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Australia demands China apologize. China refuses, doubles down on soldier tweet

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Australia demands China apologize. China refuses, doubles down on soldier tweet

The Duran: Episode 813.

China rejects Australian PM’s call to apologise for ‘repugnant’ tweet

Scott Morrison says China should be ‘totally ashamed’ of digitally-created image depicting Australian soldier posted by foreign ministry.

China rejects Australian PM’s call to apologise for ‘repugnant’ tweet

China’s foreign ministry has rejected calls from the Australian prime minister to apologise over an inflammatory tweet over war crimes allegations, insisting it is Australia that should be saying sorry for the loss of life in Afghanistan.

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Haeul
Haeul
December 2, 2020

Australia is the one that ought to be apologising: to the Afghans for the savagery of its soldiers; to its own people, for putting the interests of the US and UK before theirs; and to China, for participating in a revolting propaganda campaign against it by spreading lies about a non-existent “Uyghur genocide” and the like. Australian leadership’s is so subservient to the US (and the UK) that it repeatedly puts its interest before those of its own people. And that is precisely what played out here. Australia undertook unnecessarily provocative and tactless actions, which antagonised China and and caused… Read more »

Platon
Platon
Reply to  Haeul
December 2, 2020

“How dare you bleed on Whitey?!” no longer seems to ‘cut it’.
Someone is either in the know of the real situation or did not get the ‘feel-good’ memo.

Sean
Sean
Reply to  Haeul
December 2, 2020

The Duran has gone downhill since Adam Garrie left and that’s about three years ago.

Haeul
Haeul
Reply to  Sean
December 4, 2020

For me, it was Peter’s disappearance from the lives, and Alex’s very rude dismissal of queries as to his continued participation (“Oh, he won’t be around any time soon”). Real classy, after he contributed so much to your lives. Frankly, he was the only reason I watched the lives.

Ozymandias
Ozymandias
December 2, 2020

Has the US empire and it’s auxiliaries apologised for 20 years of war and mayhem,leaving 10s of thousands dead?,the answer is No.China is a super power and the hegemon of the Pacific Rim,so Australia impotently beating on the chest of the regional Alpha dog nation won’t get them anywhere..

Platon
Platon
Reply to  Ozymandias
December 2, 2020

Many centuries of horror and sadistic abuse.
The days of the despicable Anglo-Zionist Empire are numbered.
Billions will rejoice when the day comes.

Helen B
December 2, 2020

Yes, horrific and disgusting and hardly diplomatic.
Having said that, the behavior of Australian special forces in Afghanistan has been horrific and completely unacceptable. As an Australian I can’t accept that our guys have behaved with such disregard for humanity.
We shouldn’t be in Afghanistan at all.
No doubt you are right … this is a proxy dispute with an American ally. China has huge investments in Australia … it’s not going to go well.

David Bowlas
David Bowlas
December 2, 2020

I like that!!!!!! Australia wants an apology from China??? Just what are you Aussies going to do??? send in your so called ”special forces” I think not!!! Own up to your crimes and grow a pair or you will end up like us Pommies.

Just call a spade a spade
Just call a spade a spade
Reply to  David Bowlas
December 3, 2020

“Just what are you Aussies going to do??? send in your so called ”special forces”…..

China……hide the women, the kids and the old folks. Aussie special forces are on the march.

Platon
Platon
December 2, 2020

The Old Colonial Masters now known as the Five Eyes + Israel always double down.
What else have they got? China and Russia have won the war.
Retribution coming soon I hope.
Well-deserved it will be too.
I just hope the Russians and Chinese are capable of the same morally bankrupt, psychotic sadism that the Five Eyes have been inflicting on the world for centuries.
Sadly, I doubt it.

Brad Golding
Brad Golding
December 3, 2020

Australia is NOT a sovereign nation, it is a lap dog vassal to the Washington swamp whilst disguised as an ally, in which a colonial mentality prevails, that is, an assumed divine right to tell everyone else how to behave. No one remembers how the west abused China for over a century, much less understand the people of China, and they also conveniently ignore western abuses in the Middle East. Africa and Asia. Australia is involved in these illegal and criminal wars on behalf of the US empire because the governments of Australia have simply caved in to US demands.… Read more »

Mongo No Like
Mongo No Like
December 3, 2020

As an Australian I did not think that my shame could get any worse but there is our ‘elected leader’ first insulting China about COVID for his bosses in Washington and directly causing the corresponding loss of our exports to China and then he has the temerity to demand an apology for a well directed tweet at our troops behaviour in Afghanistan! If anything his government should be on trial for war crimes for having sent troops overseas in the first place without any vote/referendum and despite millions of Australians protesting in the streets at the time against those illegal… Read more »

Miapeace
Miapeace
December 3, 2020

As an Ozzie who has followed the Duran for a long time… “can I just say” .. firstly I agree that the controversial image is terrible … however the Australian Govt has slowly crumpled under US constant threats and, over time ‘forced’ Australian govt and media to stoop to relentless propaganda of “China bashing” and over time I have watched the Australian people (especially those prone to swallowing endless propaganda) become largely a China Hating population. I believe this is also why the Chinese have reacted in this way.. albeit very unlike them to go this far.. The vitriol from… Read more »

Gallipolliputians on the March
Gallipolliputians on the March
Reply to  Miapeace
December 3, 2020

When Chinese officials start hurling insults at you, stepping beyond millennia of cultural norms, your businessmen know it’s time to pack up and get out while the gettin’s good. You’re finished in China.

Eddy
Eddy
Reply to  Miapeace
December 3, 2020

All the Australians who lived through WW 2 would be turning in their graves. They fought long and hard to PREVENT American bases on Australian soil because they MISTRUSTED the Americans, (with good reason) and insisted the leave our shores the moment WW 2 was done. Now they have been BETRAYED by the Australian Government, with BOTH parties siding with the Americans instead of the Australian peoples. There will most certainly be a day of reckoning for this massive betrayal of the people.

Gallipolliputians on the March
Gallipolliputians on the March
December 3, 2020

For a half-blind and exceedingly irrelevant five eye, those aussies certainly do make a lot of noise. Last I heard, that’s about all they make. A mine pit posing as a nation, or something like that.

Gallipolliputians on the March
Gallipolliputians on the March
Reply to  Gallipolliputians on the March
December 3, 2020

I remember when ol’ jug ears was going to ‘shirtfront’ Putin over Crimea. “Get out”, he said, “or else.” LOL

My God, those Aussies are even more insufferable than the Brits or us Americans. Tough bill to fill but they’ve done it.

Barbies at the Barbie
Barbies at the Barbie
December 3, 2020

Don’t know what all the fuss is about. Repugnant behavior deserves a repugnant tweet.

It’s not exactly Newton’s 3rd Law at work, as it’s certainly not ‘equal’ as an opposing reaction. That’s what makes the Aussie complaint even more odd.

Little bit sensitive down under, those Nancys are, eh girls?

Brokenspine66
Brokenspine66
December 3, 2020

This is just backfire for the Australian hostile vitriol hatemongering smear propaganda + information-war campaigns against China on behest of their US Pimps.

Hopium
Hopium
December 3, 2020

We did once have a PM who understood international relations. How we ended up with the current moron is beyond comprehension. https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/paul-keating-says-australia-is-failing-to-adapt-to-china-s-rise-20191118-p53biz.html

Eddy
Eddy
December 3, 2020

Unfortunately for Australia, where we have a saying that Scomo seems to have deliberately forgotten, which goes like this, “If the shoe fits, wear it.” No one, including Scomo can deny that in this case, the shoe most certainly fits. I suspect that’s what’s really got up his nose. But. once again, the Chinese have got him dead to rights, it’s up to HIM to resolve the issue. Trying to bad mouth the messenger, is not resolving the issue.

Eddy
Eddy
December 3, 2020

Excellent article out today on the Australian web site The Conversation, detailing exactly what Australia has to loose with this beligerant attitude it has towards China. An All-Out Trade War With China Would Cost Australia 6% of GDP And a 14% hit to real disposable income It also highlights the idea of finding alternative customers for those exports China no longer wants, as a snowballs chance of surviving in hell. The state of W.A. has known this for quiet some time now, and has tried to warn of the dangers in persuing this Anti China agenda of Scomo’s. Looks like… Read more »

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