Genocide: Murder of Innocents, Will You Be A Stand-By?

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“The U.S. had never intervened to stop genocide and had in fact rarely even made a point of condemning it as it occurred” (Power 3). Genocide is described as a deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group (Genocide 1). Thus stating, millions to trillions of innocent lives have been taken, including children, due to the act of genocide. America should intervene in foreign affairs, such as genocide, because of the Genocide Convention, We have a strong-based military, and it’s dangerously immoral.
Within the 20th century there have been seven genocide cases, which all together placed a total death toll of 19,600,000 casualties, with some belonging to the country of Rwanda. “As 800,000 men, women, and children were killed in 100 days, the U.S. refused to even jam radio broadcast crucial to coordinating the genocide”(Powers 6). In this case, “President Bill Clinton’s Administration knew Rwanda was being engulfed by genocide in April 1994 but buried the information to justify its inactions …senior officials privately used the word genocide within 16 days of the start of killings, but chose not to do so publicly because the president had already decided not to intervene” (Carroll 1). So if this is so, what about the Genocide convention, if their purpose of agreement was to conceal and sentence the assassins, who torture and destroy innocent victims, honestly because of who they were and their morals and values. There have been many situations in this case where we have watched these crimes continue and do nothing but live our lives. What is the point of having a Security Council, United Human Rights Council, and Genocide Convention when they do the opposite of their purpose? As a result 8...

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...his need.' Anyone who defends any of these or any variation of them, on the grounds of their 'good intentions' is an immoral…enabler of the ACTUAL …road to hell” (Gaber 2) .
Genocide is something that needs to be stopped and extinct. We as America cannot let genocide take over other countries. Everyone on this plant has a right to live, so who has the right to stand in front of that. Your religion, values, moral, it doesn’t matter, GENOCIDE IS IMMORAL, no matter how you put it.
In conclusion, Genocide took the lives of many people that were innocent and had limited resources. This has been done to children as well as to men and women; there is no way that these people could have done anything wrong. The people that participated in this immoral act did this because they thought that they had the right to. So, it is a tragedy that so many had to

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