Holocaust Remembrance Veils Criminal Policies
The Holocaust...has been used to justify criminal policies
of the Israeli state and U.S. support for those policies.
Posted: 5 Safar 1422, 29 April 2001
WASHINGTON, DC--Recently (April 19 2001), President Bush, speaking in the Capitol
Rotunda to survivors of "The Holocaust," as part of the annual "Days of
Remembrance," said Americans are "bound by conscience" to be sure that the
lessons of the concentration camps outlast the living witnesses. Forgotten during the
"Days of Remembrance" were all the other holocausts--two of which occurred
within the United States, and others that are ongoing.
"Hitlerism was a human catastrophe which, unfortunately, had a precedent in the
policy applied over five centuries by the European colonialists to 'colored people,'"
writes Roger Garaudy, French Deputy Speaker and Senator, in "The Founding Myths of
Israeli Politics." "What Hitler did to white people, they did to the American
Indians,...just as they did to the Africans, of which they deported between 10 and 20
million, which means that Africa was robbed of 100 to 200 million of its inhabitants since
ten people had to be killed for one to be taken alive during capture by the
Norman G. Finkelstein, professor at the City University of New York, whose parents
survived Nazi concentration camps--all other family member were exterminated, writes in
"The Holocaust Industry," "The number of scholarly studies devoted to the
Nazi Final Solution is conservatively estimated at over 10,000. Consider by comparison
scholarship on the hecatomb in Congo. Between 1891 and 1911, some 10 million Africans
perished in the course of Europe's exploitation of Congolese ivory and rubber resources.
Yet, the first and only scholarly volume in English directly devoted to this topic was
published two years ago."
"What Hitler did to white people, they
did to the American Indians,...just as they did to the Africans..."
- Roger Garaudy
French military analyst, Phillipe Delmas, writing in "The Rosy Future of War"
says: "The same Europe that we are now trumpeting as a model of pacifism has been
built by wars, down to the last stone....The two World Wars--only recently fought--caused
100,000,000 deaths including 60,000,000 civilians. The Russian and Chinese Revolutions
caused at least 50,000,000 more deaths; actually, historians have recently revised this
upward to 100,000,000. As for the 146 little wars since 1945, they have discreetly
exterminated close to 30,000,000 people, three-quarters of them civilians, and most of
them in the name of the world powers....China has endured Western colonialism, invasion by
the Japanese, liberation, and successive Maoist revolution: all told, China has suffered
an estimated 30,000,000 to 60,000,000 deaths."
Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and English Professor at the University of
California, Berkeley, writes in "U.S. Responsibility for the Slaughters,"
"The massacres we do not hear about, at least at the time, are those for which the
United States itself is responsible. This on-going, systematic suppression, from the
Philippines in the 1950s to El Salvador in the 1980s, falsifies our understanding, not
just of our own history, but of all managed atrocities throughout the world."
Regrardless of the cost in human lives, in Africa, in Iraq, and elsewhere, divide and
rule remains the policy.
Dr. Eric Herring, the Iraq sanctions specialist at Bristol University, says that
"U.S. and British decision-makers have exploited popular humanitarian sentiment for
the most cynical Realpolitik reasons. They have no desire for the Shi'ite majority to take
control or for the Kurds to gain independence. Their policy is to keep them strong enough
to cause trouble for Saddam Hussein while ensuring that Saddam Hussein is strong enough to
keep repressing them. This is a direct descendant of British imperial policy from the
First World War onwards [and is about the control] of Iraqi oil...Divide and rule was and
is the policy."
Dr. Robert Dickson Crane, co-founder of the Center for Strategic Studies at Georgetown
University, and foreign policy advisor in the Nixon administration, writes: "The
current tragedy [in Sudan] results from the deliberate colonialist policy of Great Britain
more than a century ago to put two totally different peoples into one administrative unit
in order to better carry out its policy of divide and conquer....From my own proprietary
knowledge as a government official, I know that the Israeli Mossad has tried to
orchestrate the war between the south and the north, and the CIA has funded it, for more
than thirty years. The objective is to pit black Africa against Arab Africa and thereby
reduce the Arab, and now the Muslim, threat to Israel."
Until recently, "the Nazi holocaust barely figured in American life," says
Prof. Finkelstein. "Everything changed with the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war....it was
only after this conflict that The Holocaust became a fixture in American Jewish
life....[since then] it has been used to justify criminal policies of the Israeli state
and U.S. support for those policies."
Prof. Finkelstein sees the federally funded Holocaust museum on the Washington Mall as
"incongruous." "Imagine the wailing accusations of hypocrisy here," he
says, "were Germany to build a national museum in Berlin to comemmorate not the Nazi
genocide but American slavery or the extermination of the Native Americans."
Taken from www.twf.org.