful truth that the West is losing what he termed ‘the global battle of narratives.’ ‘The global battle of narratives is in full swing and, for now, we are not winning,’ Borrell admitted. The solution: ‘As the E.U., we have to engage further to refute Russian lies and war propaganda,’ the E.U.’s top diplomat added. Borrell starts by reassuring his readers that, despite the fact that many countries in the Global South refuse to join the West’s sanctions on Russia, ‘everybody agrees,’ though in ‘abstract terms,’ on the ‘need for multilateralism and defending principles such as territorial sovereignty.'” (07/24/22)