Meaningful justice, would be Europeans recognizing their legal responsibility to compensate the survivors of European imperialism, the millions of Muslim and non-Muslim slaughtered, maimed, impoverished, enslaved and exploited on three continents over the centuries of Europe’s rise and plunder of three continents, including Muslim and other cultures and civilizations older, more advanced and wealthier than those of Europeans at that time. Patience!
After the recent terror attacks in Paris, the president of France puffed himself up in a politically expedient promising of justice, as if apprehending or killing the terrorists would bring everything to a satisfactory conclusion. It will of course not. It will not bring the innocent victims back to life or ally public fear of future Muslim terror. Meaningful justice, would be Europeans recognizing their legal responsibility to compensate the survivors of Muslim and non-Muslim millions slaughtered, maimed, and made poor through enslavement and exploitation on three continents over the centuries of Europe’s rise via the plunder of three continents, including Muslim and other cultures and civilizations older, more advanced and wealthier than those of Europeans at that time.
In the modern-day nations of Africa, listed below in alphabetical order, there live at least a hundred million Muslim survivors of the terrorist genocide European (and later American) racist colonial armies brought down on Muslims in oder to plunder their lands and exploit and enslave their people in Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe. Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Most recently, barbarous, simple-minded, pilots of warplanes of the imperialist West following criminal orders bombed out of existence Libya, formerly a colony of Italy, Britain and France, which had been devastatingly exploited for its oil until revolutionary hero of Africa Muammar Gaddafi after a bloodless revolution raised, Libya from Africa’s poorest to Africa’s most prosperous nation with a UN Quality of Life index higher than nine European countries including Russia; with quality free health care and education overseen by a highly decentralized Green Arab socialist democratic government, which prohibited wage labor in its constitution until CIA and CIA branches in Europe and the near East put together al Qaeda groups funded by the West, laugably represented in war investor controlled media as a spontaneous rebellion against Libya’s prosperity and leadership against Western neocolonialism re-penetration.
At present, as politicians in France are preposterously promising no-brainer justice for its citizens under Muslim terror attacks in Paris, France is steadfastly engaged, already for more than two years, in covertly and overtly funding the destruction of its former colonies, Syria and Lebanon, making use of various USA created, armed and trained al Qaeda terror groups – while helping over decades through NATO, Americans bring even more death in Somalia. French troops and planes are in Mali, Central African Republic and Ivory Coast helping Muslims out as Europeans have alway have done, out of existence that is, wherever and whenever Muslims stand in the way of Western imperialist money to be made through coercion, theft and homicide.
Algerians await justice from a future reconstituted UN that will establish a Second Nuremberg Principles Court of Genocide to adjudicate lawsuits for compensation for wrongful death, maiming, destruction and mega theft of Algeria’s natural resources during its war of independence.
People in the so-called Third World know it’s not just the brutal French. Every single European nation, even tiny Andorra, Lichtenstein, etc., all forty nations of mainly Caucasian population in the world are part of the coalition funded by the USA running a turkey-shoot of Afghani patriots of the national salvation Taliban (Students of Islam in Arabic) government, still the government of half of Afghanistan fighting the genocidal thirteen year occupation war of their Afghanistan and the traitorous drug lord government installed by US-NATO guns and planes as drones continue to assassinate daily.
European military intelligence is aware that its NATO partner USA under Jimmy Carter’s presidency secretly created the first fundamentalist terror army in history to overthrow the 1979 popular women liberating Socialist government in Kabul. The CIA and secret services of US satellites Pakistan and Saudi Arabia funded, armed, trained and led war lords like Gulbuddin Hekmatyar infamous for throwing acid at improperly dressed women, and others who were executing teachers of women. Everyone should know that Presidential Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski later openly declared Jihad while bringing extreme Wahabi sect Arabs into conservative Persian speaking Afghanistan to fight the Soviet forces that had entered the war to back its ally in Kabul, and that even Osama bin Laden was paid by CIA.
As the Italian Columbus working for Spain began genocide in the Caribbean Ocean before other Europeans spread it to North and South America; the Portuguese began the European genocide in Asia with the investor funded pirate voyages of the butcher Vasco da Gama; followed by the American genocide in Philippines; the French mutilation of the Vietnamese; the Dutch butchery in Indonesia; the British genocide in the Sudan and in India, and what is now Pakistan and Bangladesh, the Belgian merciless dispatching of millions in the Congo with the use of unrelenting overkill terrorist firepower upon innocent millions that makes the Paris vengeance by a few Muslim willing to die to use their few automatic weapons and to take a few Europeans with them pale by comparison with European investments of, first millions, then billions and trillions of dollars in intimidating automatic firepower, still being used in Yemen, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq today.
Your author feels sure that most of the 1.3 billion Muslims that live in Asia, in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UAE, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen are all very much aware of their nations, both recent and early, invasions by murderous barbaric Europeans.
Europeans and citizens in their off-shoot nations of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand might consider themselves fortunate that the billions of Buddhists, Hindus and adherents of thought systems other than those born in the same Middle East as was born Christianity cannot imagine seeking revenge on people in Caucasian nations who, or whose ancestors, brought terror, death, maiming, destruction and indescribable misery to innocent citizens in their countries.
However, even if none among these billion victims adhering to non-violence have crossed seas to return terror for the inestimable terror Europeans and Europe’s descendants crossed the seas to bring to them, they too deserve justice.
And again, eventual justice, though delayed and never complete, will mean compensation for millions of wrongful death and injuries, reparations for mega destruction of property indemnity for enormous theft of natural resources.
Former US Attorney Clark Ramsey Clark expects the present UN Security Council which has been so subservient to U.S. foreign policy, to be reconstituted and establish a second Nuremberg Principles Court to adjudicate a plethora of lawsuits by nations once mercilessly plundered by the nations now referred to as belonging to the First and developed World.
Jay Janson is a regular contributor to Counter Currents, Kerala, India, and Minority Perspective Birmingham, UK; is coordinator of the Howard Zinn and Ramsey Clark founded, King Condemned US Wars International Awareness Campaign and historian of the Ramsey Clarkco-founded Prosecute US Crimes Against Humanity Now, an educational and stimulus website featuring the laws pertaining and a country by country history of US crimes in nineteen countries.