It looks like the brotherly love between U.S. Pres. Joe Biden and China’s leader Xi Jinping is over.
In a speech on Tuesday, a Chinese government official issued a veiled threat against the U.S. for military action in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.
“The era in which the US acted arbitrarily in the world under the pretext of democracy and human rights is over,” said Wen Wenbin, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The US troops’ atrocity of killing civilians in Afghanistan is unacceptable,” Wen said.
“It is even more outrageous that the US exonerates the perpetrators with impunity on various grounds. While the U.S. talked about ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ at the Summit for Democracy, the innocent Afghan people who were gunned down by the US military were forgotten and the killers remain beyond justice.
“This is the harsh reality brought to the world by the American-style ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’. We condemn the brutal military intervention by the US in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria in the name of ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’. We call on the international community to investigate the US military’s war crimes of killing innocent civilians around the world and hold it accountable.”
“Justice may be delayed, but it will not be denied. The era in which the US acted arbitrarily in the world under the pretext of so-called ‘democracy’ and ‘human rights’ is over. The day will come eventually when the US military who killed innocent civilians in other countries will be brought to justice.”
Twitter users are convinced the speech sounded like a threat of war. One Twitter user wrote: “Some mean tweets would go a long way right about now,” in reference to former President Donald Trump’s habit of tweeting threats to world leaders.
Watch video of the speech below.
war time ?
— Han (@hans8724) December 14, 2021
— Anastasis.K (@AnastasisK8) December 14, 2021
Is this a threat?
— Cullan Orr (@cullantaylorr) December 14, 2021
Some mean tweets would go a long way right about now
— Cincy (@SFoxFive) December 14, 2021
NOW – China: “The era in which the US acted arbitrarily in the world under the pretext of democracy and human rights is over.”pic.twitter.com/erAC9wlEJM
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) December 14, 2021