Special report: Dalai's separatist activities
By Xinhua writer Wang Jiaquan
BEIJING, March 23 (Xinhua) -- Nancy Pelosi challenged
her own conscience when the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker on Friday
condemned China's legitimate actions against violence in Tibet, but turned a
blind eye to merciless rioters.
Apathetic to those innocent victims in the recent
Lhasa riot, Pelosi lost her own "moral authority to speak about human rights"
when she acted as a defender of arsonists, looters and killers.
The U.S. Speaker became a muckraker of her own
hypocrisy when, out of the so-called concerns about human rights in Tibet, she
pompously condemned China in Dharamsala, while enjoying the hospitality of the
orchestrators of the Lhasa riots.
The death toll in the Lhasa riots reached 18 on
Saturday, with the news that a family, including an eight-month-old boy, had
been burned to death by rioters in their home. But in her attack on China on
Friday Pelosi showed no interest in denouncing the human rights violators among
Pelosi's double standards reveal her motives and
those of her kind: their indignation is reserved for those occasions when their
interests are best served.
Finding a leverage to tarnish China, 'human rights
police' like Pelosi are habitually bad tempered and ungenerous when it comes to
China, refusing to check their facts and find out the truth of the case - who is
it who is really trampling on human rights? China or the rioters?
Her views are like so many other politicians and
western media. Beneath the double standards lies their intention to serve the
interest groups behind them, who want to contain or smear China.
Pelosi also pierced, unintentionally, the bubble of
so-called universal values - values which didn't get a look-in in her Dharamsala
For years Pelosi, and those of her ilk, have peddled
human rights as part of universal values to bring all the countries under the
international framework dominated by a handful of powers, but their double
standards have apparently turned the universal fantasy into a lie.
When Pelosi lashed out in the name of justice in
Dharamsala, didn't she also feel the whip of her own conscience?