China Blasts "One-Sided Western Rush To Judge Russia" Over MH17

Tyler Durden's picture

"The West has successfully put itself in a position to dictate 'political correctness' in international discourse," China exclaims via a Global Times editorial on MH17 on Monday, "those unwilling to work with Western interests will often find themselves in a tough position." China's first public statement that "The Western rush to judge Russia is not based on evidence or logic," comes on the heels of Vladimir Putin's address last night jabbing the West "no one should not have the right to use this tragedy to achieve selfish political objectives." China appears to have crossed the line, siding very clearly with Russia as they conclude, "It is yet another example of the power of Western opinion as a political tool."


As Time reports, On July 18, shortly after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashed over eastern Ukraine, extinguishing 298 lives, China’s Xinhua state news agency cautioned against making snap judgments...

The one-sided accusation is not surprising in light of their long-time stance on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, and their attitude towards Russia’s absorption of Crimea in March. But without convincing evidence, jumping to a conclusion will only heighten regional tension and is not conducive to finding out the truth.


Russian President Vladimir Putin late Thursday said it is Ukraine that bears the responsibility as the tragedy occurred over its territory. The tragedy, Putin said, could have been avoided should Ukraine’s eastern regions be in peace.

On July 21, the People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece, ran a piece still cautioning that “no proof has been found so far to clarify the cause or identify the perpetrator.”


The same day, the Global Times, a Chinese Communist Party–linked daily that can be counted on for nationalist commentary, did at least mention such a possibility — if only to decry Western governments’ speculation that Russia may have aided and abetted the rebels’ cause:

The Western rush to judge Russia is not based on evidence or logic. Russia had no motive to bring down MH17; doing so would only narrow its political and moral space to operate in the Ukrainian crisis.


The tragedy has no political benefit for Ukrainian rebel forces, either. Russia has been back-footed, forced into a passive stance by Western reaction. It is yet another example of the power of Western opinion as a political tool.

China may soon have to reconcile this foreign-policy quandary. “It will bring about a severe challenge to China’s general strategy and diplomacy if America and Europe propose sanctions against Russia and demand China should join with them,” wrote Chinese security analyst Gao Feng in a widely disseminated blog post. “For China, the issue is which side it should choose. Without doubt, an ambiguous stance [by Beijing] will face criticism and moral pressure.”

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Criticism of the West is escalating more broadly however...

“The West has successfully put itself in a position to dictate ‘political correctness’ in international discourse,” said the Global Times editorial on MH17 on Monday. “Those unwilling to work with Western interests will often find themselves in a tough position.”

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Leonardo Fibonacci2's picture

Obama should go back to Chicago!

Arius's picture

Obama is here to stay by the voice of we the people!

On china, do not rush to judge China based on the writing of a journalist ... China ia 1.3 billion people country the opinion of a journalist certainly doesnt represent the People's republic.

and i know plenty of you will disagree, so may I ask, why the foreign ministry did not make that statement, if that was the case?

sorry for bringing trouble to your dreamz....

medium giraffe's picture

"Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece"

So this will be the view of the party, without the party coming out and saying this directly themselves, I would have thought.  The art of fighting without fighting.

douglas's picture

Normally ¨Business Insider¨ is just another source of MSM propaganda and disinformation, but this just released article (right on the Yahoo! front page) offers a new perspective I have not seen elsewhere - not sure what to make of it...

Otto Zitte's picture

Maybe someone is justifiably nervous about another 9/11 event. Or worse, a nuclear one. Didn't the "plane" enter DC airspace with proper transponder codes? Isn't there a 777 missing?

CH1's picture

Commies speaking the truth... what the world has come to.

WhackoWarner's picture

Yeah. Commies? WTF?

Jump on the bandwagon, you already know the lingo.

No real Communist system has ever existed. Was frigged up by Soviets/ such thing. Never existed on the planet. Ever.

Same name-labelling from me? Well let's talk about USA "Exceptionalism" and "Freedom"

Shite get a brain.

SF beatnik's picture

The ferners have come to look truthy, now that the US authorities are all lying sacks of shit.

Bill of Rights's picture

You don't speak for me asshole

john39's picture

less than 70 million people allegedly voted for obamao in 2012, out of a total voting age population in the U.S. of over 240 million people....    its a real stretch to claim he speaks "for the people".

WhackoWarner's picture

Give it up on this Obama liar. Who the fuck cares?

Obama will be replaced by the next Mattel puppet or Disney authorized toy.  I am reminded of "Chatty Cathy"  the doll that had a string in the neck which when pulled said "When do I tee off".  Bush did the same.

You folks down South of me killed the only real hope you had 50 years ago.  And we up here are doing no better with Harper fool.

yogibear's picture

Barry wants to turn the rest of the country into Chicago. Hollywood loves Obama.

SF beatnik's picture

Gee, I thought Bsrry wanted to turn the rest of the country into Tijuana. 

Well, what the fuck do I know?

caconhma's picture

So far, Putin's Russia is a total failure. It is timid, indecisive, and being incapable of making any meaningful move. Putin is in no position to make any move since for all his years in power (like the former Ukrainian president Yanuckovich) he did not developed a strong political and security apparatus to support him. As I said it before, Putin is a gangster, a thief, and a coward. The present geopolitical game is too big for him.

As for China, it can clearly see the end of Putin's Russia and will position itself for a decisive move to get a piece of a pie called Russia.

As for the USA, it was very successful in destroying Iraq and Ukraine as well as putting Russia against a wall.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Siberia and the Russian Far East will be there for a patient China.

WhackoWarner's picture

Mr. Bearing.  I beg to differ. Slightly.  I choose to maybe think there may be hope in BRICS.  Not another thing 50 years down the pipe. I understand your doubt and comment, I do,  I still and naiive enough to hope for better.

Like peace.

pot_and_kettle's picture

dude, add /sarc quickly before you are disregarded as a buffoon.

caconhma's picture


you are not only blind but you also are very stupid. 

SF beatnik's picture

Yeah, Ukraine.  Big U.S. success story.

Are you out of your fucking mind?

lakecity55's picture

Bear and Dragon vs. Fruitfly.

Ghordius's picture

nice image, but your Fruitfly is a big scary insect. with thirteeen "nuculear" supercarriers, and over 800 military bases encircling both Bear and Dragon

"political correctness" from Dragon? lol. you wish. the real, oldfashioned PC in war would be that Bear stops using unmarked, unbadged "green men" and Fruitfly stops using unmarked mercenaries

lakecity55's picture


Awright, Vlad and Xi vs. Fruit Loop.

Berspankme's picture

Just fruit is sufficient Lake.

RafterManFMJ's picture

nice image, but your Fruitfly is a big scary insect. with thirteeen "nuculear" supercarriers, and over 800 military bases encircling both Bear and Dragon

Holy Cow did you just jump the shark!

List for us the number of carrier battle groups Iraq or Afghanistan had?
How about Vietnam?

I hope you're either trolling or drunk - or both.

Razor_Edge's picture

Carriers are just big floating targets;

There are two types of Naval vessels; submarines and targets! Surface vessels are easy meat to hypersonic missiles fired at stand off ranges.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Fruitfully?  I was thinking Jackal.

NoDebt's picture

Don't know what the truth of MH17 is, but I know this is further proof we have successfully driven Russia and China together.  One says something, the other swears to it.

Good job, Bathouse Barry.  You finally succeeded in uniting somthing:  our competitors against us.

Bossman1967's picture

all his goals for the fundamental transforming in to his fathers dream of a wussified America whose kids have been brain washed. I never thought I would sit here and wish this would just be over so we can rebuild

kridkrid's picture

That course has been set for a long time, no? Anything short of peacefully relinquishing the status of the World's Reserve Currency was going to transition through a phase of Russian/Chinese unity. Events are speeding up... lots happening on Obama's watch... but it all would be happening regardless of who's in office.

NoDebt's picture

The "rapid acceleration" of events you are seeing is due to Obama.  With an even moderately competent administration in the WH the transition would still be happening, but it would be proceeding apace.  They know he's incompetent (which is the nicest thing I can say about him) and they know they have to move fast to take advantage of that.  Two years ain't that long in geo-politics.

kridkrid's picture

We can agree to disagree. Don't hear me wrong... this is no defense of Obama. But there are no real plays to be made. Every move being made is really just an attempt to prop up the dollar's status as the world's reserve currency... and that's a losing hand. Debt based money with interest attached has a limited shelf-life. Things are speeding up because of MATH. If it weren't for math, we'd be set.

NidStyles's picture

Economics is about perception, not math. 

Urban Redneck's picture

Whereas Banking is about math, irrespective of stupid theories or laws.

(do I really need to point out the d.e. is intentional)

NidStyles's picture

Banking is about legalities not math. If it were about Math then the economy wouldn't be so screwed, and Corzine would be in prison.


You guys need to quit believing in fairy tails.

Urban Redneck's picture

You apparently managed to miss the double entendre. Law is irrelevant, except to the extent it can be utilized to manipulate the spread.

It's not rocket science, it's spread arithmetic, same as it has been for thousands of years. When you can print the benjamins- it's all about the bips.

BTW - the fairytale is (most likely) that any us will live to see a better, much less honest, system.

kridkrid's picture

The monetary system is about math. Debt issued money with interest attached at creation is very much about math. eCONomics is the cover used to hide the very simple math that lies at the core of our predicament. This is absolutely about math... the exponential function, to be exact.

WhackoWarner's picture

Economics is like Home Ec.  OR Shop Class in the 60's.   Only difference is that Home Ec. taught how to bake a cake and Shop gave some skill that worked somewhere. Economics?  I get nothing valuable here.

deja's picture

Not saying Bloviator in Chief Barry didn't push hard in that direction, but it was nevertheless inevitable.  The proverbial big, bad wolf is about to blow down the west's financial houses of cards and both Russa and China know where their bread is buttered. 

It's all about the money.  I'd love to see what would happen if Hong Kong tried to vote itself free a la Crimea. Heh.

Dr. Engali's picture

It looks like things are setting up nicely for the war with EastAsia. Give that man another peace prize.

alien-IQ's picture

This video just posted on youtube. I suspect it will be taken down quickly.

Israeli sniper killing wounded civilian

Published on Jul 21, 2014 20/7/14: International and Palestinian volunteers accompanied Civil Defense and other rescue crews, as well as family members, into Shujaya, in an attempt to locate survivors of overnight and ongoing shelling by the Israeli army. A young Palestinian man, in a green t-shirt, who hoped to reach his family's home, was shot by an Israeli soldier while crossing an alley between buildings. Two additional rounds struck him as he lay injured on the ground.

kowalli's picture

Fucking USA, EU, Israel scums...

btw i download it and wiil send to my friends... ALL world need to know it.

alien-IQ's picture

I downloaded it also in case it gets removed.

SF beatnik's picture

1:24 a.m., PDT, gone from youtube.

alien-IQ's picture

maybe you're just so used to seeing fake (movies) that you can't recognize the real thing when it's staring you right in the face?

blabam's picture

Seen plenty of real ones from Syria... This doesn't look real. 

kridkrid's picture

I considered that for a moment.... then decided that I don't give a fuck. The rubble is real.