A recent (June 2009) news report from the genocide-ignoring Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) underestimates post-invasion Iraqi war dead by a factor of 26 - it reports 90,000-100,000 dead (see: “Iraq forces on alert as US pulls out”, 30 June 2009: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/30/2611934.htm ), whereas authoritative sources indicate 2.3 million post-invasion violent and non-violent Iraqi excess deaths (for details see below).
Apartheid Australia continues to be involved in the active and passive murder of Indigenous people in Australia, Occupied Iraq and Occupied Afghanistan but chooses to resolutely ignore the horrendous consequences, further enhancing its reputation as a racist, war criminal, climate criminal country with an entrenched culture of lying.
Apartheid Australia has made race-based laws that specifically prevent Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory from the provision of the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act and from reading, seeing, consuming, purchasing or transporting things that are available to all other Australians – the Australian Human Rights Commission opposes these race-based laws (see “Racial Discrimination Act 1975 “: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_Discrimination_Act_1975 ).
I have made a formal complaint to the International Criminal Court over Australian involvement in Aboriginal Genocide (circa 2 million excess deaths since Invasion in 1788; 9,000 Indigenous excess deaths annually); Iraqi Genocide and Afghan Genocide (post-invasion non-violent excess deaths 1.0 million and 3 million, respectively; post-invasion violent excess deaths 1.3 million and up to 4 million, respectively; post-invasion non-violent and violent excess deaths 2.3 million and 3-7 million, respectively; post-invasion under-5 infant deaths 0.6 million and 2.3 million, respectively; refugees totalling 5-6 million and 3-4 million, respectively, with a further 2.5 million Pashtun refugees generated under Obama from the NW Province of Pakistan); and Climate Genocide ( climate criminal Apartheid Australia is a world leading greenhouse gas (GHG) polluter, intends to roughly double its domestic plus exported GHG pollution by 2050 and is a disproportionate contribute on a per capita basis to worsening climate Genocide that is estimated to kill 10 billion non-Europeans this century, including 6 billion infants, 3 billion Muslims, 2 billion Indians and 0.3 billion Bangladeshis) (see: “Formal complaint to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court re Australian Government involvement in Aboriginal Genocide, Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide and Climate Genocide“: http://climateemergency.blogspot.com/2008_02_01_archive.html ).
The taxpayer-funded Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is no exception to this national culture of lying and is actively involved in propagating racist lies of omission and commission about the consequences of Australia’s genocidal activities. Indeed while a search of the ABC (July 2009; see: http://www.abc.net.au/ ) finds brief and "controversial" reference to "Aboriginal Genocide", the terms Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide, Palestinian Genocide and Climate Genocide are completely absent.
This ABC lying is a dishonest, misplaced effort to shore up Apartheid Australia’s flagging international reputation – in particular racist, genocidal Apartheid Australia (population 21 million) wants a seat on the UN Security Council to the exclusion of peaceful, law-abiding, non-racist countries such as, for example, India (population 1,100 million) (for an official statement of Apartheid Australia’s case by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) see “Australia: United Nations Security Council candidate 2013-2014”: http://www.dfat.gov.au/un/unga.html ).
However the DFAT case naturally enough omits to mention Apartheid Australia’s sustained involvement in mass murder of Asians that continues to this day. Apartheid Australia has been involved in all post-1950 US Asian wars, genocidal conflicts that have been associated, so far, with 25 million Indigenous Asian excess deaths (avoidable deaths, deaths that need not have happened) (for details see my recent books “Body Count, Global avoidable mortality since 1950” : http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ and http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya ) and “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability”: see: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ).
The ABC News recently reported the US withdrawal from Iraqi cities and stated: “Since March 2003, more than 4,300 US troops died in Iraq. According to some estimates, between 90,000 and 100,000 Iraqi civilians have also been killed” (see: “Iraq forces on alert as US pulls out”, 30 June 2009: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/06/30/2611934.htm ).
The awful truth about the Iraqi Genocide is otherwise as set out below.
The highly-credentialled US-based Just Foreign Policy organization estimates from expert US medical epidemiological and UK commercial surveys that 1.3 million Iraqi have died violently due to the US invasion (see: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/node/156 ) .
UN Population Division data (see: http://esa.un.org/unpp/ ) indicate that post-invasion Iraqi non-violent excess deaths total about 1.0 million and that post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 0.6 million (2009).
In addition one can estimate 1.7 million Sanctions excess deaths (1990-2003), 1.2 million under-5 infant deaths under Sanctions, and 0.2 million Iraqi Gulf War deaths (see “Iraqi Genocide”: http://www.brusselstribunal.org/Messages190308.htm#polya ) and refugees reached 5-6 million (see “Brussells Tribunal”, notably “US genocide in Iraq” by Dr Ian Douglas: http://www.brusselstribunal.org/ ) .
About 90% of the under-5 infant deaths have been avoidable i.e. Apartheid Australia has been actively involved in the active and passive mass murder of 0.9 x 1.8 million = 1.6 million Iraqi under-5 year old infants under Sanctions (1990-2003) and Occupation (2003-2009), this number being greater than the number of Jewish children who died under the Nazis (1.5 million). The reason for this carnage: WHO (see: http://www.who.int/countries/en/ ) informs that the “total annual per capita medical expenditure” permitted by the US Alliance Occupiers in Occupied Iraq is currently $124 as compared to $3,122 in Apartheid Australia. Apartheid Australia is grossly violating the Geneva Convention which demands that an Occupier must supply life-sustaining food and medical supplies “to the fullest extent o f the means available to it” (see Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War: http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/92.htm ).
Just imagine genocide and holocaust reporting about Germany, that omitted any mention of the Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) - indeed David Irving was sentenced to 3 years in prison in Austria for conceding only 1 million violent Jewish deaths and asserting that Jewish concentration camp deaths were due to deprivation and disease. For an interview with David Irving see: http://www.fpp.co.uk/online/00/05/Silver.html ; quote:
“Interviewer: Israeli and German researchers tried independently to estimate how many Jews died. They came to similar conclusions, between 5.6 million and 6.1 million. If you don't accept such figures, how many Jews do you think did die?
Irving: I'm quite satisfied that the shootings on the Eastern Front happened, that these probably reached a total victim figure of one million.
Interviewer: What about the people who died in concentration camps?
Irving: We have to ask two infuriating questions. Who is a Jew? And what do you mean by died? I appreciate the criminality of being taken out of your home in Vienna or Budapest and sent to Auschwitz, where you died of typhus. But is that being killed, or is it dying?”David Irving’s minimizing of the WW2 Jewish Holocaust atrocity (according to Irving, 1 million killed plus people dying from deprivation in concentration camps); stands in marked contrast to authoritative estimates of 5-6 million dead, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation; see: Gilbert, M. (1969) (with Banks, A., cartographer), Jewish History Atlas (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London) and Gilbert, M. (1982), Atlas of the Holocaust (Michael Joseph, London)).
Thus, on the basis of the above interview, David Irving underestimated the WW2 Jewish Holocaust deaths by a factor of about 5 at the most.
Eminent British Jewish historian Professor Sir Martin Gilbert estimated that 1.5 million Indians starved to death in the 1943-1945 Bengal Famine or Bengali Holocaust in British-ruled India (see his book “A History of the Twentieth Century. Volume Two 1933-1951”) – underestimating by a factor of about 4 the actual death toll of 6-7 million Indians murdered by the British in the WW2 Bengali Holocaust (see the recent BBC broadcast involving Dr Polya, Economics Nobel Laureate Professor Amartya Sen and others: http://www.open2.net/thingsweforgot/bengalfamine_programme.html ) .
I should add that Professor Martin Gilbert in his book “A History of the Twentieth Century. Volume Two 1933-1951” (William Morrow, New York , 1998) is remarkable and praiseworthy in British historiography for actually mentioning the Bengal Famine, [my correcting additions in square brackets]: “In the summer of 1943, as supplies of rice ran out [incorrect], famine spread through Bengal. Its ravages were savage and swift. The poor, and villagers in the remoter regions were its main victims [people starved in Calcutta], not only in Bengal, but in neighboring Orissa and distant Malabar. Within a few months, as many as 1,500,000 Indians had died [6-7 million died, 1943-1945]. The Bengal Famine was one of the worst famines of the century [p522]…Between 1939 and 1945 disease and hunger had taken their toll, with war conditions making it much harder to organize alleviation. In Bengal, a million and half Indians died of starvation [6-7 million died in Bengal, Assam and Orissa] [p725]”.
However the genocide-ignoring Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) underestimates the 2.3 million post-invasion Iraqi excess deaths by a factor of 2.3 million/90,000 = 26.
As of 2010, the violent deaths and non-violent avoidable deaths in Iraq (1990-2011) total 4.4 million and refugees total 5-6 million.
Holocaust ignoring as practised by the Australian ABC (Australia's equivalent of the UK BBC) is vastly worse than holocaust denial because the latter at least admits the possibility of discussion.