West’s Crimes against humanity
Posted by musliminsuffer on October 4, 2010
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
=== News Update ===
Westernism: the Ideology of Hegemony
By Dr Javed Jamil
Part 20 : British Imperialism
West’s Crimes against humanity
I want to clarify again that “West” in any of my discussions including this write up means Western power groups particularly the political and economic powers. “West” does not include common people who are the victim of West and Westernism themselves; in fact they are the first victims of the rise of Westernism, the ideology that the Western powers have been promoting. Westernism is primarily an ideology that is based on economic fundamentalism, meaning supremacy of economics in all affairs, scientific and technological development and its use for global supremacy and the dominance of West through military and non-military means.
The list of West’s crimes against humanity is too long to describe. Here I will just enumerate the major crimes. There are three types of major crimes:
- Ideological Crimes;
- Socioeconomic crimes;
- Political crimes
- Promotion of economic fundamentalism as the pivot of all developments. Economic fundamentalism is an ideology that gives supremacy to economics in all the affairs of the world, Capitalism being one of its most dangerous kinds in which the economics are in the hands of a few who become the ultimate rulers of the world.
- Development of an ideological system based on negation of God, because God is the biggest problem for economic fundamentalism and monopolization of economic and political power. Till God is there in the minds and hearts of the people, society as a whole cannot be made addict or pervert; addiction and perversions are the beigest money spinners.
- Marginalization or privatization of religion. Religion relates to God, it puts restrictions on certain activities that are extremely useful from commercial angles
- Development of natural, social and practical sciences in a way that people do not even see the possibility of a New World after the Destruction of the Current world;
- Conscious nurturing of a feeling that life is to be enjoyed without fearing for “unknown” consequences if any in the “hereafter” and not giving up temporary enjoyment for future threats to life and society, as damage control can be achieved through “moderation” in activities, use of “safety devices” to prevent unwanted consequences and to go for treatment if the problems emerge even despite “moderation” and “safety devices”.
- Development of all social, political, scientific, economic and administrative institutions in a way that they all support the cause of economic fundamentalists;
- Conscious and planned disintegration of family system through legalization, popularization and glorification of relations outside family system; and creation of hurdles in the way of a proper marriage system between males and females.
- Commercialisation of all human weaknesses: drinking, gambling, sex.
- Promoting dangerous choices in the name of “freedom of choices” so that these choices can be commercialized to the hilt.
- Promotion of individualism
- Development of economic institutions in a way that the Economic Disparity continues to rise, with more and more wealth accumulating in the Western countries and there too in the hands of few people;
- Fanning desires in a way that people are always ready to spend or invest in Industrial products or industries; and are not able to create their own private assets.
- Popularization of Western model of democracy as the only “perfect” model of governance; those who do not adopt it are retrogressive;
- Turning Democracy into Corporatocracy where corporate rule through proxy;
- Creating conditions that make it impossible for the politicians to do anything substantially damaging to the interests of economic fundamentalists;
- Invading, bullying and threatening other countries in the name of democracy, “threat to international community”, international community invariably meaning Western powers and their supporters.
- Killing tens of millions in wars and civil wars in the 19th century onwards for the establishment of their political and economic hegemony;
- Creating and sustaining Israel for destabilizing Middle East;
- Using War against Terror as a ploy to threaten Muslim World and other anti-West nations into submission.
Crimes of Western Powers:
Let us concentrate our attention here on specific Western powers: how they colonized the globe for monopolization of the earth:
The ultimate source of Westernism is the British Empire that still continues to dominate the word either directly or indirectly through its children. The British Empire ruled or administered by the United Kingdom, had originated with the overseas colonies and trading posts established by England in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. At its height it was the perhaps the largest empire in history and, for over a century, was the foremost global power. By 1922, the British Empire held control over a population of about 458 million people, one-quarter of the world’s population at the time, and covered more than 13,000,000 square miles, almost a quarter of the Earth’s total land area. British Empire comprised several forms of administered units like dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates, and other territories Not only did the British Imperialism begin with the expansion of trades; capture of economic resources of the world always remained at the top of its agenda. In order to perpetuate itsinfluence, Britishers:
1. Invaded countries after countries and occupied them till they earned therir independence either due to their own struggles against the invaders or due to the decline of the Briritish power;
2. Occupied relatively uninhabited areas, killed their native populations and Britishers occupied them forever later declaring these areas as independent countries;
3. Wherever they went they used everything good or bad to control the native populations;
4. They introduced their own language ultimately succeeding in making English the international language of communication ahead of several other languages (Chinese, Arabic, Hindustani) that were originally spoken or understood by much larger population than Britishers:
5. Introduced their own culture, customs, traditions and dresses;
6. Introduced their own Legal system everywhere despite its failure to reduce the crime rates
7. Used the people of the ruled countries in their wars with plenty of deaths.
Economic Hegemony: Oil Control
The use of power to gain economic hegemony is well known. Frederic Clairmon, a well-known researcher on global issues, traces the history of how Britain planned to control oil:
“At the turn of the 20th century, William D’Arcy, financial tycoon and politician, pursuing the advice of his financial associate and empire builder Cecil Rhodes, frantically began his quest for oil in the Persian Gulf. Little did they realize that one of the most dazzling El Dorados in the long and tortured history of British imperialism would soon be born. Geopolitically it would have reverberations well beyond the Persian Gulf region. It was one of the most decisive steps in the march of imperial globalization, accelerating the concentration of capital and the imperialist rivalries that are its normal concomitant. ….
“Well before APOC came into existence, all members of the British ruling class had been big-time investors in the super-lush pickings of empire. APOC added to Churchill’s already immense personal financial spoils and not least to those of the royal family. Not only was it a prodigious source of accumulation for the entire British ruling class but it also fanned the already raging fires of inter-imperialist rivalries. Imperial Germany’s drive into the Ottoman Empire’s backyard was checkmated and pushed back. The Royal Navy successfully blockaded oil supplies to Germany when the war was unleashed……..
“Of crucial strategic importance was that British capitalism had largely ceased to be dependent on the world’s largest petroleum giant, the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, slated to become one of its major economic rivals. With huge British government subsidies, that is, the taxpayer’s money, APOC acquired the world’s largest tanker fleet; it came to dominate the entire oil market from pit head to the retail pump. British imperialism was to reap the benefits of its victory over its imperialist rivals in all ways and APOC was one of the vital catalysts in this battle for the conquest of world markets……..
”With the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, British imperialism turned the newly emergent Iraq into a British neo-colony and the private preserve of APOC. In joint ventures with the British Burmah Oil Company, the vast oil reserves of Kirkuk were grabbed and monopolized. This colossus of British imperialism, like its contemporary American counterpart, the United Fruit Company (born in 1898), came to enshrine the rapacity of imperialist hegemony. As with UFC, its corporate existence was to be soaked in blood, political intrigue and manipulation of the highest order. ……..
”The debacle of German, Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian and Russian imperialism did not lead to the end of imperialist rivalries but rather to intensified drives for enhanced market conquests in the crisis-stricken years and decades that followed. State terrorism, not dialogue, became the exclusive instrument of imperial rule…..
“The killings in Abadan occurred (April 1919) simultaneously with the mass murder in Jallianwala Bagh (Amritsar), India in which General Dyer’s Gurkha mercenaries slaughtered (according to the official count that was grotesquely understated) 279 non-violent Satyagrahis and left 200 gasping for life on the ground. This act of imperial butchery was, in Dyer’s arrogant words, “to teach the natives that the power of the British Empire was not to be trifled with”. But that power would be challenged not only in the Indian sub-continent but universally.”
Ousting of Mosaddeq in Iran
The author traces in details the role of Britishers in Iran at the time of al-Mosaddeq and how they manipulated to control the Oil in the Middle East:
“The spectre of anti-communism was raised. APOC published and distributed thousands of pamphlets fulminating that the party’s blueprint for the overhaul of existing property relations would be an onslaught against Islam. It would inexorably lead, given the corollaries of their policy inferences, to the extermination of the landed aristocracy, the monarchy and private property and wholesale destruction of law and order. Such were the ideological onslaughts that would endure until the ouster of Mossadeq decades later.
“Of great political importance was the election of Mossadeq as Prime Minister by the Majlis, the Iranian parliament, in April 1951. The Cold War had scaled new levels of intensity, as had the anti-imperialist drive in Iran…. The US-backed Syngman Rhee invasion of North Korea (June 1950) was set in motion, but it was successfully checkmated three months later by Chinese volunteers. The war in Indochina had reached a critical phase with the liberation of the frontier areas bordering China in 1949. This spelt the end of the geographical isolation of the Viet Minh freedom fighters. A frontier of 1,000 km had now been liberated. Supplies from the USSR and China would now boost the offensive capabilities of the Viet Minh in Indochina. One of his closest aides told me that Mossadeq took time to study the unfolding events in Indochina notably through his systematic study of the excellent day-by-day reports in Le Monde. His interest or, better still, ideological commitment extended to all of South-East Asia. His battle with imperialism had propelled him into the front ranks of the leadership of the anti-colonial struggle. The nationalization decree and his non-stop daily speeches in town and country gave us a glimpse of a militant who would become one of the greatest anti-colonial speakers of his age. He was ceasing to be an armchair politico.
“The Churchill government and Lord Beaverbrook’s tabloid yellow press in the UK unleashed their venom. Amongst other things, Mossadeq was dubbed a thieving wog, a Bazaari thug and of course a commie stooge. This sustained outpouring of filth did not stop there. The BBC joined the chorus, followed by the Voice of America. The British government engineered a series of repressive measures or, in the contemporary lingo of Hillary Clinton, “crippling sanctions” aimed at toppling the government. It warned tanker fleets that they would not receive payments from British and European banks if they marketed Iranian oil. (The loss of Iranian oil was offset by the boosted production in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq. That was comprehensible since Saudi Arabia was a hostile enemy of Mossadeq’s reforms.) ……..
“There was no respite in the offensive against the progressive and nationalist forces led by Mossadeq. The counter-revolutionary putsch was gathering steam. Churchill, who had been in the counter-revolutionary business since 1917 and whose hatred of revolutions and of coloured peoples was legendary, recognized that a bankrupt Britain was incapable on its own of pulling down the Iranian government. He pleaded with Eisenhower, who didn’t need too much urging, in the name of the US-British “special relationship”, to bring down a “monster that was threatening Western civilization”. This was a manifesto of political genocide. It left nothing unsaid…….
” Mossadeq was arrested on 19 August 1953 and hauled before a military tribunal. Treated as a traitor and a criminal, he was tortured and kept in solitary confinement until 21 December. His prison term was subsequently extended to three years of incarceration followed by house arrest until his death in 1967. “Our job isn’t over yet,” boasted Kermit Roosevelt. “The enemy is running fast but we’re running faster. Wherever he goes we’ll hunt him down and kill him.” Once again he was on target.
“What followed in Iran was nothing short of an inferno. The CIA had joined forces with Israel’s Mossad intelligence service that would go on to become one of the founders and manipulators of the Savak secret police force in Iran. It should be noted that Savak as conceived by Mossad and the CIA was a force that combined the institutional attributes of the Nazi Gestapo secret police and the SS military fighting units. Thousands were deported, butchered and disappeared. That was, however, a non-issue for the yellow corporate press. The repression bore striking similarities to Pinochet’s Chile, save that it was on a far vaster scale. The entire nation was blanketed by Savak, which became the highest-paid and most privileged thugs of the Shah’s Anglo-American-dominated empire.
” The ousting of Iranian democracy boosted US imperial hegemony. It would ensure US imperial rule but it also marked the irreversible eclipse of British imperialism that was accentuated after the nationalization of the Suez Canal in 1967.”
What followed is that America used Reza Shah Pehalvi as its puppet till Islamic Revolution led by Khpmein overthrew him. America tried to save him by arranging hisstay in Egypt where he soon died. But America and Britain have continued to do everything in their power to topple the anti-West Iranian government.
Another article, ”International Coalition for British reparations” makes scathing comments on the role of the British Imperialism in the world. Some comments are worth noting:
Systematic erasure of indigenous culture and language
“Any student of world history will tell you that if he had to pick a single nation to pin all the world’s troubles on, Britain is far and away the obvious choice. ….For centuries, its power over its citizens was nearly absolute. By the dawn of the 20th century, it controlled nearly one third of the globe. But while other totalitarian reigns have been put on trial and forced to make amends, the British crown has maintained its grip on power, and so avoided being called to account for its numerous crimes against humanity.
“Modern Britain was founded through the systematic erasure of indigenous culture and language. The English rounded up natives, seized their property, and forced them to relinquish their heritage and take on British language and culture as their own. Anyone who dissented faced extermination. This practice began in Scotland, Wales and Ireland and soon spread all over the world, where the British Empire plundered natural resources and enslaved native peoples then left without building the stable infrastructure or governments necessary for self-sufficiency.
“ The melting of the polar icecaps, the loss of countless plants and animal species, and the imperiled condition of the human race on a planet made poisonous by misapplied technology are all a consequence of British negligence and hunger to accumulate wealth at any cost.
“Most of the worst tyrants in power through the end of the 20th century were put there by the British, or came to power by filling the power vacuum the British Empire left behind.” (http://www.britishreparations.org/facts.php)
According to Johann Hari’s “The truth? Our empire killed millions”, “the British deliberately adopted policies that caused as many as 29 million Indians to starve to death in the late nineteenth century.” His comments on a book by Niall Ferguson that defends British Empire are worth reproducing:
“This meant, as the serious historian Professor Mike Davis has noted, “London was eating India’s bread” at the height of a famine. They even stepped up taxes on the starving and insulted them as “indolent” and “unused to work”……
“One dissident civil servant, Lt-Colonel Ronald Osborne, described staggering through the horror: “Scores of corpses were tumbled into old wells, because the deaths were too numerous for the miserable relatives to perform the usually funeral rites. Mothers sold their children for a single scanty meal. Husbands flung their wives into ponds, to escape the torment of seeing them perish by the lingering agonies of hunger. Amid these scenes of death the Government of India kept its serenity and cheerfulness unimpaired. The [newspapers] of the North-West were persuaded into silence. Strict orders were given to civilians under no circumstances to countenance the pretence that civilians were dying of hunger.
“When I criticised Ferguson for dedicating almost as much space in his revisionist history of Empire to the slaughter of 29 million people as he gives to a description of a statue of the Prince of Wales made out of butter, he responded primarily with personal abuse, comparing me to a children’s writer
“It seems extraordinary to argue that polite British historians with TV series on Channel Four are apologists for mass murder, as ugly as the Russians who would have us believe Stalin’s crimes were inevitable or justified by the advances in industrialisation he wrought. But the evidence shows that it is true. (http://www.johannhari.com/2006/06/17/the-truth-our-empire-killed-millions)
British atrocities in India
Another writer speaks of British atrocities in India:
“Tax collections rose even as millions died of man-made famines. Like Bengal of 1770-72. The East India Company’s own report put it simply. The famine in that province “exceeds all description.” Close to ten million people had died, as Rajni Palme-Dutt pointed out in his remarkable book, India Today. The Company noted that more than a third of the populace had perished in the province of Purnea. “And in other parts the misery is equal.”Yet, Warren Hastings wrote to the directors of the East India Company in 1772: “Notwithstanding the loss of at least one-third of the inhabitants of this province, and the consequent decrease in cultivation, the net collections of the year 1771 exceeded even those of [pre-famine] 1768.” Hastings was clear on why and how this was achieved. It was “owing to [tax collection] being violently kept up to its former standard……
“Between 24 million and 29 million Indians, maybe more, died in famines in the era of British good governance. Many of these famines were policy-driven. Millions died of callous and wilful neglect. The victims of Malthusian rulers. Over 6 million humans perished in just 1876 — when Madras was a hell. Many others had their lives shortened by ruthless exploitation and plunder. Well before the Great Bengal Famine, the report of that province’s Director for Health for 1927-28 made grisly reading. It noted that “the present peasantry of Bengal are in a very large proportion taking to a dietary on which even rats could not live for more than five weeks.” By 1931, life expectancy in India was sharply down. It was now 23.2 and 22.8 years for men and women. Less than half that of those living in England and Wales. (Palme-Dutt.)…..
“ British good governance killed more than those tens of millions in famines. Countless numbers of Indians died in wars waged for, by, and against the British. Over 8,000 died in the single battle around Kut in Iraq in 1916. London used them as canon fodder in its desperate search for a success against the Turks after the rout at Gallipoli. When there were no Indians around, the British sacrificed other captive peoples. “Waste the Irish” was the term used by an English officer when sending out troops on a suicidal mission.
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