BEIJING, April 9 (Xinhua) -- The China Society for Human Rights Studies on Friday published an article, exposing severe humanitarian disasters caused by U.S. aggressive wars against foreign countries since the end of World War II.
The United States has waged foreign wars under the banner of "humanitarian intervention," causing a massive loss of military lives, serious civilian casualties as well as property damage, said the article titled "Severe Humanitarian Disasters Caused by U.S. Aggressive Wars against Foreign Countries."
The article noted that the United States waged 201 armed conflicts among the total 248 that occurred in 153 regions of the world from the end of World War II in 1945 to 2001.
Apart from being directly involved in wars, the United States has intervened in other countries' affairs by supporting proxy wars, inciting anti-government insurgencies, carrying out assassinations, providing weapons and ammunition, and training anti-government armed forces, which have caused serious harm to the social stability and public security of the relevant countries, the article said.
The foreign wars launched by the United States had resulted in disastrous consequences, including mass casualties, damage to facilities, production stagnation, refugee waves, social unrest, ecological crisis, psychological traumas and other complex social problems, according to the article.
U.S. foreign wars have also caused harm to the countries that were not involved in the wars, the article said, adding that even the United States itself has fallen victim to the foreign wars it started.
The humanitarian crisis caused by military actions stems from the hegemonic mentality of the United States, the article read, noting that it is ridiculous to expect a hegemonic country to defend the human rights of other countries.
Humanitarian disasters can only be avoided with the U.S. abandoning hegemonic thinking motivated by self-interest. Only in this way, can mutual benefits be achieved and the natural human rights be enjoyed by all the people across the globe. Enditem