October 6, 2022

Kishida meets Erdogan (occupies North Cyprus and North Syria): Armenia to West Papua

Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker

Fashionable Tokyo Occasions

Japan’s human rights angle below Prime Minister Fumio Kishida considerations the Meiji Interval legacy of going to struggle with regional nations in Northeast Asia. Therefore, it’s nationalist to the core and primarily consists of anti-China and anti-Russia rhetoric that additionally fits America and the UK.

No one within the Japanese Overseas Ministry identified that rebuking the Russian Federation however assembly the chief of Turkey smacks of gross naivety at finest – or outright Russophobia at worst. In spite of everything, Turkey occupies North Cyprus and components of Northern Syria. Not solely this, Turkey overtly helps Azerbaijan (a military that overtly places movies of its crimes – or fellow proxies despatched by Turkey – of mutilating feminine useless Armenian troopers to beheading Armenian Christians).

Turkey additionally bombs Kurds and the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and violates the nationwide sovereignty of this nation – just like North Cyprus and Northern Syria. Additionally, below President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan – huge numbers of Kurds, secularists, and anybody deemed a risk to Erdoğan will face jail.

NHK studies, “The prime minister began by saying that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shaken the muse of world order, which the UN has labored to construct since its institution. He referred to as the invasion an act that tramples on the philosophy and ideas of the UN Constitution.”

But Kishida is then seen overtly smiling with Erdoğan – just like Kishida embracing the chief of Indonesia that crushes the Papuans of West Papua. Therefore, from numerous wars and inner intrigues by America, France, and the UK that killed untold thousands and thousands for the reason that forming of the United Nations – not as soon as did this hassle Japan. Due to this fact, Kishida freely mixes with the leaders of countries – and praises them – regardless of Indonesia and Turkey occupying huge lands and persecuting the varied indigenous teams.

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Turkish occupation and settlements instantly erased Orthodox Christianity in North Cyprus. Many a long time later and forces which are anti-Christian, anti-Kurdish, and anti-secular – are as soon as extra being backed by Turkey. Due to this fact, Islamist proxies are utilized by Turkey to kill Alawites and Kurds – and to kill Armenian Christians in Nagorno-Karabakh on the behest of Azerbaijan.

France 24 reported (2020), “… intelligence studies had established that 300 Syrian fighters drawn from “jihadist teams” from the Syrian metropolis of Aleppo had handed by means of the Turkish metropolis of Gaziantep en route for Azerbaijan.”

President Emmanuel Macron of France mentioned, “A crimson line has been crossed, which is unacceptable… I urge all NATO companions to withstand the conduct of a NATO member.”

Fashionable Tokyo Occasions not too long ago mentioned, “Troopers from Azerbaijan, an in depth ally of NATO Turkey, took a video of a mutilated Armenian feminine soldier. This follows beheadings by Azerbaijan forces of Armenians within the final battle between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh (primarily Armenian populated area).”

Japan’s human rights considerations are cynical below Kishida. Due to this fact, Indonesia can kill West Papuans, Turkey can kill Kurds together with occupying North Cyprus and North Syria, Bangladesh can crush the primarily Buddhists of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, and America and the UK can contain themselves in numerous wars and not using a jot of open condemnation or financial sanctions by Japan.

Fashionable Tokyo Occasions not too long ago mentioned, “… whereas youngsters are being killed by extrajudicial killings in West Papua by the Indonesian authorities, it’s growth time for the army sectors of America and France. Likewise, corporations in Japan will proceed to make huge income from Indonesia. Due to this fact, the human rights angle of Kishida means little to the individuals of West Papua.”

UN Information studies, “Between April and November 2021, we now have acquired allegations indicating a number of cases of extrajudicial killings, together with of younger youngsters, enforced disappearance, torture and inhuman therapy and the pressured displacement of not less than 5,000 indigenous Papuans by safety forces.”

Benny Wenda, the Interim President of the United Liberation Motion for West Papua (ULMWP), mentioned, “Indonesia tells the world they’re creating West Papua, however this can be a lie. It isn’t improvement however destruction. Destruction of our mountain, our forest, our tribal tradition. Army operations proceed in Intan Jaya as a result of Indonesia is constructing a gold mine there, Wabu Block. They’re constructing the trans-Papua freeway by means of our rainforest as a result of they need to take our pure assets. As a substitute of this environmental destruction, the world should assist our Inexperienced State Imaginative and prescient, which gives a future for all of humanity.” 

Turning again to Turkey: Yazidis are caught up within the intrigues of this NATO energy and have additionally been killed in latest army assaults in Northern Iraq. Related Overseas Press studies, “The heartland of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, Sinjar is often focused by Turkish airstrikes in opposition to bases of Turkey’s separatist Kurdistan Employees’ Occasion (PKK).”

A Yazidi activist continued, “The worldwide neighborhood additionally has an ethical duty in the direction of Yazidis and the individuals of Sinjar. It’s each painful and illogical that these assaults go [unaddressed] as if they’re legit. It appears Turkey can get away with something.”

Even girls in Turkey who denounce the homicide of girls have been attacked by safety forces on this nation. The Investigative Venture on Terrorism studies, “…when Turkish girls sought to have a good time Worldwide Ladies’s Day earlier this month to honor all of the victims of femicide – most frequently perpetrated by kin, companions or ex-partners – riot police in Istanbul blocked their approach, firing pepper spray and setting off flares among the many crowds.”

Therefore, the logic of Kishida – a nationalist who’s anti-Russia to the core – highlights the often restricted dynamics of human rights in Japan. It’s geared toward China and the Russian Federation regarding inner Japanese nationalism – and negates different components of the world.

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Equally, Kishida cares zilch about West Papua. Thus the limitless persecution of West Papuans by Indonesia goes on with the rubber stamp of Japan and different G7 nations. Therefore, Japan’s worldwide regulation by no means utilized to America dropping Agent Orange and beginning limitless wars (even mendacity about weapons of mass destruction to invade Iraq).

Worldwide regulation to Kishida is a cynical anti-Russia and anti-China card to be manipulated. Due to this fact, the true Kishida overtly meets the leaders of Indonesia and Turkey – and others – and says nothing in regards to the personal going occupations of West Papua, North Cyprus, and Northern Syria.


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