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Will Congress Hold Those Who Commit and Profit From Genocide Accountable?

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/12/will-congress-hold-those-who-commit-and-profit-genocide-accountable

Yes one should be outraged at what happens in Burma but here is the problem. Why are these same voices silent when it comes to Genocide being committed in places like Columbia and Israel or even inside the USA itself?

This is the definition of Genocide.

Genocide is one of the greatest crimes under international law, often called the “crime of crimes” after the Nuremburg Trials. According to Article 2 of the 1948 defines genocide as “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group; deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life, calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part; imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; [and] forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”

This is exactly what happens on the Gaza strip. It exactly what happens on the West Bank. It is what happens in the Honduras , Brazil. It is what the US attempts with its sanctions against Venezuela (see 500000 dead iraqi children as “worth it”)

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We should also consider holding those accountable for profiteering off the massacre in Yemen.
Much easier to catch those rat bastards. Most of them live right in the US of A.

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Precisely. Too many of these voices calling for justice do so only when it Politically convenient to single out the Country in question. Burma is moving closer to China and commits Genocide , call them out and ask for someone to do something about yet. Genocide committed against the peoples of Yemen by a US ally? Nothing to see here.

We know the answer: the Rohingya are “worthy victims”.*

*“Worthy victims” is a term that Noam Chomsky used illustrate just this hypocrisy (like 40 years ago).

Which makes this article propaganda in the service of imperalism. US elites, military planners, the CIA coulldn’t care less about how many people they kill. The US has profitted off of genocide since its founding. To goal is dominate the world and maximize profits!

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Aung San Suu Kyi was a darling in the west prior to her forming closer ties to China. This the same thing that happened with Noriega, Aristide, Qaddafi and even Putin. Once these leaders no longer followed Western dicates they were portrayed as tyrants and thugs. The media is fully on board with this and THAT in fact one of the fundamental roles of the western media as a propoganda tool of The Corporate State.

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