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Book Review: “Genocide in Iraq Volume II. The Obliteration of a Modern State”

by: Dr Gideon Polya
Sunday March 15, 2015 - 01:08
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“Genocide in Iraq Volume II. The Obliteration of a Modern State”, by Dr Abdul-Haq Al-Ani and Tariq Al-Ani (Clarity Press, 2015) is a carefully documented, must-read account of the Zionist-backed US Alliance destruction of Iraq and the killing of millions of Iraqis over the last quarter century for oil, US hegemony and for military dominance of the Middle East by a nuclear-armed, genocidally racist Apartheid Israel. This is a damning case that everyone should read to prevent recurrence (history ignored yields history repeated) and for ultimate legal recourse and Nuremberg-style justice for the Iraqi people.

Dr Abdul-Haq Al-Ani is an Iraqi-born British-trained barrister who has PhDs in electronic engineering and international law and is the author of “The Trial of Saddam Hussain”. Tariq Al-Ani is a Finland-based architect, translator and researcher on Arabic and Islamic issues.

“Genocide in Iraq Volume I . The case against the UN Security Council and member states” by Dr Abdul-Haq Al-Ani and Tarik Al-Ani (foreword by Professor Joshua Castellino; Clarity Press, Atlanta) [1] is an extremely important book that sets out the case for prosecution of people involved in the Zionist-backed, US-lead genocide in Iraq during the period of Sanctions (1990-2003) that was associated, by my estimation based on UN data, with 0.2 million violent deaths, 1.7 million avoidable deaths from violently-imposed deprivation, and 1.2 million under-5 year old Iraqi infant deaths, 90% avoidable and due to gross violation by the US Alliance of the Geneva Convention [2, 3, 4].

Neocon American ad Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-subverted and perverted Western Mainstream media utterly ignore expert assessments of how many people the US Alliance has killed in Iraq and resolutely ignore the crucial epidemiological concept of non-violent avoidable deaths (excess deaths, avoidable mortality, excess mortality, deaths that should not have happened) associated with war-imposed deprivation (for detailed analysis see [4]). Thus, by way of example, on the occasion of US withdrawal from Iraq in 2011 the endlessly lying Australian ABC (US lackey Australia’s equivalent of the UK BBC) reported that “The withdrawal ends a war that left tens of thousands of Iraqis and nearly 4,500 American soldiers dead" [5]. In contrast, the expert and eminent US Just Foreign Policy organization estimates, based on the data of expert UK analysts and top US medical epidemiologists, 1.5 million violent deaths in the Iraq War (2003-2011) [6, 7, 8] and UN data indicate a further 0.8 million Iraq avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation in this period [3]. Accordingly, Iraqi deaths from violence (1.7 million) or war-imposed deprivation (2.9 million) since 1990 total 4.6 million [6].

However it gets worse. Assuming excess mortality of Iraqis under British rule or hegemony (1914- 1948) was the same as for Indians under the British (interpolation from available data indicate Indian avoidable death rates in “deaths per 1,000 of population per year” of 37 (1757-1920), 35 (1920-1930), 30 (1930-1940) and 24 (1940-1950) [9]), one can estimate from Iraqi population data [10] that Iraqi avoidable deaths from deprivation under British occupation and hegemony from 1914-1950 totalled about 4 million. Thus ignoring Iraqi deaths associated with the US-backed Iraq-Iran War, one can estimate that about 9 million Iraqi deaths from UK or US violence or imposed deprivation in the century after the 1914 invasion of Iraq by Britain Holocaust is the destruction of a large number of people and 9 million Iraqi deaths from Anglo-American violence or violently-imposed deprivation certainly constitutes an Iraqi Holocaust. The term “holocaust” was first applied to a WW2 atrocity by Jog in 1944 [11] in relation to the “forgotten” man-made Bengal Famine (Bengali Holocaust) in which 6-7 million Indians (many of them Muslims, and hence the term WW2 Muslim Holocaust) were deliberately starved to death by the British in 1942-1945 (Australia was complicit in this atrocity by withholding grain from its huge wartime wheat stores from starving India) [11, 12, 13]. The term “holocaust” was subsequently applied to the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation according to the recently deceased, pro-Iraq War, Iraqi Genocide-ignoring, Iraqi Holocaust-ignoring, Bengali Holocaust-ignoring, genocide-denying, holocaust-denying, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, UK Zionist historian Professor Sir Martin Gilbert [14]), noting that the WW2 Jewish Holocaust was part of a vastly greater WW2 European Holocaust in which 30 million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies were killed [4].

The appalling carnage in Iraq certainly justifies the “Genocide in Iraq” title of the Al-Anis’ 2 volumes “Genocide in Iraq Volume I . The case against the UN Security Council and member states” [1] and “Genocide in Iraq Volume II. The Obliteration of a Modern State”[15]. Genocide is very precisely defined in International Law as “ acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group”, as set out by Article 2 of the 1948 UN Genocide Convention: “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.” [16]. Any argument that the British and Americans did not “intend” to kill 9 million Iraqis is belied by the remorseless consistency of the slaughter over 100 years.

The Anglo-American Iraq Genocide has been associated with 2 million under-5 year old infant deaths comprising 1.2 million (1990-2003) and 0.8 million (2003-2011), 90% avoidable and due to gross violation of Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War which demand that an Occupier must supply their conquered Subjects with food and medical requisites to “the fullest extent of the means available to it” [17]. The Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide was also war criminal mass infanticide and mass paedocide.

A succinct chapter-by-chapter summary with commentary of “Genocide in Iraq Volume II. The Obliteration of a Modern State”[15] is set out below.

Chapter 1, “The imperialist design for Iraq. A new strategy for the Middle East”, summarizes Western conquests in the Arab World prior to the commencement of the US wars on Iraq in 1990, including the crusader invasions of Palestine, Lebanon and Syria (1095-1291); Portuguese, Dutch and thence British involvements in Arabia; British formation of the Saudi dynasty and dominant Saudi Arabian Wahabism through alliance between Ibn Saud and Ibn Abdul-Wahab (late 18th century onwards); French conquest (1801) and subsequent British conquest (1882) of Egypt; French invasion and colonization of Algeria (1830); British creation of a Kuwait protectorate (1897) and of other Gulf state protectorates with the commencement of a policy of containment of Iraq; the Anglo-French dismemberment of the Ottoman Empire and the Sykes-Picot Agreement (1916) that divided the Arab world between France and the UK; the Balfour Declaration (1917) and British support for genocidal Zionism and a Jewish state in Palestine; violent British domination and suppression of Iraq (1914-1948); British opposition to Arab nationalism as exhibited by Abdul Gamal Nasser in Egypt and the Ba’ath Party socialists in Syria and Iraq; creation of the race- and genocide-based colonizer state of Israel in 1948; after the Anglo-French and Israeli attack on Egypt in 1956, and an increasing American involvement with massive diplomatic, financial and military support for Israel and, after Israeli conquest of all of Palestine and acquisition of nuclear weapons in 1967, extraordinary Zionist domination of US and indeed Western politics and foreign policy.

The France, UK and US (FUKUS) Alliance had a sophisticated approach to dominating the Arab World and indeed the Muslim World involving selective support for Muslim World dictators (notwithstanding ostensible Western democracy) and variously on/off support for Muslim religious fighters (notably in Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq and Syria). Thus Afghan deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation in the post-2001 Afghan War against the Taliban have totalled about 6 million [18]. The US backed Muslim fundamentalist jihadis in the overthrow of the secular and progressive Afghan Government in 1978 and in the subsequent decade of war of the US-backed Taliban, mujahadeen and al Qaeda against the Russians after the 1979 Russian invasion, 1979-1989 Afghan avoidable deaths totalling 2.9 million [4]. Libya was the most prosperous African nation apart from South Africa but was destroyed in 2011 when the FUKUS Alliance airpower was decisive in Islamist victory against the secular Gaddafi regime. A secular, and increasingly educated and prosperous Iraq was destroyed by the US Alliance with the US installing a sectarian Shi’ia administration with a resultant sectarian Sunni-Shi’ia civil war. Muslim deaths from violence or war-imposed deprivation in the Zionist-backed, post-1990 US War on Muslims now total 12 million [19].

The al-Anis comment thus on the US Alliance destruction of a secular, peaceful and religiously tolerant Syria through backing fanatical Muslim rebels: “Despite the open recruitment of Muslim fanatics from all over the world, the massive Gulf financial and military support, the huge arms shipments to the rebels, the training of these fanatics by US/UK/French personnel in Jordan and Turkey, and the massive, unprecedented media war, the political and military resilience of the Syrian regime has shocked its adversaries… At this writing, it is reasonable to conclude that imperialism has attempted to change its strategy for controlling the Arab world from that of direct military invasion and occupation, to relying on political Islam and the full support from Gulf oil money” (pages 22-23, [15]).

Chapter 2, “Iraq on the eve of the 2003 invasion”, summarizes the Western crippling of Iraq between the British invasion in 1914 and the US Alliance re-invasion in 2003 and successively deals with the 1922 Anglo-Iraqi Treaty of Alliance and its 1932 extension that ensured British domination of Iraqi “foreign, military, financial, and judicial affairs… and gave over the whole of Iraq for British exploration for oil for the next 75 years” (page 25, [15]); the 1941 Iraqi Revolution that was brutally suppressed by the British; the 1958 Coup by Qasim that removed the British-installed monarchy; the 1963 socialist, nationalist and pan-Arabist Ba’athist coup followed by the 1979 accession to power of Saddam Hussein; the 1980-1988 US-backed Iraq-Iran War over Iraqi access to the Persian Gulf and which was associated with chemical warfare and the killing up to 800,000 Iranians and 400,000 Iraqis); the 1990 dispute with Kuwait over exploitation of oil reserves and the US green-lighting of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait; the 1990-1991 Gulf War by the US Alliance (0.2 million Iraqis killed); and the 1990-2003 Sanctions War on Iraq involving no-fly zones, crippling sanctions and massive destruction of infrastructure (1.7 million Iraqi deaths from violently-imposed deprivation under Sanctions) [2-4].

The Al-Anis make a chilling comment on the Zionist- and US-backed Iran-Iraq War: “US delight with the war was best expressed by [Jewish Zionist US Secretary of State] Kissinger, who is stated to have said that he wanted both sides to win” (page 34, [15]). The genocidal sanctions applied to Iraq between 1990-2003 utterly devastated the country and are dealt with in great detail in ““Genocide in Iraq Volume I . The case against the UN Security Council and member states” [1, 2]. Using UN data one can estimate that 1.7 million Iraqis died avoidably from violently -imposed deprivation and 1.2 million under-5 year old Iraqi infants died, 90% avoidably and due to gross US Alliance and UN violation of the Geneva Convention [3]. The Al-Anis conclude: “Dismantling Iraq was pivotal to the [imperialist] plan of dividing the Arab world into sectarian statelets and obliterating any regime that threatened to come to the aid of Palestine” (page 39, [15]).

Chapter 3, “Preparation for the invasion”, describes US claims of genocide in Kurdistan involving the deaths of 50,000-180,000 Kurds in the 1988 Anfal campaign to justify invasion of Iraq; the 1997setting up of the neoconservative and imperialist “The Project for the New American Century” (PNAC) that stated: “America has a vital role in maintaining peace and security in Europe, Asia and the Middle East” (page 45, [15]) ; the 9-11 atrocity that provided a “casus belli” (even though no Iraqis or Afghans were involved according to the “official” lying Bush version of what happened); sanctions and massive aerial bombardment of Iraq in the period 1990-2003; and the UK and US fabrication of evidence for Iraqi “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD).

The Al Anis quote Col, Lawrence Wilkerson who prepared US Secretary of State Colin Powell’s notoriously false UN speech on Iraqi WMD: “George W. Bush. Dick Cheney and others had decided to go to war with Iraq long before Colin Powell made that presentation” (page 59, [15]). The Al Anis also make the following key observations about 9-11: “Anyone who reads “Zionism in the Age of the Dictators” [by Lenni Brenner and exposing Zionist-Nazi links] would not find it difficult to accept as possible the theories about the collusion of some US official circles in the 9/11 attack. It is not inconceivable that some circles in the US needed to speed up the implementation of the strategy for Iraq and the rest of the Arab World through the attack on the New York towers. The mood of the public after the attack was not dissimilar to that following the attack on Pearl Harbor. The imperialists were granted free hand to make war with impunity and free from public scrutiny, arguing that they were acting in defence of the nation. 9/11 was the gift Bush and his group of Neocons were waiting for. They got their casus belli. What is relevant here is here is how the US wanted to use the attack as an excuse to attack Iraq. The following events will show clearly that the US was not interested in who really carried out the attack of 9/11 but was more interested in how to use the event as a cover to implicate Iraq” (page 48, [15]).

The Al-Anis’ critical view is well justified. Numerous science, engineering, architecture, medical, aviation, military and intelligence experts reject the “official” lying Bush version of what happened on 9-11 [20]. Indeed the US Center for Public Integrity documented 935 lies told by the Bush Administration about Iraq between 9-11 and the invasion of Iraq [21]. The remorseless lying by the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialists (NAZIs) is succinctly encapsulated by e-LIARS as an anagram for ISRAEL. It took many decades to emerge but it is now apparent (overwhelmingly so to Japanese scholars) that the US and UK Governments were well aware of the impending Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor [12].

Chapter 4, “The Shock and Awe Invasion”, details the illegal and war criminal US, UK and Australian invasion of Iraq and the destruction of the Iraqi armed forces. Of special note the Al Anis write “There has been speculation that a Neutron bomb was used , and increasing evidence that the Americans want to cover up that issue… The former commander of Iraq’s Republican Guard Saifeddin Fulayh Hassan ar-Rawi has said that the US forces used neutron and phosphorus bombs during their assault on Baghdad airport before the April 9 capture of the Iraqi capital. He has explained that “,,, there were bodies burnt to their bones” and that bombs annihilated soldiers but left the infrastructure at the airport intact”. Captain Eric H. May a former intelligence and public affairs officer in the military had this to say about it: “The best evidence that I have from international sources, scientific sources, is that our position was becoming untenable at the Baghdad Airport and we used a neutron warhead , at least one. That is the big secret of Baghdad Airport”… There are grounds to suspect that the US used “battlefield” nuclear weapons on Iraq. The International community needs to take some action against such covert, lawless tactics defying conventions of war” (pages 78-79, [15]). The Al-Anis conclude: “But the Iraqis fought even though they lacked the equipment and the means. Baghdad was left in ruins and ten years after the occupation its infrastructure has not been rebuilt” (page 81, [15]).

Chapter 5, “The failure of the Security Council”, sets out how the Security Council did not approve the war criminal US Alliance invasion of Iraq but after the invasion grossly violated international law by approving aspects of US Alliance occupation of Iraq. The Al Anis state: “Between March 2003 and July 2012 , the SC [Security Council] adopted 27 resolutions on Iraq. Resolutions between March 2003 and August 2004 were still adopted under the heading of the “Situation between Iraq and Kuwait”… During that period the SC breached international law in many ways ”, and list 10 key areas in which the SC breached international law, notably “10. Bestowed false legitimacy, in the series of resolutions between May 2003 and June 2004, on the CPA [Coalition Provisional Authority] while the latter was in breach of international law in dismantling Iraq, so deceptively and effectively that Lord Hope ruled that he could not judge a case of possible breach of law because he believed the authorities in Iraq were acting under the authority of the SC” (pages 98-99, [15]). The Al-Anis conclude “The above observations raise a fundamental question that has been omitted from the [UN] Charter. What happens when the SC breaches international law, especially if it is a peremptive norm and, more seriously, what happens when a permanent member commits an international crime?” (page 99, [15]).

Chapter 6, “Bremer dismantles Iraq”, summarizes how Paul Bremer, the US-appointed Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) disestablished the Ba’ath Party of Iraq (that had ruled Iraq for 4 decades); sacked hundred of thousands of public servants and soldiers on the basis of Ba’ath Party connections (in a process akin to post-1945 de-Nazification of Germany); eliminated Iraq’s defence system, destroyed Iraq’s military industry; permitted sectarian and corporate militias; converted Iraq from socialism to a neoliberal free market; liquidated major Iraq banks that had been crucial for Iraq’s previous economic advance; restructured and politicized the judiciary; permitted massive squandering of seized Iraqi assets and rorting of the US Development Fund for Iraq; and through Order 81 criminalized the saving of seed by Iraqi farmers, a millennia-old practice by which Iraqi farmers – the world’s first scientists and geneticists - had started and continued the agrarian revolution of Humanity in Mesopotamia 10,000 years ago.

Chapter 7, “Instituting Federalism: Planting the Seeds of Ethnic and Sectarian Division”, describes how the US and British conquerors suppressed the Sunnis, gave de facto independence to the Kurds and reconstituted the Iraqi Army as a sectarian army. The Al-Anis state: “Today with Government supporting militia being 100% Shi’ia and with armed forces of over 90% Shi’ia after most of the Sunnis who enlisted in the new army having left it since, it is fair to say that the new democratic federal Iraq has, for the first time in it history, a sectarian army” (page 133, [15]) – just as in quasi-independent Iraqi Kurdistan, the various zones of Lebanon and in genocidally racist Apartheid Israel. Today the French, UK and US (FUKUS) Alliance plus Apartheid Israel, Jordan, and US lackey Australia are variously involved in killing Sunni rebels in Iraq and Syria. Indeed one notes that Australia has invaded 85 countries (as compared to the British 193, the French 80, the Americans 70, and the Israelis 12) and is now engaged in Australia’s Seventh Iraq War in the post-1915 century in which 9 million Iraqis have died from Western violence or from Western-imposed deprivation [22, 23].

Chapter 8, The Destruction Continues”, commences with the chilling observation “We understand how difficult it is for a Westerner to accept that so many people had taken part in a campaign whose purpose from the outset was to destroy another nation. That is precisely what Professor Thomas J. Nagy expressed when he wrote [re Iraq]: “Many, including the author recoil from contemplating the possibility that a Western democracy, particularly the USA, could commit genocide. However , it is precisely this painful and even taboo possibility which needs to be examined”” (page 153, [15].

The Al-Anis consider the number of Iraqis killed by the US Alliance and quote estimates of the carnage by Dirk Adriaensens (coordinator of SOS Iraq and member of the executive committee of the BRussells Tribunal on Iraq, member of the International Organizing Committee of the World Tribunal on Iraq (2003-2005), co-coordinator of the Global Campaign Against the Assassination of Iraqi Academics, and co-author of “Rendez-Vous in Baghdad” (EPO, 1994), “Cultural Cleansing in Iraq” (Pluto Press, London, 2010), “Beyond Educide” (Academia Press, Ghent,2012)), stating in relation to Iraqis “Here are his figures: 1,450,000 killed, 7,700,000 refugees, 5,000,000 orphans, 3,000,000 widows, 1,000,0000 missing … all in a country of nearly 30 million” (page 3 160, [15]). To this the Al-Anis add the number of wounded – if the ratio of wounded to killed is about 5 then 7.5 million Iraqis were wounded in the 2003-2011 Iraq War. It gets worse. Thus whether a child is killed by bombs of bullets or dies from war-imposed deprivation (lack of food, shelter, potable water, medical services) the death is equally final, irreversible and horrendous. Iraqi avoidable deaths from violently-imposed deprivation total 1.7 million under Sanctions (1990-2003) and 1.2 million under Occupation (2003-2011) for a total of 2.9 million such deaths (1990-2011) [3, 4].

In addition to the killing, wounding and displacement of millions of Iraqis, the Al-Anis documents large-scale imprisonment and torture (as exampled by Abu Ghraib), cultural cleansing (looting of museums and destruction of archaeological sites), cultural genocide (including the mass murder of teachers, academics, and other professionals), destruction of health services, mass abuse of children (through trauma, malnutrition, and child labour), massive deficits in education and health, active mass killing and passive mass murder, horrendous abuses of women (through violence, deprivation, sex slave trafficking, and reversal of sex equality), destruction of utilities (electricity, water and sanitation) and the seizure of Iraq’s oil: “Forty years after Iraq nationalized its oil industry and ran it successfully, foreign multinational oil companies were brought back by the invasion to control Iraq’s oil under the disguise of Iraq’s need for technical and financial support. The new contracts have been awarded to the same companies whose interests were nationalised in the 1970s. It is part of the continuous destruction of Iraq” (page 198, [15]). ”

Chapter 9, “The Right of Remedy”, describes the crimes against international law committed by the US Alliance by invading Iraq and then the horrendously abusive occupation of Iraq with the connivance of the Security Council. The major US Alliance crimes are invading a remote country that posed no threat to the invaders (the ultimate war crime), crimes involving the use of WMD (widespread contamination of Iraq with depleted uranium, the use of phosphorus bombs to burn targets alive, and possible use of neutron bombs in the initial invasion), crimes against Humanity (mass killing and de-Ba’athification), crimes breaching basic human rights (notably abrogation the right to life-sustaining requisites resulting in 1.2 million avoidable Iraqi deaths from deprivation under Occupation). The Al-Anis conclude: “The above brief summary of the rights denied and rights for remedy show that there is a catalogue of breaches and opportunities open to any future Iraqi Government that has the integrity to secure the interests of Iraqis, and to individual Iraqis today or in the future , to seek justice and damages. It is obvious that war reparations should be sought from the invaders who occupied Iraq and left it in ruins. Personal damages should be sought by every Iraqi who has suffered injustice whether in arrest, detention, expulsion form work or displacement as a result of the invasion and occupation and the 12 year blockade” (p219, [15]).

To which one must add that the US Alliance war criminals - and the Mainstream media, politicians and academics complicit through their silence or partisan lying (e.g. see [24]) - should be held accountable before the International Criminal Court for the 4.6 million Iraqis killed by violence or by violently-imposed deprivation in the quarter century Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide [3,4].


“Genocide in Iraq Volume II. The Obliteration of a Modern State”, by Dr Abdul-Haq Al-Ani and Tariq Al-Ani is an important, must-read catalogue of horrendous Western war crimes against Iraq and merits the same recommendation I made in relation to their “Genocide in Iraq Volume I . The case against the UN Security Council and member states” and which was printed on the back cover of the present edition of “Genocide in Iraq Volume II” : “This book should be in every state, city, local, school and university library so that everyone … can see for themselves the horrendous consequences of mass collective punishment of civilian populations to achieve political and strategic ends” [2].

Shortly before he died the late anti-racist Jewish British writer Harold Pinter declared in his 2005 Nobel Prize acceptance speech: “We have brought torture, cluster bombs, depleted uranium, innumerable acts of random murder, misery, degradation and death to the Iraqi people and call it ’bringing freedom and democracy to the Middle East’. How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought. Therefore it is just that Bush and Blair be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice” [25]. 1990-2011 Iraqi deaths from US Alliance violence (1.7 million) or violently-imposed deprivation (2.9 million) total 4.6 million and one can in 2015 paraphrase this great humanitarian: “How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? 4.6 million? More than enough, I would have thought.”

Unfortunately the International Criminal Court (ICC) is a racist, cowardly, partisan, genocide-ignoring, genocide-complicit organization that strictly confines its war crimes attention to war criminals that the US Alliance doesn’t like (e.g. non-European and Serbian war criminals) (for discussion see “The Politics of Genocide” by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson [26, 27]). The ICC has repeatedly ignored complaints over the Iraqi Genocide (e.g. [28, 29] and that means the world must accept recourse to eminent, ICC-independent international tribunals to assess the war crimes of the US Alliance in Iraq and elsewhere.

What can decent people do? Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Decent people must (a) circumvent the lying and ignoring by the Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-subverted Mainstream media [30] by resolutely attempting to inform everyone they can about the Iraqi Genocide, informed by books such as “Genocide in Iraq” Volumes I and II and other humane works documenting this immense atrocity [1-4, 15, 31], and (b) urge and apply Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) – of the kind successfully applied against Apartheid South Africa and currently applied against US Alliance-backed, nuclear terrorist, genocidally racist, democracy-by-genocide Apartheid Israel – against all people, politicians, parties, companies, corporations and countries involved in the Iraq Genocide and the Zionist-promoted Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide of which it is a part [19].


[1]. “Genocide in Iraq Volume I . The case against the UN Security Council and member states” by Dr Abdul-Haq Al-Ani and Tarik Al-Ani (foreword by Professor Joshua Castellino; Clarity Press, Atlanta).

[2]. Gideon Polya ““Genocide in Iraq, The Case Against UN Security Council And Member States”. Book review”, Countercurrents, 8 February, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/poly... .

[3]. “Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqi... .

[4]. Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes an avoidable mortality-related history of every country from Neolithic times and is now available for free perusal on the web : http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/ .

[5]. “US military marks end of its Iraq war”, ABC News, 16 December 2011: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-... .

[6]. “Just Foreign Policy”: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq .

[7]. ORB (Opinion Research Business), “January 2008 - Update on Iraqi Casualty Data”, January 2008: http://www.opinion.co.uk/Newsroom_d... .

[8]. Les Roberts, “Les Roberts: Iraq’s death toll far worse than our leaders admit”, Uruqnet: 14 February 2007: http://www.uruknet.de/?s1=1&p=3... ).

[9]. Gideon Polya, “Economist Mahima Khanna wins Cambridge Prize”, MWC News, 20 November 2011: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/1... .

[10]. “Iraq Population”: http://www.populstat.info/Asia/iraqc.htm .

[11]. Jog, N.G. (1944), “Churchill’s Blind-Spot: India”, New Book Company, Bombay.

[12]. Gideon Polya, “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability”, G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 1998, 2008, now available for free perusal on the web: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/2... .

[13]. Gideon Polya, “Australia And Britain Killed 6-7 Million Indians In WW2 Bengal Famine”, Countercurrents, 29 September, 2011: http://www.countercurrents.org/poly... .

[14]. Gideon Polya , “UK Zionist Historian Sir Martin Gilbert (1936-2015) Variously Ignored Or Minimized WW2 Bengali Holocaust”, Countercurrents, 19 February, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/poly....

[15]. Abdul-Haq Al-Ani and Tariq Al-Ani “Genocide in Iraq Volume II. The Obliteration of a Modern State” (Clarity Press, 2015).

[16]. UN Genocide Convention: http://www.edwebproject.org/sidesho... .

[17]. Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War: https://www.icrc.org/ihl/INTRO/380 .

[18]. “Afghan Holocaust Afghan Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/afgha... .

[19]. “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/musli... .

[20]. “Experts: US did 9-11”: https://sites.google.com/site/exper... .

[21]. “Study: Bush, aides made 935 false statement in run-up to war”, CNN, 24 January 2008: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITIC... .

[22]. Gideon Polya, “As UK Lackeys Or US Lackeys Australians Have Invaded 85 Countries (British 193, French 80, US 70)”, Countercurrents, 09 February, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/poly... .

[23]. Gideon Polya, “"Australia’s Seventh Iraq War", MWC News, 28 February 2015: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/5....

[24]. Dirk Adriaensens, “The scandalous underestimation of Iraqi civilian casualties”, BRussells Tribunal, 27 March 2013: http://www.brussellstribunal.org/ar... .

[25]. Harold Pinter, “Art, Truth and politics”, Countercurrents, 8 December, 2005: http://www.countercurrents.org/arts... .

[26]. Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, “The Politics of Genocide”.

[27]. Gideon Polya, “Book Review: “The Politics Of Genocide” By Edward Herman And David Peterson”, Countercurrents, 05 December, 2011: http://www.countercurrents.org/poly... .

[28]. SEARCH Foundation, “ Australia’s former Prime Minister Howard accused of war crimes before the International Criminal Court in The Hague”, Countercurrents, 7 June 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/sear... . [29]. “9 January 2010 Formal Complaint by Dr Gideon Polya to the International Criminal Court (ICC) re US Alliance Palestinian, Iraqi, Afghan, Muslim, Aboriginal, Biofuel and Climate Genocides”: https://sites.google.com/site/iraqi... .

[30]. “Mainstream media lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mains... .

[31]. Michael Otterman, Richard Hil and Paul Wilson, “Erasing Iraq. The human costs of carnage”, Pluto Press, 2010 (foreward by Dahr Jamail).

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Remake of Ben Hur in 2020 planned by new motion picture studio
Friday 26 - 15:50
by Wallace
Monday 22 - 19:32
Thursday 11 - 06:42
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
Friday 5 - 00:47
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
Friday 29 - 18:13
A message of your fellow striking workers from France
Tuesday 12 - 20:49
by Info’Com-CGT
The Right to Vote, Effectively
Friday 8 - 22:20
by William John Cox
Fourth of July Lies
Sunday 3 - 19:41
by June C. Terpstra
Who Should Make Political Policy, the People or the Politicians?
Friday 24 - 15:14
by William John Cox
Hollow Women of the Hegemon Part II: Atrocity Enabling Harpies
Tuesday 21 - 18:49
by Dr. June Terpstra
The American Republic Manifestum book is being made into a Movie
Saturday 11 - 15:54
by William Morgan
Write-in Voting and Political Protest
Wednesday 1 - 15:05
by William John Cox
Yves Bouvier art battle plays out in online and social media arena
Tuesday 31 - 21:12
by Dean Bagley
Damaged Candidate Clinton Can’t Call Out Trump
Friday 27 - 13:53
by Daniel Patrick Welch
Tuesday 24 - 21:53
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
Thursday 19 - 00:53
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
Monday 16 - 15:35
Monday 16 - 15:26
Oligarchs Won’t Let You Vote Their Wars Away
Wednesday 11 - 20:24
by Daniel Patrick Welch
Monday 9 - 20:40
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton support the American Republic Manifestum
Monday 9 - 16:37
by William Morgan
Transformation: A Student-Led Mass Political Movement
Monday 25 - 19:28
by William John Cox
Algerian Feminists react to ’Hijab Day’ in Paris 2016
Monday 25 - 01:13
Friday 22 - 18:45
US is real superpredator pretending to be victim
Monday 18 - 22:23
by Daniel Patrick Welch
Gaiacomm International has accidently created a fusion reaction/ignition.
Sunday 17 - 17:01
by William Morgan
Clinton’s Campaign Continues to Highlight Horrible Hillary
Saturday 9 - 00:57
by Daniel Patrick Welch
Armoiries racistes à Harvard : Plaidoyer pour la réflexion socio-historique
Thursday 7 - 18:56
by Samuel Beaudoin Guzzo
Wednesday 6 - 02:02
by David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
The PKK in Iraq: “We are ready to fight ISIS everywhere in the world”
Monday 4 - 14:33
by InfoAut
Clinton Crashes and Burns, Sanders Will Win (But hold off on the applause)
Friday 1 - 22:33
by Daniel Patrick Welch
Confirming Supreme Court Justices and Electing Presidents
Friday 1 - 20:59
by William John Cox

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I, European citizen, won’t let refugees be rejected in my name
Thursday 10 March
©Olivier Jobard/Myop I, European citizen, won’t let refugees be rejected in my name THE RIGHT TO ASYLUM IS A RIGHT In the phrase « right to asylum », every word matters. Under the law, every person who is persecuted because of his or her political opinions or because of his or her identity, every person that is endangered by violence, war or misery has a RIGHT to seek asylum in another country The aim of this petition is to collect (...)
Neo-Nazis and far-right protesters in Ukraine 3 live-stream
Friday 24 January
The far-right in Ukraine are acting as the vanguard of a protest movement that is being reported as pro-democracy. The situation on the ground is not as simple as pro-EU and trade versus pro-Putin and Russian hegemony in the region. When US Senator John McCain dined with Ukraine’s opposition leaders in December, he shared a table and later a stage with the leader of the extreme far-right Svoboda party Oleh Tyahnybok. This is Oleh Tyahnybok, he has claimed a "Moscow-Jewish mafia" (...)
Hugo Chavez is dead (video live)
Wednesday 6 March
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President Hugo Chavez companeros venezueliano died after a long battle with cancer.
International initiative to stop the war in Syria Yes to democracy, no to foreign intervention!
Thursday 13 December
Your support here: http://www.peaceinsyria.org/support.php We, the undersigned, who are part of an international civil society increasingly worried about the awful bloodshed of the Syrian people, are supporting a political initiative based on the results of a fact-finding mission which some of our colleagues undertook to Beirut and Damascus in September 2012. This initiative consists in calling for a delegation of highranking personalities and public figures to go to Syria in order to (...)
Monday 12 November
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
At first glance, the results of America’s 2012 election appear to be a triumph for social, racial, and economic justice and progress in the United States: California voters passed a proposition requiring the rich to shoulder their fair share of the tax burden; Two states, Colorado and Washington, legalized the recreational use of marijuana, while Massachusetts approved the use of marijuana for medical purposes; Washington and two other states, Maine and Maryland, legalized same-sex (...)
Sunday 28 October
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
In a 2004 episode of Comedy Central’s animated series South Park, an election was held to determine whether the new mascot for the town’s elementary school would be a “giant douche” or a “turd sandwich.” Confronted with these two equally unpalatable choices, one child, Stan Marsh, refused to vote at all, which resulted in his ostracization and subsequent banishment from the town. Although this satirical vulgarity was intended as a commentary on the two (...)
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART III If there is one major inconsistency in life, it is that young people who know little more than family, friends and school are suddenly, at the age of eighteen, supposed to decide what they want to do for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, because of their limited life experiences, the illusions they have about certain occupations do not always comport to the realities. I discovered this the first time I went to college. About a year into my studies, I (...)
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART II PART IV Disillusioned with the machinations of so-called “traditional” colleges, I became an adjunct instructor at several “for-profit” colleges. Thanks largely to the power and pervasiveness of the Internet, “for-profit” colleges (hereinafter for-profits) have become a growing phenomenon in America. They have also been the subject of much political debate and the focus of a Frontline special entitled College Inc. Unlike traditional (...)
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART I PART III PART IV Several years ago, a young lady came into the college where I was teaching to inquire about a full-time instructor’s position in the sociology department. She was advised that only adjunct positions were available. Her response was, “No thanks. Once an adjunct, always an adjunct.” Her words still echo in my mind. Even as colleges and universities raise their tuition costs, they are relying more and more on adjunct instructors. Adjuncts are (...)
Friday 28 September
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
PART II PART III PART IV When The Bill of Rights was added to the United States Constitution over two hundred years ago, Americans were blessed with many rights considered to be “fundamental.” One conspicuously missing, however, was the right to an education. This was not surprising given the tenor of the times. America was primarily an agrarian culture, and education, especially higher education, was viewed as a privilege reserved for the children of the rich and (...)
Monday 30 July
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
If there is one universal question that haunts all human beings at some point in their lives, it is, “Why do we die?” Death, after all, is the great illogic. It ultimately claims all, the rich and the poor, the mighty and the small, the good and the evil. Death also has the capability to make most human pursuits—such as the quest for wealth, fame and power—vacuous and fleeting. Given this reality, I have often wondered why so many people are still willing to (...)
Thursday 28 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
How much corruption can a “democracy” endure before it ceases to be a democracy? If five venal, mendacious, duplicitous, amoral, biased and (dare I say it) satanic Supreme Court “justices”—John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Anthony Kennedy—have their way, America will soon find out. In several previous articles for Pravda.Ru, I have consistently warned how the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision is one of the (...)
Tuesday 12 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
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Imagine, if you will, that the United States government passes a law banning advertisers from sponsoring commercials on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show or Rupert Murdoch’s Fox (Faux) “News” Network. On one hand, there would be two decided advantages to this ban: The National IQ would undoubtedly increase several percentage points, and manipulative pseudo-journalists would no longer be able to appeal to the basest instincts in human nature for ratings and profit while (...)
Thursday 7 June
by : David R. Hoffman, Pravda.Ru Legal Editor
LIVE, from the State that brought you Senator Joseph McCarthy, Wisconsin voters now proudly present, fresh from his recall election victory, Governor Scott Walker! At first glance, it is almost unfathomable that anyone with a modicum of intelligence would have voted to retain Scott Walker as Wisconsin’s governor. This, after all, is a man who openly declared he is trying to destroy the rights of workers through a “divide and conquer” strategy; who received 61% of the (...)
Tuesday 13 March
by : David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor of Pravda.Ru
A question I’ve frequently been asked since I began writing for Pravda.Ru in 2003 is, “Why did you become disillusioned with the practice of law?” This question is understandable, particularly since, in most people’s minds, being an attorney is synonymous with wealth and political power. I’ve always been reluctant to answer this question for fear it will discourage conscientious and ethical people from pursuing careers in the legal profession—a (...)