Letter to the Guardian

George Snedeker snedeker at SPAMconcentric.net
Sun Jan 28 10:53:09 MST 2001


 Vietnam might also be considered an example of genocide. maybe even
Iraq if you consider the postwar deaths.

----- Dear Sirs   Julia Pascal ('A People Killed Twice', 27 January) is wrong to
refer to a 'genocide' in Bosnia. What occurred in the former Yugoslavia was a
series of vicious civil wars in which between 50 000 and 200 000 people were
killed mainly on the grounds of their nationality. This is typical of most wars
throughout history, including many which resulted in far greater numbers of
deaths than in Yugoslavia.VIETNAM? To talk of genocide in relation to the war in
Bosnia and to equate what happened there with the slaughter of the Armenians in
1915 and of the Jews in 1941-45 serves to help empty the term genocide of its
very real meaning.   Yours faithfully   Paul Flewers     





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