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Response to snappyturtle (Reply #34)

Wed Aug 28, 2013, 06:17 PM

39. This may qualify even by the definition of genocide...

 

under the conventions of the late 1940s, which restricts the crime to the attempt to extinguish particular national, racial/ethnic or religious groups. The sick part of this definition is that you can kill a million people in the course of robbing their resources and territory, but it may not count as genocide if you weren't specifically trying to kill members of their identity group. Thousands of the as-yet unborn, with enough generations perhaps millions will be affected and have their lives shortened due to the environmental poisoning directly attributable to the US war of aggression, and it's because they are considered of lower value as a group. One thing that's clear is that it would have been politically impossible to create this carnage in an Iraq full of European white people, and thus the construct of race is highly relevant. But go explain that to everyone in denial and determined to identify with "our" side.

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