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  •  What genocide? nt (2+ / 0-)
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    Eric S, zemblan

    Al Gore should be president.

    by another American on Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 05:02:08 PM PDT

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    •  this one? (2+ / 0-)
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      npbeachfun, jdcondit

      Israel’s actions against Palestinians. One word in specific, genocide, sparks emotions that echo across Israel, Europe and America. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines genocide as "the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group." What is happening in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip today is dangerously encroaching on genocide, close enough so that the pictures of Palestinians in Rafah loading their meager belongings on carts and evacuating their homes are too reminiscent of another time, another place and another people. These very same images should be setting off alarms in the hearts and minds of Israelis. Unfortunately, at stake is not the lexicon of conflict but rather, our children, and we refuse to sit still to watch a deaf, dumb and blind world steal their future from them.

      source

      ummm, i am just curious: do you KNOW how to do a google search?  you always ask questions that can be answered in about three seconds of effort.

      this is a quick answer to your question; perhaps litho or myself or someone else will further enlighten you with a diary on the subject....

    •  or, if you prefer the more 'correct' context.... (3+ / 0-)
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      litho, npbeachfun, jdcondit

      ...definition from the international criminal court, that is here:

      Article 6

      Genocide

      Introduction

      With respect to the last element listed for each crime:
      – The term “in the context of” would include the initial acts in an emerging pattern;

      – The term “manifest” is an objective qualification;

      – Notwithstanding the normal requirement for a mental element provided for in article 30, and recognizing that knowledge of the circumstances will usually be addressed in proving genocidal intent, the appropriate requirement, if any, for a mental element regarding this circumstance will need to be decided by the Court on a case-by-case basis.

      Article 6 (a)

      Genocide by killing

      Elements

      1. The perpetrator killed2 one or more persons.
      1. Such person or persons belonged to a particular national, ethnical, racial or religious group.
      1. The perpetrator intended to destroy, in whole or in part, that national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such.
      1. The conduct took place in the context of a manifest pattern of similar conduct directed against that group or was conduct that could itself effect such destruction.

      Article 6 (b)

      Genocide by causing serious bodily or mental harm

      Elements

      1. The perpetrator caused serious bodily or mental harm to one or more persons.3
      1. Such person or persons belonged to a particular national, ethnical, racial or religious group.
      1. The perpetrator intended to destroy, in whole or in part, that national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such.
      1. The conduct took place in the context of a manifest pattern of similar conductdirected against that group or was conduct that could itself effect such destruction.

      ________________
      2 The term “killed” is interchangeable with the term “caused death”.
      3 This conduct may include, but is not necessarily restricted to, acts of torture, rape, sexual violence or inhuman or degrading treatment.

      Article 6 (c)

      Genocide by deliberately inflicting conditions of life calculated to
      bring about physical destruction

      Elements

      1. The perpetrator inflicted certain conditions of life upon one or more persons.
      1. Such person or persons belonged to a particular national, ethnical, racial or religious group.
      1. The perpetrator intended to destroy, in whole or in part, that national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such.
      1. The conditions of life were calculated to bring about the physical destruction of that group, in whole or in part.4
      1. The conduct took place in the context of a manifest pattern of similar conduct directed against that group or was conduct that could itself effect such destruction.

      Article 6 (d)
      Genocide by imposing measures intended to prevent births

      Elements

      1. The perpetrator imposed certain measures upon one or more persons.
      1. Such person or persons belonged to a particular national, ethnical, racial or religious group.
      1. The perpetrator intended to destroy, in whole or in part, that national, ethnical,

      racial or religious group, as such.

      1. The measures imposed were intended to prevent births within that group.
      1. The conduct took place in the context of a manifest pattern of similar conduct directed against that group or was conduct that could itself effect such destruction.

      Article 6 (e)
      Genocide by forcibly transferring children
      Elements

      1. The perpetrator forcibly transferred one or more persons.5
      1. Such person or persons belonged to a particular national, ethnical, racial or religious group.

      ________________
      4 The term “conditions of life” may include, but is not necessarily restricted to, deliberate deprivation of resources indispensable for survival, such as food or medical services, or systematic expulsion from homes.
      5 The term “forcibly” is not restricted to physical force, but may include threat of force or coercion, such as that caused by fear of violence, duress, detention, psychological oppression or
      abuse of power, against such person or persons or another person, or by taking advantage of a coercive environment.

      1. The perpetrator intended to destroy, in whole or in part, that national, ethnical,

      racial or religious group, as such.

      1. The transfer was from that group to another group.
      1. The person or persons were under the age of 18 years.
      1. The perpetrator knew, or should have known, that the person or persons were under the age of 18 years.
      1. The conduct took place in the context of a manifest pattern of similar conduct

      directed against that group or was conduct that could itself effect such destruction.

    •  here is a diary... (1+ / 0-)
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      npbeachfun

      ...based on your question.  i hope it is helpful in answering your query.  if you have any questions or comment, as always, you are more than welcome to come here and talk.

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