Germany, Russia, China catalyzing behavior change in the United States, France, the United Kingdom?

Former German Chancellor Willy Brandt falls to his knees at Warsaw Ghetto Memorial; current German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden.

May 2021 is a month of dramatic changes in the actions of world powers. Could competition from China, Germany and Russia force the old powers to change their behavior in African relations, the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire, the recognition of historic wrongs, fair compensation or vaccines? Germany, in a stunning gesture last week, said it would apologize for, and officially recognize, the murder of the Herero and Nama peoples in Namibia from 1904 to 1908 as genocide by German colonial troops in Africa. and would rather give a “financial package”. as “repairs” of 1.1 billion euros. The package will go to infrastructure, health care and training programs for affected communities to be paid for over 30 years. If approved by both countries, German President Steinheimer will issue a formal apology to the Namibian parliament. French President Macron last week “acknowledged” France’s partial responsibility for the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, where some 800,000 Rwandans were killed by the French-speaking Hutu regime backed by France. He half washed his hands, however, saying: “France failed to understand that while trying to prevent a regional conflict or civil war, it was in fact standing alongside a genocidal regime.” The egalitarian French brotherhood in love with human rights “did not understand” while nearly a million people are killed, hundreds of thousands of people raped, impregnated or infected with HIV? In 1994? Macron also pledged that “no alleged perpetrator of genocide will be able to escape justice,” while France has been accused for years of allowing suspected Hutu perpetrators to leave Rwanda and live in France. The United States is running around trying to be the peace broker after China offers to do it for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In such a rush that Secretary Blinken did not show up to an ASEAN ministers’ meeting called by the United States itself.

The change of mind came after China offered to negotiate peace over the US veto of a UN resolution calling for a ceasefire, supported by all other voting countries.

In 2016, Britain’s Blair took responsibility for joining the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, but said he did so on false facts, not faulty information. It was then that Sir Chilcot’s investigation concluded that peaceful options had not been exhausted prior to the invasion. Is this really an excuse?

But Wilkerson, chief of staff to then Secretary of State Colin Powell of the United States, supposedly of “unassailable integrity,” said the basis of the Iraq war had been orchestrated. Former British Ambassador Craig Murray ( came out to say the same about the information the UK had … fabricated. Apparently, verified unassailable bogus joint “intelligence” efforts. The takeover of Iraqi oil resources, fund accounts and dictation to their government are certainly not fake, nor are ISIS wars, suicide bombers, chaos, the shattered economy and losses estimated at around one. million, to a few hundred thousand. Right after Iraq, the same Western alliance went for Libya and destroyed it, and then several other countries. What about Palestine, Yemen, Iran, Venezuela, Bolivia and other collapsed states? Clearly, China will try to prevent the same crippling embargoes and lockdowns from being applied to it.

The German apologies for past colonial excesses began before China became a power, and it can rightly be said that they were not simply a competitive response to establishing Chinese relations in the world. Just as Chancellor Willy Brandt knelt on December 7, 1970 at the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial, Germany also works for its desire to bring art and history lessons, and even to build a Holocaust museum in Berlin. In 1985, German President Richard von Weizsacker called Germany’s defeat in World War II a “day of liberation”. In her diplomacy, Merkel, during a visit to Japan in 2015, even spoke to the country about the rehabilitation of Germany’s reputation. Germany, the world’s fourth-largest economic power as well, has become the first in popularity as a country in the global community, according to a BBC poll in 2014 – questionable but rightly so. Japan stands between intransigence and assistance between nations. Its history books rewrite the last war, and Japan’s offensive role is glossed over as it refuses to acknowledge the massacres, the tens of millions killed, even in China and Korea alone, even block monuments to sex slaves or to comfort women. On the other hand, he invested and shared production technologies all over Southeast Asia and made friends; outside of government, its people have become gentle, pacifist defenders. Meanwhile, Rwandan President Kagame congratulated Macron on admitting his responsibility. France has been criticized for not raising issues with Kagame’s silencing of jailed or missing opposition leaders. A major source of conflict today for Africa is that France continues to control the currency and reserves of 14 former African colonies, forcing them to pay compensation to France after their “independence” and to maintain a presence there. military. In January of this year, the French military said it had killed terrorists in Mali, while a United Nations report claimed almost all of those killed were civilians.

Yet France, UK, US and Japan can accuse China of genocide in Xinjiang where the Uyghur population has increased, lifespan and income have nearly doubled, and the local language is taught. at school? It is clear that Xinjiang is not a genocide but a development. The common characteristic of the accusers seems to come from a continuous viral gene from the colonial past, where the double standard is a very natural right.

Unexpected result of vaccine nationalism for next week.

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