The US is weaponising human rights

Summary

Human rights are quickly turning into a weapon that the US seeks to employ. According to a report, issued by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the US should make more efforts to protect human rights around the world and demonstrate leadership in this matter amid the strengthening of authoritarianism. It is likely that at least some of these recommendations would be followed through, namely the ones focused on Russia, China, Iran, North Korea. The ones focused on Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Israel, those can wait.

Of course, examples of Russia and China’s misadventures in supporting “authoritarianism” are presented. For Russia – participation in the Syrian conflict and assisting the legitimate government led by President Bashar al-Assad. Moscow is also accused of allegedly striking civilian targets. Moscow has repeatedly denied such allegations. According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the Russian air forces take all the necessary precautions so as not to cause damage to civilian objects and civilians.

The ones who are mostly disregarding human rights and international law is, in fact, the US.

Disproof

No evidence given. Conspiracy theory and recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about Western hostility. Pro-Kremlin disinformation outlets regularly describes Western support to civil society and pluralism as attempts to destabilise Russia. Such cases can be found here and here.

Previously the Human Rights Watch warned that The Russian-Syrian joint military operation used internationally banned and other indiscriminate weapons in unlawful attacks on civilians.

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  • Reported in: Issue 164
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: English
  • Country: Russia, United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia
  • Keywords: Human rights, Conspiracy
  • Outlet: South Front
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There is proof of a formation of a pact against Serbia

Under NATO patronage, a joint military exercise, ‘Albanian Power 19’, is being held in Albania: It’s participants are precisely those countries in the region that Pristina at several occasions in the past few months have summoned to unite against Serbia’s policies.
Albanian, Croatian, Northern Macedonian, Montenegrin and Bulgarian forces, together with the so-called Kosovan Army, are practicing at the military base “Bize” in Albania under the patronage of US, UK, German, Italian, Turkish and Polish instructors.
There is no doubt that this is just the first proof in a row of formation of a pact against Serbia.

Disproof

The text contains a mixture a pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative on NATO belligerence, and a conspiracy theory claiming the creation of a military pact in the Western Balkans against Serbia, which would end up occupied by NATO.

The purpose of the exercise was regional cooperation and the improvement of  Albanian military units in the crises periods.

The West destroyed the USSR and is currently targeting the Union State between Belarus and Russia

The US destroyed the USSR through systematic indirect measures including blackmail, threats, mass protest actions and covert diplomacy. After the break-up of the USSR, the West’s key concern became to preserve the post-Soviet space in a disintegrated form.

The Western capitals are very unhappy with the Union State between Belarus and Russia, which is the core of the reintegration process of the post-Soviet space.
The West, especially Washington and London, is extremely concerned about the creation of Great Russia (that is, the Russian Federation) and Belarus in the form of the Union State. It could become an example for the Little Russian (Ukrainian) people, tired of Russophobia and ‘banderovshchina’ [fascism,] and would put an end to the West’s collective intentions to rule Northern Eurasia.

The main goal of the anti-Russian Western strategists of hybrid war in Ukraine and Belarus is to distort the national identity of Belarusians and Ukrainians, to take away their Russian basis and replace it with Russophobia. Struck by the pathology of Russophobia, the Russian (Eastern) Slavs in Ukraine and Belarus slide into national betrayal and become Janissaries of the collective West. The West’s goal is very clear: to destroy the Union state, to tear Belarus away from Russia and to turn Belarus into an anti-Russian buffer consisting of pro-Western semi-colonial states. They already include the Baltic countries, Ukraine, and Georgia.

Disproof

This is a conspiracy which is consistent with a number of recurring pro-Kremlin propaganda narratives about the aggressive West, its attempts to encircle Russia and organise colour revolutions in the post-Soviet space, about the West's activities to disrupt Belarus-Russia ties, about Russophobia and Nazis/Fascists in Ukraine.

The term 'Little Russia' is derogatory and derives from imperial Russian and Russian irredentist ideology that is a favoured pro-Kremlin narrative aimed at weakening the national identity of Ukrainians and undermining Ukraine's sovereignty.

Baltic states and Poland will throw a wrench into the process of normalising relations with Russia

We must give credit to France for striving to establish a dialogue with Russia. Naturally, the Baltic states and Poland will throw a wrench into the process of normalising relations with Russia. They position themselves at the United States and no longer want to hear about anything else.

Disproof

This statement contents several disinformation messages.

The first one is the recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative portraying the Baltic States and Poland as russophobic and anti-Russian. Similar cases can be found here.