President Xi of China will chair the virtual BRICS summit later this week, three of its most influential members - China, India and South Africa abstained from voting on a UN resolution condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In response to this the US government put out a statement warning China and other BRICS nations not to be on the wrong side of history over the Ukraine-Russia war.
The United States of America has been on the wrong side of history almost every year since it's foundation in 1776. There is hardly a conflict in the world in which the US have become embroiled, which hasn't made a bad situation worse. In truth the US political, military, and industrial complex have so much blood on their hands it should be renamed Murder Incorporated.
Since WW2 when they did play a positive role they have intervened in Cuba, Vietnam, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Haiti, Iran, Indonesia, Philippines, Lebanon, Palestine, Ukraine and more; they truly are a gang of piratical gangsters.
By the way given the above mentioned history it's not whataboutery to question the motives of the US government in the Ukraine, it's due diligence and common sense.
⏩ Mick Hall is a veteran Left Wing activist and trade unionist.
So China's proto-genocide of the Uighurs and Modi's state sponsored pogroms Muslims in India gets a free pass simply because of the crimes of the United States. Will the anti-US and "anti-imperialist" Left grow up and recognise 21st century imperialism of Putin and Xi vintage?ReplyDelete
BRICS are not the best bunch to hold up as a moral mirror to the US. Add Brazil to the mix and it is a powerful authoritarian bloc made up of capitalist regimes even though the Chinese Capitalist Party calls itself the Chinese Communist Party.Delete
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I think the word genocide is used these days far to easily yes China treats the Uighurs disgracefully but Genocide I'm not so sure. Admittedly I am not an expert on this conflict. I gave up long ago the leftwing tradition of having a position on every conflict in the world even if we knew fuck all about it.
As to Modi I think he would like to commit genocide on India's 240 million Muslims. Thankfully we are a long way from that . . . but it is one to watch as almost every time he opens his mouth he inflames the situation.
Mick Hall commentsReplyDelete
I wasn't holding up the Briccs nations as a mirror to the USA simple pointing out the hypocrisy of Biden and co when he warned them of being on the wrong side of history in Ukraine.