Dr Gideon Polya is a Melbourne-based humanist, scientist, academic, artist, and human rights and climate change activist (see: http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya ).
Dr Gideon Polya on Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi
Genocide and US holocaust denial (13 December 2009): “Not only is the US
involved in an ongoing Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide (post-1990 violent
and non-violent excess deaths 4.4 million), the US and its Iraqi Puppet Régime
are grossly understating post-invasion mortality rates to the United Nations
Population Division… 1. According to the 2006 Revision UN Population Division
data, medical literature data, and other authoritative sources, the Iraqi
Holocaust has been associated with 1.1 million post-invasion non-violent
avoidable deaths; 1.4 million violent post-invasion deaths; and 0.9 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 demands that an Occupier
supplies food and medical requisites to “the fullest extent of the means
available to it.” In addition, avoidable deaths 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. Iraqi refugees
(both inside and outside Iraq)
total 5-6 million.
Dr Gideon Polya on Australian genocidal
complicity in Iraqi mass mortality (2005): “The top ABC journalist, Tony
Eastley, concluded: ‘The Australian Government has admitted it doesn’t know how
many civilians have died in the Iraq
war, and neither it, nor US authorities, are trying to find out.’ Indeed US
authorities have repeatedly stated that they do not keep records of civilian
casualties. However, as with the children overboard, the weapons of mass
destruction and the torture of Iraqi prisoners, the truth eventually emerges. The
latest UNICEF report in 2005 estimates that for the year 2003 the under-5
infant mortality was 110,000 in occupied Iraq, 292,000 in occupied Afghanistan
and 1,000 in the invading and occupying country Australia (noting that these
countries have populations of about 25-million, 24-million and 20-million respectively).
Using publicly available United Nations and medical literature data one can
readily calculate that there have been about 0.4 million avoidable deaths in
In 1991 the UK recommenced
military action against Iraq
that had kicked off in 1914. In 2003 the US, UK
and Australia illegally
invaded and conquered Iraq.
I have calculated that the under-5 infant mortality was 1.2 million for Iraq since 1991; 0.2 million for Iraq since the 2003 invasion; and 0.9 million
since the 2001 invasion… The US, UK
are clearly complicit in horrendous avoidable mortality and infant mortality in
a swathe of invaded Asian countries in the post-1950 era. This now raises the
philosophic issue of responsibility. The occupying ruler is responsible for the
ruled, (noting ‘occupation’ includes military, economic and political hegemony
and rule by client indigenous regimes). Further, whether an adult or child is
killed violently or dies non-violently from deprivation or avoidable disease,
the end result is the same and the culpability the same. In 2004 the estimated
per capita medical expenditure was only $US37 in occupied Iraq, but $US3,100 in the invading and occupying
This roughly one-hundredfold difference in per capita medical expenditure is
reflected in a one-hundredfold difference in under-5 infant mortality. The
provision of grossly inappropriate medical assistance in occupied Iraq at only
about 1% of the per capita level in the occupying Coalition countries is
criminal and genocidal.” .
Dr Gideon Polya on Iraqi Holocaust (2004): "Whether a person dies
violently or in bed, any death that is avoidable requires public assessment of
causality, culpability and complicity in order to make the world a safer place.
Of course, whether a person dies violently or dies from avoidable disease or
deprivation, the end result is the same.
. Gideon Polya, “Iraqi Holocaust Denial by US & Puppet Iraqi Régime”, MWC News, 13 December 2009: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/34979/42/ .
. Gideon Polya, “Australian complicity oin Iraq mass mortality”, ABC Radio National, Ockham’s Razor, 28 August 2005: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/science/ockham/stories/s1445960.htm and transcript also published in “Lies, Deep Fries & Statistics” (edited by Robyn Williams, ABC Books, Sydney, 2007).
. Gideon Polya, “Iraqi Holocaust”, ConScience, Australasian Science, 2 June 2004: http://www.shiachat.com/forum/index.php?/topic/33427-iraqi-holocaust/ .