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Australian Election: Bush-ite Media IGNORE Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide & Aboriginal Genocide

by : Dr Gideon Polya
Saturday November 3, 2007 - 02:47

Australia is in the middle of a Federal Election campaign but to the best of my knowledge the Australia-complicit carnage in Occupied Iraq – the Iraqi Holocaust, the Iraqi Genocide - has not simply NOT been aired by Australian Mainstream media, the ABC or politicians in a process of egregious and remorseless holocaust-ignoring and genocide-ignoring. This holocaust ignoring in Australia (the Land of Lies and Flies) is so sustained and comprehensive that it amounts to utterly repugnant holocaust denial and genocide denial.

The horrible realities that are utterly IGNORED by racist, lying, holocaust-complicit, holocaust-ignoring Australian Mainstream media and by Australian politicians are (from the latest medical, ORB survey and UN data) that post-invasion excess deaths in the Occupied Palestinian, Iraq and Afghan Territories total 0.3 million, 2.0 million and 3.2 million, respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 0.2 million, 0.6 million and 2.2 million, respectively; and refugees total 7 million, 4 million and 3.7 million, respectively ("United State Terrorism. 8 million deaths & media holocaust denial": http://mwcnews.net/content/view/171... ; see also “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/137... and http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ).

What is happening in these Occupied Territories clearly amounts to Genocide as defined by the UN Genocide Convention - a Palestinian Genocide, an Iraqi Genocide and an Afghan Genocide. Thus Article II states: “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.” (see: http://www.edwebproject.org/sidesho... ).

Australian media also IGNORE the ongoing Australian Aboriginal Genocide: 9,000 Indigenous Australians die avoidably each year out of a population of 0.5 million; 90,000 have died avoidably in the over 11 years of the extreme right wing, racist, Bush-ite Coalition Government (see "Racism in Australia" : http://mwcnews.net/content/view/159... ).

The following LETTER was sent on 3 November 2007 to major Australian Mainstream media, and thence to the ABC, politicians and others (with the plea to please publish or otherwise disseminate to everyone they can):

LETTER

Journalism professor Brian Cathcart in the prestigious UK New Statesman has recently argued that the UK media ignoring of Iraq reflects “the public’s lack of appetite for the dismal truth” (see: http://www.newstatesman.com/200711010030 ) .

Indeed the article itself FAILS to estimate the human cost of the Iraq War: post-invasion excess violent and non-violent deaths 1.5-2.0 million; 4 million refugees; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths 0.6 million; post-1990 Iraqi excess deaths 3.9 million; post-1990 Iraqi under-5 infant deaths 1.8 million.

What we are seeing in Occupied Iraq is an Iraqi Holocaust and indeed, as defined by the UN Genocide Convention, a US-UK-Australia-supervised Iraqi Genocide – and what we are seeing in the West is media and politician holocaust ignoring, holocaust denial, genocide ignoring and genocide denial (see "Iraq: Genocide by all definition. Bush’s Iraq War & 2 million Iraqi excess deaths": http://mwcnews.net/content/view/170... and "United State Terrorism. 8 million deaths & media holocaust denial": http://mwcnews.net/content/view/171... ).

Decent people must follow the example of Polish WW2 hero Jan Karski who tried to tell an unresponsive world about the Jewish Holocaust as it was happening. Holocaust ignoring is not an option. Top US medical epidemiologists Professors Burnham (Johns Hopkins) and Roberts (Columbia) have recently stated: "Ignorance of Iraqi death toll no longer an option ... over a million deaths to date" (see: http://www.countercurrents.org/burn... ).

It is a national disgrace that the Australia-complicit carnage in Occupied Iraq has been comprehensively IGNORED in the current Australian Federal Election campaign. Decent folk are obliged to tell everyone they can about the magnitude of the ongoing Iraqi Genocide.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Gideon Polya Macleod, Melbourne, Australia

END LETTER

There is one notable EXCEPTION to the almost comprehensive media ignoring of the Iraqi Genocide in Australia. Thus the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has recently published a book containing 28 essays by people they describe as “leading [Australian] thinkers": “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams; ABC Books, Sydney, 2007) (see: http://shop.abc.net.au/browse/produ... ). I have a chapter in this book entitled “Australian complicity in Iraqi mass mortality” from a nation-wide broadcast I made on the ABC Radio National in August 2005: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/oc... .

What can decent people do about this horrendous Australian and US Alliance Holocaust Commission and Holocaust Denial? I would urge you to do YOUR bit against Bush-ite genocide by (a) informing everyone you can; (b) avoiding any avoidable dealings with people, corporations and countries involved in the Bush Iraqi Genocide and indeed in any part of the Bush War on Asian, Arab, Muslim, African and non-European Women and Children; (c) support current German proposals for criminalization or public judicial exposure of ANY denial of ANY genocide or holocausts (see “Genocide denial. No-penalty criminalization required now”: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/124... ).

History denied yields history repeated, Genocide denied yields genocide repeated. Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity. Please inform everyone you can.



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