Propaganda war between Australia and China intensifies ... China posts fake picture of Australian soldier holding a child with a knife to its throat

Squire

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ScoMo has started something that is now careening out of control.

The Chinese are demanding Australia apologize for the atrocities by Australian soldiers.

This will also raise questions as to why Australia is even in Afghanistan which did not commit acts of war against the USA or Australia.

The whole issue of Australia's engagement in Afghanistan is a huge embarrassment.

https://www.rt.com/news/508189-china-australia-war-crimes-afghanistan-apology/

‘Apologize to the Afghan people’: China scoffs after Canberra demands Beijing retract poster about Aussie war-crime report
30 Nov, 2020 10:04 / Updated 56 minutes ago
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Beijing has rejected calls for an apology after a Chinese official shared a doctored poster of an Australian soldier attacking an Afghan girl, urging Canberra to instead seek forgiveness for its alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison demanded an official apology from Beijing after Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian posted a tweet calling for justice over a recent war-crimes report released in Australia – with an illustration of an Aussie soldier holding a knife to a child’s throat.

But Beijing appears to be standing by Lijian. Hua Chunying, who also serves as a spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, insisted that the Chinese government had nothing to apologize for.
“The Australian government should bring the culprits to justice and offer an official apology to the Afghan people and make the solemn pledge that they will never repeat such crimes. They said that the Chinese government should feel ashamed. It is Australian soldiers who committed such cruel crimes. Shouldn’t the Australian government feel ashamed? Shouldn’t they feel ashamed for their soldiers killing innocent Afghan civilians?” she said during a press briefing on Monday.
The ministry spokesperson also accused the Australian government of reacting “strongly” to Lijan’s tweet, while not showing similar anger over evidence of a string of unlawful killings in Afghanistan revealed by the recently released report.
Does that mean that they think the cold blood murder of Afghan innocent civilians is justified while other people’s condemnation of such crimes are not justified? Afghan lives matter.
Morrison described the post as a “false image, and a terrible slur on our great defense forces,” and urged Twitter to delete the message. The social media platform instead opted to “hide” the image for some users, adding a warning that the post contains “potentially sensitive content.”
An official four-year investigation that ended earlier this month found “credible evidence” of war crimes committed by elite Australian troops in Afghanistan. The report identified evidence of 39 unlawful killings carried out by Aussie forces in the country. Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne wrote to her Afghan counterpart and “extended apologies for the misconduct identified by the inquiry, by some Australian military personnel.” Morrison also discussed the report with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
 

DreamRyderX

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ScoMo has started something that is now careening out of control.

The Chinese are demanding Australia apologize for the atrocities by Australian soldiers......

Anyone with eyes can see........It's quite obvious it's a Photoshop Job, no?
 

HBS Guy

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Plenty of others want our wheat, rice, beef, wine, iron ore, coal, uranium etc.

Be nice to have a lot less Chinese-made crap in the country.
 

HBS Guy

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The country and government that committed the Tiananmen Square massacre does not have moral superiority over us!
 

Squire

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Australia's morals are in tatters after crimes in Afghanistan.

What has been exposed is probably the tip of an iceberg.

Australia has not yet apologized or offered compensation for atrocities in a country it was not at war with.
 

HBS Guy

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Only some soldiers. We do need to prosecute the guilty—no matter how high blame goes—and apologise and compensate family of the victims.
 

DreamRyderX

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People have to be so childishly naive to believe that these kinds of killings are something new, & worse yet some even believe there hasn't been far, far worse!

It doesn't make anything right, but this is just an unfortunate reality of each & every war.

It's part & parcel of the human condition. Humans are natural born killers.

It has always happened in every past war, & will always happen......over, & over, in all wars yet to come.

I'll say it again, it doesn't make what happened right, but this is just simply an unfortunate reality that mankind will never shake.
 
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