USA is full of evil and full of hypocrisy throughout its history. It is through its hypocrisy in dealing with the various self-governing Native American Indian tribes and through insidious plots, intrigues , subterfuge and treason that USA is able to extend its original territory of about Six Hundred Thousand Square miles of the thirteen states during the year of Independence from England in July 4th 1775, to the present day of Three million Seven Hundred Thousand Square miles , all at the expense of the native American Indians and the Mexicans. ( USA through brute military might forcefully and illegally acquired one milliom six hundred and fifty thousand square miles of land from Mexico in the years between 1840s to 1890s . It had also genocided not less than eighty-five million native American Indians in all. ) In 1905 USA deposed the queen of Hawaii and conquered Hawaii, after its army brutally brought down the government of the queen of Hawaii with the slaughter of more than two hundred thousand of the patriotic Hawaiian resistant fighters USA always twist international laws, dishonour treaties and twist human rights to suit its own agenda. Below is an article from China Daily on the hypocrisy of USA regarding the South China Sea issue and the comments from its readers.
US history of hypocrisy looms over South China Sea arbitration
By Zhu Junqing Source:Xinhua Published: 2016-7-10 19:08:01
The US-led Western countries have been good at maximizing their private interests and committing illegal acts through implementing double standards under the cover of international law and regulations.
The recently-released British Iraq War Inquiry Report found out that there was "no imminent threat" from Saddam Hussein in March 2003, who the US claimed possessed weapons of mass destruction that have still not been found to this day.
Though the report sidestepped defining the nature of the war, the US-led invasion of Iraq is widely considered to have been an illegal and unjust war that circumnavigated the United Nations (UN) and overturned a sovereign nation by a unilateral military action.
Such behavior should be criticized, condemned and eliminated as international law and the UN authority should never be toyed with and peace and stability should never be sacrificed to serve some groups' interests.
The US has always been hypocritical when talking about international law. The global superpower is skilled at intentionally applying and misinterpreting international law and norms to attack its "rivals," while it gives itself the right to choose whether or not to resort to international law.
Examples abound. In 1986, the International Court of Justice ruled that the US had violated international law by supporting the Contras rebels against the Nicaraguan government and by mining Nicaragua's harbors. However, the US refused to participate in the proceedings after the Court rejected its argument that the Court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case.
In 2002, the US unilaterally withdrew from the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems, leading to its termination. Recently, Washington used international law as a "knife" to attack Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
In the South China Sea dispute, the US not only instigated the Philippines to submit an arbitration application to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, but at the same time it also smeared China's law-abiding image and sowed discord between China and its neighbors.
China has reiterated that the arbitration goes against international law for the following reasons.
The Philippines' unilateral initiation of the arbitration violates its agreement with China to resolve any dispute through bilateral negotiations; the unilateral initiation violates the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); the Philippines' unilateral act violated the right that China enjoys as a party to the UNCLOS to seek dispute settlements of its own choosing, and undermined the UNCLOS' authority and integrity; the Arbitral Tribunal has violated the UNCLOS and abused its power by hearing the case.
Obviously, the US, a self-proclaimed "international attorney," is an expert in jurisprudence, but to maintain its dominance in the Asia-Pacific region, Washington chose to ignore facts and engage in mud-slinging against China.
It is advisable for Washington to readjust its attitude toward China, as China will firmly safeguard its own territorial sovereignty and legitimate maritime rights as well as peace and stability in the South China Sea.
The author is a writer with the Xinhua News Agency. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Below are some comments from netizens of China Daily
When one tends to see a country as individual, USA is definitely a teenage psychopath who's robbing and killing and lying all over
French philosopher Clotaire Rapallie says: "These levels (i.e. imprints have to happen as a child) are very different from one culture to another. Some cultures are very reptilian, which means very basic instinct. American culture is a very basic instinct: I want to be reached now; let's do it. There's a bias for action. Just now, America is very adolescent when other cultures are more cortex, very control, control, control." (His interview with PBS in 2004.)
Hillary Clinton kind of awful woman is really "American" in this definition, except her age.
So having her as President is the best match to America.
FACTS: Since the sixties the US has sanctioned Cuba for daring to throw out Bautista and his US gangsters and repel the US sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion there by humiliating America, something it can't forgive.
The Us invaded Vietnam at a cost of 58 thousand US soldiers and 3.5 million Vietnamese lives, left in disgrace leaving a destroyed society behind.
Invaded Afghanistan creating a dysfunctional society after 13 years with the Taliban again encroaching
The us invaded Iraq on the basis of a lie creating a completely dysfunctional society after the deaths of over a million and eventually leading to the rise of Isis.
The US and the west in general sponsoring and helping rebels including Neo Nazis in Ukraine to topple
a democratically elected government killing hundreds and then trying to shift the blame on Russia when the Crimean parliament allowed a vote by the population as to whether or not it wanted to rejoin Russia. The results were to rejoin Russia (91%) PS: there was no loss of life just a civilised transition. America howled it was illegal. Wow!!
Their only success seems to be their invasion of Panama to capture the drug runner Manuel Noriega.It was a near thing but the Americans persevered and finally got him: all 5 ft.4 in. of him.
Now the west is bombing Iraq and Syria without UN authority and is again on a killing spree. And we wonder
why these people hate the west?
The US has done nothing but screw up one country after another and has learned nothing except how to kill and to be a bully. They do the same thing over and over. Who or what is in charge? Anyone?
The American lawyers and politicians depend on dumb silly Asians who buy their lies. They cleverly package white lies, make deliberate omissions of their own violation of international law. Only foolish idiot Asians buy US lies. This show many of them are still third world mentality with no brains even as they improve their economic status. When people like Hillary talk of Rule of Law, she mean it does not apply to US but only to others.
China should sue PCA for breaking international laws in its dealing in SCS and intruding without all parties consent and for not doing due diligence and for acting In an interested and biased way if provisions are there in icj.
Fool! It will be a Slap Down for PH. If PCA is fair, it will kick the complaint PH filed within her 200 NM EEZ to the ICJ for further deliberation. Remember, Land Over Sea mantra. This is how it works in international law where maritime law depends on land sovereignty settlement First. As for Nine Dash Line, totally kicked out as PCA will find PH have no locus standee.
China will soon sue PCA for intruding and breaking international laws and acting in an interested and biased manner.