Login/Sign up

World Association of International Studies

PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
Post German Genocide in Namibia; US Genocide in Philippines?
Created by John Eipper on 01/15/14 7:19 AM

Previous posts in this discussion:

Post

German Genocide in Namibia; US Genocide in Philippines? (Bienvenido Macario, USA, 01/15/14 7:19 am)

The Herero genocide in Namibia was the first massacre of the 20th century. I'd like to add the one-sided battles in the Philippine War (1899 -1902), where Filipino troops were virtually massacred by US Troops. The intended result of the Kaiser's men was no different from the massacres and genocide of Native American tribes in the 19th century. Anglo-Americans figured if they wipe out the buffaloes, the Native American tribes would follow. And they were right.

Among the massacres and killings of the 21st century, what stands out was the election-related Maguindanao Massacre in the Philippines in Nov. 2009, where 57 people were killed. See my WAIS post: "Philippines: Suspects Sought in Election Massacre of 57" 11 December 2009:

http://waisworld.org/go.jsp?id=02a4&objectType=post&o=47467&objectTypeId=41717&topicId=17

It's the worst not because 30 journalists were killed or 21 women were mostly raped, sexually mutilated while they were still alive then killed, but because the UN gave the victims a false sense of security when Philip Alston in a high-profile visit "blasted Pres. Gloria Arroyo for failure to end political killings," five months before the massacre took place. The case is still pending.

Worse, the World Bank gave a $3.7 billion loan to the Philippines in October 2011 and another $300 million last July 13, 2013. There might be other loans, grants, and aid I am not aware of. I've excluded the $150 million donations from the international community for the typhoon relief efforts.

The Philippines is a former US territory and this country has a special responsibility to those islands and its people. We should stop funding oppression and the undemocratic oligarchy in the Philippines, withdraw our Ambassador and encourage others to do the same.

JE comments:  Speck in the eye, log in the eye.  Were the US actions in the Philippines (Moro Rebellion, etc.) any less genocidal than the Germans in Namibia?  Arms historians will point out that the M1911 .45-caliber pistol, the principal side arm of the US armed forces for three generations, was developed to give increased "stopping power" over the .38 cartridge, when fighting against Filipino natives.

"Stopping power":  a benign way to characterize such a brutal event.


SHARE:
Rate this post
Informational value 
Insight 
Fairness 
Reader Ratings (0)
0%
Informational value0%
Insight0%
Fairness0%

Visits: 57

Comments/Replies

Please login/register to reply or comment: Login/Sign up

Trending Now



All Forums with Published Content (41755 posts)

- Unassigned

Culture & Language

American Indians Art Awards Bestiary of Insults Books Conspiracy Theories Culture Ethics Film Food Futurology Gender Issues Humor Intellectuals Jews Language Literature Media Coverage Movies Music Newspapers Numismatics Philosophy Plagiarism Prisons Racial Issues Sports Tattoos Western Civilization World Communications

Economics

Capitalism Economics International Finance World Bank World Economy

Education

Education Hoover Institution Journal Publications Libraries Universities World Bibliography Series

History

Biographies Conspiracies Crime Decline of West German Holocaust Historical Figures History Holocausts Individuals Japanese Holocaust Leaders Learning Biographies Learning History Russian Holocaust Turkish Holocaust

Nations

Afghanistan Africa Albania Algeria Argentina Asia Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Belize Bolivia Brazil Canada Central America Chechnya Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark East Europe East Timor Ecuador Egypt El Salvador England Estonia Ethiopia Europe European Union Finland France French Guiana Germany Greece Guatemala Haiti Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran (Persia) Iraq Ireland Israel/Palestine Italy Japan Jordan Kenya Korea Kosovo Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Latin America Liberia Libya Mali Mexico Middle East Mongolia Morocco Namibia Nations Compared Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North America Norway Pacific Islands Pakistan Palestine Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Polombia Portugal Romania Saudi Arabia Scandinavia Scotland Serbia Singapore Slovakia South Africa South America Southeast Asia Spain Sudan Sweden Switzerland Syria Thailand The Pacific Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan UK (United Kingdom) Ukraine USA (America) USSR/Russia Uzbekistan Venezuela Vietnam West Europe Yemen Yugoslavia Zaire

Politics

Balkanization Communism Constitutions Democracy Dictators Diplomacy Floism Global Issues Hegemony Homeland Security Human Rights Immigration International Events Law Nationalism NATO Organizations Peace Politics Terrorism United Nations US Elections 2008 US Elections 2012 US Elections 2016 Violence War War Crimes Within the US

Religion

Christianity Hinduism Islam Judaism Liberation Theology Religion

Science & Technology

Alcohol Anthropology Automotives Biological Weapons Design and Architecture Drugs Energy Environment Internet Landmines Mathematics Medicine Natural Disasters Psychology Recycling Research Science and Humanities Sexuality Space Technology World Wide Web (Internet)

Travel

Geography Maps Tourism Transportation

WAIS

1-TRIBUTES TO PROFESSOR HILTON 2001 Conference on Globalizations Academic WAR Forums Ask WAIS Experts Benefactors Chairman General News Member Information Member Nomination PAIS Research News Ronald Hilton Quotes Seasonal Messages Tributes to Prof. Hilton Varia Various Topics WAIS WAIS 2006 Conference WAIS Board Members WAIS History WAIS Interviews WAIS NEWS waisworld.org launch WAR Forums on Media & Research Who's Who