Recently, at the 50 th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, there has been a debate over what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights drafted a report on human rights situation in Afghanistan.
At the meeting, China, Russia, Venezuela and other countries said with one voice that the U.S. is the chief criminal causing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
They stressed that a large number of innocent Afghan civilians were killed by the U.S. troops, and tens of millions of people have become refugees owing to the war enforced by the U.S. for several decades.
They also maintained that the U.S., after having invaded this country, plundered property in the public eye and committed human rights violations, leaving the Afghan people in the grip of starvation, poverty and death.
According to the data, the U.S. occupied Afghanistan by military means for more than 20 years and committed the gravest crime against humanity by killing more than 241,000 people including about 7,700 children and 30,000 civilians. It also caused severe humanitarian crisis by reducing one third of its population into refugees and making more than half of its population languish in famine.
The seed of division and bad blood sowed by the U.S. has still become the root of evil in Afghanistan. This is creating greater disorder and confusion, and religious strife and conflict as well as acts of violence, making them very hard to uproot. Furthermore, tit for tat sanctions of the U.S. devoured with its disgraceful defeat makes the livelihood of the people more miserable, who are already in abject poverty.
Such a tragic reality, an outcome of the hegemonic policy and arbitrary practices of the U.S., is not limited to only Afghanistan. Behind the specious signboard of “safeguarding human rights” and “democracy”, the U.S. provoked numerous wars and conflicts in many parts of the world, causing unprecedented humanitarian crises.
According to foreign news, it was only less than 20 years when the U.S. was not involved in wars in its 246-year-long bloodstained history. Among the 240-odd wars and armed conflicts provoked on earth since the World War II, about 81% are directly ignited by the U.S.
As we enter this century, in the countries where the U.S. stretched out its tentacles, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, a lot of innocent people lost their lives and a wave of people fled to other countries, and they are still bogged down in the continuous civil wars and severe economic difficulties.
This is a stark reality. But the U.S. is only engrossed in pursuing its supremacy without feeling any guilty or reflecting on it. It is also keen on criticizing and slandering those countries of its dislike over their “human rights issues” to overthrow their systems.
The U.S. has the worst human rights record where numerous young lives fade away even on sacred campus due to the gun-related crimes rampant within the country. Though it is such a state, it talks this and that about the human rights situation of other countries. It is indeed the height of impudence and the worst case of a guilty party filing the suit first.
The reality created by the U.S. today makes the international society clearly witness who is the disturber of world peace and the chief criminal violating human rights.