Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Ivanka Trump recently released an annual government human trafficking report, which was enough to make misleading headlines pop up about Trump vowing to crack down on pedophiles and human trafficking. The video can be viewed below.
According to PBS:
“The United States asserted Tuesday that Myanmar is no longer one of the world’s worst offenders on human trafficking, while removing both Myanmar and Iraq from a list of countries that use child soldiers.
In its annual report on human trafficking, the State Department also demoted China to the lowest ranking over its trafficking record, putting it in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria. Afghanistan was recognized for taking steps to curb trafficking, while Iraq was seen as making insufficient progress on that issue.”
Why there is no mention of the country the US government destroyed and made into a hellhole of rampant human trafficking, Libya, who knows. That should be an indication of how little this means: the usual enemies are spoken of, and the usual past crimes of government are ignored.
One thing is certain: the government understands that they can generate support by claiming to crack down on pedophiles and human trafficking because a lot of people care about that issue. They see power in the ability to pretend to do something about it.
(Image credit: Asia Times: atimes.com)