Sunday, September 18, 2016

Routine American hypocrisy in calling out "extrajudicial killing" in the Philippines



How’s this for hypocrisy?

A couple of weeks ago, the US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tweeted:

Alarming reports of ongoing extrajudicial killings in the #Philippines; government must respect human rts & rule of law

Did Power get the side of President Duterte before she tweeted? No. She based her judgment on sensationalized media reports and the hysterical claims of human rights activists, most of whom are funded by US-based interest groups.

Today, we find out that Samantha Power “expressed regret” over a US air strike yesterday that killed 60+ soldiers of the Syrian army and wounded at least 100 others.

"We are investigating the incident," US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power told journalists as the emergency Security Council meeting, called by Russia, got under way in New York. 
"If we determine that we did indeed strike Syrian military personnel, that was not our intention. And we of course regret the loss of life."

How can the most powerful government in the world, with all its resources, make such a mistake?

Easy. When that government’s top officials such as Samantha Power are too busy making self-righteous critiques against other countries, and habitually pass judgment without looking at objective, non-partisan information, they make these kinds of blunders.

And how do they make up for these mistakes? They say “Oops, sorry”, like they only knocked over a glass of water, then blame someone else—in this case Russia. Samantha Power accused Russia of “moralism and grandstanding” for denouncing the air strike, and called Russia “cynical and hypocritical”.

To Samantha Power:

It is quite clear to the rest of the world who the global expert is on moralism and hypocrisy, and it’s not Russia. You have A LOT of cleaning up to do in your own backyard. Please focus on that and stop interfering in Philippine affairs.

Do you know why most Filipinos are not bothered by President Duterte’s war on drugs, and are in fact supportive of it? Because that is what we voted him for. He won by a landslide because he promised to take drastic, bloody measures to end criminality and corruption. If you and the US really believed in democracy, you would respect the choice of the Filipino people, and leave us alone.

Our country and our president are not your problem. Your deadly meddling all over the world under the guise of “democracy” is the problem.

Will we be seeing this tweet from you anytime soon?

“Alarming reports of extrajudicial killing of soldiers & civilians in #Syria; US government must respect human rts & rule of law”

We’re waiting.

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9 comments:

  1. hahahahaha bato bato sa langit tamaan katangahan!

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  2. What a load of nationalist nonsense. What happened to this publication? It used to be good and make Filipinos think. Now its just a bunch of anti-us propaganda.

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    1. So you think there's nothing wrong with the US launching an air strike that kills and injures scores of Syrian soldiers by mistake? What if the US also accidentally bombs Camp Aguinaldo and kills dozens of Filipino soldiers by mistake because they thought they were aiming for the Abu Sayyaf's lair? Would that be okay with you?

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  3. ANTI US PROPAGANDA? OF COURSE NOT . LIBYA, IRAQ, SYRIA, AFGHANISTAN ARE NOT PROPAGANDA, HELLO !!!!

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  4. The US also recently bombed a hospital in Afghanistan, and of course nothing happened to the US.

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  5. and what about the people that are being killed, dont they have the right to life, this is a perlude for a strongman rule, he PROMISED WITHIN 3 MONTHS HE WILL SOLVED THE WAR ON DRUGS AND IF HE CANNOT HE WILL RESIGNED AS PRESIDENT, LETS SEE THIS , IF IT WILL REALLY HAPPEN - IF HE IS A MAN OF HIS WORDS....HINDI YUNG PROMISED NYA DRAWING LANG PALA....SIGURO NGA DRAWING LANG DAHIL NANGHIHINGI ULI NG EXTENSION SA GINAWA NYANG DEADLINE

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    1. Baking hindi mo pagtuonan ng pansin ang ang kabutihang nagawa na ni President Rodrigo Duterte sa tatlong buwan pa lamang na pamamahala niya, hindi naman natin alam na ganito kalaki ang problema sa droga at korapsiyon sa ating bansa

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    2. Baking hindi mo pagtuonan ng pansin ang ang kabutihang nagawa na ni President Rodrigo Duterte sa tatlong buwan pa lamang na pamamahala niya, hindi naman natin alam na ganito kalaki ang problema sa droga at korapsiyon sa ating bansa

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  6. Most of the world look at the U S, no longer as the sinning light on the hills, as emperor without clothes. Their meddling in the affairs of other nations, specially those in Asia, have resulted in confusion and sham. U S need to pick up that proverbial mirror and look at herself. More power to Duterte.

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