(Big League Politics)China is calling out the U.S. government for immense hypocrisy over killing civilians in foreign lands while claiming to support “democracy” and “human rights.”
“The atrocity of killing civilians by US troops in Afghanistan is unacceptable. It is even more outrageous that the US exonerates the perpetrators with impunity on various grounds,” said Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin during a recent address.
“While the US talked about “democracy” and “human rights” at the “Summit for Democracy,” the innocent Afghan people who were gunned down by the US military were forgotten and the killers remain beyond justice,” he added.
Wang criticized U.S. foreign policy in very harsh terms before boldly declaring that the age of unrestrained hegemony from the U.S. empire is coming to an end.
“We condemn the brutal military intervention by the US in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria in the name of “democracy” and “human rights.” We call on the international community to investigate the US military’s war crimes of killing innocent civilians around the world and hold it accountable,” Wang said.
“Justice may be delayed, but it will not be denied. The era in which the US acted arbitrarily in the world under the pretext of so-called “democracy” and “human rights” is over. The day will come eventually when the US military who killed innocent civilians in other countries will be brought to justice,” he added.
Wang’s speech against U.S. imperialism can be seen here:
Big League Politics has reported on how Americans are growing weary of foreign military intervention after the abject failure in Afghanistan:
“After Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal and the complete futility of the 20-year war effort, more Americans are calling for diplomacy rather than military intervention and occupation overseas.
A poll conducted by the Eurasia Group Foundation from Aug. 27 to Sept. 1 found that 42.3 percent of Americans want more troops to be brought home from Asia, Europe and the Middle East while 32.2 percent want troop totals to remain the same or be bolstered abroad. 25.5 percent of Americans are ambivalent on the matter, according to the survey.
This shows that a firm plurality of Americans have soured on the military-industrial complex and the interventionist foreign policy that has failed repeatedly at achieving its strategic goals.
“We collected our data at a time period when the U.S. was evacuating from Afghanistan and the failures of nation-building and democracy-promotion through military means were spectacular and quite stark,” Eurasia Group Foundation senior fellow Mark Hannah said. “That might explain this uptick and a desire to do democracy promotion at home this year.”‘
Perhaps China may have a point here. The U.S. military should not be in third-world hellscapes committing war crimes. They should be at home enforcing border security and dealing with the sinister fifth column within.