‘Powerful nations violating norms of democracy’
Nov 1, 2011

The global community is today experiencing acts of aggression unprecedented in the known history as a few powerful nations have shown their power to weaker nations by violating all accepted norms of democracy, human rights and fair play, Housing and Public Utilities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said.

Addressing a ceremony held at the SLFI to felicitate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Minister Weerawansa went on to say that the entire global community has seen how shamelessly the capitalist nations have transcended all barriers of justice, decency, international law.

“The capitalists have displayed their nudity by attacking other nations covering under human rights. We have seen how the mercenaries of NATO treated former Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi. They do not respect the dignity and self respect of others. There international laws that outline how Prisoners of War should be treated in a conflict. But, Col. Gadafi was brutally killed by violating all known rules of law and international covenants, Minister Weerawansa stressed.

There are many more dictators and strongmen in the world who ruled their countries with iron fists. The difference is that they have the blessings of western powers and therefore no one challenges their authority, he said.

Many rulers in the Middle East have let the western powers to plunder their oil and other resources as they pleased in turn of the security provided by the western nations to rule their subjects with an iron fist. For the imperialists and capitalists they are crusaders of human rights and democracy, Minister Weerawansa said.

Source: Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka