Once again the Left, the Taliban, and China are on the same page.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping issued strong backing for Afghanistan at a regional conference Thursday, while making no mention of human rights abuses by the country’s Taliban leaders. China’s foreign minister, meanwhile, led calls for the U.S. to unfreeze Afghan assets held abroad and end sanctions on the government.
By Afghanistan, Xi means the Taliban. China hopes to profit from Afghanistan’s energy and mining assets. But it still wants us to do the heavy lifting.
China’s Foreign Ministry said the sides agreed that the U.S. and NATO should “earnestly assume the primary responsibility for the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan, and return the property of the Afghan people as soon as possible,” in a reference to the $7 billion in frozen Afghan assets held by the U.S.
How nice of the Communists and the Jihadists to agree that we should “assume the primary responsibility for the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan” on behalf of the terrorists so that China can focus on developing mining and energy.
It might look a little tacky if Chinese foreign workers keep having to step over corpses, but it’s not like they aren’t used to it.
In his comments, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi continued Beijing’s attacks on the U.S. over its handling of Afghanistan, saying that as the “initiator of Afghanistan’s predicament,” Washington should “take the major responsibility,” end its unilateral sanctions on the country and unconditionally return Afghanistan’s state assets.
Sure. As soon as Wang returns Hong Kong. And Tibet.
Neither Xi or Wang gave specifics on future Chinese assistance
Oh, they did. They want us to provide it. The only question is whether our leaders are corrupt and stupid enough to do it.