Iraqi Holocaust & Iraqi Genocide (1990-2011).
This site is dedicated to informing people about the US Alliance-imposed Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide that as of December 2011 was associated with post-1990 and post-2003 violent deaths and non-violent avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation totalling 4.6 million and 2.7 million, respectively, and refugees totalling 5-6 million – an Iraqi Holocaust (noting that a holocaust involves the deaths of a huge number of people) and an Iraqi Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Geneva Convention (see: http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/genocide/convention.html ) which 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.” The UK, the US and their allies have been variously killing Iraqis since 1914 - there have been 9 million Iraqi deaths from Western violence or Western-imposed deprivation since 1914.
Iraqi history 1900-2011.
The following is taken from Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ [updating additions are in dquare brackets]. In the 19th century and pre-WW1, Turkish provinces of Mosul, Baghdad and Basra; 1914-1918, WW1, dismemberment of the Turkish Empire; British invasion in 1914; 1920, Arab revolt suppressed; Treaty of Sèvres made Iraq a British League of Nations Mandate; 1921, Kingdom under Faisal I; 1924, Iraq Assembly reluctantly agreed to British bases and British legislative veto; 1925, first oil concession; 1926, Iraqi government; 1930, 25-year alliance with Britain; 1932, British mandate terminated; Iraq joined League of Nations; 1933, Christian Assyrian revolt suppressed; Faisal I died; 1934, oil exports began; 1941, al-Gaylani ousted pro-British regent for infant Faisal II; defeated by the British; 1943, Iraq declared war on Axis countries; 1948, British demand for extension of the 1930 alliance was rejected by the Iraqi parliament; 1948, member of the Arab League; involved in Israel-Arab war; 1955, Iran, Turkey, Pakistan and Iraq formed pro-US Baghdad Pact; 1958, Kassem military coup, Faisal II killed; mid-1950s onwards, major Kurdish demands for autonomy; 1962, Kurds seized much of northern Iraq; 1963, coup dominated by socialist, pan-Arabist Ba’ath party; 1968, coup installed Bakr, followed by purges; 1979, accession of Saddam Hussein followed by purges; extremely repressive régime; 1980-1988, Iran-Iraq War; Western weapons and poison gas used by both sides; huge death toll; 1988, poison gas used on Kurdish Halabja; 1990, Iran-Iraq diplomatic relations; 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait; sanctions imposed; 1991, US-led Gulf War; deaths; hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees; Kurdish de facto independence protected by UK-US airpower; 1991, renewed threat to Kuwait; weapons inspection; 2001, 9/11 atrocity prompted US threats (1990-2003 excess mortality and under-5 infant mortality 1.7 million and 1.2 million, respectively; [0.2 million Gulf War violent deaths]); 2003, after extensive UK-US PR build-up involving major lies about Iraqi weapons, Iraq was invaded by US-led Coalition and occupied; no “weapons of mass destruction” found; continuing resistance; Sunnis excluded from Kurdish and Shi’ite dominated indigenous political process; massive death toll (2003-2006 post-invasion excess mortality and under-5 infant mortality 0.5 million and 0.4 million, respectively; post-1990 and post-2003 violent and non-violent avoidable deaths totalling 4.6 million and 2.7 million, respectively, and refugees totalling 5-6 million – an Iraqi Holocaust and an Iraqi Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Geneva Convention).
Foreign occupation: Turkey, Britain (pre-1950); UK, US, Coalition countries (post-1950); post-1950 foreign military presence: UK, US, Coalition countries; post-1950 [1950-2005] excess mortality/2005 population = 5.283m/26.555m = 19.9%; post-1950 [1950-2005] under-5 infant mortality/2005 population = 3.446m/26.555m = 13.0%.
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) (Gideon Polya, “Economist Mahima Khanna wins Cambridge Prize”, MWC News, 20
November 2011: http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/14978-economist-mahima-khanna.html ), one can estimate from Iraqi population data (“Iraq Population”: http://www.populstat.info/Asia/iraqc.htm
) 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, but including 4.6 million Iraqi deaths from Western violence or imposed deprivation in the period 1990-2011, one can estimate about 9 million Iraqi deaths
from UK or US violence or imposed deprivation in the century after the 1914
invasion of Iraq by Britain - an Iraqi Holocaust and an Iraqi Genocide.
Violent deaths, non-violent avoidable deaths, infant deaths and refugees in Iraqi Holocaust & Iraqi Genocide (1990-2011).
As of 20 March 2011, the 8th anniversary of the illegal US, UK and Australian invasion of Iraq on 20 March 2003, excess deaths from the Iraq War since 2003 include 2.6 million violent and non-violent excess deaths of Indigenous Iraqis (4.6 million since 1990; see:“Iraqi Holocaust Iraqi Genocide”: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq) and post-2003 US Alliance deaths total 4,758 (see: http://icasualties.org/oif/ ).
According to the 2006 Revision UN Population Division data, medical literature data, and other authoritative sources, the Iraqi Holocaust in the Occupation period of 2003-2011 has been associated with 1.2 million post-invasion non-violent avoidable deaths from war-imposed deprivation; 1.5 million violent post-invasion deaths (see the eminent US Just Foreign Policy:
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq ) ; and 0.8 million post-invasion
under-5 infant deaths (90% avoidable and due to gross US Coalition violation of
the Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of
Civilian Persons in Time of War which demand that an Occupier supplies food
and medical requisites to “the fullest extent of the means available to it.” In
addition, avoidable deaths from imposed deprivation under Sanctions (1990-2003) totalled 1.7 million,
violent deaths in the Gulf War totalled 0.2 million and under-5 infant deaths
under Sanctions totalled 1.2 million (90% avoidable an due to US Alliance war crimes) . Iraqi refugees (both inside and outside Iraq) total 5-6
Gideon Polya, “ Australia and Britain killed 6-7 million Indians in WW2 Bengal Famine”, Countercurrents, 29 September, 2011: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya290911.htm andGideon 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: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/2008/09/jane-austen-and-black-hole-of-british.html ).
The recent US and US Puppet Iraqi Régime assertions, as reflected in 2008 Revision UN Population Division data, would have us believe that nearly 2 decades of Sanctions, Bombing, War and violent Occupation imposed on Iraq resulted in a steady decline in under-5 year old infant mortality, general death rate and avoidable death rate in Iraq - the US under Obama and the US Puppet Iraqi Régime are involved in horrendous Iraqi Holocaust commission, Iraqi Holocaust denial, Iraqi Genocide commission and Iraqi Genocide denial (see Gideon Polya, “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”: http://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/9-january-2010 ). .
Since 1990 the US Alliance has imposed Iraqi Holocaust and an Iraqi Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention (see http://www.edwebproject.org/sideshow/genocide/convention.html ).
Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention states that “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.”
Horrendous global deaths from the US Alliance so-called War on Terror.
US president launched the so-called War on Terror in October 2001 by the invasion of Afghanistan a month after the 9-11 atrocity (3,000 people killed). The pathologically dishonest Bush Administration (see: http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/23/bush.iraq/ ) alleged that Osama bin Laden was responsible for the 9-11 atrocity but its “official version” of 9/11 had no Iraqis or Afghans involved in the atrocity and indeed the official FBI Most Wanted website does not accuse Osama bin Laden of involvement in 9/11: http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/fugitives/laden.htm .
Further, the discovery of unexploded nano-thermite high explosive in all samples of World Trade Center dust examined by Professor Niels Harrit and colleagues (Chemistry Department, 9-Nobel-Laureate University of Copenhagen) (see Niels Harrit et al, “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe”, The Open Chemical Physics Journal, Vol. 2, pp.7-31: http://www.bentham-open.org/pages/content.php?TOCPJ/2009/00000002/00000001/7TOCPJ.SGM ) clearly implicates the US Government itself in the 9-11 atrocity (most likely with surrogate Israeli involvement) (see: “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”: http://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/9-january-2010 ).
While Muslim non-state terrorists are allegedly responsible for the deaths of 7,000 Western civilians in the last 40 years (this including 2,000 Israelis violently occupying Palestinian lands and ignoring the most probable US and Israeli responsibility for the 3,000 people murdered on 9/11), the violent and non-violent excess deaths associated so far with the Bush wars (1990-2009) now total 9-11 million of which post-invasion violent and non-violemt excess deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan total 2.5 million and 4.5 million, respectively (for a detailed accounting see “9-11 excuse for US global genocide. The real 9-11 atrocity: millions dead [9-11 million] in Bush wars [1990-2009]”: