The following is a January 2010 update on the carnage of the Afghan Holocaust that is clearly an Afghan Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention.
At the beginning of 2010 As of mid-December 2009 it is estimated from the latest UN Population Division data that in Occupied Afghanistan post-invasion non-violent excess deaths total 3.4 million; post-invasion violent deaths total 1.1 million (assuming expert US-Australian advice that the level of violence has been 4 times lower in the Afghan War than in the Iraq War); post-invasion violent and non-violent avoidable deaths total 4.5 million; and post-invasion under-5 infant deaths total 2.4 million (90% avoidable and due to US Alliance war crimes in gross violence of the Geneva Convention – Articles 55 and 56 of the Geneva Convention Relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War demand that an Occupier must supply life-sustaining food and medical requisites “to the fullest extent of the means available to it” but according to the WHO the “total annual expenditure on health per capita” permitted in Occupied Afghanistan is $29 as compared to $6,714 in Occupier US and $3,122 in Occupier racist, white Apartheid Australia).
There are 3-4 million Afghan refugees plus a further 2.5 million Pashtun refugees generated in NW Pakistan by the obscene war policies of war criminal Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Obama – this carnage involving 4.5 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess Afghan deaths constitutes an Afghan Holocaust and an Afghan Genocide as defined by Article 2 of the UN Genocide Convention.
In terms of post-invasion death toll the Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide has now reached the dimensions of the World War 2 Jewish Holocaust (5-6 million killed, 1 in 6 dying from deprivation) (see: Gilbert, M. (1969) (with Banks, A., cartographer), Jewish History Atlas (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London);
Gilbert, M. (1982), Atlas of the Holocaust (Michael Joseph, London); Polya, G. (2007), Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950 (Polya, Melbourne); Polya, G.M. (1998, 2008), Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History. Colonial rapacity, holocaust denial and the crisis in biological sustainability (Polya, Melbourne)).
Just as people responsible for the WW2 Jewish Holocaust were arraigned, tried and punished, so those responsible for the Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide should be arraigned before the International Criminal Court, the major perpetrators including George Bush (US), Barack Obama (US), Tony Blair (UK), Gordon Brown (UK), Stephen Harper (Canada), Nicolas Sarkozy (France), Angela Merkel (Germany), John Howard (Apartheid Australia) , Kevin Rudd (Apartheid Australia) and their associates and underlings.
The Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide is one of a number of immense, ongoing genocides in which Apartheid Australia and its US Alliance allies are variously complicit as summarized below (January 2010). I have created a series of detailed, documented, and regularly updated websites that set out documented, authoritative data and expert opinions about current, ongoing Genocides from the 1960s to the 2010s that are still overwhelmingly ignored by academics, journalists, politicians and media in the Western Murdochracies (simply search for the relevant terms such as "Afghan Holocaust" coupled with the name "polya").
Palestinian Genocide (0.3 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths, 0.2 million post-invasion under-5 infant deaths, 7 million refugees).
Afghan Holocaust, Afghan Genocide (4.5 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths, 2.4 million post-invasion under-5 infant deaths, 3-4 million refugees plus 2.5 million NW Pakistan Pashtun refugees.
Iraqi Holocaust, Iraqi Genocide (2.5 million post-invasion violent and non-violent excess deaths, 0.9 million post-invasion under-5 infant deaths, 5-6 million refugees; 1990-2009, 4.4 million violent and non-violent excess deaths, 2.1 million under-5 infant deaths).
Climate Holocaust, Climate Genocide (man-made global warming increasingly impacts the current 22 million annual avoidable deaths from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease; estimates from top UK climate scientists Dr James Lovelock and Professor Kevin Anderson point to 10 billion avoidable deaths this century due to unaddressed global warming, this including 6 billion infants, 3 billion Muslims in a terminal Muslim Holocaust, 2 billion Indians, 1.3 billion non-Arab Africans, 0.5 billion Bengalis, 0.3 billion Pakistanis and 0.3 billion Bangladeshis).
Aboriginal Holocaust, Aboriginal Genocide (the Australian Indigenous population dropped from circa 1 million to 0.1 million in the first century post-invasion; currently 9,000 Aborigines die avoidably each year, mostly from horrendous neglect, out of an Indigenous population of 0.5 million; Apartheid Australia is involved in all the above ongoing holocausts and genocides, has an appalling secret genocide history (involvement in 20 genocides (of which 6 are ongoing), is the world’s worst annual per capita greenhouse gas polluter, and helped the US sabotage the vital December 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference).
(For detailed discussion see "Palestinian, Iraqi, Afghan & Aboriginal Genocides, Copenhagen Failure & Climate Genocide", Countercurrents, 30 December 2009: Palestinian, Iraqi, Afghan & Aboriginal Genocides, Copenhagen Failure & Climate Genocide ).