Laos is a great example. From the most bombed country in history courtesy of the US to one of the most sophisticated rail network courtesy of china
I’d like to see @thatoneguy chirp in on this one, since he thinks China is taking over the US.
Laos is in China’s sphere of influence so it’s not surprising.
“ The Financial Times, for one, ran with a cynical article headlined ‘Laos to open Chinese-built railway amid fears of Beijing’s influence’. It implied that somehow Laos feels threatened or fears the construction of this very pioneering railway project (which the country’s own leader made sure he was the first to travel on). This suggestion of ‘fears of Chinese influence’ has become a common feature on such stories, which seek to cast doubt over anything positive China may be achieving or doing.”
Yes, China is the current boogyman in Western media. Or should I say one of the boogymen.
China is a totalitarian state with imperialistic views.
In China, 1984 is not a novel, it is set up methodically, computer watching of citizens, rewriting of history and so .
One must be afraid. because China is powerful.
Imperialism through joint ventures in building critical infrastructure
How far back in history do you want to go? The US war in Laos against communism was 50 years ago. We can go further back and find really bad people .
What about Genghis Khan’s murderous forays into Europe?
Former Khagan of the Mongol Empire
Who then is the worst person that ever lived?
What about Stalin? Huhh…
A Soviet weekly newspaper today published the most detailed accounting of Stalin’s victims yet presented to a mass audience here, indicating that about 20 million died in labor camps, forced collectivization, famine and executions.
Yes, and may be many others.
Nevertheless, Hitler is worst than Stalin.
Stalin did not like the Jews but did not put in action a plan to eradicate all of them.
Stalin oppressed the Eastern Europe countries, but did not eradicate them and their inhabitants as Hitler did in Ukraine.
Stalin armies went to Berlin, killing and raping, but did not have a plan to exterminate the German race.
Stalin did not want war.
Al of it just illustrates the fact that some psychopathic dictators have absolutely no regard for human life. Putin is a stark reminder of that “mindset”.
Any complaints about US bombings in foreign countries, there was always an effort to minimize civilian casualties. Of course, there always was collateral damage, but when civilian lives were lost the US always apologized for that error.
Of course, that does not minimize the “mistakes”, but the US has never threatened genocide of a foreign country, except once and that was in response to an intolerable provocation and definitively finished the war the next day.