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Non-state terrorism and state terrorism are both evil. Both state terrorism and non-state terrorism are utterly abhorrent to decent, pro-peace people. Connections between the  twin evils of state crime, or state terrorism, and non-state terrorism are documented  in this  website  “Stop state terrorism” : https://sites.google.com/site/stopstateterrorism/  and in the similarly  alphabetically-organized compendium website "State crime and non-state terrorism": https://sites.google.com/site/statecrimeandnonstateterrorism/  .

While the evil of non-state terrorism has been largely successfully countered in Western countries by  top-down state action involving education, high technology intelligence, intranational and international intelligence sharing, and skilled counter-terrorism forces, countering the vastly more deadly  evil of state terrorism requires peaceful, bottom-up action by billions of ordinary people world-wide:


(a) to expose and oppose state terrorism by informing  everyone they can;

(b) to demand rigorous and universal state  respect for the UN Charter, International Law,  the Universal  Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Convention, the UN Genocide Convention, the Rights of the Child Convention and indeed all UN human rights conventions;

(c) to urge and apply the peaceful approach of Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against all people, politicians, parties, companies, corporations and countries involved or complicit in state terrorism, including war crimes and state sponsorship of non-state terrorism.

Terrorism involves the terrorising and terrifying killing of people to further strategic, political or ideological objectives  and includes (a) the non-state terrorism by non-state parties, and (b) the vastly more deadly state  terrorism by nation state parties directed against their own citizens or the citizens of other countries.
Terrorism, whether state terrorism or non-state terrorism, is evil and must be stopped – hence the website “Stop state terrorism” : https://sites.google.com/site/stopstateterrorism/  .  

The "Stop state terrorism" website is alphabetically organized  and devoted to exposing the  twin and connected evils of state terrorism and non-state terrorism.

State crimes can be described in terms of human rights abuse, torture, killing, holocaust, genocide, refugees, violent deaths and avoidable deaths (avoidable mortality, excess deaths, excess mortality, premature deaths, untimely deaths, deaths that should not have happened)from imposed deprivation.

State crimes can also include the depraved indifference of governments of prosperous countries to preventable deaths - deaths that  could be substantially prevented  by applying more fiscal resources to, for example,  education, preventive medicine and health services. Thus 1.7 million Americans die preventably each year and 85,000 Australians die preventable annually,   despite the reality that the US and Australia are among the richest countries per capita in the world.

The worst state crime of all is invasion of another country but International Law as enshrined in the UN Charter only permits this in certain circumstances (and then only after serious negotiations):

(1) if there is UN permission; 

(2) if the invading country has been invaded;

(3) if the invading country has been invited to invade by the government.

Thus the  British have invaded 193 countries, Australia 85, France 82, the US 70 (50 after WW2), Germany 39, Japan 30, Russia 25, Canada 25,  Apartheid Israel 12 and China 2  (see  Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes a succinct history  of every country and is now available for free perusal on the web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/  ; Gideon Polya, “The US Has Invaded 70 Nations Since 1776 – Make 4 July Independence From America Day”, Countercurrents, 5 July, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya050713.htm ; Gideon Polya, “British Have Invaded 193 Countries:  Make  26 January ( Australia Day, Invasion Day) British Invasion Day”, Countercurrents, 23 January, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya230115.htm ; Gideon Polya, “As UK Lackeys Or US Lackeys Australians Have Invaded 85 Countries (British 193, French 80, US 70)”, Countercurrents, 9 February, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya090215.htm ; Gideon Polya, “President Hollande And French Invasion Of Privacy Versus French Invasion Of 80 Countries Since 800 AD”, Countercurrents, 15 January, 2014: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya150114.htm  ).

 

 UN permission does not excuse war crimes – thus, for example,  the UN permitted:

(a) Allied war in Korea in which 28% of the North Korean population was killed in US bombing (see Michel Chossudovsky, “Know the facts: North Korea lost neatly 30% of ots population as a resut of  US bombinbgs in the 1950s”, Global Research, 27 November 2010: http://www.globalresearch.ca/know-the-facts-north-korea-lost-close-to-30-of-its-population-as-a-result-of-us-bombings-in-the-1950s/22131 );

(b) France, UK and US (FUKUS) Alliance bombing of Libya that killed 100,000 people, created 1 million refugees and converted a secular country that was the richest in Africa to a failed state riven by sectarian conflict (see  “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ );

(c ) Sanctions against Iraq in 1990-2003 (that killed 1.7 million Iraqis (half of them children) through imposed deprivation (see “Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide”: http://sites.google.com/site/iraqiholocaustiraqigenocide/ ; Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ; and Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes a succinct history  of every country and is now available for free perusal on the web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/  ; Abdul-Haq Al-Ani and  Tarik Al-Ani  , “Genocide in Iraq . Volume I. The case against the UN Security Council and member states”;  Gideon Polya, ““Genocide in Iraq, The Case Against UN Security Council And Member States ” Book Review”,  Countercurrents, 8 February, 2013: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya080213.htm  ).

(d) US Alliance operations in Afghanistan that have been associated so far with 1.5 million violent deaths, 4.5 million deaths from imposed deprivation,  generation of  3 million refugees and 1.2  million opiate drug-related deaths worldwide linked to the US Alliance restoration of the Taliban –destroyed Afghan opium industry from 6% of world share in 2001 to 93% in 2007, the breakdown (as of 2015)  including 280,000 Americans, 256,000 Indonesians, 68,000 Iranians, 25,000 British, 14,000 Canadians, 10,000 Germans, 5,000 Australians and 500 French (see Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide”: http://sites.google.com/site/afghanholocaustafghangenocide/ ;“Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ; and Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes a succinct history  of every country and is now available for free perusal on the web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/  ).

(e) partition of Palestine in 1948 that led to massive and continuing ethnic cleansing  of Indigenous Palestinians who represented 98% of the population in 1870 and 70% of the population in 1947.  Today in 2015 the genocidally racist Israelis have ignored numerous subsequent UN decisions; ethnically cleansed 90% of Palestine by military takeover, “Jews-only” highways, the obscene Apartheid Wall and related barriers,  village, farm and home destruction, and by illegal settlements; ensured that of 12 million Palestinians, 6 million are forbidden to step foot in their own country, 4.3 million exist without human rights  as prisoners  without charge or trial in the blockaded Gaza Concentration Camp (1.8 million) or in West Bank Bantustan ghettoes (2.5 million),  and only 1.7 million Palestinians Israelis (14% of Palestinians and 28% of Palestinian subjects of Apartheid Israel) are permitted to vote for the government ruling all of Palestine, albeit as Third Class citizens under Nazi-style  Apartheid laws. The annual per capita GDP is  $2,900 for Occupied Palestine, 13  times lower than for Apartheid Israel ($38,000)  that continues to steal land, steal water and impose a Nazi-style Apartheid regime on Occupied Palestinians of whom it kills 1,000 violently  each year and kills 4,000 non-violently each year through imposed deprivation.  Half the Palestinians are children and most of those in the blockaded Gaza Concentration Camp are badly traumatized by repeated Israeli Gaza Massacres involving shelling, rocketing or bombing from IDF tanks, ships or planes.  

“State terrorism” or “state crime ” by a national government involves:

(a) war criminal invasion of other countries with attendant gross human rights abuses of which the most egregious are deaths from violence or avoidable deaths from violently-imposed deprivation (e.g. Muslim deaths totalling 5 million from violence and 27 million from imposed deprivation in 20 significantly or substantially Muslim countries invaded by the US Alliance the 21st century Zionist-backed US War on Muslims; see Gideon Polya, “Paris Atrocity Context: 27 Million Muslim Avoidable  Deaths From Imposed Deprivation In 20 Countries Violated By US Alliance Since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 22 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya221115.htm ) ;

(b) subjugation of it its own people  involving human rights  abuse and active killing   through  violence (as in civil wars), and passive killing through imposed deprivation (e.g. 30 million Chinese dead from deprivation in the Great Leap Forward and an estimated 350 million Indian avoidable deaths from deprivation since Independence and about 4 million Indian currently dying thus each year; Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes an avoidable mortality-related history of every country since Neolithic times and is now available for free perusal on he web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/body-count-global-avoidable-mortality_05.html   );   

(c) inflicting  such  atrocities  on its own people or other peoples by variously exciting non-state terrorism (e.g. exciting Sunni insurgency and thence ISIS through the horrendous invasion of Iraq and Iraqi Genocide by the US Alliance),  permitting or supporting non-state terrorism  (state-sponsored non-state terrorism e.g. support for jihadi or other insurgents in Syria by  various members of the US Alliance, most notoriously Turkey and Saudi Arabia) or indeed by covertly or overtly encouraging state terrorism  by another national  government (e.g. the US secretly permitting  the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that precipitated US entry into WW2 , US training and backing government torturers and death squads in Latin America,  and US green-lighting  the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the Ethiopian and Kenyan invasion of Somalia, the Saudi Arabian and Saudi Coalition invasion if Yemen etc);

(d) passively inflicting harm on others by depraved indifference to corporate terrorism (e.g. carbon terrorism and climate terrorism) and actively inflicting  harm  on others by neoliberal, corporatist,  anti-Humanity, anti-Biosphere, and pro-pollution  state policies. Thus  each year about 0.5 million people die from climate change (with 10 billion to die thus this century in a worsening climate genocide  if man-made climate change is not requisitely  addressed) , 7 million die from air pollution,  and 17 million people die from deprivation on Spaceship Earth with with variously ecocidal, speciescidal, ethnocidal, genocidal, omnicidal,  terracidal, neoliberal, war criminal  and climate criminal  governments and corporations in charge of the flight deck  - hence the largely  self-explanatory terms  climate terrorism (terrorism via climate change), carbon terrorism (terrorism via carbon fuel burning), corporate terrorism (terrorism via deadly corporate activity), ecoterrorism (terrorism via ecosystem destruction),  ethnoterrorism (ethnicity-based terrorism), bioterrorism (terrorism via biological agents or via deadly changes to the biosphere) , and xenoterrorism (terrorism via dangerous  and novel  biological or chemical agents);

(e) nuclear terrorism is an existential threat to humanity - while poverty kills 17 million people each year, and unaddressed  man-made climate change may wipe out all but 0.5 billion people this century , nuclear war and consequent  nuclear winter may almost completely wipe out Humanity and much of the Biosphere.


In this context, “holocaust” means the death of large numbers of people whereas “genocide” is defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention thus: “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” . Article 3 states that “The following acts shall be punishable: (a) Genocide; (b) Conspiracy to commit genocide; (c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide; (d) Attempt to commit genocide; (e) Complicity in genocide”; Article 4 states that “Persons committing genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in Article 3 shall be punished, whether they are constitutionally responsible rulers, public officials or private individuals” ( UN Convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide, UN: http://www.hrweb.org/legal/genocide.html ).

 “Intent to destroy ” is rarely  established by explicit statement by the perpetrators (who typically do not  want to boast about committing genocide)  but is typically  established by resolute, remorseless conduct.

 “Destruction”  can involve generation of  refugees and deaths  by violence or through avoidable deaths from violently-imposed deprivation. Thus Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilians in Time of War unequivocally demand that an Occupier must provide its conquered Subjects with life sustaining food and medical requisites “to the fullest extent of the means available  to  it”:

Article 55

To the fullest extent of the means available to it the Occupying Power has the duty of ensuring the food and medical supplies of the population; it should, in particular, bring in the necessary foodstuffs, medical stores and other articles if the resources of the occupied territory are inadequate.

The Occupying Power may not requisition foodstuffs, articles or medical supplies available in the occupied territory, except for use by the occupation forces and administration personnel, and then only if the requirements of the civilian population have been taken into account. Subject to the provisions of other international Conventions, the Occupying Power shall make arrangements to ensure that fair value is paid for any requisitioned goods.

The Protecting Power shall, at any time, be at liberty to verify the state of the food and medical supplies in occupied territories, except where temporary restrictions are made necessary by imperative military requirements.

Article 56

To the fullest extent of the means available to it, the Occupying Power has the duty of ensuring and maintaining, with the cooperation of national and local authorities, the medical and hospital establishments and services, public health and hygiene in the occupied territory, with particular reference to the adoption and application of the prophylactic and preventive measures necessary to combat the spread of contagious diseases and epidemics. Medical personnel of all categories shall be allowed to carry out their duties.

If new hospitals are set up in occupied territory and if the competent organs of the occupied State are not operating there, the occupying authorities shall, if necessary, grant them the recognition provided for in Article 18. In similar circumstances, the occupying authorities shall also grant recognition to hospital personnel and transport vehicles under the provisions of Articles 20 and 21.

In adopting measures of health and hygiene and in their implementation, the Occupying Power shall take into consideration the moral and ethical susceptibilities of the population of the occupied territory” (see “Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilians in Time of War”: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6b36d2.html ) .

Avoidable deaths (avoidable mortality, excess deaths, excess mortality, premature deaths, untimely deaths, deaths that should not have happened) is the difference between the observed deaths in a country and the deaths expected for a peaceful, decently governed country with the same demographics (i.e. the same birth rate and  age distribution; about 4 per 1,000 of population per year for peaceful but impoverished  high birth rate  countries). Thus, for example,  in 2015 GDP per capita is abut $6,000 for both Cuba and China and about $15,000 for both Iraq and Libya but while there are zero (0) annual avoidable deaths in  Cuba and China, annual avoidable deaths in war-devastated  Iraq (population 36.4 million) and Syria (population 6.3 million) currently total 47,000 and 14,000, respectively (see Gideon Polya, “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”, that includes an avoidable mortality-related history of every country since Neolithic times and is now available for free perusal on he web: http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/body-count-global-avoidable-mortality_05.html  ; “List of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita”, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_%28PPP%29_per_capita ; UN Population Division 2015 Revision of World Population Prospects: http://esa.un.org/unpd/wpp/ ; and Gideon Polya, “Paris Atrocity Context: 27 Million Muslim Avoidable  Deaths From Imposed Deprivation In 20 Countries Violated By US Alliance Since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 22 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya221115.htm ).

Thus, by way of example, the post-9-11 avoidable deaths in the 20 countries  violated by the West in the post-9-11 War on Terror total 34.0  million.  However we can re-assess this data by considering the Muslim percentage of the population in these 20 countries and can estimate that post-9-11 Muslim avoidable deaths in these 20 US Alliance-violated countries total 26.8 million, noting that, as discussed above, it is likely that most of the violent Muslim deaths in the Zionist-promoted US War on Terror are not included in this estimate. About half the victims of this  Neocon American  and  Zionist Imperialist  (NAZI)-prosecuted  Muslim Holocaust and Muslim Genocide are children. If violent deaths in the 21st century US War on Muslims total 5 million, then total deaths will be 32 million  Gideon Polya, “Paris Atrocity Context: 27 Million Muslim Avoidable  Deaths From Imposed Deprivation In 20 Countries Violated By US Alliance Since 9-11”, Countercurrents, 22 November, 2015: http://www.countercurrents.org/polya221115.htm ). Muslim refugees generated now total about 42 million,  the breakdown being 12 million Syrians, 7 million Palestinians, 6 million Sudanese, 6 million Iraqis,   3 million Afghans, 2 million Pakistanis, 2 million Myanmar Rohingyas,  2 million Somalis and 2 million more from Eritrea, the Central African Republic and Yemen. One can see from the above that this constitutes  a Muslim Holocaust and a Muslim Genocide as defined above associated with the Zionist -promoted US War on Muslims in the 21st century (see “Muslim Holocaust Muslim Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/muslimholocaustmuslimgenocide/ ).

Lying by omission by Neocon American and Zionist Imperialist (NAZI)-perverted and subverted Western Mainstream media, politician and academic presstitutes   ensures that these horrendous realities are largely kept from public perception. Genocide ignoring and holocaust ignoring  are far, far worse than utterly repugnant  genocide denial and holocaust denial because  at least the latter admit the possibility  of public debate  ( for details of media-derived  censorship  by the global Murdoch media empire, Australian Fairfax media, the Australian ABC, the UK BBC,  and the Australian universities-backed web magazine The Conversation in Neocon American- and Zionist Imperialist-perverted and subverted Murdochracy, Lobbyocracy and Corporatocracy Australia and elsewhere in the West  see “Boycott Murdoch media”: https://sites.google.com/site/boycottmurdochmedia/  ; “Censorship by the BBC”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbythebbc/  ; “Censorship by The Conversation”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by  ; “Mainstream media censorship”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/home  ; “Mainstream media lying”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammedialying/  ; “Censorship by The Age”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-age ; “Censorship by ABC Late Night Live”: https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/  , "Censorship by ABC Saturday Extra": https://sites.google.com/site/censorshipbyabclatenightlive/censorship-by-abc-sat and “ABC fact-checking unit & incorrect reportage by the ABC (Australia’s BBC)”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/abc-fact-checking-unit , "Censorship by The Guardian UK": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-the-guardian-uk , "Censorship by The Guardian Australia": https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/home/censorship-by-the-guardian-a   and “Censorship by Crikey (Australia)”: https://sites.google.com/site/mainstreammediacensorship/censorship-by-crikey ).

Peace is the only way but silence kills and silence is complicity.

Some useful related compendia are listed below dealing with climate change due to state-sanctioned corporate terrorism, climate terrorism and carbon terrorism:

“1% ON 1%: one percent annual wealth tax on One Percenters”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/1-on-1 .

 “2011 climate change course”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/2011-climate-change-course .

300.org: . https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/300-org .

“300.org – return atmosphere CO2 to 300 ppm CO2”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/300-org---return-atmosphere-co2-to-300-ppm .

“Carbon Debt Carbon Credit”: https://sites.google.com/site/carbondebtcarboncredit/ .

"Climate Revolution Now": https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/climate-revolution .

“Cut carbon emissions 80% by 2020”: https://sites.google.com/site/cutcarbonemissions80by2020/ .

“100% renewable energy by 2020”: https://sites.google.com/site/100renewableenergyby2020/ .

“Climate Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/climategenocide/ .

“Gas is not clean energy”: https://sites.google.com/site/gasisnotcleanenergy/ .

 “Biofuel Genocide”: https://sites.google.com/site/biofuelgenocide/ .

“Divest from fossil fuels”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/divest-from-fossil-fuels .

“Climate Justice & Intergenerational Equity”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/climate-justice .

“Science & economics experts: Carbon Tax needed NOT Carbon Trading”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/sciennce-economics-experts-carbon-tax-needed-not-carbon-trading/ .

“Stop climate crime”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/stop-climate-crime .

“Stop air pollution deaths”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/stop-air-pollution-deaths

“Are we doomed?”: https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/are-we-doomed .

“Methane Bomb Threat”: https://sites.google.com/site/methanebombthreat/ .

"Too late to avoid global warming catastrophe": https://sites.google.com/site/300orgsite/too-late-to-avoid-global-warming .

“Nuclear weapons ban, end poverty and reverse climate change”: https://sites.google.com/site/drgideonpolya/nuclear-weapons-ban .

“Stop state terrorism” : https://sites.google.com/site/stopstateterrorism/  [state and corporate complicity in worsening climate genocide and 7 million annual air pollution deaths from carbon fuel burning].

"State crime and non-state terrorism": https://sites.google.com/site/statecrimeandnonstateterrorism/  [state and corporate complicity in worsening climate genocide and 7 million annual air pollution deaths from carbon fuel burning].

“Climate terrorism: 400,000 climate change-related deaths globally annually versus an average of 4 US deaths from political terrorism annually since 9-11”: https://sites.google.com/site/statecrimeandnonstateterrorism/climate-terrorism .

“Carbon terrorism: 3 million US air pollution deaths versus 53 US political terrorism deaths since 9-11 (2001-2015)”: https://sites.google.com/site/statecrimeandnonstateterrorism/carbon-terrorism .

“Free university education”: https://sites.google.com/site/freeuniversityeducation/ .