** 30-Nov-2020 World View: Australia demands apology from China for 'truly repugnant' photoshopped tweet
- Photoshopped image depicts an Australian soldier cutting the
throat of an Afghan child holding a sheep, together with the words:
“Don’t be afraid, we are coming to bring you peace!” It also shows a
large Australian flag behind the soldier covering what appears to be a
number of body shapes.
As I've been writing, relations between China and Australia have
been deteriorating sharply, and a new Chinese attack on Australia
indicates that the Chinese would like the deterioration to continue
or even accelerate.
China's official Foreign Ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao on Sunday
posted a photoshopped image depicting an Australian soldier cutting
the throat of an Afghan child holding a sheep. It also shows a large
Australian flag behind the soldier covering what appears to be a
number of body shapes.
The image in the tweet accompanies the following text:
"Shocked by murder of Afghan civilians & prisoners by
Australian soldiers. We strongly condemn such acts, &call for
holding them accountable. pic.twitter.com/GYOaucoL5D — Lijian
Zhao (@zlj517) November 30, 2020"
Considering the state-authorized atrocities that the Chinese Communist
government commits on a daily base, the word "shocked" can only be
described as humor.
Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison called the Chinese
official's post "truly repugnant," and said,
"It is utterly outrageous and cannot be justified on
any basis. The Chinese government should be utterly ashamed of
this post. It diminishes them in the world's eyes."
China's barrage of attacks on Australia began in April, when
Australian officials called for a joint international investigation of
the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, provoking the usual
hysterical demands by the Communists to shut up. Australia has also
criticized China's arrest and enslavement of millions of Uighurs, and
has also criticized China's brutal actions in Hong Kong, as well as
other human rights violations.
The new photoshopped image is the latest action by the Chinese
Communists to retaliate against the Australians. The image was based
on the "Brereton Report," a recent report documenting murders by
Australian special forces in Afghanistan. Thirteen special forces
soldiers face dismissal, based on the report. The Communists
are suggesting that the murders by the 13 soldiers are equivalent
to China's human rights violations.
This incident follows the recent blunt attack by Chinese Communists
on Australia's government with a list of 14 complaints, and an
escalating program of trade sanctions.
** 28-Nov-20 World View -- Australia-China relations become more toxic through boycotts and accusations
** http://www.generationaldynamics.com/pg/ ... tm#e201128
As I always point out, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) does one
really stupid thing after another, always making each situation worse.
It appears that China is intentionally trying to be as offensive as
possible, to provoke maximum outrage. When China has used these
tactics of bribery and extortion against smaller nations, the
tactics are often successful, and the nation does as China demands.
But there's no possibility that Australia will back down in the same
way. It's possible that the Communists are just making one more
stupid mistake, assuming that Australia will back down, and will shut
up and do as the Communists demand. Since there's no apparent endgame
to these escalating attacks by the Chinese Communists, it seems that
the CCP is trying to provoke some kind of response that goes beyond
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Why America Must Be Prepared" (Generational Theory Book Series, Book
2), June 2019
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-- Australia demands apology from China after fake image posted on
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/world ... dia-177969
-- 'Repugnant': Scott Morrison demands apology from China over
Australian soldier tweet – video
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-n ... cb6f2c7dd0
(Guardian, London, 30-Nov-2020)
-- [Original China tweet]
-- Brereton report / Afghanistan war crimes report released by
Defence Chief Angus Campbell includes evidence
of 39 murders by special forces
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-19/ ... d/12896234
(Australian Broadcasting, 19-Nov-2020)