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11,817. The ethnic cleansing begun in the time of Moses is brought to bloody fruition in the Book of Joshua, a text remarkable for the bloodthirsty massacres it records and the xenophobic relish with which it does so. (Bible & Old Testament & Genocide & Moses & Joshua) Professor Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion
24,596. What you call genocide I call a day's work. (Star Trek & Genocide) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Duet s1e19, Cardassian prisoner
24,825. What I’m proposing is wiping out every Founder on that planet. Obliterating the Great Link. Come now, Mr Worf. You’re a Klingon. Don’t tell me you’d object to a little genocide in the name of self-defence. (Star Trek & Genocide) Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Broken Link s4e26, Odo to Worf
38,933. It is true that diseases introduced by convicts and settlers – smallpox, typhoid, tuberculosis, diphtheria, whooping cough, influenza, pneumonia, measles and venereal disease - seriously depleted Aboriginal numbers. But it is to the genocidal impulses and actions of the settlers that we must turn for evidence of Australia's treatment of the Aboriginal peoples.
… We know something about the physical killings, particularly in the latter half of the last and the early part of this century. The first white settlers came to Tasmania in 1803, and by 1806 the serious killing began. In retaliation for the spearing of livestock, Aboriginal children were abducted for use in forced labour, women were raped and tortured and given poisoned flour, and the men were shot. They were systematically disposed of in ones, twos and threes, or in dozens, rather than in one systematic massacre. (Australia & Racism & Genocide) Professor Colin Tatz, Genocide in Australia AIATSIS Research Discussion Paper 8
75,220. One of the first to be attacked was Guatemala ... They are indigenous Mayan people and very poor. In the 1950s, 2% of the population of Guatemala controlled the natural wealth in collusion with the giant US corporations like the United Fruit Company, which dominated banana growing. On the board of United Fruit was John Foster Dulles who happened to be US Secretary of State. His brother Allen happened to run the CIA. Both were Christian fundamentalists, who regarded any opposition as the work of communism and the devil. In 1950 this man Jacobo Arbenz became the first Guatemalan leader to be democratically elected by a majority of his people, who saw in him the hope of social justice. He was the Hugo Chavez of his day ... His land reform policies were modest. Washington was having none of it. (Guatemala & Empire US & Coup & Genocide) John Pilger, The War on Democracy
75,221. General Rios Montt was to be one of Washington’s faces of liberty. During his time as president in the 1980s thousands of people were murdered by death squads, most of them indigenous men, women and children. His guns and helicopters came from the United States. President Reagan flew in to endorse the general, who he described as ‘a man of great personal integrity’. The crushing of Guatemala became America’s blueprint. (Guatemala & Empire US & Coup & Genocide) ibid.
75,222. In Guatemala, the United Nations described the Washington- backed campaign against the Mayan People as genocide. (Guatemala & Empire US & Coup & Genocide) ibid.
38,942. The story of my country has been and remains an epic cover-up ... There have been almost one hundred Aboriginal deaths in police custody in recent years ... Australia’s imprisonment of black people is the highest in the world ... Deaths of this kind have been going on for two hundred years. (Australia & Racism & Genocide) John Pilger, Secrets
38,943. Today it is estimated that more than half a million Aborigines died as the direct result of the British invasion. (Australia & Racism & Genocide) ibid.
70,964. East Timor is a tiny country just four hundred miles to the north of Australia. A Portuguese colony for more than four hundred years, East Timor was invaded in 1975 by Indonesia, the fifth largest nation in the world and led by a military dictatorship. Indonesia has no historical or legal claim to East Timor, yet its brutal occupation has met with mostly silence from the world’s governments and international agencies ... As a result of the Indonesia invasion and occupation some 200,000 died here. That’s a third of the population. (East Timor & Indonesia & Genocide) John Pilger, article 1988 'Death of a Nation – The Timor Conspiracy'
70,965. There are also documents showing torture was officially sanctioned with established procedures for the torturer. One such manual is entitled, Guiding the Village Comprehensively, and lists the dos and don’ts of torture. And here they are: avoid taking photographs showing torture in progress; and when people are being subjected to electric current, and when they have been stripped naked etc. Remember not to have photographs developed outside East Timor which could then be made available to public by irresponsible elements. Interrogation should be repeated over and over again until the correct conclusion is drawn. (East Timor & Indonesia & Torture & Genocide) ibid.
70,966. There is also a wider question: are international relations at the close of the twentieth century to be dominated by euphemisms and lies that override justice and make small nations expendable? The fate of the people of East Timor is pivotal to this. For if we allow our governments to arm their oppressors and steal their resources and to do so in our name, how can we claim the universal rights that are denied them? (East Timor & Genocide & Indonesia) ibid.
70,967. In 1975 Indonesia invaded East Timor. Like Saddam’s attack on Kuwait, the occupation was declared by the UN to be illegal. But no action ever followed. In the last 18 years a third of the East Timorese population has been killed, while Western governments have remained silent, or, like Britain, have sold arms worth hundreds of millions to Indonesia. (East Timor & Indonesia & Genocide) John Pilger, article February 1994 'The West’s Dirty Wink'
38,983. A genocidal history that's barely recognised in white Australia. (Australia & Racism & Genocide & Discrimination) John Pilger, Utopia ***** ITV 2013
70,948. The Indonesian dictatorship thought it would be better if Indonesia occupied and annexed the people and territory of East Timor. So they evolved a plan whereby they took the land and they subjected the people to a campaign of genocide. (East Timor & Indonesia & Genocide) Christopher Hitchens
75,622. Can genocide be committed by people of the same ethnicity? Christopher Hitchens, New York University April 2010
75,623. We can either prevent it or punish it. ibid.
75,624. We can’t live on the same planet as them [Jihadists] and I’m glad because I don’t want to. I don’t want to breathe the same air as these psychopaths and murders [sic] and rapists and torturers and child abusers. It’s them or me. I’m very happy about this because I know it will be them. It’s a duty and a responsibility to defeat them. But it’s also a pleasure. I don’t regard it as a grim task at all. Christopher Hitchens, 16th June 2005 cited WashingtonPrism
70,970. Twenty years after the invasion, and as a consequence of the Indonesian occupation, the martyred people of East Timor suffered the greatest genocide registered in the XXth century ...
It strikes us to notice how a genocide of such dimension could pass unnoticed by the public world opinion. It was precisely the lack of knowledge of such reality and the information black out that contributed the most to the intolerable proportions of the East Timor drama. (East Timor & Genocide) Professor Antonio Barbedo de Magalhaes, article East Timor: A People Shattered by Lies and Silence
75,625. Genocide is not just a murderous madness; it is, more deeply, a politics that promises a utopia beyond politics – one people, one land, one truth, the end of difference. Since genocide is a form of political utopia, it remains an enduring temptation in any multiethnic and multicultural society in crisis. Michael Ignatieff