2 million+ deaths in Iraqi Holocaust, Genocide
Iraq invasion 5th anniversary - 2 million excess deaths in Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide
by Dr Gideon Polya
On the 5th anniversary of the illegal, war criminal, Australian, UK and US invasion of Iraq there is an ongoing Iraqi Holocaust and Iraqi Genocide in which post-invasion non-violent and violent excess deaths (avoidable deaths) total 1.7-2.2 million, post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 0.6 million, and there are 4.5 million refugees i.e. equivalent to one quarter of the present 28 million Iraqi population has been rendered Dead or Homeless.
This illegal and war criminal invasion and occupation of Iraq was based on egregious falsehood and occurred after a 12 year period of bombing and sanctions associated with 1.7 million excess deaths from deprivation, 1.2 million under-5 infant deaths and 0.2 million violent deaths in the Gulf War. Excess deaths associated with the anti-Arab anti-Semitic, Islamophobic war on Iraq now total over 4 million for the period 1990-2008, a death toll similar to that of the WW2 Jewish Holocaust (6 million killed including 1 million dying from deprivation).
The Iraqi Holocaust is clearly an Iraqi Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention and indeed is referred to in such terms by outstanding writers such as Tariq Ali, Dr Mark Weissbrot, John Pilger and Dr Paul Craig Roberts. Decent people are obliged to protest what is one of the worst atrocities since the WW2 Holocaust (30 million Slav, Jewish and Roma victims) and to respond to this continuing, gross violation of the fundamental messages of the Holocaust, specifically "zero tolerance for racism" and "never again to anyone".
I have done my duty as an Australian world citizen by sending a detailed formal complaint to the International Criminal Court over the involvement of racist, war criminal, climate criminal Australia in Aboriginal Genocide (90,000 excess Indigenous deaths, 1996-2007), the Iraqi Genocide (4 million excess deaths, 1990-2008), Afghan Genocide (3-6 million excess deaths, 2001-2008) and Climate Genocide ( Professor James Lovelock FRS says that over 6 billion people may perish this century due to unaddressed global warming and Australia is remorselessly continuing as the Developed World´s worst annual per capita greenhouse gas polluter) (see: http://climateemergency.blogspot.com/ ).
Dr Gideon Polya published some 130 works in a 4 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London, 2003). He has just published "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950" (G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya ).