Using The Term 'Genocide' For Civil War

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  1. Annie
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    This made me think, many of us have naturally slipped into the use of this word to describe the slaughter of civilians, by armed tribes of their neighbors. But it's not the same thing, as killing a group for religious beliefs or ideological beliefs. It may well be mass murder, but not genocide.

    The idea that it may have to do with prejudice on the West's part? Could be, though I'm not so certain that it isn't just a misuse of a word?

    http://www.brendanoneill.net/PimpMyGenocide.htm

     
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    More on the same topic, but reviewing a film:

    http://www.brendanloy.com/wp/2007/03/on-genocide-and-hypocrisy.html

     
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    Armenians didn't suffer a genocide because Jews have the sole and exclusive right to that claim. That's pretty much all anyone needs to know.
     
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    That wasn't the point and I know your reading comprehension is above 10th grade.

    BTW, how is the baby girl, you standing on your head for her yet. ;)
     
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    Looking less like an alien and more like a person. She's the new background on my computer at work!
     
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    Yeah, alien. LOL! I bet her mews bring you running! You must realize you are dead when she says, "Da". :bowdown: :bowdown:
     

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