Thursday, April 12, 2007


Steve Clemons of The Washington Note wrote that Darfur is labelled as the first genocide of the 21st century.

I posted this in his comments:

Steve, what is the meaning of genocide?

As john sonner wrote:

"Sad as the situation in Darfur is, the toll in Iraq is worse: UNHCR reports 4 million refugees vs. 2.5 million in Darfur; 655,000 killed in Iraq (dated Lancet data) vs. 400,000 in Darfur. And the US government (and by extension American taxpayers) is directly responsible for what happened in Iraq."

But because it is carried out by the US and its criminal allies - it does not get rated as "genocide"?

The rest of the world judges US as the mass killer rogue nation.

If Bush had not been "re-elected" one could give the US citizens a pass on this one. But, whatever your election system, the re-election got every US citizen labelled as a complicit war criminal.

Posted by Jacob Matthan at April 12, 2007 12:18 AM

And this is only in the 21st century.

Does anyone remember how the Secretary of State in Bill Clinton's administration, Madeline Albright, casually said on the programme 60 minutes that the half a million or more children and innocent human beings killed as a result of US sactions on Iraq was "worth it" collateral damage? (Emphasis below is mine,)

Lesley Stahl on U.S. sanctions against Iraq: We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And, you know, is the price worth it?

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright: I think this is a very hard choice, but the price--we think the price is worth it.

--60 Minutes (5/12/96)

I would like to know who was the WE that she meant in her statement - Clinton, Blair,....?

Does Madeline Albright believe that the killing of three of her grandparents in Holocaust was "worth it" since she became the Secretary of State in the US?

This is from the entry about Madeline Albright in Wikipedia:

In 1939 the Korbel family fled to London after Bohemia and Moravia were annexed by Germany. That may have saved her life, as many of her Jewish relatives in Czechoslovakia were killed in the Holocaust, including three of her grandparents.

Double standards - that is the norm in the American Way!


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