GENOCIDE IN IRAQ
The Obliteration of a Modern State
Abdul-Haq al-Ani and Tarik al-Ani
|| Feb 2015|| 276 pages
EBOOK I || $22.00
|The current horrific malaise in the state of Iraq has its roots in the
US-led destruction of Iraq in 1991, followed by a decade of harsh
US-led international sanctions against the entire Iraqi population
that killed millions -- one of the most heinous crimes of the 20th
A second "shock and awe" war of aggression on Iraq in 2003
enabled the US/UK military occupation that ensued. Though based
on fraudulent pretexts and later admitted as an illegal war by then
Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the UN provided a veneer of
legitimacy to what in effect would be the obliteration of an
effective and functional modern state, redefining its national
character via the redrafting of state policies and law, even
deliberately sowing seeds that could lead to its future implosion.
Volume II of Genocide in Iraq addresses Bremer's introduction of
the imperialist design for Iraq as part of a wider strategy for the
Middle East. It details the scale of post-2003 destruction and
redesign, showing clearly how every step was intended to change
Iraq irreversibly to a slave state of extreme neoliberal capitalism.
It documents the extent of intentional and ongoing damage as it
relates to killing, torture and displacement, cultural cleansing and
genocide, and ensuing problems in health, child education,
psychological well being, malnutrition, child disabilities, child iabor
and mortality, as well as drug abuse and the impact on women. It
tracks the divestment and disposal of Iraqi oil.
These Nuremberg-level crimes are then reviewed in international
legal context as the crime of aggression, crimes against
humanity,and violations of the most basic of human rights, as it
relates to the right of remedy, in the hope of providing guidance
to Iraqi individuals or governments seeking recourse in future.
SECURITY COUNCIL AND MEMBER STATES
"Abdul-Haq Al-Ani & Tarik Al-Ani’s Genocide in Iraq, published by the small and
independent Atlanta-based Clarity Press, presents a severe but cogently
argued and well-documented indictment of the United Nations Security Council,
the principal vehicle through which the United States, the rogue-in-chief of all
nation-states, effected the wholesale destruction of Iraq…
cannot be impugned, since it is conducted under the rubric of the Security
Council; if this is the case, then it becomes incumbent to conduct a close
examination of the human rights implications of the sanctions policy of the
Security Council. This is the other signal contribution of Abdul-Haq Al-Ani and
Tarik Al-Ani’s book: its subtitle, “The Case Against the UN Security Council and
Member States”, hints at the boldness of the argument, since the authors are
quite certain that the Security Council, which ought to act strenuously to
prevent genocide, became the agent for the genocidal destruction of a people
and their nation."
VINAY LAL, Professor of History, UCLA /blog
"Genocide in Iraq . The case against the UN Security Council and member
states by Abdul-Haq Al-Ani and Tarik Al-Ani (Foreword by Professor Joshua
Castellino; Clarity Press, Atlanta) is an extremely important book that sets out
the case for prosecution of people involved in the Zionist-backed, US-
spearheaded genocide in Iraq during the period of Sanctions (1990-2003). Of
course, as recognized by the authors, the carnage continued after the illegal
US-led invasion and occupation. However the authors have chosen here to limit
consideration to the horrendous effects of Sanctions because they were UN
sanctioned, and in being associated with an estimated 1.7 million Iraqi
avoidable deaths from deprivation (1990-2003; substantially children; an Iraqi
Holocaust and an Iraqi Genocide) violated the intent and letter of international
law and international humanitarian conventions devised to protect non-
combatants and children. This book should be in every state, city, local, school
and university library so that everyone throughout the world (and especially
children) can see for themselves the horrendous consequences of mass
collective punishment of civilian populations to achieve political and strategic
ends i.e. of state terrorism or more precisely, collective state terrorism."
GIDEON POLYA, Countercurrents
" A powerful case against the Security Council and many member states."
"...a very readable legal tour de force...Haq al-Ani and Tarik al-Ani begin with
self-incriminating quotations by American officials and by providing the
historical backdrop of Iraq, the treachery of Sykes-Picot, how Iraq was
geographically blocked from ready access to the Persian Gulf, how Kuwait was
created by British colonial fiat, how a monarchial client regime was installed in
Iraq, and how Iraq’s oil wealth was plundered for British capitalist profit.
battles for power in Iraq that consolidated under the Ba’ath party and the rule of
Saddam Hussein. The comparatively rapid economic and social development of
Iraq under the Ba’ath is detailed.
The context is important because Iraq is a country that would not recognize
Israel as a legitimate state (and neither do many other Muslim states, and why
should a state formed by European Jews dispossessing the indigenous
Palestinians and maintained by perpetual occupation, oppression, and warfare
against neighbor states and an Israeli society wherein 20% are discriminated
against by the majority?), it had nationalized its oil for the profit of its own
people (not for Big Oil), and it had developed its economy along socialist lines....
Genocide in Iraq is a must read for those who believe in justice and the equal
application of law for all. It is also a must read for those who seek to
understand the attack on Iraq from the Iraqi perspective — not just western
media demonization. "
KIM PETERSEN, DISSIDENT VOICE