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The term 'Genocide' was coined by a jurist named Raphael Lemkin in 1944 by combining the Greek word 'genos' (race) with the Latin word 'cide' (killing). Genocide as defined by the United Nations in 1948 means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group, including: (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.
Adolf Hitler to his Army commanders, August 22, 1939:
"Thus for the time being I have sent to the East only my 'Death's Head Units' with the orders to kill without pity or mercy all men, women, and children of Polish race or language. Only in such a way will we win the vital space that we need. Who still talks nowadays about the Armenians?"
Originally posted by Notroh est
No longer would we allow the Salem witch hunts, no more would we allow the Crusades or the Inquisition, however the same exact players are holding the stage hostage as they sit back and create a world dominated by fear and terror.
so exactly who are these players?
It is a long standing and complicated answer, not something which can be handed to you. It has been a process, a lineage. I am not professing any resolution for your intellectual understanding, it is going to be beyond the current state of minds ability to comprehend.
your examples denote an anti christian sentiment masked with "all religions cause war" type mentality
I am not anti anything but blind ignorance. It is this ignorance which closes the door to reality, to seeing the world as it is rather than the percieved from a state of past continuation.
So whats your Non Cultural, Non Religious, Non human solution?
The United Nations should be changed from a formal organization to a real World Government, and all nations should surrender their armies and arms to it.
One World Government was attempted by the League of Nations before the second world war, but unsuccessfully as it became an arena for debate, no more.
The second world war proved the necessity, and so afterwards the UN which is just another extension of the debates, the powerless club of discussion, no more was created.
So the solution would be to make a one world government, a global government. All armies surrender their armies, their arms to the global government.
Face it, we have each main country holding enough Nuclear power and weapons to destroy this planet and all life hundreds of times, only one time is sufficient, but it is the politicians that dont want to take any chances, hence they are the only ones who have protection thousands of miles in the earth, protected, stored with enough entertainment and malls, Doctors offices and movie theaters to see them through what ever happens . No concern for the survivors on the surface. They will be guarded heavily by the military. They are our servants, or so they say, but in reality they are like the two sided coin, heads up they win we lose, tails up, they win we loose.
The politicians and the priests have been working together in conspiracy, the politician political power the priests religious power. The politicians protects the priest the priest blesses the politician and humanity continues to be exploited, used, murdered, enslaved.
Thank you for your comments.
[edit on 7-1-2009 by antar]
Originally posted by CNRHKick
Unfortunately there's no ways to stop wars, other than to win the war yourself.
These people that start these wars, whether it be a conflict or a major war, won't let anyone or anything get in their way to make money or have a race or religion eliminated.
I don't think there will be any way to avoid another World War, because it's bound to happen.
1.5 million Armenians. 3 million Ukrainians. 6 million Jews. 250,000 Gypsies. 6 million Slavs.
25 million Russians. 25 million Chinese. 1 million Ibos. 1.5 million Bengalis. 200,000 Guatemalans. 1.7 million Cambodians. 500,000 Indonesians. 200,000 East Timorese. 250,000 Burundians. 500,000 Ugandans. 2 million Sudanese. 800,000 Rwandans. 2 million North Koreans. 10,000 Kosovars. Genocides and other mass murders killed more people in the twentieth century than all the wars combined.
Genocide is the world’s worst intentional human rights problem. But it is different from other problems and requires different solutions. Because genocide is almost always carried out by a country’s own military and police forces, the usual national forces of law and order cannot stop it. International intervention is usually required. But because the world lacks an international rapid response force, and because the United Nations has so far been either paralyzed or unwilling to act, genocide has gone unchecked.
Article 7 of the United Nations Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (26 August 1994) uses the phrase "cultural genocide" but does not define what it means. The complete article reads as follows:
Indigenous peoples have the collective and individual right not to be subjected to ethnocide and cultural genocide, including prevention of and redress for:
(a) Any action which has the aim or effect of depriving them of their integrity as distinct peoples, or of their cultural values or ethnic identities;
(b) Any action which has the aim or effect of dispossessing them of their lands, territories or resources;
(c) Any form of population transfer which has the aim or effect of violating or undermining any of their rights;
(d) Any form of assimilation or integration by other cultures or ways of life imposed on them by legislative, administrative or other measures;
(e) Any form of propaganda directed against them.
When I traveled to Rwanda in April, what struck me was how the streets of Kigali remain so amazingly clean. Many of the dirt sidewalks were swept clean. Each sidewalk devoid of trash. Remarkable.
It's as though the country wants to erase anything messy or unclean after going through such a horrific, bloody conflict 14 years ago.
Rwandans-both victims and perpetrators-of the genocide live side-by-side. Many seem to have found a way to grow past the pain.
And then, every few months, a reminder of the genocide pops up.
One pitfall of reporting an ongoing conflict is getting trapped in merely ticking off numbers...statistics to fit in under thirty seconds.
"…800 killed in Kenya…"
"…and in other news, the death toll has reached a thousand..."
How easily we all forget that that number represents many separate, unique lives that have been snuffed out…
Someone's "Daddy" was killed.
Another person's grandmother was beaten.
A son has been taken away.
A favorite cousin will not be there for the next family gathering.
The Bible says that God knows when a sparrow falls to the ground. (Matthew 10:29-30) How much more must He weep when He sees His creation hurting? He says in Psalms that He knit each one of those people together in their mother's womb. He knows each name. To Him, a death toll is not an arbitrary number.
If the names are not known to the world, know that God knows their names. Every single one of them.
Pray that this "ethnic cleansing," "genocide," or whatever term you want to use will come to a swift end.
And that repentance, revival and reconciliation will break forth in Kenya.