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It's Not War; It's Genocide (english)
27 Feb 2003
Modified: 28 Feb 2003
The conventional wisdom has it that the war hasn't started yet, and that we're working at pre-emption. This line is wholy incorrect, and the rhetoric of protest needs to change accordingly. What follows was originally written for UK Indymedia, although the core of the argument I have pushed since Monday last.
Wouldn't you say that war is already afoot in Iraq and has been since the sanctions (economic war) and the illegal "no-fly zones" (an on and off air war) were ukased? Wouldn't it also be fair to admit that this already existing war, compounded with the planned affects of the Gulf War, amount to genocide with over 2 million dead and an average of 7,000 more every week? Lastly, given the first two premises, wouldn't it be proper to conclude that what is being threatened by Bush et al is an escalation of the genocide, not the starting of a war?

Given the above argument, which based on the existing evidence is sound, it would seem that those MPs voting with the government have gone on record promoting crimes against humanity and unwittingly given evidence against themselves. Finally, in a paraphrasal of what Justice Jackson said at the Nuremberg Trials, it is the DUTY of Every citizen to Prevent by ANY means the committing of crimes against humanity by her or his government, of which genocide is the most heinous.
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It's Not War; It's Genocide (english)
27 Feb 2003

You are spagetti brained. Why aren't you out marching against the Genocide by SoDamn Who'sInsane against his
own country people, men, women and children.
Yet another automaton (english)
28 Feb 2003
I "marched" when it was happening all through the 1980s, except the genocidal maniac wasn't Saddam, it was Ronnie Reagan, his illegal wars and his support for thugs like Saddam Hussein. Immoral people like you that know, or prefer to know, absolutely NOTHING about the history of this Empire deserve nothing but contempt from people trying to re-establish civility. I am told that applauding genocide as you are gets you a seat in the sixth circle; it makes you the same as Saddam and Ronnie.