Sunday, August 23, 2020

Human Rights Watch Smears Thai FM for not Siding with West

Human Rights Watch wants Thailand to side with West whose military aggression in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Yemen, and beyond has led to the WORST crimes against humanity of the 21st century. 

August 24, 2020 (Tony Cartalucci - ATN) - An organization called "Human Rights Watch" (HRW) would be expected to oppose human rights violations. We could assume that the worse the violations, the more HRW would "watch" and oppose them.

Yet HRW in reality represents the weaponization of human rights advocacy - often fabricating abuses to undermine a targeted nation or government, while hiding, spinning, excusing, or completely ignoring very real abuses. The organization also serves as an echo chamber for Western special interests and their talking points of the day.

This was made abundantly clear when Sunai Phasuk, senior researcher on Thailand in Human Rights Watch's Asia division, smeared Thailand's foreign minster, claiming in a social media post that:
Thailand’s foreign minister is widely known for his contempt for human rights and democratic values. That’s why he prefers likeminded diplomats from China, Russia and other authoritarian countries.
Sunai's comment is in reference to an article titled, "Is Thailand’s foreign minister refusing to meet with Western Countries?" - meaning that Sunai believes Thailand's FM prefers China and Russia over Western nations like the US, UK, and members of the EU.

But who is Sunai kidding?

While Sunai smears the Thai FM as well as Russia and China, there is the inescapable fact that the US, UK, and many members of the European Union have partaken in the worst crimes against humanity of the 21st century.

No other nation - Russia and China included - comes close.

West's Chilling Human Rights Abuses, And Russia and China's History of Standing Up to Them 

Here's an easy example. America's deliberate lying to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq alone could easily qualify as the worst crime against humanity of the 21st century.

The 2003 invasion of Iraq by the US, UK, and other European nations - based on a deliberate lie - led to the death of over a million Iraqis, the displacement of millions more, and violent turmoil in the country and region ever since.

The US still militarily occupies Iraq despite the elected government voting for US troops to withdraw - almost as if to ensure the world understands Washington holds both human rights and the democratic will of the Iraqi people in equal contempt.

While the West lied to the world about why it needed to invade Iraq, murder its government, and "rebuild" the nation as it saw fit, nations like Russia explicitly challenged and opposed these lies.

The BBC in its 2002 article, "President Putin's doubts over Iraq," it reported:
Mr Putin remains unconvinced. He still sees no need for a new resolution.

And today he dismissed Mr Blair's dossier of evidence against Saddam as propaganda.

Russia has not in its possession any trustworthy data, Mr Putin said, that could support the existence of nuclear weapons or any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
And of course, Russia's President Putin was 100% right. President Putin, along with most of the world including a large segment of America's own population opposed the war.

Unsurprisingly, HRW refused to take a stance either way, as explained by HRW director Ken Roth himself. A "human rights" organization refusing to oppose a war even at the time the world knew was being justified with lies?

China opposed the war. Beijing wanted to instead continue inspections in light of no evidence supporting US claims, CNN would report at the time.

After the invasion and long after it was "too late" to turn back - the US itself would eventually admit Iraq had no "weapons of mass destruction" and that the "intelligence" was deliberately fabricated in order to justify an otherwise indefensible war that has, in hindsight, materialized into the very disaster nations like Russia and China had warned the world it would become.

It was the Western media - not just Russian or Chinese sources - that would eventually expose the deliberate lies used to sell the US invasion of Iraq.

German state media - DW - in its article, "The Iraq War: In the beginning was the lie," would go through the alleged intelligence, lie by lie, and explain to readers just how malicious and methodical Western war propaganda was.

Since Iraq, the US has destroyed the nations of Syria and Libya through similar lies and military interventions. The US is also still occupying Afghanistan and is currently attempting to openly overthrow the governments of Iran and Venezuela in a similar manner.

There is also the US and UK's arming and backing of the Saudi regime in its still ongoing war against neighboring Yemen, creating what the UN itself has called "the world's worst humanitarian crisis."

So really, who is Sunai and Human Rights Watch kidding?

Sunai never mentions the open and repeated wars of aggression launched by the West, the indescribable human suffering they cause, and ignores the fact that supposedly "evil" countries like Russia and China have stood up to the West over these abuses over and over again.

The West points and sneers at Russia and China specifically because they are both obstacles in the way of the West's own desire to carry out uncontested and unconstrained abuses. The proof of these abuses can be seen in the swath of destruction US, British, and European military aggression has cut out across the planet from North Africa, across the Middle East, and deep into Central Asia.

Sunai and Human Rights Watch are a part of that pointing and sneering. They expose that their real agenda is not defending human rights, but hiding behind it.

It appears that Thailand's foreign minister - if he really does prefer Russian and Chinese diplomats to their Western counterparts - has picked the right side of history.

What excuse does Sunai of Human Rights Watch have for not picking the right side of history?