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Genghis Khan--environmentalist (Mass slaughter appears to be an environmental plus)
American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2011 | Ethel C. Fenig

Posted on 01/26/2011 7:17:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Environmentalists have a new role model--Genghis Khan. According to this report in England's Daily Mail , Khan was a real greenie whose actions during his long career ultimately improved the atmosphere and reforested the land.

But...but...some might sputter, he was an incredibly cruel, murdering invader--not an environmentalist! Uh, well yes on all counts; that's how he improved the environment.

Genghis Khan has been branded the greenest invader in history - after his murderous conquests killed so many people that huge swathes of cultivated land returned to forest.

The Mongol leader, who established a vast empire between the 13th and 14th centuries, helped remove nearly 700million tons of carbon from the atmosphere, claims a new study.

The deaths of 40million people meant that large areas of cultivated land grew thick once again with trees, which absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

And, although his methods may be difficult for environmentalists to accept, ecologists believe it may be the first ever case of successful manmade global cooling.
So apparently those peaceniky, anti war people are wrong; war is healthy for children and other living things! Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot--even the plague which killed millions, have a bright side.

You gotta do what you gotta do to sustain our precious, fragile planet!



TOPICS: History; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: china; environmentalist; genghiskhan; genocide; globalwarminghoax; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; massacre; mongolmassmurderers; mongols; yurt; yurts

1 posted on 01/26/2011 7:17:48 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Every environmentalist I talk to believes that overpopulation is the #1 problem. I just tell them to “do their part.”


2 posted on 01/26/2011 7:20:05 AM PST by Loud Mime (If you don't believe in God, you will believe in government. Choose your "G")
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To: SeekAndFind

This will be the new exercise in connecting dots. The earth is suffering due to overpopulation, sooooo, we need to get rid of 6 billion people.


3 posted on 01/26/2011 7:21:45 AM PST by lurk
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To: SeekAndFind


4 posted on 01/26/2011 7:22:56 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: SeekAndFind

Think how much better off the environment would be if there were NO HUMANS WHATSOEVER. So the ultimate act of a committed environmentalist should be self-elimination.


5 posted on 01/26/2011 7:24:49 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: SeekAndFind
The radical-Left/environuts have advocated reducing the population of human beings for years.

They pretend like mass-murder is not part of their plans.

6 posted on 01/26/2011 7:25:04 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: SeekAndFind

Appears to be their agenda?

They’ve openly stated the desire to drastically reduce the earths population. Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates are two examples of high profile people who have made public statements. As I recall their stated goal was to reduce population by 75%.


7 posted on 01/26/2011 7:26:32 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have always wondered why liberals have not embraced Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun—champions of population control and urban redevelopment.


8 posted on 01/26/2011 7:28:29 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: JoeProBono

The guy to the right of the picture looks like the actor Omar Sharif (maybe it’s him...).


9 posted on 01/26/2011 7:31:06 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind


10 posted on 01/26/2011 7:41:24 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: SeekAndFind

New Headline:
The Green Movement et al joins the Human Extiction Movement in supporting random mass slaugher; touts Mao Tse-tung as new modern role model with 100 million slaughtered.


11 posted on 01/26/2011 7:46:50 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine .. now it is your turn..)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a big .jpg link, but I ask those interested to look at it. It is a world heritage site. Merv. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Mervturkmenistan.jpg

At one time, I imagined going there, as I studied it extensively. Merv held the largest library for 1,000 miles, rivaled only by Alexandria. It refused to surrender to Genghis Khan. Everyone was killed and the entire city razed.

It was a metropolis in its heyday, and a place not unlike Rome. It became dust and sand.


12 posted on 01/26/2011 7:48:01 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: La Lydia
http://vhemt.org

As I like to tell these people, "You go first."

13 posted on 01/26/2011 7:51:21 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (A half-truth masquerading as the whole truth becomes a complete untruth. (J.I. Packer)
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To: combat_boots

That was the choice back then when you were invaded -— Surrender ( and your women belong to us ) or DIE ( which means your entire population eliminated ).

It was not unique to the Mongols.


14 posted on 01/26/2011 7:52:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Jhengis Kahn’s methods are reminiscent of John Kerry.
15 posted on 01/26/2011 7:53:27 AM PST by AU72
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A little more on Merv:

“Alexander the Great’s visit to Merv is merely legendary, but the city was named Alexandria for a time. After Alexander’s death, Merv became the chief city of the province of Margiana of the Seleucid, Parthian and Sassanid states. (snip).

After the Sassanid Ardashir I (220-240 AD) took Merv, the study of numismatics picks up the thread: a long unbroken direct Sassanian rule of four centuries is documented from the unbroken series of coins originally minted at Merv. During this period Merv was home to practitioners of a wide range of different religions (snip)

[edit] Arab occupation and influenceSassanian rule came to an end when the last Sassanian ruler, Yazdegerd III (632-651) was murdered not far from the city and the Sassanian military governor surrendered to the approaching Arab army. The city was occupied by lieutenants of the caliph Umar, and became the capital of the Umayyad province of Khorasan. (snip) Using this city as their base, the Arabs, led by Qutayba ibn Muslim, brought under subjection large parts of Central Asia, including Balkh, Bokhara, Fergana and Kashgaria, and penetrated into China as far as the province of Gansu early in the 8th century. (snip) Arab immigration to the area was substantial. A Chinese captured at Talas, Du Huan, was brought to Baghdad and toured the caliphate. He observed that in Merv, Khurasan, Arabs and Persians lived in mixed concentrations.[3]

Merv reached renewed importance in February of 748 when the Iranian general Abu Muslim (d. 755) declared a new Abbasid dynasty at Merv, expanding and re-founding the city, and, in the name of the Abbasid line, used the city as a base of rebellion against the Umayyad caliphate. (snip) (T)he governorship of Khurasan at Merv was considered one of the most important political figures of the Caliphate. The influential Barmakid family, for example, was based in Merv and played an important part in transferring Greek knowledge (established in Merv since the days of the Seleucids and Greco-Bactrians) into the Arab world.

Throughout the Abbasid era, Merv remained the capital and most important city of Khurasan. During this time, the Arab historian Al-Muqaddasi called Merv “delightful, fine, elegant, brilliant, extensive, and pleasant.” Merv’s architecture perhaps provided the inspiration for the Abbasid re-planning of Baghdad. The city was notable for being a home for immigrants from the Arab lands as well as from Sogdia and elsewhere in Central Asia (Herrmann 1999). Merv’s importance to the Abbasids was highlighted in the period from 813 to 818 when the temporary residency of the caliph al-Ma’mun effectively made Merv the capital of the Muslim world. (Snip)

As the caliphate weakened, Arab rule in Merv was replaced by that of the Persian general Tahir b. al -Husayn and his Tahirid dynasty in 821. (snip)

[edit] Turks in MervIn 1037, the Seljuks, a clan of Oghuz Turks moving from the steppes east of the Aral Sea, peacefully took over Merv under the leadership of Toghril Beg (snip).

It is during this period that Merv expanded to its greatest size – Arab and Persian geographers termed it “the mother of the world”, the “rendezvous of great and small”, the “chief city of Khurasan” and the capital of the eastern Islamic world. Written sources also attest to a large library and madrasa founded by Nizam al-Mulk, as well as many other major cultural institutions. Perhaps most importantly, Merv was said to have a market that is “the best of the major cities of Iran and Khurasan” (Herrmann 1999). It is believed that Merv was the largest city in the world from 1145 to 1153, with a population of 200,000.[1].

Sanjar’s rule, marked by conflict with the Kara-Khitai and Khwarazmians, ended in 1153 when the Turkish Ghuzz nomads from beyond the Amu Darya pillaged the city. Subsequently Merv changed hands between the Khwarazmians of Khiva, the Ghuzz, and the Ghurids, and began to lose importance relative to Khurasan’s other major city, Nishapur.

[edit] Mongols in MervIn 1221, Merv opened its gates to Tule, son of Genghis Khan, chief of the Mongols, on which occasion most of the inhabitants are said to have been butchered. The Persian historian Juvayni, writing a generation after the destruction of Merv, wrote

“The Mongols ordered that, apart from four hundred artisans. .., the whole population, including the women and children, should be killed, and no one, whether woman or man, be spared. To each [Mongol soldier] was allotted the execution of three or four hundred Persians. So many had been killed by nightfall that the mountains became hillocks, and the plain was soaked with the blood of the mighty.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merv


16 posted on 01/26/2011 7:56:51 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Genghis did his share to repopulate the Earth too. It’s estimated that over 10% of Asians can trace their lineage back to him. He banged everything that moved.


17 posted on 01/26/2011 7:58:12 AM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: SeekAndFind

“It was not unique to the Mongols.”

True. Actually, it is the razing I wanted to emphasize.


18 posted on 01/26/2011 7:59:33 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Genghis Khan pretty much made afghanistan what it is today, a barren desolate wasteland.


19 posted on 01/26/2011 8:02:24 AM PST by yuleeyahoo
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I also forgot to mention something: the razing of Merv included butchering of up to 1,000,000 people, including refugees. +/- a few hundred were spared for some reason.


20 posted on 01/26/2011 8:03:59 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Dr.Deth
Genghis did his share to repopulate the Earth too. It’s estimated that over 10% of Asians can trace their lineage back to him. He banged everything that moved.

Genghis Khan's progeny actually ruled most of the non-Western world for over a hundred years.

Before his death, Genghis Khan divided his empire among his sons Ögedei, Chagatai, Tolui, and Jochi (Jochi's death several months before Genghis Khan meant that his lands were instead split between his sons, Batu and Orda) into several Khanates designed as sub-territories: their Khans were expected to follow the Great Khan, who was, initially, Ögedei.

The following are the Khanates the way Genghis Khan assigned them:

* Empire of the Great Khan: Ögedei Khan, as Great Khan, took most of Eastern Asia, including China; this territory later to comprise the Yuan Dynasty under Kubilai Khan.

* Mongol homeland (present day Mongolia, including Karakorum): Tolui Khan, being the youngest son, received a small territory near the Mongol homeland, following Mongol custom.

* Chagatai Khanate: Chagatai Khan, Genghis Khan's second son, was given Central Asia and northern Iran.

* Blue Horde to Batu Khan, and White Horde to Orda Khan, both were later combined into the Kipchak Khanate, or Khanate of the Golden Horde, under Toqtamysh. Genghis Khan's eldest son, Jochi, had received most of the distant Russia and Ruthenia. Because Jochi died before Genghis Khan, his territory was further split up between his sons.

Batu Khan launched an invasion of Russia, and later Hungary and Poland, and crushed several armies before being summoned back by the news of Ögedei's death.

In Mongolia alone as many as 200,000 of the country's 2 million people could be Khan descendants.

In addition to most of the Mongol nobility up to the 20th century, the Mughal emperor Babur's mother was a descendant. Timur (also known as Tamerlane), the 14th century military leader, claimed descent from Genghis Khan.

With our Christian values, we in the West might look at Genghis Khan as a mass murderer.

But Genghis Khan is credited with bringing the Silk Road under one cohesive political environment.

This allowed increased communication and trade between the West, Middle East and Asia, thus expanding the horizons of all three cultural areas.

Some historians have noted that Genghis Khan instituted certain levels of meritocracy in his rule, was tolerant of different religions and explained his policies clearly to all his soldiers.

In Turkey, Genghis Khan is looked on as a great military leader, and it is popular for male children to carry his title as name.
21 posted on 01/26/2011 8:12:10 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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Thanks SeekAndFind.
22 posted on 01/27/2011 4:58:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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