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Latest US State Department Report Drops China From The List of 10 Worst Rights Violators in the World

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At news conference, the acting assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights & labor, did not answer questions about why China was dropped from the list. Reporters Without Borders has denounced the move as have other human rights groups...


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Maureen S (122)
Sunday March 16, 2008, 1:24 pm
Wonderful, just wonderful! =P

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 16, 2008, 9:13 pm

The United States owes China a lot of money and needs to keep on borrowing in order to finance the war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq. I'm not saying they did any such thing, but HAD China made an unofficial, back-channel, subtle suggestion that unless it was removed from the list, they might be a tad less eager to continue loaning us money, it could have explained their removal from the list.

At this point in time, the U.S. is probably a worse human rights violator than China anyway. We just don't consider enemy combatants human. By declaing them non-human or subhuman, we can torture them at will without it being called a human rights violation. At least not by us or our allies.

Actually, you don't have to BE an enemy combatant, just be suspected of being one or even of knowing one. But the determination of who is an enemy combatant is very strict. If Bush says you are, you are, and that's that. No evidence needed, no trial needed, you just get kidnapped and tortured by the U.S. government until either you die or they get tired of torturing you and allow you to see a lawyer.

Anyway we have more prisoners right here at home than China does, and since they have a much larger population, we're number one in that too.

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Monday March 17, 2008, 4:02 am

Thanks, for your comments, friends !
Yeah, just wonderful, as you say, Maureen. And such good timing, too ! You've gotta hand it to them, there's geniuses working over in the State Department.
Hey, Mark, did you see those articles, a couple of weeks ago, about the fact that something like 10% of the US population, which is to say 1 in 10 people is in prison in the US. (I think it was in the Guardian that I saw that and then forgot to post it.) That is ENORMOUS !

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Monday March 17, 2008, 4:14 am

Yeah, everything you say, Mark, is true. I am just appalled when I read about the flimsiness -or lack - of evidence that has caused arrests, torture and death by torture, both under extraordinary rendition or on the ground in Aghanistan and Iraq. US forces've accepted denunciations, without looking for any corroborating evidence, which means that Mr X, who never liked Mr Y, simply has to denounce him to US military and boom! his old family enemy is out of the way. Disgusting, just disgusting ! Denunciation was very popular with the Nazis and during their occupation of France a lot of 'upstanding citizens' denounced their Jewish neighbors or their Christian neighbors hiding Jews ! As a result, a lot of good people in France today have a severe allergic reaction to denunciation.

(In all fairness, I should add that there were a lot of French people who hid Jews and/or protected Jewish children, keeping them out of harm's way, on their farms, for example, when resistance activists transported them out of big towns.)

Past Member (0)
Monday March 17, 2008, 9:47 am

The same thing was done in Viet Nam, Jill. People who didn't like someone, or who wanted somebody's land, home, or business, would simply denounce them to the Americans as a Communist.

Ikey Galacticca (284)
Tuesday March 18, 2008, 6:06 am
I think I will chose NOT to believe that this is true because if it is true, then there should be an outcry! Who is getting paid off to do this?

Ikey Galacticca (284)
Tuesday March 18, 2008, 6:25 am

This getting not only interesting but frightening too.

US ships all of its manufacturing jobs to China and helps them to build factories and develop their economy.

Then it tells the American people that China is the great communist enemy, while the Chinese tell their people US is the great enemy that they would someday wipe out using nuclear weapons.

Then US goes back and borrow billions of dollars from China that it made from manufacturing and exporting inferior and dangerous consumer products to the American people.

As of today, there is news that millions of tainted Chinese made toys are being re-called!!! It just never stops. Every week it seems there is a re-call of one item or the other-batteries, pet food, toothpaste and the list go on!

Then US uses all those billions it borrowed from China to wage wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that are killing 19 yr old innocent American children who were lured into the army with the promise of scholarship for their college education. As of today 4000 of them have been reported killed with millions of Iraqi women and children!

Then US uses the leftover borrowed money to buy expensive gasoline from the Saudi Arabians who use those trillions of dollars to invest and buy out American Corporations, banks and US assets and to build mosques all over the world where terrorists are secretly recruited, brainwashed and financed to attack America all over the world!

What a wonderful democracy we have here.

And if you refuse to support it, you are condemned as a traitor and anti-American. (If you are not with us, you are against us!)

America can send CIA to overthrow the government of your country through a coup even though it is against US law to assassinate the heads of states of other countries.

Oh yes, it is not okay to kill the leaders and heads of states who create bad policies that cause war but it is okay to send innocent 19 yr old American children to fight those wars and die and in the process kill millions of innocent women and children.

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday March 18, 2008, 6:48 am
Say what??? I guess birds of a feather do flock together and who are we to say which countries violate human rights? The State Department can say whatever it likes - we know the truth.
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