Vince Dhimos answered a question at Quora.
Why did Huawei's Meng Wanzhou lose the key decision in her extradition case?
Vince Dhimos, Editor-in-Chief at New Silk Strategies (2016–present)
First off, let’s be clear: Huawei and chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou did not commit a crime. The whole scam revolves around the allegation that the company tried to skirt sanctions against Iran. However, these sanctions are an illegitimate American contrivance and have no legitimacy beyond America’s borders. Neither the UN nor the world at large consider it illegal to do business with Iran and no country, including the US, has the right to declare trading or otherwise dealing with a third country illegal. The US in this case is illegitimately and – thanks to Washington’s accomplices in the msm – fraudulently usurping the power of the UN.
The whole affair is preposterous and disgraceful. The US is only acting on behalf of Israel to destroy Iran because a long time ago an Iranian official — or perhaps more than one — threatened to wipe Israel off the map if Israel attacked Iran. However, please note that American officials have done likewise, threatening countries to annihilate them for reasons only they understand. For example, Trump told Kim Jung Un “We will destroy your country.” But despite this clearly criminal, genocidal threat, no one claimed that the US was a criminal country that needed to be sanctioned. It is a blatant double standard and the US gets away with this sort of hypocrisy only because it has more power than its opponents, not because of any moral authority it may possess because it has none whatsoever.
America still has a lot of illegitimate power in the world, but ordinary citizens of other countries must stop allowing Washington to brainwash them into believing in the legitimacy of things that simply are not legitimate just because the US press creates a false aura of legitimacy around US actions. The sooner the world stops lending legitimacy to illegitimate actions, the sooner the criminal empire will collapse, and all good people everywhere must join together to make this happen.
Let me clarify: Since the US does not have the legitimate right to sanction anyone, Iran or anyone else, if a Chinese company did in fact lie to avoid these illegitimate sanctions, then that was not a crime. Quite the contrary, the US itself commits crimes every day when it uses sanctions to deny innocent civilians in other countries the right to obtain food and medicine. This is a crime against humanity and would be punished if it were not for the overwhelming power of the US and the craven cowardice of its allies. The only reason the US is able to skirt the law and internationally accepted principles of common decency with impunity is that it is a powerful institutional organized crime syndicate. Therefore it certainly does not have the right to arrest a person for lying to avoid punishment for an unjust law, and no other country has the right to arrest or extradite a person that this crime syndicate calls a “criminal.”
Consider an analogy. Suppose a terrorist kidnaps my daughter and in order to placate him and protect my daughter’s life, I promise him I will not call the police, but I do call the police. Ok, I lied. Should I be arrested for lying to a terrorist? Of course not! Nor should Huawei be tried for lying about its Iran ties, which are perfectly legitimate.
The US is an institutional terrorist that makes unjust extraterritorial laws, ie, laws that are illegitimate by definition, and a person who lies to avoid punishment by this illegitimate entity is not a criminal by any standard or definition. Except the definitions of the North American crime syndicate.
So why did Canada agree to extradite? Because Canada is a puppet of the US government. Canada had rushed to help with the bombing of hapless civilians in the Kosovo War, dropping 500,000 lb. of bombs for “humanitarian” reasons. 4,000 Europeans died. But Canada knows that if it defies the US, the US will impose sanctions on if or slap tariffs on Canadian imports. If Canada were a moral and just country with a bit of backbone, it would have stood up to the bully and accepted the consequences. Of course, the US not only can destroy another Western country, it is right now working to destroy Germany for continuing to cooperate with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project to deliver Russian gas to Germany. Yet this project is perfectly legitimate and the US demand to suspend it amounts to extortion, which is a serious crime (look it up). The US is trying to destroy the economy of its ally by extorting it to abandon the perfectly legitimate business contract with Russia in order to benefit the US economy.
These sanctions on the pipeline were imposed illegitimately and illegally using a fraudulent claim (fraud too is a crime. Look it up). The excuse was that buying Russian gas in Europe threatens European “energy security.” But this is none of the US’s business. It has no right to dictate whom Europe buys its gas from or to define energy security for another country, and this is especially sleazy when it is clear that Trump just wants to force vastly overpriced US LNG down Germany’s throat! He is the criminal, not Meng Wanzhou, not Angela Merkel and not the sanctioned Allseas company that was forced – extorted – into suspending its work under contract. And therein resides another crime: extorting a party to a contract to breach the contract. In an international court with enough power, Trump would be charged with extortion and fraud for its illegitimate sanctions and kidnapping for holding Meng Wanzhou against her will, and the Canadian author authorities that extradited her would be in jail as well. But since the US is a powerful renegade and Canada is a cowardly puppet, nothing can be done at the moment. Justice is unavailable. But that can change.
Secondly, regardless of the pretext, the US has no jurisdiction over any European country. These sanctions – like all US-imposed sanctions – are a blatant and illegal encroachment on the sovereignty of another nation. Likewise, arresting a Chinese company official for not complying with an illegitimate US law regarding Iran is a blatant violation of China’s – and Iran’s – sovereignty, and Canada is co-liable for the outcome.
The main reason most Westerners accept the gross injustice done to Meng Wanzhou is that the US media and political class treat these unlawful actions on the part of the US as if they were legitimate, and Westerners have therefore been slowly indoctrinated into believing that the US is always legitimate when in reality, it rarely is. It has never legitimately invaded another country or imposed economic sanctions on foreign peoples. Every person killed by US bombs and bullets since WW II was a victim of actual murder by a state terrorist. It is high time the peoples of the world woke up and realized they are the victims of illegal extortion and fraud by an institutionalized crime syndicate acting under colour of law. If enough people wake up soon enough, the rest of the world can find peace and freedom.
Otherwise we all will remain captives to the Washington crime syndicate.
Danny King commented on your answer to: "Why did Huawei's Meng Wanzhou lose the key decision in her extradition case?"
Your example is excellent!
‘’Suppose a terrorist kidnaps my daughter and I promise him I will not call the police, but I do call the police. Ok, I lied. Should I be arrested for lying to a terrorist?”