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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] What a powerful presentation at www.maafa.org List members might consider rushing out to get a copy of American Holocaust by David E. Stannard, Oxford University Press. The book documents Americans' history of violence and carnage as a way of life. On page 151 we read: "the total extermination of many American Indian peoples and the near-extermination of others, in numbers that eventually totaled close to 100,000.000;" and "the unique horrors of the African Slave trade, during the course of which at least 30,000,000--and possibly as many as 40,000,000 to 60,000,000- Africans were killed". In the Introduction the author recalls the day that "the Japanese industrial city of Hiroshima was leveled by nuclear blast; never before had so many people--and at least 130,000, probably many more--died from a single explosion." This is only a sampling of the carnage that has been committed by "peace loving" Americans and documented in Stannard's book. Today the United States possesses bombs and missles that deliver greater destructive power than the bomb that devastated Hiroshima, and delivers them upon its victims "From Great Heights and Long Distances"......Deadly, cold, calculated, 'bloodless' video game war played by the most powerful and technically superior military force in the world. Considering the fact that remorse, guilt or regret for U.S. Crimes Against Humanity are never expressed by the government, is it any wonder that the new Bush Doctrine of World Domination thru military force -- genocidal sanctions, relentless bombings from "No Fly Zones," pre-emptive wars to overthrow governments and occupy nations unable to defend themselves against the World Super Powers' Weapons of Mass Destruction -- is accepted with considerable apathy, provokes minority dissent across America, but is cheered, supported and encouraged by vast numbers of the population and the media? "Conquests" from mighty Grenada and Panama, to mass destruction and carnage in Yugoslavia and Afghanistan, to U.S. goverment's support for the methodical genocide of the Palestinians in Historic Palestine, are simply "business as usual" to the majority of Americans. "Winning" by "any means necessary" is an American tradition, a matter of national pride, and "God" is always on "our" side. nels b USA ================================================ Noasalira@aol.com wrote: > At the website indicated below, by hitting the 'NEXT' button on the bottom > right of the page, one can flip through just a few pages of what American > human rights crimes have gone unpunished and the mindset lurking behind many > pro-war people. Violence is too easy an option, too acceptable in the minds > of some people as a choice whenever they are angry, jealous, resentful, > bitter and especially when they can dismiss the people being hurt as 'not > like them.' > > WWW.Maafa.org > _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk