Vladimir Putin is right. Human rights are for humans, not for animals. Rodrigo Duterte is right. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Hardened criminals like terrorists, druglords and their protectors are not humans. They are animals.
Look how ISIS treat their prisoners. Look what Mexican druglords did to innocent men and women who refused to cooperate with them. They sliced off the breasts of women. They burned men alive in metal drums. They beheaded them. Did the US, the foremost champion of human rights, not water-board Al Qaeda terrorists in their facility at Guantanamo? Did the US not torture Viet Cong prisoners during the Vietnam War? Did the US not massacre tribes of Red Indians? Did they not forcibly herd them off to reservation areas? Did the US not massacre thousands of Moros in Mindanao? Remember Howling Jack Smith and his order to turn Samar into a wilderness? Kill, kill, kill, I want no survivors, he said. Did the Americans not shell from cannons and burn indiscriminately villages and towns like Caloocan during the Philippine-American War? How can they explain the loss of 200,000 Filipino lives out of a population of 8 million in that war? How can they explain the atrocities they committed in their so-called wars of liberation? They can’t and that is why today they believe in moralizing to the whole world about human rights. As Jesus said, who is without sin let him cast the first stone.