Ethnic cleansing?

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  1. In the former Yugoslavia this was called ethnic cleansing. It's not the first time that such reports have come out of Iraq.

    In the former Yugoslavia, different population groups were set against each other by mendacious political 'leaders' who were only thinking of their own personal power base - and bank balance! All groups were as bad as each other at committing the most horrendous criminal acts. It was a civil war in both deed and name. For reasons best known to the accusers themselves, one group was singled out for condemnation, and the conflict was classified as an agression of one state against others.

    In Iraq, different population groups are set against each other by mendacious political 'leaders' who are only thinking of their own personal power base - and bank balance! All groups are as bad as each other at committing the most horrendous criminal acts. It is a civil war in both deed and name. For reasons best known to the themselves, coalition political leaders refuse to admit the reality of the situation and continue to pursue policies counter-productive to lasting peace and stability.

    When are these dreadful events going to be called for what they really are?

    When are those responsible going to be brought before a reputable law court to answer for their deeds?
     
  2. [align=center] 8O Sh*t man, sick the things that we find out about later on down the line! :( [/align]
     
  3. The religion of peace eh? You can't beat it!

    Nice to see how they treat their "Brothers" isn't it?

    I wonder what would happen if they ever got the Islamic state they seek in UK?
     
  4. Merkator, have you a time-machine? Though even without it anyone can easily predict what BBC could write 10 December 2006.
     
  5. Wait a couple of months for the snow to come and then check the BBC website to find out. :) :) :)
     
  6. Give it a rest :roll: religion is religion whether it's Islam or not.
     
  7. Ahh yes, but look at the world, look at whose killing who... Islam is not religion.. It is Devil worship.
     
  8. Going for the "win friends and influence people post, WP!"
     
  9. Funny enough I've heard some of the Spams refer to terrorists in Iraq as "Satan" in much the same way as the VC got "Charlie".
     
  10. Ethnc cleansing another wonderful way of saying terrorism.
     
  11. And what about Neue Abeits policy of "Cultural Cleansing" aka Cultural Genocide? Mass murder is not the only way to destroy a people and their way of life. Mass immigration will have the same effect eventually.
     
  12. Well that nails it down. :roll:
     
  13. Arguably, these ethnic groups have existed alongside each other for nearly a century. Under a harsh totalitarian regime, the internal friction is suppressed, as are the subsequent resentments. Once the restraint is removed, old scores get settled.

    With that in mind, Warrior_Poet makes an interesting point. For totalitarian regime, read moral blackmail and democratically arrived at legal constraints on expression and deeds. Is it possible that these frictions and resentments are festering behind the scenes inside our own dear country?
     
  14. Fascist Poet's inane ramblings aside :roll:
    What factors are contributing to the sectarian strife/civil war? Is the major factor in Iraq that people are indirectly complicit in such killings as the Iraqi population in general has lost the feeling of existential security and are coalescing into primary groups in which the notion of security (whether real or imagined) can be advanced? This of course means that in the territorial space of the primary group, outsiders can not be permitted to remain as they pose a threat to group security?
    Or is it more related to the fact that some some groups want civil war as they want to destroy the new power structure and ascertain primary dominance for their own group?
     
  15. Castereagh, have you been reading John Robb?