{"179209":{"id":"179209","parent":"0","time":"1600033748","url":"http:\/\/www.strategic-culture.org\/news\/2020\/09\/13\/us-doing-far-worse-than-what-it-accuses-china-of-doing-uighurs\/","category":"USA","title":"The Us. Is Doing Far Worse Than What It Accuses China of Doing to the Uighurs","lead_image_url":"http:\/\/newsnet.fr\/img\/newsnet_179209_u4cYE6E27_g.jpg","hub":"newsnet","url-explicit":"the-us-is-doing-far-worse-than-what-it-accuses-china-of-doing-to-the-uighurs","admin":"newsnet","views":"33","priority":"3","length":"8070","lang":"","content":"\u003Cp\u003E\u003Ci\u003ECaitlin JOHNSTONE\u003C\/i\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EDisney is the subject of controversy in mainstream circles again, not because it is a \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/prospect.org\/power\/time-to-break-up-disney-monopoly\"\u003Esprawling monopolistic media megaconglomerate\u003C\/a\u003E whose giant Mickey head is devouring the world like Galactus, but because parts of its live-action version of \u003Ci\u003EMulan\u003C\/i\u003E were filmed in Xinjiang province.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Ci\u003EVox\u003C\/i\u003E \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.vox.com\/culture\/2020\/9\/9\/21427978\/mulan-disney-controversy-explained-uighurs-xinjiang\"\u003Ereports\u003C\/a\u003E:\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cblockquote\u003E\"Some viewers who paid to stream the movie on Disney+ last weekend found something troubling in the credits: Disney thanked eight government bodies in Xinjiang, a western province in China where around 2 million Uighur Muslims have been forced into concentration camps by the Chinese government. It turns out parts of Mulan were filmed in Xinjiang two years ago, well after the world knew about Beijing's plan to 'reeducate'Uighurs with Communist Party doctrine.\"\u003C\/blockquote\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"twit track\" id=\"1285760793158406144\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"nbp\"\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_card_caitoz_');\" class=\"popbt\" title=\"@caitoz\"\u003ECaitlin Johnstone ⏳\u003C\/a\u003E \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/caitoz\/status\/1285760793158406144\" class=\"small\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-chain\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E 22\/07\/2020 04:17:16\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_call_1285760793158406144_rpl');\" title=\"answers\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-dialog\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Cspan id=\"fav1285760793158406144\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-heart\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E649\u003C\/span\u003E\u003Cspan id=\"rtw1285760793158406144\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-repost\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E222\u003C\/span\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-users\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E 66054\/4063\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('1285760793158406144_app___twit_recache_1285760793158406144');\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-reload\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"tog_jb('yndtwt58406144_yandex,calltw___1285760793158406144_fr-en','yndtwt58406144_twit,playtxt___1285760793158406144','bt761649')\" id=\"bt761649\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-language\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca href=\"plug\/twit\/1285760793158406144\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-url\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"panel\"\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\"yndtwt58406144\"\u003EI Don’t Always Believe CIA Narratives. But When I Do, I Believe Them About China.\u003Cbr \/\u003E\n\"China is such a curious anomaly in the narrative matrix. Many who are normally skeptical of claims by western governments immediately swallow anything said about China.\"\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cp\u003ENow it is worth pointing out at this point that there is no reason to accept on faith the claim that two million Uighur Muslims have been forced into concentration camps in Xinjiang. The US-centralized empire \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/medium.com\/\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-arobase\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003Ecaityjohnstone\/how-to-understand-all-this-china-stuff-c31a85bf99d0\"\u003Eis\u003C\/a\u003E ramping up a propaganda campaign against China to manufacture support for cold war escalations with the goal of preventing the emergence of a true multipolar world, and that empire has \u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/youtube.com\/watch?v=Yw0-ASR4sr8\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-chain\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E an extensive history of lying\u003C\/a\u003E about these things. There are \u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_call_1287411708374454273_tweet');\" class=\"txtx\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-tw\" style=\"font-size:16px;\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E massive\u003C\/a\u003E, gaping \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/docs.google.com\/document\/d\/1d0lynghlCnR6Hs57pypEEhlhHczFVgaYX-TIZD61s_w\/edit\"\u003Eplot holes\u003C\/a\u003E in the Xinjiang narrative we're \u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/archive.is\/Q1Hg1\"\u003Ebeing fed\u003C\/a\u003E by the State Department stenographers in the mass media, and its key points of evidence \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/thegrayzone.com\/?s=uyghur\"\u003Ealways\u003C\/a\u003E trace back to \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/thegrayzone.com\/2020\/03\/26\/forced-labor-china-us-nato-arms-industry-cold-war\"\u003Eextremely dubious sources\u003C\/a\u003E like the odious fanatic \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/thegrayzone.com\/2019\/12\/21\/china-detaining-millions-uyghurs-problems-claims-us-ngo-researcher\"\u003EAdrian Zenz\u003C\/a\u003E.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003ENone of this proves the Uighur population isn't being persecuted to some extent in Xinjiang; propaganda campaigns are typically wrapped around some sort of hard factual center and it's entirely possible that there's some degree of truth to them. We just have no reason to believe unproven claims by known liars at this time; there's no proof of their claims that rises to the level required in a post-Iraq invasion world. Doesn't mean you should believe the Chinese government are a bunch of girl scouts, it just means you don't accept claims about them as true and verified when they are not.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EBut the point I'm actually interested in making today is that even if we were to pretend the establishment claims about what's happening in Xinjiang have been completely authenticated by independently verifiable proof, it still wouldn't be as bad as what the US is doing on the same front.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EChina's \u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/youtube.com\/watch?v=u4cYE6E27_g\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-chain\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E official reason\u003C\/a\u003E for having had what it calls \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.theguardian.com\/world\/2019\/dec\/09\/china-claims-detained-uighurs-have-been-freed\"\u003Evoluntary \"vocational training\u003C\/a\u003E\" camps is to fight extremism to counteract the large number of terrorist attacks that have been happening in Xinjiang, which even if involuntary would be similar to what has been tried by US allies like \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bbc.com\/news\/world-middle-east-40061550\"\u003ESaudi Arabia\u003C\/a\u003E and \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/archive.is\/kqENs\"\u003EFrance\u003C\/a\u003E. It doesn't matter if you believe China's official argument; that's irrelevant to the comparison I'm about to make because America's official argument for its \"war on terror\" \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/medium.com\/\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-arobase\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003Ecaityjohnstone\/tens-of-millions-of-people-displaced-by-the-war-on-terror-the-greatest-scam-ever-invented-5f748e852d\"\u003Eis\u003C\/a\u003E bogus anyway.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"twit track\" id=\"1303529260326383619\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"nbp\"\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_card_caitoz_');\" class=\"popbt\" title=\"@caitoz\"\u003ECaitlin Johnstone ⏳\u003C\/a\u003E \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/caitoz\/status\/1303529260326383619\" class=\"small\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-chain\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E 09\/09\/2020 05:02:48\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_call_1303529260326383619_rpl');\" title=\"answers\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-dialog\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Cspan id=\"fav1303529260326383619\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-heart\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E691\u003C\/span\u003E\u003Cspan id=\"rtw1303529260326383619\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-repost\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E458\u003C\/span\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-users\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E 68799\/4062\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('1303529260326383619_app___twit_recache_1303529260326383619');\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-reload\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"tog_jb('yndtwt26383619_yandex,calltw___1303529260326383619_fr-en','yndtwt26383619_twit,playtxt___1303529260326383619','bt762314')\" id=\"bt762314\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-language\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca href=\"plug\/twit\/1303529260326383619\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-url\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"panel\"\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\"yndtwt26383619\"\u003ETens Of Millions Of People Displaced By The ‘War On Terror’, The Greatest Scam Ever Invented\u003Cbr \/\u003E\nA new report has found that at least 37 million people (a conservative estimate) have been displaced as a result of America's so-called “war on terror” since 9\/11\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\"wb762350\" style=\"min-width:320px;\"\u003E\u003Cblockquote\u003E\u003Cdiv style=\"float:left; margin-right:10px\"\u003E\u003Cimg src=\"https:\/\/miro.medium.com\/max\/1024\/0*ETK2bwjWVNPR6pWg.jpeg\" width=\"90\" \/\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/medium.com\/@caityjohnstone\/tens-of-millions-of-people-displaced-by-the-war-on-terror-the-greatest-scam-ever-invented-5f748e852d\"\u003ETens Of Millions Of People Displaced By The ‘War On Terror’, The Greatest Scam Ever Invented\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Cdiv\u003EA new report from Brown University’s Costs of War project has found that at least 37 million people have been displaced as a result of…\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"small grey\"\u003E\u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/medium.com\/@caityjohnstone\/tens-of-millions-of-people-displaced-by-the-war-on-terror-the-greatest-scam-ever-invented-5f748e852d\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-url\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E medium.com\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"clear\"\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/blockquote\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_callp__3_ajxf_art*preview_https(ddot)(slash)(slash)medium(dot)com(slash)@caityjohnstone(slash)tens-of-millions-of-people-displaced-by-the-war-on-terror-the-greatest-scam-ever-invented-5f748e852d');\" class=\"txtx small\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-view\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E voir\u003C\/a\u003E \u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cp\u003ESo that's what China claims it's doing to combat terrorism, and, even if we fully accept the CIA\/CNN narrative on the matter as being 100 percent true, the consequences of that effort are that millions of Uighurs are currently imprisoned in cruel concentration camps.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EMeanwhile, what does the US claim it is doing to fight terrorism? Launching full-scale ground invasions, toppling regimes, nonstop bombing campaigns, genocidal proxy wars, and illegal occupations.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EResearcher Nicolas J S Davies put together a three-part investigation for \u003Ci\u003EConsortium News\u003C\/i\u003E in 2018 to find out how many people had been killed in America's post-9\/11 wars. \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/consortiumnews.com\/2018\/03\/22\/how-many-millions-of-people-have-been-killed-in-americas-post-9-11-wars-part-one-iraq\"\u003EPart one\u003C\/a\u003E covers Iraq, \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/consortiumnews.com\/2018\/04\/03\/how-many-people-has-the-u-s-killed-in-its-post-9-11-wars-part-2-afghanistan-and-pakistan\"\u003Epart two\u003C\/a\u003E covers Afghanistan and Pakistan, and \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/consortiumnews.com\/2018\/04\/25\/how-many-millions-have-been-killed-in-americas-post-9-11-wars-part-3-libya-syria-somalia-and-yemen\"\u003Epart three\u003C\/a\u003E covers Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia. At the end of the series, Davies writes the following:\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cblockquote\u003E\"Altogether, in the three parts of this report, I have estimated that America's post-9\/11 wars have killed about 6 million people. Maybe the true number is only 5 million. Or maybe it is 7 million. But I am quite certain that it is several millions.\"\u003C\/blockquote\u003E\u003Cp\u003ESeveral millions. Not detained. Not involuntarily subjected to re-education programs. Killed. Five to seven million lives snuffed out, in the name of fighting \"terrorism\".\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EThat's just people who were killed. It says nothing of the \u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/archive.is\/R3aPp\"\u003Etens of millions of people\u003C\/a\u003E America's so-called \"war on terror\" who were forced to flee their homes in desperation. It says nothing of the mass-scale chaos, suffering and trauma that America's response to acts of terrorism have inflicted upon people which will affect them for the rest of their lives.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EThis is plainly worse than even the very worst things the US is accusing China of doing.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"twit track\" id=\"1291363572807688192\"\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"nbp\"\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_card_caitoz_');\" class=\"popbt\" title=\"@caitoz\"\u003ECaitlin Johnstone ⏳\u003C\/a\u003E \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/twitter.com\/caitoz\/status\/1291363572807688192\" class=\"small\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-chain\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E 06\/08\/2020 15:20:42\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_call_1291363572807688192_rpl');\" title=\"answers\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-dialog\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Cspan id=\"fav1291363572807688192\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-heart\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E582\u003C\/span\u003E\u003Cspan id=\"rtw1291363572807688192\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-repost\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E202\u003C\/span\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-users\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E 68799\/4062\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('1291363572807688192_app___twit_recache_1291363572807688192');\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-reload\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca onclick=\"tog_jb('yndtwt07688192_yandex,calltw___1291363572807688192_fr-en','yndtwt07688192_twit,playtxt___1291363572807688192','bt285099')\" id=\"bt285099\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-language\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003Ca href=\"plug\/twit\/1291363572807688192\" target=\"_blank\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-url\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cdiv class=\"panel\"\u003E\u003Cdiv id=\"yndtwt07688192\"\u003EWhen imperialists yell the word \"whataboutism\" what they really mean is \"Stop pointing out the damning contradictions, inconsistencies and hypocrisy of my position.\"\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003C\/div\u003E\u003Cp\u003EI do not bring this up with the intention of committing the unforgivable sin of \"\u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_call_1291363572807688192_tweet');\" class=\"txtx\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-tw\" style=\"font-size:16px;\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E whataboutism\u003C\/a\u003E\", but to point out that the governments, politicians, pundits and reporters who are rending their garments about human rights violations in Xinjiang do not actually care about human rights. If they did they would be putting \u003Ci\u003Emore\u003C\/i\u003E effort into attacking the depravity of their own government's escalating \"war on terror\" than they are into unsubstantiated and far less egregious allegations against a nation that their government has \u003Ca onclick=\"SaveJ('popup_app__3_twit_call_1287431160730193922_tweet');\" class=\"txtx\"\u003E\u003Cspan class=\"philum ic-tw\" style=\"font-size:16px;\"\u003E\u003C\/span\u003E targeted for balkanization\u003C\/a\u003E.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EI point this out because all the most prominent voices condemning China for human rights abuses in Xinjiang are not trying to help the Uighurs, they are trying to retain status and esteem in the globe-sprawling empire whose existence depends on continually \u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/caitlinjohnstone.com\/2019\/07\/06\/us-foreign-policy-is-a-war-on-disobedience\"\u003Edestroying, undermining and absorbing\u003C\/a\u003E any power which stands against them. Xinjiang is a geostrategically crucial region on the world stage for \u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/global.chinadaily.com.cn\/a\/201909\/02\/WS5d6c84d0a310cf3e355692ce.html\"\u003Ethe role it's to play in China's Belt and Road Initiative\u003C\/a\u003E, and both China and the US-centralized empire want it working in their own interests. Only difference is it is actually a Chinese territory.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EIgnore the fake garment-rending of people who criticize other governments more than they criticize the far worse behaviors of their own. Stay focused on facts and evidence, be ever mindful of agendas, and remain always unapologetically skeptical of the narratives of power.\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Ca href=\"https:\/\/medium.com\/@caityjohnstone\/the-us-is-doing-far-worse-than-what-it-accuses-china-of-doing-to-the-uighurs-ce762b09a651\"\u003Emedium.com\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003E\u003Ca href=\"http:\/\/www.strategic-culture.org\/news\/2020\/09\/13\/us-doing-far-worse-than-what-it-accuses-china-of-doing-uighurs\/\"\u003Estrategic-culture.org\u003C\/a\u003E\u003C\/p\u003E"}}