Holocaust Denial re Armenian Genocide And ongoing Palestinian

CounterCurrents.org
March 6 2010

Holocaust Denial re Armenian Genocide And ongoing Palestinian,
Iraqi And Afghan Genocides

By Dr Gideon Polya
06 March, 2010
Countercurrents.org

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US Congress House of
Representatives has just voted 23 to 22 on Resolution 252 that
recognizes the 1915-1923 Armenian Genocide as a genocide. The 23-22
vote enables the measure to go to the full House of Representatives –
if the House leadership decides to bring it up. Turkey subsequently
withdrew its ambassador to the US and the Obama Administration
attacked the vote, Secretary of State Clinton declaring : `The Obama
administration strongly opposes the resolution that was passed by only
one vote by the House committee and will work very hard to make sure
it does not go to the House floor,’ (see:
65 ).

Turkey would gain great credit by finally acknowledging the reality of
the 1915-1923 Armenian Genocide as a genocide. In doing so they would
follow the example of outstanding, Nobel Prize-winning Turkish writer
Orhan Pamuk (author of many novels, notably `My Name is Red’ and
`Snow’; see: ) who has stated
that `It’s essential to freely speak of what happened to Armenia in
the Ottoman Empire’ (see:
pic.php?f=10&t=307 ).

The Turks alive today had nothing to do with the Armenian Genocide and
the continued refusal of Turkish Governments to acknowledge this crime
against Humanity simply damages the good name of the Turkish people.

A profound statement was made by Congressman Brad Sherman (Democrat,
California) in supporting the Armenian Genocide recognizing House
Committee Resolution 252: "Genocide denial is not just the last step
of the genocide, it is the first step in the next genocide" (see:
).

The history of the latter half of the 20th century and of the 21st
century reveals how history ignored yields history repeated. Turkey
is a key staging post for the US wars against the people of Iraq ,
Afghanistan and now NW Pakistan. By steadfastly ignoring the reality
of the Armenian Genocide as genocide Turkey has become complicit in
genocidal crimes of the US Alliance that have been associated with 4.4
million violent and non-violent excess deaths in Iraq (1990-2010) and
4.5 million violent and non-violent excess deaths in Afghanistan.

Indeed the sensitivity of the Obama Administration to the House
Committee Armenian Genocide resolution 252 stems from Turkey’s key
logistical role in the US War On Terror that in actuality is a War on
Women and Children or more specifically a War on Arab, Muslim, Asian
and non-European Women and Children.

Turkey already admits that hundreds of thousands of Armenian died in
WW1 and accordingly should realize that the continuing argument about
the Armenian Holocaust or Armenian Genocide is ultimately an argument
about semantics ` about the meaning of the words `holocaust’ and
`genocide’, as elaborated below.

Holocaust is the destruction of a large number of people. The term was
first applied to a WW2 atrocity by Jog in 1944 (Jog, N.G. (1944),
Churchill’s Blind-Spot: India (New Book Company, Bombay)) in relation
to the `forgotten’ man-made Bengal Famine (6-7 million Indians – many
of them Muslims in a "forgotten" WW2 Muslim Holocaust – deliberately
starved to death by the British, 1943-1945). It was subsequently
applied to the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from
deprivation) which was part of a horrendous WW2 European Holocaust (30
million Slavs, Jews and Gypsies killed in the Nazi German Lebensraum
genocide).

Unfortunately the racist Zionists (RZs) (who were complicit in the
Jewish Holocaust by collaboration with the Nazis, opposing placement
of Jewish refugees anywhere but Palestine and persuading Churchill to
oppose the Joel Brand scheme to save 0.7 million Hungarian Jews) have
appropriated the term Holocaust to mean only the WW2 Jewish Holocaust
to the exclusion of all other holocausts (see the testimony of
outstanding humanitarian Jews Joel Brand:
istzionism/brand-joel-exposing-zionist-complicity- in-nazi-mass-murder-of-hungarian-jews
and Lenny Brenner:
acistzionism/brenner-lenni-exposing-zionist-collab oration-and-complicity-with-the-nazis
).

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.’

Key to this internationally agreed, legal definition of genocide is
`intent’. Thus the `intent’ of a serial killer is not abolished by his
refusal to confess or otherwise explicitly declare `intent’ ` it can
be clearly established simply by the evidence of sustained,
remorseless actions leading to serial deaths. Likewise, for example,
the sustained, remorseless actions (and inactions) of the British
caused the deaths of 6-7 million Indians in 1943-1945 Bengali
Holocaust (see the transcript of the 2008 BBC broadcast involving
myself, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and other
scholars: rogramme.html
) and the sustained British deprivation of its Indian subjects in the
2 century British Indian Holocaust (1.5 BILLION excess deaths, or
about 1.8 BILLION including the Native States, and about 20% of them
Muslims).

Here is the expert advice of Denis Halliday (who resigned after 34
years with the UN, including being UN assistant secretary-general,
over the Sanctions imposed on Iraq, characterizing them as
`genocide’) on genocidal `intent to kill’ in answering the question
`Who, in your view, is primarily responsible for the deaths of those
500,000 children under five [under Sanctions]?’ (2000) : `All the
members of the Permanent Security Council, when they passed 1284,
reconfirmed that economic sanctions had to be sustained, knowing the
consequences. That constitutes `intent to kill’, because we know that
sanctions are killing several thousand per month. Now, of the five
permanent members, three abstained; but an abstention is no better
than a vote for, in a sense. Britain and America of course voted for
this continuation. The rest of them don’t count because they’re
lackeys, or they’re paid off. The only country that stood up was
Malaysia , and they also abstained. But you know, by abstaining
instead of using your veto, when you are a permanent member you’re
guilty because you’re continuing something that has this deadly
impact. However, I would normally point the finger at London and
Washington , because they are the most active in sustaining sanctions:
they are the ones who will not compromise" (see: Denis Halliday,
interviewed by David Edwards, `Half a million children under five are
dead in Iraq ` who is responsible. An interview with Denis Halliday –
Former Assistant Secretary-General of The United Nations’, Media Lens,
May 2000: icles_2001/iraqdh.htm
).

Muslims have been subject to horrendous mass murder events, such as
the mass murder of the people of Jerusalem by the Crusaders on 15 July
1099 – more than 70,000 dead bodies of Muslim children and women
were found in the Mosque of Omar in Jerusalem alone. In the13th
century the Mongols under Genghis Khan killed millions in Iraq and
adjoining. regions. In 1492 millions of Muslims (and Jews) were killed
or expelled from Spain , putting an end to the brilliant civilization
of Moorish Spain. Millions of Muslims were killed in subsequent
centuries due to expansion of the Russian Empire in Asia, the British
Empire in Asia and Africa, the French Empire in Asia and Africa, the
Spanish Empire in Asia and Africa, the Portuguese Empire in Africa and
Asia and the Dutch Empire in South East Asia (principally in what is
now Indonesia)..

The horrible reality in today’s world is an ongoing Muslim Holocaust
and Muslim Genoicde that isremorselessly ignored by academics,
journalists, politicians and media in the lying, holocaust complicit,
holocaust ignoring, genocide complicit, genocide ignoring,
Zionist-beholden, neocon-beholden, US imperialism-beholden Western
Murdochracies. The parts of this ongoing Muslim Holocaust and Muslim
Genocide are summarized below.

Palestinian Holocaust, Palestinian Genocide (0.3 million post-invasion
violent and non-violent excess deaths, 0.2 million post-invasion
under-5 infant deaths, 7 million refugees):
ngenocide/ .

Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide (4.5 million post-invasion violent
and non-violent excess deaths, 2.4 million post-invasion under-5
infant deaths, 3-4 million refugees plus 2.5 million NW Pakistan
Pashtun refugees):
caustafghangenocide/ .

Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide (2.5 million post-invasion violent and
non-violent excess deaths, 0.9 million post-invasion under-5 infant
deaths, 5-6 million refugees; 1990-2010, 4.4 million violent and
non-violent excess deaths, 2.1 million under-5 infant deaths):
stiraqigenocide/ .

Global avoidable mortality of Muslims : the above atrocities are
dwarfed by the 1950-2005 excess deaths in the mostly post-colonial
Muslim World that totalled 0.6 billion (see my book "Body Count.
Global voidable mortality since 1950" , G.M. Polya, Melbourne , 2007,
and "Global avoidable mortality":
http://globalavoidablemortality.b logspot.com/ ).

Climate Holocaust, Climate Genocide (man-made global warming
increasingly impacts the current 22 million annual avoidable deaths
from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease; estimates from
top UK climate scientists Dr James Lovelock and Professor Kevin
Anderson point to 10 billion avoidable deaths this century due to
unaddressed global warming, this including 6 billion infants, 3
billion Muslims in a near-terminal, 21st century Muslim Holocaust , 2
billion Indians, 1.3 billion non-Arab Africans, 0.5 billion Bengalis,
0.3 billion Pakistanis and 0.3 billion Bangladeshis):
egenocide/ .

I have used the above compilations (based on UN Population Division,
UNICEF and WHO data) in making a Formal Complaint to the Chief
Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court re Australian
Government and US Alliance Formal complaint to the Chief Prosecutor of
the International Criminal Court re various US Alliance, NATO, EU,
Australia, New Zealand and UK involvement in Palestinian Genocide,
Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide, Muslim Genocide, Aboriginal Genocide,
Biofuel Genocide and Climate Genocide:
muslimholocaustmusli mgenocide/9-january-2010 . Turkey has made a major
contribution to Humanity but no country is without blemish and denial
of such blemishes simply compounds the problem of `history ignored
yields history repeated’. . Indeed my own country Australia was
intimately connected with the xenophobia-driven Armenian Genocide
which commenced after months of Allied shelling in the Dardanelles and
the day before the invasion of Turkey by Australian and New Zealand
Army Corps (ANZAC) soldiers at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. The
Armenians observe 24 April as Armenian Genocide Day and in Australia
and New Zealand 25 April is observed as Anzac Day, the most solemn
memorial day in Australasia . Australia still does not recognize its
unwitting role in the Armenian Genocide.

Australians have much to be proud of in terms of humane social
innovation ` we were world leaders in free trade unions, democracy,
one-man-one-vote, women’s suffrage, free education, free speech,
religious tolerance, accessible universities, accessible hospitals and
the 8 hour day. Nevertheless Australia has an appalling secret
genocide history involving participation in a succession of 21
genocides, commencing with the Aboriginal Genocide. Indeed 7 of these
genocides in which Australia is complicit are still ongoing,
specifically the ongoing Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide, Afghan
Genocide, Muslim Genocide, Biofuel Genocide, Climate Genocide and the
Aboriginal Genocide ` all genocides as defined by Article 2 of the UN
Genocide Convention (see ` Australia ‘s secret genocide history. La
Trobe, `Bundoora Eucalyptus’ & Black Crimes of White Australia ‘:
/australia-s-secret-genocide-history
and `Muslim Holocaust, Muslim Genocide’:
muslimholocaustmusli mgenocide/ ).

Yet Australia is in almost complete denial about these ongoing
atrocities. Thus the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is the
most unbiased and liberal of Australia’s Mainstream media but a search
of the whole ABC site for the terms Palestinian Genocide, Iraqi
Genocide, Afghan Genocide, Muslim Genocide, Biofuel Genocide, Climate
Genocide and the Aboriginal Genocide yields almost no results except
for a few relating to the Aboriginal Genocide (noting that a major
denier of the Aboriginal Genocide sits on the ABC Board) (e.g. see
`Iraqi Holocaust minimizing by Australian Broadcasting Corporation
(ABC) ‘: ignoring/iraqi-holocaust-minimizing-by-australian- broadcasting-corporation-abc
). The Turkish people would gain great credit internationally by (a)
finally acknowledging the reality of the 1915-1923 Armenian Genocide
as a genocide and (b) by exposing and opposing the mass murder of
their co-religionists in the ongoing US Alliance Palestinian Genocide,
Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide and racist Zionist-promoted Muslim
Holocaust and Muslim Genocide.

Dr Gideon Polya published some 130 works in a 4 decade scientific
career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text
"Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor &
Francis, New York & London, 2003:

Targets-P lant-Bioactive-Compounds/dp/0415308291 ). He has recently
published `Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950′ (G.M.
Polya, Melbourne, 2007: and
) and an updated 2008 version of his
1998 book `Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History, Colonial
rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological
sustainability’ (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2008:
). He is currently teaching
Biochemistry theory and practical courses to second year university
agricultural science students at a very good Australian university.
Words having failed, he also paints huge Paintings for Peace, Planet,
Mother and Child:
netmotherchild/ (anyone is
free to reproduce these images with attribution in the interests of
Humanity).

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