U.S. – U.K. Genocide Against Iraq 1990-2012



By Sherwood Ross


Approximately 3.3 million Iraqis, including 750,000 children, were “exterminated” by economic sanctions and/or illegal wars conducted by the U.S. and Great Britain between 1990 and 2012, an eminent international legal authority says.

The slaughter fits the classic definition of Genocide Convention Article II of, “Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part,” says Francis Boyle, professor of international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign, and who in 1991 filed a class-action complaint with the UN against President George H.W. Bush.

The U.S. and U.K. “obstinately insisted” that their sanctions remain in place until after the “illegal” Gulf War II aggression perpetrated by President George W. Bush and UK’s Tony Blair in March, 2003, “not with a view to easing the over decade-long suffering of the Iraqi people and children” but “to better facilitate the U.S./U.K. unsupervised looting and plundering of the Iraqi economy and oil fields in violation of the international laws of war as well as to the grave detriment of the Iraqi people,” Boyle said.

In an address last Nov. 22 to The International Conference on War-affected Children in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Boyle tallied the death toll on Iraq by U.S.-U.K. actions as follows:

  1. The slaughter of 200,000 Iraqis by President Bush in his illegal 1991 Gulf War I.
  2. The deaths of 1.4 million Iraqis as a result of the illegal 2003 war of aggression ordered by President Bush Jr. and Prime Minister Blair.
  3. The deaths of 1.7 million Iraqis “as a direct result” of the genocidal sanctions.

Boyle’s class-action complaint demanded an end to all economic sanctions against Iraq; criminal proceedings for genocide against President George H.W. Bush; monetary compensation to the children of Iraq and their families for deaths, physical and mental injury; and for shipping massive humanitarian relief supplies to that country.

The “grossly hypocritical” UN refused to terminate the sanctions, Boyle pointed out, even though its own Food and Agricultural Organization’s Report estimated that by 1995 the sanctions had killed 560,000 Iraqi children during the previous five years.

Boyle noted that then U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright was interviewed on CBS-TV on May 12, 1996, in response to a question by Leslie Stahl if the price of half a million dead children was worth it, and replied, “we (the U.S. government) think the price is worth it.”

Albright’s shocking response provides “proof positive of the genocidal intent by the U.S. government against Iraq” under the Genocide Convention, Boyle said, adding that the government of Iraq today could still bring legal action against the U.S. and the U.K. in the International Court of Justice. He said the U.S.-U.K. genocide also violated the municipal legal systems of all civilized nations in the world; the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child; and the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 and its Additional Protocol 1 of 1977.

Boyle, who was stirred to take action pro bono by Mothers in Iraq after the economic sanctions had been imposed upon them by the Security Council in August, 1990, in response to pressure from the Bush Senior Administration. He is the author of numerous books on international affairs, including “Destroying World Order” (Clarity Press.)

Sherwood Ross is a columnist, broadcast commentator and public relations consultant “for good causes.” He formerly reported for major dailies and wire services and is the author of “Gruening of Alaska”(Best). Reach him at [email protected]

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8 Responses to "U.S. – U.K. Genocide Against Iraq 1990-2012"

  1. Charlotte NC Bill  December 5, 2012 at 2:33 am

    This country must stop being the bully boy of the NWO and the Synagogue of Satan..

  2. Charlotte NC Bill  December 5, 2012 at 2:31 am

    To Revis Decker up there in FB: Comparing the amout of Iraqis killed by Saddam ( traitorous Kurds, saboteurs and other such rats mostly ) to the amount killed by Bush, clinton and Bush is like comparing the water in a bathtub to Lake Michigan!

  3. LC  December 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Prof. Francis Boyle’s complaint works as “ARREST WARRANTS” against defendants:

    Bush, Blair wanted for war crimes:


  4. taosword  December 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Yes, the Karma continues. From Chris Columbus on. This country may one day face a horrible fate. However in terms of long periods of time this can still be turned around. I see no large or official turn around at this time. And hatred of aggression usually leaves us no better then the aggressor in the long run. So we need to be careful about revenge and heated emotions regarding our government, and its entanglement with other countries and other tribes. I have to examine my own tribe, its Karma, and my habitual patterns from it that negatively affect others and work to overcome the patterns.

  5. Franklin Ryckaert  December 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    I’m afraid it is already happening in the SW : Mexicans.

  6. Brian  December 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    The amazing Edgar Cayce who had access to the Universal Mind and thus the truths of the Universe while outside of his body and away from the ego, which blocks the mind from the Universal Mind, stated there is country Karma. He basically said when a country invades another country the citizens of the invading country will experience an invasion in another life.

    Thanks to the the Israeli Lobby which controls our government, powerful Jewish Zionists who control the media, tens of millions of Christian Zionists and Israeli Gentile stooges in the White House and congress we Americans will probably have to experience the horrors of being invaded in another lifetime. Karma may go easier on those who were against all these invasions by the United States in the Middle East.

  7. Franklin Ryckaert  December 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Does the American government realize that there exists such a thing as national karma?

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