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US feigns human rights concerns but destroys nations: Scholar

Professor Dennis Etler

The United States feigns concerns for the human rights across the world, but destroys countries and kills their men, women and children, says Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.

Etler, a professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday while commenting on a statement by Marine General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The top US military officer raised the possibility of a military confrontation with North Korea over its nuclear program, which he described as “our No. 1 challenge,” during a security conference on Saturday.

"As I've told my counterparts, both friend and foe, it is not unimaginable to have military options to respond to North Korean nuclear capability,” Dunford said.

US crying wolf about North Korea

Professer Etler said, “The US, with the most potent nuclear arsenal of any nation in the world, is once again crying wolf, trying to make it seem that it is the target of other nation’s aggression when in fact it is the source of all global tensions.”

“Ever since WW1 the US has taken it upon itself to ‘make the world safe for democracy,’ or in other words safe for US imperialism. In order to do so it has invaded countries, fomented military coups, and destabilized whole regions throughout the world,” he stated.

“South of the border the US has thwarted the movement for a real people’s democracy by any means possible. Ever since the turn of the 20th century whenever Latin American countries asserted their independence from the Yanquis the US has intervened to sabotage their efforts and install friendly, subservient regimes that will do its bidding and protect US corporate interests,” the analyst noted.

“After WW2 the US applied the same stratagem to the rest of the world, first in Western Europe, then in East Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East. No nation that has resisted US domination or attempted to choose an independent developmental path has been spared the wrath of US Imperialism.,” he said.

“As far as the US is concerned its national interests span the globe, but countries like North Korea have no national interests worth considering. Neither does any other sovereign country that doesn’t accept being a vassal of the Empire,” he noted.

‘To US war-mongers nothing is unimaginable’

Professer Etler said, “To the war-mongers in the US military nothing is unimaginable so long as it serves US interests. Thus, Marine General Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, can say that using military options to respond to North Korea’s nuclear capability would be ‘be horrific, and it would be a loss of life unlike any we have experienced in our lifetimes,’ but it would not be unimaginable.”

“The US has no concern for the lives of the people it purports to save. It feigns concern for the human rights of people throughout the world, but has no problem decimating their countries, destroying their infrastructure and killing their men, women and children,” he stated.

“The freedoms the US extols have no meaning when the recipients of US largess are dead and buried. Each nation has to choose its own path of development without outside interference,” he said.

“What nations interfered in the internal affairs of the US when it enslaved millions, and practiced genocide and culturicide against its native and minority people? What nations placed sanctions on the US when during its history it denied many of its citizens, including women and minorities, the political rights it now deems so important?” he asked.  

“And yet still today many basic human rights, including the rights to adequate food, shelter, health care, education and due process are denied to millions of its citizens? What right does the US have to impose its flawed values on anyone but themselves?” the scholar further asked.

“The US, like every imperial regime before it, sees its role in the world through rose colored glasses. Everything it does is virtuous and beyond reproach, but anything its adversaries do is the work of devils and demons,” he said.

“The results of US led wars are horrific and unimaginable to their victims but perfectly imaginable to the war criminals who launch them,” the commentator concluded.

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