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Does US have the moral authority to criticize China’s human right records?   [Copy link] 中文

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As the United Nations formally reviewed China’s rights record, Uzra Zeya, acting assistant secretary in the U.S. State Department’s bureau of democracy, human rights and labor, said “we’re concerned that China suppresses freedoms of assembly, association, religion and expression, harasses, detains and punishes activists, targets rights defenders’ family members and friends and implements policies that undermine the human rights of ethnic minorities.”


While the U.S. reps plays offense against China, it must also face its gross human rights violations.  According to the reports from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch organizations released this week, 33 incidents “that appear to have resulted in civilian casualties” had been identified. As many as 307 civilians are estimated to have been killed as a result of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan between 2004 and fall 2013; the estimates go up if the Yemen theater is included. Does the US have the moral high ground to criticize China over its human rights record? What’s your take on this?

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It is really not  the time for the US to point finger at China, when it just came to light that the US is at the most advanced level of digitally monitoring and controlling its citizens and most of the world's.

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This post was edited by robert237 at 2013-10-23 18:50

Does the US have the moral authority to criticize China’s human rights record?
Of course not.
But then again, the US didn't have the right, or the moral authority to kill over a million Vietnamese simply choosing their
own commumist government over the colonialists from France and would-be colonialists from the US.


If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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robert237 Post time: 2013-10-24 10:49
Does the US have the moral authority to criticize China’s human rights record?
Of course not.
But t ...

The US government acts like an international bully. But this will sadly change nothing in conduct of US authorities. International institutions have pretty much no power when it comes to US military.

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informer Post time: 2013-10-23 19:13
The US government acts like an international bully. But this will sadly change nothing in conduct  ...

""International institutions have pretty much no power when it comes to US military.""

And neither do US citizens. The US military is owned by the rich. It's their private police.
As the last president of the USA that wasn't a puppet of the powers behind the throne, Eisenhowere warned:

On Jan. 17, 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower gave the nation a dire warning about what he described as a threat
to democratic government. He called it the military-industrial complex, a formidable union of defense
contractors and the armed forces.

Eisenhower, a retired five-star Army general, the man who led the allies on D-Day, made the remarks in his
farewell speech from the White House.

As NPR's Tom Bowman tells Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne, Eisenhower used the speech to warn about
"the immense military establishment" that had joined with "a large arms industry."

Here's an excerpt:

"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether
sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced
power exists, and will persist."


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This post was edited by Revolutionar at 2013-10-24 11:36

everyone has moral authority to point out sinners..................

even sinners have moral authority to point out sinners.

every thing based on facts.

and proper analysis.

THAT IS HOW THE WORLD IS ORGANISED.



there is every reason to support human rights.

unfortunately, the feudal mind can only think of perpetuating authoritarian rights.



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Revolutionar Post time: 2013-10-24 11:30
everyone has moral authority to point out sinners..................

even sinners have moral authori ...

No human rights record is perfect, and China admits shortcomings at the UN human rights council. Has the US admitted its flawed human rights record? I do not understand how the US can preach peace but go on a killing spree.

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