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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

 
What Is Genocide?

Accuracy in Media says that the number of genocides will be understated in the history books (emphasis in original):

Those human-rights activists combatting genocide in Darfur and lobbying for the Armenian Genocide Resolution would likely be displeased to hear that important massacres and purges may never make the history books as genocide—or be prosecuted—because the 1948 United Nations Genocide Convention does not include social and political groups as possible victims of genocide.

Why the oversight? Oh, maybe because the two greatest instigators of such genocides also happen to be veto-wielding permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.

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