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When mass murderers denounce petty thieves

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09.10.2018

Let me indulge in a bit of “whataboutism”.

Regarding the Hong Kong government’s refusal to renew the working visa of Financial Times journalist Victor Mallet, reasonable people may and will argue over it endlessly. But I find it amusing that London and Washington are finger-wagging with so much moral indignation, and that some people in Hong Kong take them seriously. Would you listen if serial killers complained that other people were committing petty thefts?

The United States military has actively killed journalists and bombed their offices. Washington has turned a blind eye to some of its closest allies killing, kidnapping, torturing and jailing journalists. During the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq up to 2012, between 136 and 230 journalists and media workers were killed, at least 15 of them directly by US forces. You can........

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