What is it about the US government that causes it to insist on interfering in the affairs of other nations, when it has proved itself incapable of humanely managing its own internal affairs?
Today, yet another headline:
Syria crisis: Obama condemns ‘outrageous’ use of force.”
Does anyone truly believe that events like these…
…could never again happen in America?
Only last week the US upset China by once again criticizing its human rights record.
“We advise the US side to reflect on its own human rights issues and not to position itself as a preacher of human rights,” said a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei.
Yes, America, what about Bradley Manning and Jose Padilla? Not to mention the inhumanities perpetrated at Guantanamo Bay – thank you for breaking yet another promise, Mister Obama. There was a time a United States president could be relied on to keep his word. Or, was there? Certainly not Richard Nixon. I’m sorry, for a moment there I was dreaming.
No-one in their right mind could approve of Syria’s actions against its own countrymen, or China’s treatment of dissidents, but for any nation to behave as a self-righteous prig, while overtly using similar inhumane behavior to its own devious ends, is the worst form of hypocrisy.
What is more, with America its so obvious.
Does the US government really believe no-one notices?
Of course not.
The truth is it doesn’t care.
 “Syria crisis: Obama condemns ‘outrageous’ use of force” BBC, April 22nd 2011
 “China tells US: Stop preaching on human rights” BBC, April 9th 2011
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