More than 70 years have elapsed since UNGA adopted and proclaimed Universal Declaration of Human Rights through its Resolution 217 in December, 1948.
In the ensuing time, the U.S. and other Western countries, drumming home the message that they are the genuine “defender of human rights and humanitarianism”, have been high-handed in their interference in the internal affairs of other countries, applying the American-style and Western-style human rights and humanitarianism as a yardstick.
The recent situation in Afghanistan laid bare the double-dealing nature and impudence of the human rights and humanitarianism that the U.S. and the West publicize so much.
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation appeared on the YouTube channel “Soloviov Live” on Aug 18 and said as follows:
The real attitude of the West towards human rights has been revealed by the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan as well as by the fact that many people fell in a row from the U.S. transport plane at take-off. Looking at the voluminous reports on global human rights issues written by the U.S., UK, EU, and NATO member states, we need to recall how they have ensured and respected human rights.
The Afghans, imploring at the top of their voices, clung to the U.S. transport plane only to lose their lives – they are not at all the first victims.
For the past two decades since the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in the name of “counter-terrorism” in 2001, scores of thousands of innocent Afghans have been killed, creating a man-made catastrophe of nearly ten million Afghan refugees.
The facts and figures are telltale evidences of the true colours of the catchphrases – human rights and humanitarianism of the U.S. and West who chant “human rights protection” first thing in the morning like prayers.