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  • Thursday, May 26, 2005

    US world leaders in attacking human rights

    According to this article, from Reuters, although the US aren't the worst human rights abusers in the world, the rogue regime in Washington, by their actions have set the tone which other countries seem quite willing to follow:

    From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe the picture is bleak. Governments are increasingly rolling back the rule of law, taking their cue from the U.S.-led war on terror, it said. "The USA as the unrivalled political, military and economic hyper-power sets the tone for governmental behaviour worldwide," Secretary General Irene Khan said in the foreword to Amnesty International's 2005 annual report. "When the most powerful country in the world thumbs its nose at the rule of law and human rights, it grants a licence to others to commit abuse with impunity," she said.
    The Bush regime and their supporters must be so proud at what they've managed to "achieve". See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

    10 Comments:

    At 5/26/2005 10:38:00 pm, Blogger Allan@Aberdeen said...

    The biggest single abuser of human rights is China - how many executions? Yet, as always, it is the US which is cited for special treatment from an organisation which has lost its way since having been seized by the Left.

     
    At 5/27/2005 02:48:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    On executions, China executes at a rate about 10 times more than the U.S. China, with an estimated 3400 exectutions in 2004, executed 0.00026% of it's population. The U.S., with 59 executions in 2004 (thankfully they gave up killing minors) is down from last year and certainly down from 2000 when the Bush boys were in a killing contest, executed 0.00002%.

    Though scandalous enough, the U.S. is behind China. So why the mention? Clearly, China is infamous for human rights abuse. This is true. But pointing at the official enemy while ignoring one's own crimes is not only cheap, it's hypocrisy. There is not much that we can actually do to change the policy in China apart from not allowing Western (including Japan) elite have their way and allowing the trade deals they want with China until China improves its human rights record. There is a lot we can do about ourselves, however.

    All that aside, your comments are very, very curious, Allan. As Voice's post clearly states, "although the US aren't the worst human rights abusers in the world, the rogue regime in Washington, by their actions have set the tone which other countries seem quite willing to follow". As was predicted from the beginning, the U.S. war on terror would provide an excuse for internal state terror for other nations in the name of anti-terrorism. I'll go a step further and say that the U.S. is in large part accountable for the crimes of its client states around the world.

     
    At 5/27/2005 09:30:00 am, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Well, I think your response there was perfect djeb, I couldn't have put it better myself. Any reply Allan?

     
    At 5/27/2005 03:09:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    This is the seventh time I've explained the same damn thing on this site. Allan has seen it and cannot challenge it, so what does he do? Try the same argument again and again on other threads. It gets rather tiring really.

     
    At 5/27/2005 05:43:00 pm, Blogger Allan@Aberdeen said...

    And what have you explained?

     
    At 5/27/2005 11:02:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    Scroll up. It's pretty hard to ignore when it's actually posted on the same page. I know you often have a hard time with reading, so please read my first post again. After you have read it. Go to the top and read it again. When you finish that, go to the top and read it again. Then to be sure, read it one more time. And just to be safe, read it one more time after that.

     
    At 5/28/2005 12:28:00 pm, Blogger Voice 1 said...

    Indeed, I can imagine why it would be tiring. I've felt the same myself sometimes.

     
    At 5/29/2005 02:54:00 am, Blogger DJEB said...

    You've been back to the site, haven't you Allan. I guess that means you reread the post at least once. As you have posted no comment, it seems you have no problem with the logic. Yet, I suspect that you'll try the same argument again in the future. Perhaps I need to write something on the main page for this...

     
    At 5/31/2005 10:04:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I must admit that I do have a problem with your 'logic'. Is it one of these new-fangled counter-intuitive logic systems from intellectuals on the parisian left bank that you use? It's beyond me, but I and my peers and colleagues are far too intelligent, useful and inventive to be 'intellectuals' like you.

    Allan@Aberdeen

     
    At 5/31/2005 11:06:00 pm, Blogger DJEB said...

    As this link clearly shows, you have a problem with reading.

    I will agree about logic, though. You do have a problem with it. Your first ever post on this board (or at least the first you put your name to) was a non sequitur.

     

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