13th February 2010 | Draft
Writing Guidelines for Future Occupation of Earth by Extraterrestrials
Be done by as you did ?
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Patterns of human collective behaviour indicative of appropriate 'rules of engagement' for extraterrestrials
Varieties of 'extraterrestrial'?
Related explorations from an 'extraterrestrial' perspective
Written on the occasion of the launch of the largest assault by NATO forces against the Taliban in the 9-year battle for 'hearts and minds' in Afghanistan and during relief operations in earthquake-devastated Haiti (highlighting obligations for reparations and restitution for the devastating consequences of foreign debt sustained for over a century by former colonial powers)
Many have speculated on whether extraterrestrials would be characterized by exploitative, malevolent intent or by enlightened, benevolent intent -- perhaps beyond current human understanding. Of course any malevolent intent might also be of a kind beyond human understanding, perhaps a form of structural violence, cultural violence, conceptual violence, or even spiritual violence -- which would currently be virtually undetectable. The newly acknowledged cognitive traps in intelligence analysis recognize that there are many levels at which another culture can be misunderstood -- in this case that of the extraterrestrials. A valuable complementary perspective is offered by Johan Galtung (UFOs, Transcend Media Service, 6 September 2010).
Extraterrestrial sensitivity: There is one interesting possibility however. Extraterrestrials may have reached the conclusion that any civilization should be encountered on its own terms, according to its own rules. Every effort might then be put in place by them to determine what those rules were -- just as human colonial powers and missionaries might have chosen to do in their encounter with other cultures. It is of course uncertain whether extraterrestrials would seek the rules in order simply to apply them as such, to use them to develop a higher degree of 'rapport' with humans for mutual benefit (as suggested by the 'matching' techniques of neuro-linguistic programming), or to use such rapport in order to 'entrain' humans in unsuspected ways. Especially intriguing is the possiblity that the matching would engage with both what humans claim explicitly to value and with what they deplore (the 'unsaid'), which combine together to define the essence of humanity.
Human rule recognition: The following is therefore an exploration of how extraterrestrials might recognize these rules and incorporate them assiduously into their legal and procedural engagement with humanity. Such an approach might be the basis for all galactic encounters between intelligent life. This might be described in human terms under the Golden Rule: Do as you would be done by. However, Charles Kingsley (The Water Babies, 1863) explored in a fairy tale a more challenging complementary adage:
Be done by as you did. This is widely cited as a pattern of behaviour toward others determined by how they themselves behaved towards others -- effectively making sure that that their actions came back to cause them instructive suffering, until they gradually learnt the golden rule of civilization: if you don't like it yourself, then best not do it to someone else (Mary Wakefield, What 'The Water Babies' can teach us about personal morality, The Independent, 26 December 2009)..
Elaboration of rules by humanity: In that sense humanity has written, and is writing, its own rule book by which future contact with extraterrestrials could be framed (by them). For extraterrestrials, as a matter of principle, use of such a rule book reflects the greatest sensitivity to demonstrated human preferences and practices.
Rule detection: The task for extraterrestrials is to detect articulations of such rules ('Standard Operating Procedures', 'Manuals', 'Guidelines') even if they are confidential -- as with procedures governing the behaviour of major institutions in dealing with challenging 'others'. Extraterrestrials might even, to some degree, be able to 'cut and paste' from such documents -- 'harmonizing' the result. Humanity might facilitate the task of extraterrestrials by using a Wikipedia-style process to build up profiles of such collective patterns. The profiles of 'problems' and 'strategies' in the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential might be of service to that end. Many of the 'rules' required as guidelines by extraterrestrials could be obtained by appropriately 'inverting' the prescriptions of the contents of existing international treaty documents -- especially given the manner whereby they are honoured in the breach (Jaye Ellis, Honoured in the Breach: the impact on and response of international law to breaches of the rules, 2004).
Period of rule validity: A key question is however the period of time over which extraterrestrials might consider it appropriate to identify relevant patterns: 10 years, 100 years, 1000 years? They may well have a quite different understanding of time -- perhaps favouring cyclic time. But again extraterrestrials might wish to be extremely respectful of the period considered relevant by humans themselves, rather than impose their own.
Humans have various understandings of a valid period beyond which it is inappropriate to take account of problematic collective behaviour:
- statute of limitations or period of prescription, namely the maximum time after an event that legal proceedings based on that event may be initiated. This is designed to ensure that the possibility of punishment for an act committed sufficiently long ago cannot give rise to either a person's incarceration or the criminal justice system's activation. In short, unless the crime is exceptionally heinous in nature, social justice as enacted through law has compromised that lesser crimes from long ago are best let be rather than distract attention from contemporary serious crimes. Crimes that are considered exceptionally heinous by society have no statute of limitations. From this perspective, the question might be the interpretation by extraterrestrials of 'heinous crimes': extermination of species, destruction of landscapes, systematic exploitation, withholding of aid to those in need, systematic breach of commitments, anthropogenic global warming?
- period of reparation: according to the principles of restorative justice, as in the notable example of the Reparations Agreement between Israel and West Germany (1953) for a period of 14 years, by which Germany was to pay Israel for the slave labor and persecution of Jews during the Holocaust, and to compensate for Jewish property that was stolen by the Nazis. The possibility of further claims was under discussion in 2009.
- seven generations: in the light of the much-cited reference to "the sins of the fathers will be visited upon the children even unto the seventh generation" (attributed to the Bible). The importance of this notion of seventh generation was embodied in the Great Law of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy), requiring that chiefs consider the impact of their decisions on the seventh generation (Lorie M. Graham, Reparations, Self-Determination, and the Seventh Generation, Harvard Human Rights Journal, 21, 2008, pp. 47-104). Partially as a consequence, the notion has more recently been echoed in environmental proposals (cf Our Responsibility to The Seventh Generation: Indigenous Peoples and Sustainable Development, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg, 1992; Trou R. Johnson, The Indian Child Welfare Act: Unto the Seventh Generation: 1992 Conference Proceedings. American Indian Studies Center, 1993; Ted Perry, Visionary Planning for the Seventh Generation).
- environmental impact, including the period over which an initiative may have a problematic impact on the environment. Assessment involves identifying, predicting, evaluating and mitigating the biophysical, social, and other relevant effects of development proposals prior to major decisions being taken and commitments made. Following such assessment, the precautionary and polluter pays principles may be applied to prevent, limit, or require strict liability or insurance coverage to a project, based on its likely harms. This may involve a life cycle assessment ('life cycle analysis', 'ecobalance', or 'cradle-to-grave analysis') focusing on the the investigation and evaluation of the environmental impacts of a given product or service caused or necessitated by its existence. Such a perspective is particularly relevant in the case of waste products, especially radioactive waste, which may have a half-life of thousands of years.
- feuds and vendettas, namely a long-running argument or fight between parties, which may continue to rule behaviour between human groups, even after centuries
It is of course unclear what span of time extraterrestrials might consider appropriate in formulating prescriptions on taking account of behaviour defined by such rules. For the purpose of this exercise, the assumption is made that the Biblical prescription holds -- a prescription seemingly shared by the Abrahamic faiths and some indigenous peoples. A familial generation is currently defined as the average time between a mother's first offspring and her daughter's first offspring (for example 25.2 years in the USA and 27.4 years in the UK). Assuming 25 years, the Biblical prescription would then give a period of 175 years (7x25). It is within this period that patterns of human behavior will be considered here as an indication of what extraterrestrials would define as the rulebook for human contact. It covers the period back to 1835, therefore including much of the experience of colonization.
Human contestation: Humanity may of course challenge this principled approach with claims that:
- humanity has 'moved on'. This is to forget the significance of the explicit trace associated with the the insight of Omar Khayyam: The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it. This trace is of course enshrined in various understandings of karma by Eastern religions
- there is no moral equivalence between behaviours in which humanity has engaged and the patterns of behaviour that extraterrestrials consider that humanity has itself framed as appropriate for extraterrestrial interaction with humans. The point was of course made for the USA by Jeane Kirkpatrick (The Myth of Moral Equivalence, Imprimis, 15, January 1986, 1) -- later US Ambassador to the UN. On the other hand the extraterrestrials may follow Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State, who in 1996 was asked what she felt about the fact that 500,000 Iraqi children had died as a result of US economic sanctions. She replied that it was "a very hard choice", but that, all things considered, "we think the price is worth it". Presumably the same judgement applies to the extraordinary level of birth deformities (spinal deformities, six fingers, three heads, etc) in Falluja, as recently publicized (Fallujah doctors report rise in birth defects, BBC News, 4 March 2010). By curious coincidence the reports follow the recent execution of Chemical Ali for similar atrocities in Iraq -- but hopefully extraterrestrials will not be confused by having a Chemical Ally.
These protestations of course raise the question of an understanding of the ethics of reciprocity -- an 'eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth' (Leviticus 24:19-21, Exodus 21:22-25, Deuteronomy 19:21, Matthew 5:38-39). But again extraterrestrials may consider it appropriate to follow respectfully the behavioural pattern of humans in considering such matters, namely with the greatest degree of procrastination and obfuscation.
Patterns of human collective behaviour indicative of appropriate 'rules of engagement' for extraterrestrials
The following checklist is purely indicative but lends itself readily to extension and deeper articulation.
- Destabilization of ecosystems and dependent human cultures by extraterrestrials:
- Systematic destruction of habits and species, notably leading to their extinction:
- Theodore Roosevelt: The settler and pioneer have justice on their side [in eliminating 1,000,000 bison]; this great continent could not have been kept as nothing but a game preserve for squalid savages.
- Promotion of deforestation, notably in favour of slash-and-burn and cash cropping
- Destruction of traditional sustainable local economies
- Assertion by extraterrestrials of unique authority and status:
- Promotion of extraterrestrials as uniquely and unquestionably 'chosen' as purveyors of insight
- Cecil Rhodes: We happen to be the best people in the world
- George Nathaniel Curzon: There has never been anything so great in the world's history as the British Empire, so great an instrument for the good of humanity.
- Encroachment by extraterrestrials on traditional human territory (by prior right, Terra Nullius, etc)
- Cultivation of exclusivism with regard to extraterrestrial understanding of 'universal' values
- Promotion of binary ('us and them') logic: humans are 'either with extraterrestrials or against them'
- Reframing humans as of an inferior status to extraterrestrials (including their extermination):
- Revrend William Yates (of Aborigines): They were nothing better than dogs and it was no more harm to shoot them than it would be to shoot a dog when he barked at you (1835)
- Anthony Trollope (of Aborigines): Their doom is to be exterminated, the sooner the better (1870).
- King O'Malley (of Aborigines): There is no scientific evidence that the aboriginal is a human being at all (1902).
- Lothrop Stoddard: in the title of his pamphlet The Revolt Against Civilization: The Menace of the Under-man (1922). The term subhuman (as Untermensch) was later adopted by the Nazis from that book's German title. Certain forms of state violence may be presented as instances of subhumanity. The term continues to be used, most notably by extreme-right wing white supremacist groups. It may be applied to those who fail to attain the level (as of morality or intelligence) associated with normal human beings. Even in recent years, homosexuals have been framed in some cultures as engaging in 'subhuman acts', although they have in turn claimed that they are treated as subhuman.
- Placement of humans under extraterrestrial tutelage:
- League of Nations Covenant (Art. 22), placing tribal peoples, incapable of withstanding the 'strenous conditions of the modern world' under national tutelage as a 'sacred trust to human civilization'
- Constraints on freedom of movement of humans:
- Forced resettlement of humans in reservations (as with tribal peoples in the Americas)
- Development of walled enclosures isolating humans from extraterrestrials
- Construction of extraterrestrial settlements on lands previouslyclaimed by humans
- Restraint on movement of humans
- Suppression of local and minority cultures of humans in favour of that of extraterrestrials:
- Prohibition of use of minority human languages
- Prohibition of use of traditional human scripts
- Prohibition of traditional human scriptures
- Prohibition of traditional human songs and dances
- Prohibition of traditional human dress
- Removal of human progeny by extraterrestrials for adoption and education elsewhere ('stolen generations')
- Misappropriation of human cultural property by extraterrestrials :
- Appropriation of traditional lands of human cultural significance
- Appropriation of traditional human knowledge
- Appropriation of traditional human resources
- Appropriation of human cutural and spiritual artefacts
- Imposition of 'universal' belief and value system on humans by extraterrestrials:
- Destruction of sacred places, including their possible replacement by constructs of extraterrestrial significance
- Construction of edifices sacred to extraterrestrial values ('church planting')
- Soul-saving 'for the good of the individual', as understood by extraterrestrials, and irrespective of human wishes
- Sanctions for blasphemy against extraterrestrial shibboleths
- Cultivation of violence in all its forms among humans by extraterrestrials:
- Violent suppression of dissent:
- Evoking human violence to justify violent response (false flag operations, etc)
- Encouraging violent regulation of differences by humans by failing to process concerns
- Prioritizing violent forms of 'humanitarian' intervention (Iran, Iraq, etc)
- Incarceration of dissidents (Guantanamo Bay, Bagram, etc)
- Arming human civilians as a key to the preservation of extraterrestrial political values
- Inhumane weapons pose a special challenge given their acceptability and
use by the most developed countires, notably including permanent members of the UN Security Council upholding the highest human values, indicating that it would be quite appropriate for extraterrestrials to engage in:
- Development and manufacture of such weapons
- Promotion of trade in such weapons
- Encouraging competitive use of such weapons (to sustain further development and trade)
- Ethnic cleansing
of minority human cultures according to extraterrestrial criteria:
- Deprecation, abuse and exploitation of humans by extraterrestrial authorities:
- Religion: abuse by extraterrestrial priesthoods in the promotion of their values
- Science: suppression of human knowledge systems and methodologies by extraterrestrial scientists
- Medicine: marginalization of human remedies by extraterrestrial techniques and therapies
- Extensive use of humans for experimental research by exterrestrials:
- Biomedical research: Following the pattern of widespread human use of primate species for the advancement of biological and medical knowledge, notably through vivisection, it is to be expected that extraterrestials will make extensive use of humans to test pharmaeceutical products, surgical techniques, organ replacement, and the like
- Psychological research: It is to be anticipated that extraterrestrials will consider appropriate the long-term use of human prisoners for research on behaviour modification
- Exploitative working conditions imposed on humans by extraterrestrials:
- Facilitation of the methods of 'multiplanets' (analogous to those of 'multinationals')
- Systematic development of human 'sweat shops'
- Promotion of human 'bonded labour' and 'child labour'
- Encouragement of unsustainable human behaviours by extraterrestrials:
- Promotion of unsustainable economic growth
- Promotion of unrestrained human population increase
- Exploitation of non-renewable resources, exported for extraterrestrial benefit
- Keeping people alive at all costs (and irrespective of their expressed wishes) for the benefit of extraterrestrials
- Cultivation of human dependency on extraterrestrials:
- Promotion and disseminating of relatively costly extraterrestrial foodstuffs
- Promotion and dissemination of (highly) addictive substances
- Promotion and dissemination of seductive belief systems
- Promotion and dissemination of seductive entertainment
- Cultivation by extraterrestrials of disinformation and misrepresentation:
- Systematic use of strategic deception (eg: 'weapons of mass destruction')
- Systematic use of information and news management ('spin')
- Systematic use of misleading advertising
- Systematic use of mis-selling (eg subprime mortgages, financial derivatives)
- Systematic promotion of human exemplars of extraterrestrial values (awards, rewards, etc)
- Cultivation of double standards in the respect for values, principles and commitments
- Dependence of extraterrestrials on extralegal processes (notably in the light of their understanding of 'ticking bomb' scenarios):
- Invasive and systematic surveillance of humans by extraterrestrials
- Promotion of neighbourhood watch and informant schemes to detect initiatives hostile to extraterrestrials
- Consumption of terrestrial species by extraterrestrials:
- Practice of cannibalism among humans: Previously widespread in the past among humans throughout the world, continuing into the 19th century in some isolated South Pacific cultures. Many instances of cannibalism by necessity were recorded during World War II.
- Consumption of intelligent species by humans: Humans have exhibited little reluctance to consume animals which studies of animal cognition reveal to be relatively intelligent (most notably primates, cetaceans and elephants). In whatever discernemtn they practice with regard to foddstuffs, it is of course possible that extraterrestrials may place greater emphasis on some of the other forms of intelligence identified by the theory of multiple intelligences, or on factors such as empathy
- Consumption of human-related species: Of potential interest is the possibility of application of a more technical rule by extraterrestrial in terms of the percentage of shared DNA. Suitable foodstuffs may be determined by measures of the degree to which DNA is not shared with the consumed species. Clearly this may give rise to a problem if extraterrestrials -- however humanoid -- share very little DNA with humans.
Varieties of 'extraterrestrial'?
The term 'extraterrestrial'. as with 'alien', suggests a variety of interpretations to be considered in relation to the process of writing any set of guidelines. These can be tentatively clustered as follows, although this does not imply that there is not a degree of overlap between some categories:
- Belief and attitude:
- Transmundanity: Some belief systems may stress the extent to which those beliefs raise them above mundane, material. terrestrial concerns and identifications, in that sense qualifying them as 'extraterrestrials'. Some may then be held to be 'not of this world'.
- Specially chosen: Those peoples, or individuals, who consider themselves specially mandated by deity, or by revelation, might be appropriately considered as 'extra' terrestrials, whether by themselves or by others. This might include those who believe themselves to be 'rapture ready'.
- Genetic superiority: It is possible that those attaching significance to their genetic superiority could be understood as exceptional, special or 'extra' terrestrials, as embodying the desirable characteristics of the human race.
- Overpopulation: Understandings of population overshoot may be interpreted as being a consequence of there being an unsustainable number of humans, namely 'extra terrestrials' in terms of the Earth's carrying capacity -- surplus to capacity.
- Extra planetary requirement: The currently recognized requirement for two or more 'extra planets' to nourish humanity in the near future may be understood as transforming humanity as a whole into 'extra terrestrials'.
- Off-planet origin: This is the conventional understanding of 'extraterrestrial', namely those coming from elsewhere. Attention has been given to a distinction between those of benevolent or malevolent intent. However, such distinctions may need to be refined (if only in the light of human tendencies) to distinguish categories of: benevolent-and-malevolent as well as neither-benevolent-nor-malevolent.
- Off-planet human colonies: The expected future development of human colonies in space would justify labelling them as 'extraterrestrials'. Such a distinction would become especially relevant if it gave rise to political and/or military disassociation.
- Water-borne: Beyond an existing tendency for some humans to live permanently on rafts and boats, the expected rising sea levels may force whole populations (notably those of low-lying islands) to live on the water in some way. This would justify categorizing them as 'extraterrestrials'. Metaphorically there is also the sense in which many are already to be recognized as 'all at sea'.
- Relationship to the land: There is a sense for those who live 'off the land', and in intimate symbiosis with it, to distinguish those who do not have that relationship to it as being 'extraterrestrials' in effect. This is especially significant for those who consider themselves to be 'of the land', namely those whose identity is bonded with it --as stressed in many indigenous tribes (perhaps most appropriately to be understood as 'extra terrestrial' because of that bond).
- Virtual identity:
The explosion of virtual environments and 'virtual worlds' in cyberspace (notably offering a Second Life)
has been the subject of extensive comment. To a degree at least, those whose identity is primarily within these environments can be appropriately categorized as 'extraterrestrials'.
Of particular interest is the ever increasing use of telepresence, surveillance by camera, and the use of military drone aircraft. Those projecting their identity in this way might well be labelled as 'extraterrestrials'.
- Responsibility and stewardship :
- Environmental respect: Of particular interest are those who are held (or believe themselves) to have no earthly responsibility, being unconstrained in their behaviour by any stewardship role with respect to environmental systems. They might well be understood to be 'extraterrestrials'.
- Air-borne: Whilst the feasibility of space colonies and water-borne habitats has been envisaged, the possibility of air-borne habitats is rearely mentioned. Metaphorically however there is widespread recognition of a need for some to be 'brought down to Earth' and face reality, implying that in that sense they are functioning as 'extraterrestrials'.
- Ethical disassociation: It is appropriate to recognize that many humans currently undertaking initiatives, which may be perceived by the future as totally inhumane and 'contra-terran', could themselves now be perceived to be 'extraterrestrials' or 'aliens' -- given their dissociation from humanity and their adoption of an essentially 'unhuman' standpoint. Those labelled 'evil', notably in legal proceedings, could possibly be seen in this light.
- Psychological alienation: Those conventionally distinguished as alienated might well be understood as effectively defining themselves as 'extraterrestrials'. This raises the interesting possibility that increasingly 'alienated youth' maybe effectively transforming themselves into 'extraterrestrials' -- if only in their own experience.
- 'Not of this world': Various extreme psychological conditions might well be understood as 'extraterrestrial', including the extreme case recognized as 'possession'
- Whether through the continuing explosion of urbanization, the ever increasng inequality, or the possible drama of occupation by extraterrestrials, much of humanity is liable to be transformed into 'terrestrial extras' -- as the term is undersrtood in the world of drama. In that sense humans would all become 'second class' citizens.
Some of these understandings of 'extraterrestrial' imply that the Earth is already 'occupied' by one or more 'extraterrestrials' who may themselves be relatively active in elaborating guidelines for the occupation of Earth by others in the future. Of interest in some of the above categories is the extent to which 'extraterrestrial' implies the absence of 'cognitive entanglement' of some kind, as explored elsewhere (Towards a University of Earth? Exploring the cognitive entanglement between lifetyle diseases and planetary ills, 2010)
Related explorations from an 'extraterrestrial' perspective
The following documents make various uses of a hypothetical 'extraterrestrial' perspective to explore related arguments:
- Exploration of a hypothetical extraterrestrial analogues of draft resolutions submitted to the United Nations Security Council with regard to intervention in Iraq:
- Challenge of communication of significance with extraterrestrials -- beyond the mechanics of initial contact:
- Potential implications of enhanced cognitive engagement of extraterrestrials with their environment
- Manipulative presentation of information:
- Complementary perspectives of supernatural extraterrestrials of contrasting intent:
- Challenge of communication with 'otherness'
Guidance to Extraterrestrials from the Golden Rule of Religions
to be more honoured in the breach by extraterrestrials rather than in the observance -- human style?
Considered an essential truth of world religions, the Golden Rule is abandoned by religions in favour of self-serving social and political goals keeping people apart separated and disconnected. (Anthony J. Marsella, The Golden Rule: Eleven World Religions, Transcend Media Service, 9 October 2017)
"If you seek justice, choose for others what you would choose for yourself" (Baha'i)
"One should seek for others the happiness one derives for one's self" (Buddhism)
"Do unto others as you would have others do unto you" (Christianity)
"What you do not want done to yourself, do not unto others" (Confucianism)
"Do naught to others which if done to thee would cause pain" (Hinduism)
"No one of you is a believer until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself" (Islam)
"We should . . . refrain from inflicting upon others such injury as would appear undesirable to us if inflicted upon ourselves" (Jainism)
"What is hurtful to yourself, do not do to our fellow man" (Judaism)
"As thou deemest thyself, so deem others" (Sikkhism)
"To those who are good to me, I am also good; and to those who are not good to me, I am also good. And thus all get to be good" (Taoism)
"Do as you would be done by" (Zoroastrianism)
|Guidelines supplied by a Permanent Member of the UN Security Council
in dealing with social unrest by colonial peoples
As reported by George Monbiot (Deny the British empire's crimes? No, we ignore them, The Guardian, 23 April 2012), on the basis of evidence unearthed by Caroline Elkins (Imperial Recknoning: the untold story of Britain's gulag in Kenya, 2005), and the recently recognized destruction of official records by the British:
Elkins reveals that the British detained not 80,000 Kikuyu, as the official histories maintain, but almost the entire population of one and a half million people, in camps and fortified villages. There, thousands were beaten to death or died from malnutrition, typhoid, tuberculosis and dysentery. In some camps almost all the children died.
The inmates were used as slave labour. Above the gates were edifying slogans, such as "Labour and freedom" and "He who helps himself will also be helped". Loudspeakers broadcast the national anthem and patriotic exhortations. People deemed to have disobeyed the rules were killed in front of the others. The survivors were forced to dig mass graves, which were quickly filled. Unless you have a strong stomach I advise you to skip the next paragraph.
Interrogation under torture was widespread. Many of the men were anally raped, using knives, broken bottles, rifle barrels, snakes and scorpions. A favourite technique was to hold a man upside down, his head in a bucket of water, while sand was rammed into his rectum with a stick. Women were gang-raped by the guards. People were mauled by dogs and electrocuted. The British devised a special tool which they used for first crushing and then ripping off testicles. They used pliers to mutilate women's breasts. They cut off inmates' ears and fingers and gouged out their eyes. They dragged people behind Land Rovers until their bodies disintegrated. Men were rolled up in barbed wire and kicked around the compound.
Elkins provides a wealth of evidence to show that the horrors of the camps were endorsed at the highest levels.
|Guidelines elaborated under the mandate of the UN Security Council
(Resolution 1441 and Resolution 678 providing legitimacy for the 2003 invasion of Iraq)
effectively enabling "abuse" by "rogue elements", supposedly "unauthorised"
|Beginning in 2004, human rights violations in the form of physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, including torture, reports of rape, sodomy, and homicide of prisoners held in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq (also known as Baghdad Correctional Facility) came to public attention. These acts were committed by military personnel of a Permanent Member of the UN Security Council (as extensively documented by Wikipedia: Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse, from which the images below were reproduced)
|Guidelines to appropriate "Inhuman" Indifference to the Consequences of Resistance,
elaborated under the mandate of the UN Security Council
as indicated by the example of Fallujah (2004), noted by Robert Fisk
|The brave families of Fallujah will soon be forgotten
(The Independent, 27 April 2012)
|The torment of the children of Fallujah that is too awful to describe
(The Independent, 27 April 2012)
| It's the same again in Fallujah today. The doctors talk of a massive increase in child birth deformities. The Americans used phosphorous munitions - possibly also depleted uranium (DU) - in the 2004 battles of Fallujah. Everyone in Fallujah knows about these deformities. Reporters have seen these children and reported on them. But it's know nothing, see nothing, say nothing. Neither the Iraqi government nor the US government nor the British will utter a squeak about Fallujah.
|| This is too much. These photographs are too awful, the pain and emotion of them - for the poor parents, at least - impossible to contemplate. They simply cannot be published. There is a no-nonsense attitude from the doctors in Fallujah. They know we know about this tragedy. Indeed, there is nothing undiscovered about the child deformities of Fallujah. Other correspondents - including my colleague Patrick Cockburn - have visited Fallujah to report on them. What is so shameful is that these deformities continue unmonitored.
|Videos of the deformed babies in Fallujah
The Truth Of Iraq's City Of Deformed Babies (Skynews, 1 September 2009)
Deformed Babies in Fallujah (YouTube, 20 November 2009)
Extreme Birth Deformities Iraq (YouTube, 17 May 2009)
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