Every patriotic Sri Lankan knows that Human Rights groups like Amnesty International are nothing more than tools of a Western imperialist agenda aimed at undermining the sovereignty of countries like Sri Lanka.
We can prove this by the fact that they always criticize the Sri Lankan Government, but they have nothing to say about the terrible abuses committed by America in the War On Terror. This double standard proves that Human Rights groups in general are corrupt, and their arguments against Sri Lanka should be dismissed.
Take Amnesty USA’s latest report for example. I mean, just look at the title:
USA: Investigation, prosecution, remedy
Accountability for human rights violations in the ‘war on terror’
But when you actually read the report, you find that it’s full of pro-American propaganda. After all, in the so-called Human Rights world, it’s impossible for Western countries to commit abuses:
The violations committed by US personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo and elsewhere have been many and varied. They have included enforced disappearance, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment (in some cases resulting in death in custody), prolonged incommunicado detention as well as other forms of arbitrary and indefinite detention, secret international transfers of detainees without due process (“rendition”), and flagrantly unfair trials.
Hmmm. OK, they admit that America did a few things wrong, but Human Rights groups don’t hold the West accountable – unlike a little Asian country like Sri Lanka. The report declares that there should be no punishment whatsoever:
The USA is required by international law to respect and ensure human rights, to thoroughly investigate every violation of those rights, and to bring perpetrators to justice, no matter their level of office or former level of office.
Let me check the front page of their website again, I’m sure there was something on there about their campaign to undermine the sovereignty of Asian nations:
So what! Even if they did write ONE critical report about the USA, compare that to the HUNDREDS that they write about Sri Lanka. They are enemies of the Sri Lankan state! They’re out to get us! They have an agenda! Just look at how many more press releases they put out about Sri Lanka than they do about the US!
Number of Amnesty press releases about Sri Lanka in 2008: 32
Number of Amnesty press releases about USA in 2008: 164
Noooo! Does… not…. compute… with…. my… xenophobic… nationalist… inferiority complex…