Washington’s appeal to history is a desperate attempt to turn China against Russia.
Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on March 21 the imposition of visa restrictions on a group of Chinese officials accused of being involved in or responsible for human rights violations against religious and ethnic minorities. The US official said he would use diplomatic and economic means to “promote accountability” for human rights abuses, such as alleged efforts by Chinese officials to “harass, intimidate, surveil and abduct” members of minority groups, including some individuals who had sought shelter in the US.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said a day later that Beijing will reciprocate a response if the sanctions against Chinese officials are not lifted. The spokesperson expressed strong opposition to sanctions that seriously violate China’s sovereignty and stressed that Washington needs to “stop slandering China for no reason,” pointing to “political prejudices and lies” in many of Washington’s statements against China.
The US is essentially outraged at China for its clear and consistent stance on the Ukraine crisis, which has not changed despite sustained pressure. In fact, it shows more desperation on the part of Washington, especially as traditional allies like Saudi Arabia and the UAE have snubbed both Blinken and US President Joe Biden whilst maintaining close ties with Moscow.
Biden wants China to abandon its balanced policy towards Kiev and Moscow, even though Washington makes no such demand on Turkey, a NATO member that has not closed its airspace or sanctioned Russia as it too opts to balance its relations. What is more absurd is the belief that Washington thinks Beijing would abandon Moscow despite maintaining pressure on the country through the AUKUS and QUAD military formations.
Essentially, due to Biden’s failure to even control traditional allies like Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Turkey, he wants to somehow save face by trying to show his country that he will punish the Chinese for their defiance of not turning against Moscow. In this way, the visa restrictions are essentially meaningless for Chinese officials who never planned to travel to the US to begin with, and therefore they just look all the more ridiculous.
Even if there was no political pretext to accuse Beijing of human rights violations, then another pretext would have been elevated as the current sanctions are motivated by nothing more than making Biden appear that he is punishing China. Beijing will undoubtedly commensurate countermeasures, but the question is whether they will be reciprocated in equal measure or escalate the situation further.
What is certain though is that China will continue to act consistently on the Ukraine issue despite US attempts to push China against Russia whilst simultaneously pressuring the Asian country through the two multilateral military blocs.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on March 21 that a “verbal condemnation” of Russia by China is “vital.”
“Our view is that verbal condemnation of the actions of President Putin and the actions of [the] Russian military is important and vital, and it’s about what side of history you want to stand on at in this point in time,” Psaki said, adding: “where [do] you want to be as the history books are written.”
However, as former US diplomat Alberto M. Fernandez wrote in his MEMRI column, “Rather than an appeal to history, or even to morality, American policymakers would have been better served by an appeal to Chinese national interests (the same applies, in different circumstances, to understanding Saudi or Indian national interests).” As he highlights, Chinese history does not write about the Americans favorably to begin with, which is why such an appeal to history is naïve.
In fact, a bigger concern for China then appealing to the US’ writing of history are the allegations of chemical weapon laboratories in Ukraine, especially after the White House accused Beijing of repeating “these conspiracy theories.”
Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed that it obtained evidence that the US spent more than $200 million on biological laboratories in Ukraine. It can be assumed that Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov presented their evidence to the Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui during their meeting on March 21. China has repeatedly demanded that the US be fully transparent about the operation of biological laboratories abroad, yet the Americans continue to deny the charges.
None-the-less, the very fact that the US believes it can turn China against Russia whilst maintaining pressure via AUKUS and QUAD demonstrates a White House far removed from political realism. Despite snubbing’s from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, NATO member Turkey defying sanctions against Russia, and India open to ruble-rupee payments for oil, Washington is increasingly frustrated that it cannot completely isolate Moscow. In this way, a young country like the US appealing to the multi-millennia Chinese civilization to consider history is nothing more then a desperate, if not pathetic attempt to woo Beijing away from Moscow.
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UKROP air defenses as of 2021: (largest in Europe after Russia, larger AD than any NATO country) 250 S-300PS launchers (31 battalions) 72 BUK-M1 launchers (18 battalions) 100 TOR-M1 (25 battalions) 32 S-125 Pechora-2M (4 battalions) Not to mention 10,000+ Stinger, Starstreak, Polish Igla
This is why RuAF is only operating at 10% capacity. Yet still 25% of Ukraine captured. Imagine if RuAF had 50% air power capacity (or 100% like in Syria)? Zelensky would be with Navalny :D
More psycho babble from the Putin cockroach.
Still crying about those 100 Turks that got roasted in Baylun by a KAB-1500L?
This Putin cockroach just had a battleship destroyed and he’s crying about captured 100 Turks.
Battleship? LOL. A 100 year landing ship.
Destroyed? Battleship? It is a landing ship. And it hasn’t been destroyed, just damaged. There is a huge difference.
Your ukrop friends only had one ship and they were forced to sink it LOLOL
Mariopol was just liberated. Deposit your salty ukrobot tears 👇
nazi Sawyer senility worse–despite what your lgbt social worker claims–increased consumption of human sperm cannot improve your mental illnesses
I don’t realize that they were that extensive. I wonder how much is left? Who pays for all this? Certainly not Ukraine. It is interesting that they want to destroy Russian economy but the US and Europe are paying for everything in Ukraine right now and no relief for their own people.
US spent billions on Ukraine military support since 2014 http://www.state.gov/u-s-security-cooperation-with-ukraine/ . Germany also spent billions, without overseeing, where this money was spent for.
China is too much in love with money and servile to the west in general. Russia is pretty much on its own. Despite China’s boot licking of the west, it will be attacked by NATO sooner if Russia is defeated in Ukraine. It is in China’s strategic interest and survival to support Russia with every possible means.
well dont put that on all chinese. only 3% of us, mostly habitated in coast megalopolis and work as brain laborers, are the puppet dogs of their neo-lib white masters.
Disrupting grain suppplies isn’t enough for Putin the terrorist cockroach. Now he wants to disrupt the global supply chain and cause worldwide famine. That would be ten times worse than a nuclear warhead. He wants to drag China down into his mass murder campaign.
You are not the brightest candle on the Christmas tree, or am I wrong?
no.. he is a reflector mounted on his hypersonic flying carpet
you are a faggot
We got another rapist faggot obsessed with raping Yamil Perez. I thought they were all busy sucking each other’s cock by now.
Its not Putin but the crumbling americant empire.
make your own grain —uff sand is not good for that?…fucki slavs have to feed you?.. what a disgrace to you…this war is interslavic case .. rest is US zioanglo mess … and do not worry about China, they are in win-win situation … …
Reddit thinks that US/NATO have won the way by capturing a command post for Krasukah-4! That’s it! War is over people. Major UKROP victory, all EW units obsolete and reverse engineered. UKROPS in Moscow by tomorrow.
You can tell how desperate this Putin cockroach is just by the amount of messages he posts. Things aren’t going so well at Putingrad.
Then join the front dude what’s stopping you? Depression? Suicidal thoughts? Or just a piece a garbage waiting for his stim money?
Russian Su-34s Paint the Sky ‘Z’ over Ukraine Russian Aerospace Forces’ Su-34 fighters painted the sky ‘Z’ over Ukraine today.
Earlier, the Su-34s carried out a sortie, during which they destroyed military facilities and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, practical bombing of identified ground targets was carried out singly from medium heights.
What is this ‘Z’?
Russian tanks, artillery and trucks deployed to Ukraine sport mysterious markings such as ‘Z’ painted on their sides, either by itself or enclosed by a white triangle, square or circle. Other symbols — such as a white triangle with two lines on either side, red triangles, white circles, white triangles and white slashes — have also been spotted on some of the vehicles.
The Russian Defense Ministry posted on Instagram last week that the symbol came from the Russian word За победу, which begins with a “Z” and means “for victory.” https://www.defenseworld.net/news/31661/Russian_Su_34s_Paint_the_Sky__Z__over_Ukraine#.Yjx-Aud_rIU
“The West is using Ukraine to maintain its dominance over the world” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in a press conference, on 22 March 2022, that the West’s unprecedented sanctions against anything Russian have nothing to do with events in Ukraine, but with the rise of a multipolar world.
He first invited each journalist in the room to appraise the illegality of the current sanctions in the framework of international law.
However, his overriding point was that the sanctions are not aimed at hurting the Russian government, but at sweeping away Russian culture as a whole.
It all started with the ban on Russian athletes from competing in the Paralympics, even though the spirit of the Games is to separate sports from politics. Then, the sports federations excluded the Russian teams. The momentum continued against Russian companies and Russian citizens abroad. It now extends to Russian artists, conductors, dancers, singers, etc. Even authors like Dostoyevsky or Solzhenitsyn have been removed from university curricula.
None of this has anything to do with the “aggression” against Ukraine. The West is showing its true face, he continued. It is pulling out all the stops to block the construction of a multipolar world and to preserve Western domination over others. https://www.voltairenet.org/article216214.html
The driving force for the Western attempt to control and plunder other nations again is 100% due to the perverted LGBT freaks who now dominate all of Western politics and Business. Even soldiers with bollocks wear high heels and lipstick now.
This transition to Woke Spite has destroyed the West.
Us talking about human rights is like a whore preaching chastity
Asking is gratis. China will not comply to US demands, they know who’s the enemy. My compatriot Espronceda, wrote this fable-poem:
Bebiendo un perro en el Nilo al mismo tiempo corría. Bebe quieto le decía un taimado cocodrilo. Díjole el perro prudente: Dañoso es beber y andar, pero es sano el aguardar a que me claves el diente?. ¡Oh, qué docto perro viejo! Yo venero tu sentir en esto de no seguir del enemigo el consejo.
Basically: a dog is drinking at the Nile River and running at the same time, a crocodile tells him to stop running but the dog ignores him. Morals: “do not follow your enemy’s advise”.
Suspect Biden is Chinese puppet due to years of financial compromat. Consider possibility that “Biden” is doing what China(-Russia) want which is essentially to bring down USD hegemony after which the Empire of Lies will fall. As long as the neocons don’t insist on dropping nukes as a Samson option all will be well though US will be dysfunctional for a generation or more.
US Government went Full Retard !! It is like going to the corner store to dictate to the shopkeeper that you will not be paying for things you purchase if he sells stuff to your next door neighbor…..
the west will become a ghetto
Its a ghetto now, due to millions of unwanted migrants due to NATO bombing around the globe.
Final days of the crumbling americant empire…
Max Blumenthal debunks US accusation of China’s ‘genocide’ against Uighurs
meanwhile, the US and UK is trying to assassinate and disappear Julian Assange. wow what shameless hypocrisy.
amerikant decayed society dead—the stupified automatons defeated by taliban….they believe lgbt senility can produce a competent military….”amerika is gigantic—a gigantic mistake”. Sigmund Freud
impotent lgbt amerikant threats elicits laughs from Chinese, yawn from Russians, scorn from Cubans—senility from Sawyer,loki and other lgbt like Jens
Where is GONZALO LIRA ?
Biden was installed through a CIA rigged election , the biolabs are for global population reduction , documented in Agenda 21,although having Biden on the China’s payroll ,they are unhappy with his duplicity and a decided cognitive dysfunction and see an opportunity here to achieve their ambitions in Taiwan.
To admin: mostly stupid bickering between trolls This comment section looks unmoderated: rather worthless