Can Children Save The World’s Children?
By Dr Gideon Polya
10 October, 2009
About 0.5 million infants die avoidably each year in the US Occupied Territories, 9.5 million die world-wide annually under Obama and 60 million will die annually through climate genocide. In despair we ask can Children save the World’s children through school genocide and war crimes tribunals?
Let us examine these shocking numbers that derive from authoritative sources.
1. Passive mass murder of over 4 million infants in US Alliance wars (1990-2009).
Consulting UNICEF we obtain the following estimates of “annual under-5 infant deaths” in the following countries subject to occupation by the US or US-backed surrogates: Occupied Afghanistan (338,000), Occupied Haiti (21,0000), Occupied Iraq (41,000), Occupied Palestinian Territory (4,000), and Occupied Somalia (54,000), for a total of 458,000 per annum (i.e. about 0.5 million) and 1,255 per day. Note that this analysis ignores Occupied Diego Garcia that has been completely ethnically cleansed, partially occupied countries such as Lebanon and Syria and countries subject to ongoing US-backed wars, notably the US robot-bombed NW Provinces of Pakistan. About 90% of these infant deaths are avoidable and due to non-supply of life-preserving requisites by the war criminal US or US surrogate Occupiers.
However this assessment ignores US hegemony over much of the Planet in addition to the territories that the US and its surrogates are actually militarily occupying, namely Occupied Haiti (originally invaded by US forces, now replaced by US-backed UN forces), Occupied Somalia (by the US, US-backed Ethiopia and US-backed African Union forces), Occupied Cyprus (by US ally Turkey), Occupied Palestine, Occupied Lebanon (the Shebaa Farms area), Occupied Jordan and Occupied Syria (by US-backed Apartheid Israel), Occupied Iraq, Occupied Diego Garcia, Occupied Afghanistan (by the US Alliance) and US robot-bombed NW Pakistan (US robot occupation from the air – no wedding parties or family picnics are safe from US mass murder).
UN Population Division data tell us that post-invasion under-5 infant deaths in the still-occupied Occupied Haitian, Somalian, Palestinian, Iraqi and Afghan Territories total 0.08 million, 0.2 million, 0.2 million, 0.6 million and 2.3 million, respectively. To this we can add the 1.2 million Iraqi under-5 year old infants who died under Sanctions (1990-2003) to yield a horrendous total of 4.6 million under-5 year old deaths of which 90% were avoidable i.e. 4.1 million avoidable infant deaths due to US Alliance war crimes.
A major part of these ongoing war crimes is the US Alliance occupation of Afghanistan (the ongoing Afghan Genocide) and the human cost is revealed by UNICEF statistics - 338,000 under-5 year old infants die each year in Occupied Afghanistan, 90% avoidably and largely because the Occupier refuses to supply life-sustaining food and medical supplies unequivocally demanded of an Occupier by Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War "to the fullest extent of the means available to it".
WHO informs us that the total annual per capita health expenditure permitted by the US Alliance in Occupied Afghanistan is $29 as compared to $6,714 for Occupier United States of America (aka United States of Israel).
The bottom line in any comparative analysis of violent wrongdoing is consequential death. The current "annual death rate" is 7% for Occupied Afghan under-5 year old infants under the US Alliance - as compared to that of 4% (for Poles under the Nazis in WW2), 5% (French Jews under the Nazis and the Nazi-collaborator Vichy régime in WW2), 13% (Australian POWs of the Japanese in WW2) and 19% (Jews in Nazi-occupied Europe) (see “Polish Holocaust (1939-1945) & Afghan Holocaust (2001- )” ).
2. Passive mass murder of 9.5 million infants annually on First World-dominated Spaceship Earth.
There is an even bigger picture of avoidable child mortality that encompasses not just the evil American Empire but much of the rest of the World.
Recent estimates published in Global Research indicate that the US military currently has 737 military bases in 63 countries and 2.4 million military personnel in a total of 156 countries. Further, the US with 5% of the world’s population consumes 25% of the world’s resources. Accordingly, the US makes a major contribution to global avoidable mortality (excess deaths, avoidable deaths) that in the period 1950-2005 totalled 1.3 billion (the World), 1.2 billion (the non-European World) and 0.6 billion (the Muslim World), these estimate being consonant with UN Population Division data indicating 1950-2005 under-5 year old infant deaths that totalled 0.85 billion (the World), 0.8 billion (the non-European World) and 0.4 billion (the Muslim World).
While excess deaths in the period 1950-2005 totalled 82 million in countries actually militarily occupied by the US in the post-1945 period, the US Alliance (the US, UK, France, NATO, Australasia, Japan) has a much greater share of responsibility for the 1950-2005 global avoidable holocaust of 1.3 billion avoidable deaths. Accordingly, the US under Obama is a major contributor to the annual global avoidable mortality of 16 million avoidable deaths, with 9.5 million of these being of under-5 year old infants (for details see my book “Body Count. Global Avoidable mortality since 1950”, G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya ).
3. 6 billion infants are predicted to perish in climate genocide due to unaddressed, man-made global warming.
The global avoidable mortality catastrophe is going to get worse as a consequence of unaddressed, First World-imposed, man-made global warming as outlined below.
The First World (notably the US, UK and Europe in general) has been largely responsible for the enormous increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution in the post-industrial era. Thus massive man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution in the industrial era (post-1750) has pushed atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration to a current 390 ppm (corresponding to about 475 ppm CO2-e or CO2-equivalent of total GHGs including all GHGs such as CO2, methane, nitrous oxide, CFCs, SF6 and NF3) - well outside the range of 180-300 ppm CO2 obtaining during the final evolution of Homo sapiens from his immediate precursors over the last 600,000 years and the very stable atmospheric situation over the last 10,000 year post-Ice Age period during which Man evolved the sophisticated societies we have today.
The atmospheric CO2 is currently increasing at 2.5 ppm per year – at the present rate we will reach 450 ppm CO2 within 24 years, above which level coral dies from ocean acidification and warming with horrendous implications for ocean ecosystems and fisheries. “Annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution” in units of “tonnes CO2-equivalent per person per year” is presently 0.9 (Bangladesh), 0.9 (Pakistan), 2.2 (India), 3.1 (Developing World), 5.5 (China), 6.7 (the World), 11 (Europe), 16 (Developed World), 23 (Canada), 27 (the US) and 30 (Australia; or 54 if Australia’s huge Exported CO2 pollution is included).
The consequences of unaddressed, man-made global warming are dire. Top UK climate scientist Dr James Lovelock FRS has estimated that 1 billion people or fewer will survive this century due to insufficiently addressed, man-made climate change. This translates (from UN Population Division projections) to a First World-imposed climate genocide that is predicted to kill 10 billion non-Europeans this century, this carnage including 6 billion under-5 year old infants, 3 billion Muslims (a Muslim Holocaust 500 times greater than the WW2 Jewish Holocaust or the "forgotten" WW2 Bengali Holocaust), 2 billion Indians, 1.4 billion non-Arab Africans, 0.6 billion Arabs, 0.5 billion Bengalis, 0.3 billion Pakistanis and 0.3 billion Bangladeshis.
Can Humanity evade the looming catastrophe of climate genocide that is already underway? My chemist, physicist and biologist associates are uniformly pessimistic because there is huge gulf between what science says should happen and what politicians are putting on the table.
Recently some of the World’s top climate scientists in a peer-refereed paper in the top scientific journal Nature stated that atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration should be reduced from the present circa 390 parts per million (ppm) “and should not exceed 350 parts per million” in order to prevent “unacceptable environmental change”.
Similarly, a Working Party of the prestigious UK Royal Society recently stated that "The Earth’s atmospheric CO2 level must be returned to less than 350ppm to reverse this escalating ecological crisis and to 320ppm to ensure permanent planetary health”, a view consonant with that of other top climate scientists who warn that the atmospheric CO2 must be urgently reduced to circa 300 ppm to save the Arctic ice, the Biosphere and Humanity .
Unfortunately, World governments, backed by popular and corporate greed, are approaching the December 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit negotiations committed to INCREASING atmospheric CO2, in stark contravention of the advice from the World’s top climate scientists. The best First World offer is from EU countries committed to no more than a 2 degree C temperature rise (relative to 1990), a ceiling of 450 ppm CO2-e greenhouse gas (GHG as CO2 equivalent) and a decrease in GHG pollution of 2% per year.
However there can be no negotiation with the Laws of Physics and Chemistry. Thus over 90% of scientists polled at the March 2009 University of Copenhagen Climate Change Conference believed that 2 degrees C above the 1900 temperature was inevitable; the GHG concentration is already 475 ppm CO2-e (of which about 390 ppm is CO2); and top climate scientists from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester, have recently estimated that an annual 6-8% decrease in GHG pollution is required to stabilize atmospheric CO2-e at the present level.
Both the Biosphere and Humanity are already under acute threat. Australian medical science Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty has said “We are in real danger”. The present species extinction rate is 100-1,000 times the normal rate. 16 million people die avoidably each year from deprivation, this carnage including about 9.5 million under-5 year old infants and increasingly being impacted by man-made climate change – but this will rise to a 21st century average of 100 million avoidable deaths per year due to insufficiently addressed man-made global warming.
Copenhagen is looming as the biggest failure in human history. Humanity needs to urgently galvanize to meet the emergency and overcome the cowardice, dishonesty and greed of the various political Establishments that, in turn, are directed by the cowardice, dishonesty and greed not just of the Corporate bosses but also of the voting masses. (Details of the above are set out here in “Legal accountability of people, politicians, corporations and countries for war crimes and climate crimes “.
4. Children can help to save the world’s children through school war crimes tribunals.
Fundamental to the shocking problem of continuing First World mass murder of Third World children is the failure of the World and individual societies to address Accountability of politicians for crimes against humanity, whether it is the mass murder of the 0.5 million infants who die avoidably each year in the US Occupied Territories, the 9.5 million infants who die world-wide annually from deprivation under Obama or the 60 million infants who will die annually through unaddressed man-made climate genocide. Extraordinarily, these horrifying realities are effectively not even reported in the Mainstream media of the Western Murdochracies.
A chink of light comes from the efforts of 71 year old UK MP John Prescott who has embarked on a campaign to take the urgency of climate change action to British school children. John Prescott is urging school children to take action over climate change: “"Go home, pester your parents, annoy people," (see report in the UK Independent ).
Perhaps Children can be persuaded to take action against the past, present and prospective mass murder of children. While the leading war criminals, child killers and mass murderers of the Western world appear to be safe from national or international prosecution, they are vulnerable to the Truth established by unofficial tribunals such as Tribunals of Children. This possibility is explored below.
Zionist lackey Obama is a mass murderer of about 0.4 million children annually and should be arraigned before the International Criminal Court (ICC) - together with Bush, Cheney, Biden, Rice, the Clintons, Blair, Brown, Howard, Rudd, Sarkozy, Merkel and their underlings - for complicity in the passive mass murder of about 0.3 million innocent Afghan infants each year and about 0.4 million Occupied children in total in the US Empire each year.
Unfortunately the USA (aka the United States of Israel or USI) does not accept the authority of the International Criminal Court over Americans. However the US is a signatory to the Geneva Convention, the UN Genocide Convention, the Rights of the Child Convention and other human rights conventions. US Federal Law makes it a capital offence for Americans to cause death in breaking such international conventions to which it is a signatory: "Whoever, whether inside or outside the United States, commits a war crime, in any of the circumstances described in subsection (b), shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both, and if death results to the victim, shall also be subject to the penalty of death. " (see US Federal Law, Cornell University Law School ).
However mass murder appears to be a crime that is expected of USA (USI) presidents - thus humanitarian Jimmy Carter was kicked out by the USA (USI) voters because he declined to mass murder Asian women and children.
A key suggestion has been made by Dr Mahathir, the outstanding former PM of Malaysia under whom Malaysia’s under-5 infant mortality fell to about the same as in the UK (for details see my book "Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950", G.M. Polya, Melbourne, 2007: http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya ).
Dr Mahathir suggested a non-government non-UN war crimes tribunal of eminent World citizens (akin to the War Crimes Tribunal on Iraq that included brilliant, humanitarian Indian writer Arundhati Roy), as reported by the Perdana Global Peace Organization: "The former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad hosted the conference and won applause yesterday for calling for the leaders to be tried by an unofficial tribunal for war crimes in Iraq. He said the war had caused more terror than al-Qaeda."We should not hang Blair if the tribunal finds him guilty, but he should always carry the label ’War Criminal, Killer of Children, Liar’," said Dr Mahathir in a speech illustrated by pictures of wounded children, deformed babies and tortured men. "And so should Bush and the pocket Bush of the Bushland of Australia," he said, referring to the Prime Minister, John Howard." (see: Perdana Global Peace Organization, "Criminalize War".
Ideally, such a genocide and war crimes tribunal should be composed of the most eminent men and women of the world. However we have seen recently in relation to the horrible abuse of the Indigenous Palestinians (half of whom are children) by Apartheid Israel that the opinions of eminent, humanitarian Jewish lawyers such as Professor Richard Falk and Richard Goldstone in official UN reports have been rapidly discounted by racist , human rights abusing Apartheid Israel and its war criminal protector, the USA (aka the United States of Israel).
The Zionists and their genocidal American protectors seem to have all bases covered when even the most eminent and expert Jewish protests are so readily discounted. However Children represent an avenue for protection of other children from these genocidal , Nazi-style mass pedocides and horrible abusers of children.
Several years ago I was an invited speaker (together with Australian engineer Douglas Wood who had been kidnapped in Occupied Iraq and Dr Tilman Ruff, President of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War, Australia) at a top boys school in which the boys role-played the UN sitting in judgment on the ultimate instrument of mass murder (in addition to ongoing First World-imposed poverty/deprivation and ongoing First World-imposed climate genocide), namely nuclear weapons.
From this very happy and inspiring experience comes a powerful suggestion. Children at all schools around the world should set up School Tribunals to conduct trials of Obama and his war criminal confrères for the past, present and prospective mass murder of children. Indeed the children of mass murderers could be a special part of the process - thus Obama’s daughters, who are no doubt decent children, could usefully participate.
Barack Hussein Obama , President of the United States of America (aka the United States of Israel or aka the “Rogue State” by outstanding American writer William Blum) has just celebrated his 17th wedding anniversary with wife Michelle (they were married on 3 October 1992). They have 2 daughters Malia Ann (born on July 4, 1998) and Natasha ("Sasha") (born on June 10, 2001). A happy family indeed – but spare a thought for the millions of families devastated through loss of children due to US imperialism and the Bush (now Obama) War on Terror that is in horrible reality a racist Zionist-promoted War on Women and Children and, more specifically, a cowardly and racist War on Arab Women and Children, a War on Muslim Women and Children, a War on Asian Women and Children and a War non-European Women and Children.
The awful truth will not go away and is only several mouse clicks away - .what will Obama's daughters think if they innocently stumble upon the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) website and discover what their Daddy has been doing in cold blood to the children of the evil American Empire?
The ongoing mass murder of children by Zionists and in Zionist-backed US Alliance wars, the horrendous passive mass murder of Third World children through racist deprivation on Spaceship Earth, and the prospective mass murder of 6 billion non-European infants through climate genocide must be halted NOW.
Teachers, parents and children reading this – please inform everyone you can. Any trauma children may suffer from participation in Children’s Genocide and War Crimes Tribunals is nothing as compared to the horrendous suffering of the 9.5 million infants who die avoidably each year from First World-imposed war, deprivation and climate change.
Dr Gideon Polya, MWC News Chief political editor, published some 130 works in a 4 decade scientific career, most recently a huge pharmacological reference text "Biochemical Targets of Plant Bioactive Compounds" (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, New York & London, 2003), and is currently writing a book on global mortality ---