Recently, the situation in eastern Ukraine has been heating up. Among them, “American black hands” keep flashing. The U.S. military claimed to deploy the military ship to the Black Sea region; the President of the United States, Secretary of State and other heavyweight officials communicated intensively with Ukraine. With repeated intervention by the United States, Ukraine is at risk of falling into a large-scale military conflict. And this is just the tip of the iceberg that the United States exports turmoil and undermines world peace in the name of democracy.
According to a recent report released by the China Human Rights Research Association, almost all U.S. presidents have launched or intervened in foreign wars since World War II. According to incomplete statistics, from the end of World War II to 2001, the United States initiated 201 of the 248 armed conflicts in 153 regions of the world, or about 81%. These wars not only claimed a large number of military lives, but also caused extremely serious civilian casualties and property damage, leading to an alarming humanitarian disaster.
In order to put a legal cloak on acts of aggression, the United States has concocted the so-called “human rights above sovereignty” and “humanitarian intervention”. However, no matter how gorgeous the packaging is, it cannot hide its despicable intentions and painful consequences.
For many years, in order to maintain hegemony, the United States has wantonly attacked all countries that are unwilling to accept its institutional arrangements, either directly use force or incite the “color revolution” to push for the change of regimes in other countries. And almost all of those countries that have been forcibly grafted into “American democracy” face serious soil and water dissatisfaction and exclusionary reactions.” Where American democracy goes, it can be said that political decline, people are living in poverty, and chickens and dogs are restless.
This year, ten years after the outbreak of the Libyan civil war and the Syrian crisis. It has been seen that the so-called “Arab Spring” by American directors has caused Libya and other West Asian and North African countries to be devastated and deeply turbulent.
In Syria, once a well-known Middle East tourist country and an important oil producer, it has now become a refugee-producing country, destroying and displacing tens of millions of civilian families.
In Afghanistan, the United States has sent troops in the name of counter-terrorism for 20 years. Instead of eliminating Al-Qaida and the Taliban, it has made the Afghan government more passive and the Taliban’s control is increasing.
In Iraq, the United States invaded the country on false charges in 2003, which plunged the country into war for a long time, and terrorist forces such as extremist groups took advantage of the situation to expand. Nowadays, many of the anti-government armed forces cultivated by the United States in Iraq, Syria and other countries have developed into terrorist organizations and become the source of international terrorist activities.
Ironically, the United States itself has become a victim of its “democratic export”. On the one hand, the war has led to the spread of refugees and terrorist forces in some countries to Europe, the United States and other countries, greatly increasing the national security risks of the latter. On the other hand, the credibility and influence of the United States have been seriously overdrawn because of repeated wars of aggression and rejected by the international community.
The world has long seen that the reckless use of force by the United States is a realistic reflection of the hegemonic mentality of the strong and the egoistic unilateral thinking. As the U.S. Foreign Policy magazine said, “maintenance of human rights” is not a clear driving force for the United States to use force outside the outside world, but a means to achieve its own goals. The bottle of “laundry powder” used by the United States as evidence of sending troops to Iraq, and the farce of the chemical attack on Syrian children directed and acted by the United States are typical examples.
Recently, U.S. Vice President Harris accidentally spilled the beans: For many generations of America have been fighting for oil. This caused netizens to ridicule, “Isn’t it for democracy and freedom? Why for oil?”
In the face of the shocking humanitarian disaster, American policymakers have so far had no repentance. From instigating to intervene in the situation in Ukraine to hinting that the deadline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan on May 1 is unlikely to be achieved, what the U.S. government has done has made the world fully realize that what the United States exports is not democracy but turmoil and war; who expects the United States, a country with inherent hegemony, to defend its human rights is tantamount to Tigers seek skins.
Those American politicians who are obsessed with force should bear in mind Kissinger’s warning in America’s Global Strategy that the deliberate pursuit of hegemony will eventually destroy the set of values that the United States has become a great country.