First published: 15 December, 2007
An excellent article by Dr Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed that gets to the heart of the matter: imperialist holocaust commission and holocaust denial, genocide commission and genocide denial. History denied yields history repeated.
The British subdued India for 2 centuries by keeping hundreds of millions of people on the edge of starvation. The avoidable deaths from deprivation in British India (including the Native States) has been estimated at 1.8 billion. This catastrophe ended shortly after the WW2 British-imposed Bengali Holocaust in which it deliberately starved6-7 million Indians to death during the mqn-made 1943-1945 Bengal Famine (see my book “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History”.
The Anglo Iraqi Holocaust has been going on, off and on, since 1914 (see my book “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950” (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007) and my chapter “Australian complicity in Iraq mass mortality” in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007).
In the interests of Humanity and public education I have created a site called “Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide” (see link provided ).
The “Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide” site is an alphabetically-ordered, referenced compendium of expert opinion dedicated to informing people about the ongoing, US Alliance-imposed Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide that as of December 2009 has been associated with post-1990 and post-2001 violent and non-violent avoidable deaths totalling 4.4 million and 2.5 million, respectively, and refugees totalling 5-6 million – an Iraqi Holocaust and an Iraqi Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Geneva Convention which states: “In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, as such: a) Killing members of the group; b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”
I have extended this exercise to generate complementary websites on the ongoing Palestinian, Iraqi, Afghan, Aboriginal and Climate Genocides (for details and discussion see December 2009 Countercurrents: article entitled “Palestinian, Iraqi, Afghan & Aboriginal Genocides, Copenhagen failure & Climate Genocide” via the link provided).
Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. We must tell everyone we can.
There should be no actual incorporation of the conquered territory in the dominions of the conqueror, but the absorption may be veiled by such constitutional fictions as a protectorate, a sphere of influence, a buffer state and so on.
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