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The Genocide Convention defines two basic levels of guilt: the direct commission of genocide and complicity to commit genocide.
Complicity in genocide must embody:
1. Intentional participation;
2. Knowledge of the genocidal intent of the perpetrators;
3. Organizing, planning, supplying arms, training intelligence, or direct military support.
One example of direct American genocide, Iraq, has suffered massive destruction to its infrastructure, the economy and human life, particularly since the imposition of American sanctions in 1990 and the bombing in 1991. UN Resolution 661 mandated sanctions against Iraq originally to force Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. The resolution was worded in such a way as to grant the United States a veto over which products could be traded with Iraq. The American government exploited that veto to severely punish the people of Iraq in the hope that they would overthrow Saddam Hussein themselves.
According to a 1993 UNICEF study, “What has become increasingly clear is that no significant movement toward food security can be achieved so long as the embargo remains in place.” 
Declassified documents divulge the fact that the Americans were aware of and responsible for a humanitarian crisis caused by the sanctions. A Defense Intelligence Agency report on January 18, 1991 concludes that:
Failing to secure supplies [for Iraq] will result in a shortage of pure drinking water for much of the population. This could lead to increased incidences; if not epidemics of disease…Current public health problems are attributable to the reduction of normal preventative medicine, waste disposal, water purification and distribution electricity, and the decreased ability to control disease outbreaks.
On January 15, 1991, B-52s were flying towards their targets in Iraq and cruise missiles were fired from ships in the Indian Ocean. Iraqi defences were incapable of offering any resistance.
Restricting the bombing to only military targets was not part of the U.S. war plan whereas targets included hospitals, electric utilities, schools, factories, water treatment plants, irrigation systems, food storage facilities and community health centres. Over 200,000 people died, the majority of whom were civilians.
In 2003, George Bush Junior inflicted further atrocities on the devastated people of Iraq and on a country virtually bombed back into pre-industrial times by another so-called war. As of today, Iraq has suffered a further one million deaths and four million refugees.
Alternatively, the notion of “Shock and Awe”
— 800 missiles raining down on Baghdad in
the first 48 hours of a bombing campaign that
lasted 300 hours
one Pentagon strategist boasted to CBS News,
“There will not be a safe place in Baghdad.”11
This is also prime facie evidence of the mens
rea of specific intent.
On whether the distinction between civilian
and military targets has been respected and
upheld, with credible studies reporting as
many as 1,000,000 Iraqi civilian deaths since
2003 alone, a number that is increasing
rapidly, US use of force would appear clearly
indiscriminate.12 Alternatively, the use of
depleted uranium (DU) ordnance — about
2,000 tons to date since 2003, around 10 times
what was used in the 1991 Gulf War —
illustrates unequivocally indiscriminate and
disproportionate force in that DU, which is
airborne and waterborne, has a half-life of 4.7
billion years, causing sterility, cancer,
leukaemia and birth defects, as well as
rendering swathes of Iraqi land permanently
lethal and unusable. Indeed, the United States
has not only attacked living Iraqis, but also the
unborn generations of Iraq.
Ongoing attempts to impose a military solution
on Iraq should be seen in this light, while the
13-year US-imposed UN sanctions regime
led to the “excess deaths” of 1,500,000 Iraqis
is a clear example of “patterns of given
consequences” where foreseeability was
present and the policy continued, suggesting at
the least oblique intention (which is sufficient
for conviction on genocide in being a category
of specific intent), but more plausibly — given
constant US bullying in the UN to maintain the
clearly destructive sanctions regime —
Originally posted by rjmelter
Manson its a good thing you did quoting all of those ancient stories. However The generation being raised in America more then ever agrees with your "stance"... not you. America was founded on blood. " Kill for your religion!" America was founded to escape religious persecution. Which does make it wrong... But. Anyone clinging to religion is a fraud.
I however think you should also label these south american countries terrorists also because the spaniards when they came and killed all the.. INDIANS of SOUTH AMERICA! They were in high numbers also. I think perhaps you should label all countries except CHILLE Terrorists (chille has remains of indian cultures). Stop being so racist and bias against the U.S. You have to persecute EVERYONE for their dirty deeds. That includes India Iran Iraq Syria Austrailia. The only people who are decently innocent of genocide are Africans... but that will have to be retracted for the current ongoings of Africa.
DONT FORGET RUSSIA.
As im sure you are well aware Russia, and Germany exterminated Millions upon Millions of Jews... and others. I bet you might try to justify that also with Jews are anti my religon. So whatever. Every country in this world who has set up BORDERS is GUILTY of crime of GENOCIDE. LAND IS NOT OURS TO CLAIM. We are a part of the Earth, we are its care takers.
It is reponses like yours why we people inhabiting Earth are at WAR. SHERE IGNORANCE.
Oh and let me Recap...
There are very few countries on this planet that should not be called Terrorist Countries or States. We have all taken what is not ours in order to control what we lust for.
Welcome to Earth School.
[edit on 11-9-2008 by rjmelter]
Originally posted by manson_322
good, finally, nukes are arriving in venezuala , these will ensure that the genocidal US empire , will be kept at bay ....
Originally posted by Matrix1111
reply to post by manson_322
But back to our modern era. The wars that the US fought during the last 100 years were against dictators who had aggressively attempted to invade and annex territory for various global ambitions. Marxism-Leninism and Nazism had their built-in ideologies of genocide. Exterminating people was part of the process of "balancing" their books. Saddam (being inspired by Hitler, as are all factions of the Islamist terrorist network) was all about Pan-Arabism with himself being the its leader. He also used extermination as a process of "balancing" the books. (staying in power) The US defended people of other lands against these psychopathic tyrants -- all within the context of wars that had been initiated by these geopolitical ideologists.
The wars that the US fought during the last 100 years were against dictators who had aggressively attempted to invade and annex territory for various global ambitions.
The US has killed 2 million people in Iraq?!?! That my friend, is "BS"! When a terrorist straps a bomb to a disabled kid and orders him to detonate it in a market place of innocents, is that blood on US soldiers hands? I think not. You can argue that it wouldn't happen if the US wasn't there, but, what came first the chick or the egg? I dare to even hazard a guess at the number of lives that have been lost in the name of extremist jihad!!!
(e) SANCTIONS WAR EXCESS DEATHS (1990-2003). Excess deaths in Iraq during the 1990-2003 Sanctions War totalled 1.7 million (from UN Population Division data: esa.un.org... ).
(f) SANCTIONS WAR UNDER-5 INFANT DEATHS (1990-2003). The Iraqi under-5 infant deaths (1990-2003) totalled 1.2 million as determined from UN Population Division data (see: esa.un.org... ). 90% of these under-5 infant deaths were avoidable.
(b) IRAQI REFUGEES. The number of Iraqi refugees now total 3.7 million - 2.0 million outside Iraq and 1.7 million inside Iraq – and UNHCR predicts that there will be up to 2.3 million internally displaced people within Iraq by the end of this year. (see: www.guardian.co.uk... ).
(c) POST-INVASION IRAQI EXCESS DEATHS. In October 2006 an estimate of “655,000 post-invasion excess deaths in Occupied Iraq as of July 2006” came from a top medical epidemiology research team in America's (and the World's) top Public Health Department (the Bloomberg School of Public Health) at a top US university (Johns Hopkins) and was published peer-reviewed in a top medical journal (The Lancet) and endorsed by 27 top Australian medical experts in the area (see: MWC News: mwcnews.net... ; mwcnews.net... and mwcnews.net... ).
The Iraqi under-5 infant deaths (1990-2007) now total 1.8 million, 90% having been avoidable and due to Western war crimes. Total Iraqi excess deaths (1990-2007) total 2.7 million. The post-invasion excess deaths in Occupied Afghanistan now total 2.2 million and Afghan refugees total about 3.7 million (see: mwcnews.net... ). \
The cumulative effects of the more than nine-year sanctions on the Iraqi people have been devastating. Nine years of economic, financial and intellectual isolation have caused enormous human suffering especially among the young, women, and the elderly. It has resulted in death and disease, broken lives, lost skills, violent crimes, prostitution, divorce, family desertion, and rampant corruption which has undermined the entire social and moral fabric of Iraqi society. The collapse of educational institutions have led to levels of illiteracy that are harming an entire generation of children.
The six-week long Gulf War in 1991 killed some 250,000 people and devastated all facilities essential to civilian life and economic productivity throughout Iraq. Electricity generating plants, water treatment facilities, sewage treatment plants, communication systems and transportation networks, hospitals, schools and museums, and agricultural fields were all systematically destroyed. Iraq was bombed back to the 'Stone Age'.
Because of the sanctions, Iraq has not been able to repair or replace these facilities which have a direct impact on the health and well being of its 22 million citizens. More than 1.5 million people have perished in the last nine and half years as a direct result of the sanctions.
Also, how many lives do the US government and citizens save each year through humanitarian and health aid? Hundreds of Billions of dollars are spent around the world providing relief to many impoverished nations and HIV assistance in Africa for example, which subsequently save millions of lives. You conveniently overlooked that i notice!
Originally posted by BlackProjects
If I were President I'd give Russia 12 hrs to get those bombers outta there or they will be taken out. Same as Kennedy years ago. I'm sure satellites noted if anything was off loaded. 12 hrs and they are toast