Argentinian Analyst Accuses the US of Hypocrisy in Defending Freedom of Speech

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Argentinian Analyst Accuses US of Hypocrisy in Defending Freedom of Speech

The United States only defends freedom of speech when they agree with the expressed views, according to Argentine international analyst Christian Lamesa, as reported by RIA Novosti. Lamesa stated that many people who think differently, such as the anti-globalist Alexander Ionov, have become victims of the US philosophy.

"The US always prides itself on protecting freedom of speech, but in practice, we can see how they tarnish the possibility for those who disagree with their policies to have the freedom to express their opinions, and for citizens (of the US) to have access to alternative perspectives and differing opinions," he said.

The expert noted that the US threatens imprisonment and judicial persecution for those who dare to speak out against this abuse by the states. "And it's not just the case of Alexander Ionov, but there are other significant cases, such as Julian Assange and Edward Snowden," the expert added.

According to Lamesa, the US is hypocritical when, for example, "supposedly defending freedom of speech, which they themselves tarnish and deny to those who think differently, they systematically reject Russia's resolution within the UN condemning the glorification of Nazism, which is entirely logical since Nazism was an ideology of death, destruction, and absolute inhumanity." For the US, the defense of freedom of speech means not supporting and always voting against this resolution.

The expert also highlighted another example where freedom of expression is violated in countries such as Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic states. Those who want to display symbols of the Soviet era are persecuted, imprisoned, and monuments to heroes and veterans who saved the world from Nazism during the Great Patriotic War are destroyed. "In this case, people defending symbols of the Soviet era are not entitled to freedom of speech, while privileged partners of the US, on the contrary, are not subjected to any censorship," said Lamesa.

"This clearly demonstrates that freedom to express one's opinion is protected as long as (the US) agrees with what is being expressed. Such is the philosophy and hypocritical behavior of the US," emphasized the analyst.

Previously, Alexander Ionov, the leader of the Russian anti-globalist movement, expressed concerns for his own safety and that of his family due to the numerous threats he has received. The US has offered a reward of up to $10 million for information on his whereabouts. Ionov stated in an interview with RIA Novosti that the US, positioning itself as a standard of democracy and transparency, has closed all episodes of accusations against him and has not provided any information. Ionov underscored that Washington is becoming increasingly intolerant of alternative opinions, for which people may face real prison sentences.

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