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The Sabra and Shatila massacre was the killing of up to 3,500 civilians, mostly Palestinians and Lebanese Shiites, by al-Kata'ib militia, a predominantly Christian Lebanese right-wing party, in the Sabra neighborhood and the adjacent Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon.



"There are biological differences between the sexes, including average body size and upper body strength, and aspects of reproductive physiology.

There is a range of gendered differences in behavior and perception in social structure developmental patterns.

There are more biological similarities than differences, and more gender overlaps than discontinuities.

Differences of age groups and similarities of skills shape performance roles on specific tasks individually.

We actually know quite a bit about human evolution and the patterns and processes that our ancestors faced.

Men made the tools?

We have no evidence of any sort that there were any sex or gender differences in the creation and use of stone, wood, bone or other tool technologies.

Evidence in bones for gender differences show up with emergence of specialization, domestication and sedentism.

Men hunted and fought one another?

For the vast majority of human evolution there is strong likelihood that both sexes participated in hunting.

Earlier humans where substantially more robust.

Evidence of interpersonal violence is minimal.

When we do start to see more robust evidence for war-like events the distribution of injuries and evidence of participation is not biased by sex until quite recently.

There are no clear biases in regards to gender representation in hunting and violence until recently." - Agustín Fuentes, Ignorance of Evolutionary Processes



threat level

"A whirlwind will sweep them away,
and their sacrifices will bring them shame."
Hosea 4:19

violence


Chinese charater for violence

Violence Vanquished

Everyday Violence of Modern Culture



"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.

Westerners often forget this fact; non-Westerners never do." - Samuel Phillips Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations, Remaking of World Order

"Violence is a drug, indeed it is the most potent narcotic known to humankind. Those most addicted to violence are those who have access to weapons and a penchant for force." - Christopher Lynn Hedges

"The tentacles of this high-intensity violence, now normalized, reach into every aspect of society - a spectacle that does not unsettle but thrives on more shocks, more bloodshed and more suffering." - Henry A. Giroux



When kids expect hostility, they get hostile

WikiLeaks Collateral Murder: US Soldier Ethan McCord

2 types of child abuse have the same consequences

Judge Rules That Abuse Can Cause Schizophrenia

Long-term risks of childhood head injury

Violence in childhood speeds up aging

Violence Begets Violence




"Violence is a symptom of a wounded spirit."

Charles Eisenstein


Humans were hunters and gatherers long before they became warriors.

Ancient Cro-Magnon began eating flesh 2.5 million years ago.

Caleb E. Finch identified eight genes that evolved in Cro-Magnon to manage saturated fat, cholesterol, infectious agents and against overdose of iron and other metals that are relatively abundant in flesh compared with plants.

Genes to digest flesh is common Cro-Magnon heritage.

Empathetic human beings, granted life by the Creator and Sustainer, understand the taking of flesh to be a necessary evil done only for sustenance.

Social Darwinism suggests predation of the weak to be quite profitable.

Natural Law clearly states harvest for profit is unsustainable.

Domination by human predators entranced by the Wetiko revolution respond to the false need to "contain" or "pacify" those branded as "other."



Millgram Experiment

The Milgram Obedience Experiment



Americans generally do not regard themselves as arrogant, petty and ignoble.

Empirical verifiable social scientific evidence suggests otherwise.

Yale psychology professor Stanley Milgram had individuals apply electric shocks in a behavioral training experiment for incorrect answers.

Participants were asked to turn the voltage up, even to where the dial read "danger," a point at which the victim could be heard screaming.

Two-thirds of the subjects continued to follow orders to administer shocks.

Stanford psychology professor Philip G. Zimbardo initiated an experiment in which participating Stanford students were designated either as prisoners or guards, with guards told to maintain order.

The project had to be prematurely terminated as the guards fulfilling their roles becoming uncomfortably abusive toward the prisoners.

Violence on broadcast television began approaching "epidemic proportions," surging 75% between 1998 and 2005.

"Media violence causes aggressive and antisocial behavior, desensitize viewers to future violence and increase perceptions that they are living in a mean and dangerous world.

Children younger than 8 cannot discriminate between real life and fantasy.

They quickly learn violence is an acceptable solution to resolving complex problems, if the aggressor is the hero." - American Academy of Pediatrics

Violence is a built-in feature of humanities worldview.

It is implicit in our conception of ourselves as separate beings in a universe of discrete others competing for survival.

The objectification of life and the earth itself enables and legitimizes violence.

Lost in the manmade realm of abstractions - statistics, names of countries, figures in accounting ledgers - we end up perpetrating violence.

Depictions of graphic violence and diabolical cruelty in the entertainment media have inures us to violent images even when they are not fictitious.

The endemic exposure to violence in our culture desensitizes us.

Suffering is perpetuated unseen deep within the Silence.

1993 Robert Meyrowitz* brings extreme fighting to America with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Robert Meyrowitz first sells extreme fighting to pay-per-view providers through his incorporation Semaphore Entertainment Group.

Robert Meyrowitz also brings Ozzy Osbourne into America's living room.

1996 "The cumulative impact of violence-laden imagery can lead to a "mean-world" perspective, in which viewers have an unrealistically dark view of life." - The Christian Science Monitor, November 18, 1996

1997 "People are concerned about this race to the bottom. They wonder if there even is a bottom. I do, too." - FCC, Michael J. Copps 01/07

"American kids want to relate to something.

American kids want something edgy.

American kids are looking for identity, something that makes them feel tough." - Jeff Clark, president North County Fight Club 01/07

"Violence is like the nicotine in cigarettes.

Media has to pump ever more violence into us as we've built up a tolerance.

In order to get the same high, we need ever-higher levels.

The television industry has captured market share through an addictive and toxic ingredient." - Lt. Col. David Grossman

"For the last three decades, the one predominant finding in research on the corporate media is that exposure to media portrayals of violence increases aggressive behavior in children." - American Psychiatric Association



Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Globally, Deaths From War And Murder Are in Decline

Americans have been fed a ponerologic vision of reality.

American exceptionalismthe unique mission to inspire and transform


war is about money and power

"In wartime truth is the first casualty."

Senator Hiram Johnson


cheerleaders of this ponerologic vision include:

Abraham Lincoln

spoke of the America as the "last best hope of Earth"

John F. Kennedy

urged us to "pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship"

Ronald Reagan

cast America as a "shining city on a hill, " illuminating the Earth"

George Herbert Walker Bush

out of these troubled times - a "new world order" - can emerge

George Walker Bush

"enemies are innovative and resourceful", "explosives went off"


"One of the most noble things you can do is kill the enemy." - Major Douglas Zembiec, killed May 10, 2007 while conducting a raid in Baghdad


War is a turning away from the sanctity and preservation of life !

War fosters alienation which inevitably leads to nihilism.

The essence of war is death, necrophilia, pure blood lust.

War hogs hide their necrophilia behind silver tongued politicians.

American communication escalates into violence if demands remain unmet.

Americans delivered incendiary messages at Dresden, Hiroshima, Vietnam.

911 facilitated incendiary messages in Afghanistan and Iraq.

"Thucydides wrote of Athens' expanding empire and how this empire led it to become a tyrant abroad and then a tyrant at home.

The tyranny Athens imposed on others, Athens finally imposed on itself and then Athens died." - Chris Hedges



American exceptionalism


"This sense of religious mission, this belief that since the US has been blessed with prosperity and democracy, we have, not just the right, but perhaps even the God-given obligation to go to other countries and share the benefits of all we have, particularly to countries that may not even be advanced enough to realize how much they want our political system." - Stephen Kinzer

"War is something so monstrous that it befits wild beasts rather than men.

There is no lack of learned sycophants to put the name of zeal, piety, and valor to this manifest insanity." - Desiderius Erasmus


Benevolent hegemony presumes the hegemon is not only well intentioned but competent as well." - Francis Fukuyama

One day an Iraqi will tell the story of the invasion and occupation of Iraq



Kenya evidence of 10,000-year-old massacre

Prehistoric Massacre Hints at War Among Hunter-Gatherers

Massacres and Oppression of the Kurds in 20th Century Türkey

Haiti's Raboteau Massacre Digitized At Duke University

Anthropology and Genocide

The El Mozote Massacre



Massacre is defined as the wholesale slaughter of one group of people by an opposing group of people.

1215 Waldensian teachings come into conflict with the Catholic Church and the Waldensians are declared heretical.

1487 Pope Innocent VIII issues a package leaflet for the extermination of the Waldensians.

November 18, 1541 The Parlement of Provence issued the "Arrêt de Mérindol".

1545 After a series of appeals Francis I of France orders the Waldensians of the village of Mérindol to be punished for dissident religious activities.

In April, Maynier raised an army of Provençal troops, who were joined by forces from the Papal Comtat Venaissin against the Waldensians of Mérindol and Cabrières.

The leaders were Jean Maynier d'Oppède, First President of the Parlement of Provence, and Antoine Escalin des Aimars, returning from the Italian Wars with 2,000 veterans, the Bandes de Piémont.

In total, they destroyed between 22 and 28 villages.

Hundreds of men were impressed into forced labour in the French galleys.

1650 The New Council of Propagation of the Faith and the Extermination of Heresy (Concilium Novum de Propaganda Fide et Extirpandis Haereticis), an institution of the Roman Catholic Church that regularly convened in the palace of the Archbishop of Turin exerts constant pressure to exterminate the Waldensians.

Edict of 15 May 1650 abrogates Waldensian religious privileges.

1655 Edict of 25 January 1655 is an expulsion order.

"That every head of a family, with the individuals of that family, of the reformed religion, of what rank, degree, or condition soever, none excepted inhabiting and possessing estates in Lucerne, St. Giovanni, Bibiana, Campiglione, St. Secondo, Lucernetta, La Torre, Fenile, and Bricherassio, should, within three days after the publication thereof, withdraw and depart, and be withdrawn out of the said places, and translated into the places and limits tolerated by his highness during his pleasure; particularly Bobbio, Angrogne, Vilario, Rorata, and the county of Bonetti. And all this to be done on pain of death, and confiscation of house and goods, unless within the limited time they turned Roman Catholics."

The Piedmontese Easter is a series of massacres on Waldensians by Savoyard troops in the Duchy of Savoy.

l838 General Winfield Scott arrived at Calhoun, Tennessee in command of 7,000 soldiers to forcible remove l6,000 Cherokee to the West.

25 stockades were established in North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama to be used as "holding pens" for the Cherokee until they could be marched to Rattlesnake Springs.

From there, they would begin the forced march under armed escort known as the Trail of Tears.

Tsali farmed a small hillside plot and hunted to provide for his family.

Tsali’s brother-in-law came to Tsali’s cabin: General Winfield Scott said all Cherokee people must begin the long march west before the next new moon.

Soldiers arrived at Tsali’s cabin and told him that he and his family must go to the stockade at Bushnell, down the Little Tennessee River from Tsali’s cabin
Second Lieutenant Andrew Jackson Smith, accompanied by three soldiers, march five men, seven women and some children.

Four United States military personal, carrying rifles, one on horseback were overcome with only Second Lieutenant Andrew Jackson Smith surviving.

General Scott gave orders to Colonel William S. Foster to hunt down and shoot the "murderers."

Chief Drowning Bear and Will Thomas enlisted.

Thomas was the white adopted son of Chief Drowning Bear of Quallatown.

Colonel Foster entered the upper Little Tennessee country with nine companies of the US Fourth Infantry but fail to find them.

Thomas convinced the Quallatown Cherokee if they would help catch Tsali and the other "murderers," they would be allowed to stay in North Carolina.

Oconaluftee Cherokee provide a total force of about sixty men.

Soon the Oconaluftee turn over to Tsali’s oldest son, Nantayalee Jake, and Tsali’s brother-in-law, Nantayalee George, whom Foster claimed were the "principal actors in the murder."

Tsali’s wife and the wife of Nantayalee George and her small daughter had also been brought in by the Oconaluftee Cherokee.

The adult males are executed by a six man the Oconaluftee firing squad.

At noon on the next day, Tsali is tied to a tree and shot.

1868 Opelousas: 300 Blacks killed over Right to Vote

July 29, 1910 Slocum Massacre

Convenient Amnesia in Texas

La Matanza

Rangers Killed Hundreds of Latinos

Texas Rangers Killed Hundreds of Hispanic Americans

September 30, 1919 Elaine Massacre

June 1, 1921 Tulsa Massacre

2012 "While working at the Israel State Archives in Jerusalem, I came across highly classified material from Israel’s 1982 War in Lebanon that had just been opened to researchers.

This access was in line with the thirty-year rule of declassification governing the release of documents in Israel.

Sifting through Foreign Ministry files, I stumbled upon the minutes of a September 17 meeting between Israeli and American officials that took place in the midst of the Sabra and Shatila massacre.

The startling verbatim exchange between Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon and US diplomat Morris Draper demonstrated how the slaughter of civilians in the Palestinian refugee camps of south Beirut was prolonged.

Sharon sued Time for libel over its coverage of his role in the massacre.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore obtained classified material from the appendix of the official Israeli report into the massacre, known as the Kahan Commission

Between 16 and 18 September 1982, while the camps were under the guard of the Israeli Defence Force, Palestinian refugees were massacred by Christian Lebanese Phalangists (Ḥizb al-Katā'ib al-Lubnānīya).

The al-Kata'ib party, formed in 1936 as a Maronite paramilitary youth organization by Pierre Gemayel, modeled the party after Falange Española de las Juntas de Ofensiva Nacional Sindicalista & Partito Nazionale Fascista.




debreifed

No Gun Ri

In the early days of the Korean War, groups of refugees fleeing a North Korean advance attempted to cross American lines despite warning shots.

Up to 400 refuges, mostly women and children, were shot in one incident.

American soldiers suspected the group was biowarfare contaminated.

1997

30 survivors from South Korea and relatives of victims file a lawsuit that describes a three-day period of killing, claiming American planes strafed hundreds of refugees fleeing North Korean troops, leaving 100 people dead.

The survivors fled under the bridge, where they were pinned by American troops who shoot and kill almost all the refugees.



April 2007 A document found in the National Archives notes that the army had a policy of shooting approaching civilians.

A memo, dated July 25, 1950, from the United States Fifth Air Force regarding "Policy on Strafing Civilian Targets", written by USAF Colonel Turner C. Rogers recalls that, "the army has requested that we strafe all civilian refugee parties that are noted approaching our positions," and that, "to date, we have complied with the army request in this regard."



My Lai

'I sent them a good boy and they made him a murderer'


The soldiers found no insurgents in the village of My Lai on the morning of March 16, 1968.

One platoon led by Lt. William Calley, killed hundreds of civilians - primarily old men, women, children, and babies.

Some were tortured or raped.

Dozens were herded into a ditch and executed with automatic firearms.

Spring 1972 Survivors of the My Lai massacre, are "accidently" slaughtered by "friendly" airstrikes and artillery bombardment.



Vietnam War Crimes Working Group



The archives of the Vietnam War Crimes Working Group, made up of staff members assigned to General William C. Westmoreland, filed at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland substantiated 300 atrocities which included:

seven massacres from 1967 through 1971 in which at least 137 civilians died; seventy-eight other attacks on noncombatants in which at least 57 were killed, 56 wounded and 15 sexually assaulted;

one hundred forty-one instances in which American soldiers tortured civilian detainees or prisoners of war with fists, sticks, bats, water or electric shock.

Members of a reconnaissance platoon swept through the Que Son Valley, burning homes, slaughtering animals and killing civilians.

Members of the platoon killed:

an unarmed boy standing outside a cluster of huts;

three women and three children in a hut;

executed an elderly woman and a baby;

raped a woman and a young girl and then executed civilian detainees.

The unit reported the victims as enemy killed in action.

On the same day as the massacre at My Lai, American soldiers from the same division killed an undetermined number of women and children in neighboring My Khe.

American soldiers tossed grenades into shelters and shot women, and children as they ran for cover or tried to flee.

Over the next three days, members of the unit burned three hamlets to the ground and tortured detainees with electric shocks.

The unit reported 39 enemy combatants killed but recovered no weapons and suffered no casualties.


An American helicopter "hunter-killer" team attacked a village in Cambodia with rockets and machine gun fire, killing eight civilians, including two children, and wounding 15.

After the attack, an American captain landed with a platoon of South Vietnamese troops.

No enemy weapons or other war materiel were found.

The troops provided no medical treatment to the wounded.

The American captain returned to the aircraft with a motorcycle and the Vietnamese troops made off with large quantities of civilian property, including tobacco, poultry, and radios.

The documents, archives of the Vietnam War Crimes Working Group have now been reclassified "secret" and removed from the public domain.

US Bombed Cambodia Secretly After Invasion in 1970




last refuge

'I didn't think of Iraqis as humans'

Haditha massacre


"Haditha holds a mirror up not just to American troops in the field but to our whole society.

Not just to the liars in government but to those that believe them too easily.

It is past time for Americans to summon the civil courage to face what is being done in their name and refuse to be accomplices." - Daniel Ellsberg

Witness' to the slaying of Iraqi civilians by American Marines in the village of Haditha say the American Marines shot men, women and children at close range in retaliation for the death of a Marine in a roadside bombing.

Aws Fahmi, a Haditha resident watched and listened as American Marines went from house to house killing members of three families.

Aws Fahmi heard Younis Salim Khafif plead in English for his life and the lives of his family members.

"I heard Younis speaking to the American Marines, saying: 'I am friend. I am good,' they killed him, his wife and daughters."- Aws Fahmi

The girls killed inside Younis Salim Khafif's house are ages 14, 10, 5, 3 and 1.

Abdul Hamid Hassan Ali, 76; Khamisa Tuma Ali, 66 (wife); Iman, 8; Abdul Rahman, 5; Abdullah, 4; were killed in the house next door.

Khafif, 43; Aeda Yasin Ahmed, 41; a son, 8 and five young daughters and an infant were killed in the third house.

Only 13-year-old Safa Younis lived - saved by her mother's blood spilling onto her making her look dead.

One marine claimed that in a pistol fire fight while unloading his pistol he shot three Iraqs in the head. (Trained by Clint Eastwood!)

"Democracy assassinated the family that was here" - graffiti seen later

Warplanes conducted airstrikes, dropping 500 lb bombs on more than one house to cover up the massacre.

"In addition to the American Marines' individual actions, "jets dropped 500 lb bombs". The buck for the "total breakdown in morality and leadership" doesn't stop with a single unit of stressed out, third tour of duty American Marines. It stops at the very top, with George Walker Bush." - Jess Winfield


Wounded warrior has her sacrifice honored

Amputee Kendra Garza receives new leg from Martin Bionics


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