The American impulse to genocide began with the birth of the EuroAmerican ruling class in 1783. For over a century it was aimed at native Americans and imported slaves and lasted until the ‘frontier’ was filled by EuroAmericans. Native Americans were almost extinguished and corralled into concentration camps and African Americans were held in an updated form of slavery, Jim Crow. The genocidal impulse continued in the conquests of the Spanish American war, the first of many US wars of imperial aggression. In the Philippines the US invasion and occupation killed over a million civilians from 1899 to 1902. (1)
The rulers of the US never looked backed and throughout the last century piled genocide on genocide in their quest to be the Novum Romanum Imperium. During WWII in the skies over Europe the USAAF and its junior partner the RAF murdered well over half a million German civilians and 67 thousand French civilians in deliberate attacks aimed at civilians. In Japan, exclusive of the murders at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 67 Japanese cities were firebombed from January to August, 1945, killing half a million civilians.
American genocides are a central feature of world politics and are entirely bipartisan. Republicans aren’t fascists and Democrats aren’t socialists. Both are right centrist pro-capitalist parties owned body and soul by the .01%. Their military and spy agencies sit astride the globe on 1,000 plus (3) military bases and they’ve committed genocide and mass murder of civilians in over a dozen countries.
In recent decades Democrats and Republicans have used the US military and CIA to invade and attack Afghanistan (daily), Bahrain, Cambodia, Chile, Cuba, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti (repeatedly), Iraq (repeatedly), Iran (repeatedly), Korea, Laos, (repeatedly), Libya, Nicaraguan, Pakistan, Palestine (dialy), Panama, Serbia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Vietnam and Yemen. The most horrendous genocides since WWII was committed in Vietnam and surrounding countries when Democrat LBJ and Republican Nixon murdered millions of civilians and over 58,209 GIs and wasting the lives of hundreds of thousands of others. In the last part of the last century Bill Clinton ordered the deaths of half a million Iraqi children (2) and Bush’s invasion and attempted occupation cost half a million more lives. (For a more complete look read Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II by William Blum, Peter Scott and Larry Bleidner)
Obama, the Clintons, the Bush’s, their cabinets and all but a few Congressional Democrats and Republicans are depraved warmongers. Tools of the rich, the military industrial complex and the JCS, they do what they’re paid and told to do and care little for the tens of thousands of GI’s they murder and the additional tens of thousands of lives they waste with suicide, PTSD and horrific, life altering wounds. They care not at all for the unknown tens of thousands of civilians murdered by US and satellite states in a dozen nations from Libya and Palestine to Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The genocides will continue until the government of the 01% is replaced by a workers government that can end US aggression and convene a new International War Crimes Tribunal.
2) Clinton’s infanticide