Skip to comments.Nazis Used Starvation to Kill
Posted on 03/26/2005 4:23:47 PM PST by InvisibleChurch
Saturday, March 26, 2005 6:22 p.m. EST Nazis Used Starvation to Kill
Confounding all conventional wisdom and human experience, many liberal groups and even some medical experts have argued for Terri Schiavos death.
They claim that starvation and dehydration is not painful or discomforting for her or anyone undergoing the experience.
In fact, they allege that such victims begin to experience "euphoria as the victims draw close to death. If such claims are true, we may have to rewrite the history of such notorious events as the Holocaust where starvation was the key process by which millions died and were later placed in crematoriums.
The internationally-accepted Geneva Convention which identifies starvation as a war crime also will have to be rewritten. Ditto for many statements made by reputable organizations many of them liberal, who have condemned the practice for decades.
Remember that statement about politics making strange bedfellows? Perhaps such is the case with liberal activists who want Terri to die from starvation and the Nazis who killed 13 million people.
As it turns out, starvation was the primary means of killing unwanted peoples.
Shortly after World War II, a U.S. congressional committee investigated the Nazi Holocaust and found that starvation was the main instrument of torture in the concentration camps.
The Committee notes the prisoners' daily diet "consisted generally of about one-half of a pound of black bread per day and a bowl of watery soup for noon and night, and not always that."
The report continued, "Notwithstanding the deliberate starvation program inflicted upon these prisoners by lack of adequate food, we found no evidence that the people of Germany as a whole were suffering from any lack of sufficient food or clothing. The contrast was so striking that the only conclusion which we could reach was that the starvation of the inmates of these camps was deliberate."
If we believe the New York Times, whats so bad about the Nazis starvation tactic?
A Times article relating to Schiavos death cited several "experts who offered the new view on starvation.
"From the data that is available, it is not a horrific thing at all," Dr. Linda Emanuel, the founder of the Education for Physicians in End-of-Life Care Project at Northwestern University, told the New York Times.
The Times also cites Dr. Sean Morrison, a professor of geriatrics and palliative care at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, who insists that starvation victims "generally slip into a peaceful coma."
"It's very quiet, it's very dignified - it's very gentle," he adds.
Despite the Times desire to turn the truth upside down, the facts speak for themselves:
To begin with, there is the long standing and internationally accepted Geneva Convention: "The prohibition to starve civilians as a method of warfare is included in Article 54 of Protocol I and Article 14 of Protocol II."
According to the International Criminal Court, starvation as a means of killing is a war crime. The Court noted: "Intentionally using starvation of civilians as a method of warfare by depriving them of objects indispensable to their survival, including willfully impeding relief supplies as provided for under the Geneva Conventions' is a serious violation of the laws and customs of war ."
The liberal human rights organization, Amnesty International, has long cited starvation as inhumane. For example, in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, the group claimed that "scores of civilian deaths, predominantly among children, from starvation and injuries [were] sustained during the conflict." Amnesty International stated at the time that it "condemns in the strongest terms the use of starvation as a weapon of war against civilians as a clear and serious violation of Geneva Conventions that Laos has ratified."
Amnesty International also blasted North Korea after the UN reported that some 2 million North Koreans have died from starvation, adding that in total, 50 percent of the population doesn't have enough to eat.
Work And Progress, a liberal Web site, was critical of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan in 2001, and even claimed the U.S. military action there had caused up to 7.5 million Afghans to be threatened with starvation. The site went on to note: "Starvation is, quite literally, torturous. And the equation will seem just about right to many people: the atrocity that the U.S. government is willing to subject a handful of people to on U.S. soil, it is willing to subject millions to in some far off land."
In 2001, Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., a member of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus, offered up House Resolution 102, backed by three other lawmakers, noting that during World War II, the Axis Powers Germany, Italy and Japan noting that many of the 18,745 American soldiers captured during the war "were subjected to barbaric prison conditions and endured torture, starvation, and disease." The treatment of American POWs "violated international human rights principles," said the resolution.
In a report by the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, regarding the "Definition of the Right to Food," the commission recommended "the right to food and nutrition was a human right." The commission also advocated "the right to food in emergency situations" should "be taken into account," to "include the obligation of states to grant access to impartial humanitarian organizations to provide food aid and other humanitarian assistance."
The New York Times may well be remembered as the newspaper that was most outraged over photos of Iraqi terrorist suspects being mistreated by U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison but claimed that starvation was a benevolent way to die.
Of course, if the Times is right - and starvation causes "little discomfort" - the paper may have uncovered a valuable new tool in the war on terror.
One wonders how the Old Gray Lady would react if U.S. interrogators began to starve terrorist suspects in a bid to extract information.
It is exactly Nazi-like.
Incomprehensible that some deny the similarity.
Author of the Final Solution
Pinellas County District
Judgenfuhrer George Greer
"Author" of 'THERESA MARIE SCHINDLER SCHIAVO, incapacitated ex rel, Robert Schindler and Mary Schindler, her parents and next friends, versus MICHAEL SCHIAVO, as guardian of the person of Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo, incapacitated, JUDGE GEORGE W. GREER, THE HOSPICE OF THE FLORIDA SUNCOAST, INC. leading to slow death by dehydration and starvation of a human being, in the Greer-Way
Their Common Legacy:
Torture, Starvation and
Judgenfuhrer Greer: "Burn the 'b&tch'. Torture her parents. Degrade America.
Wow. With a flick of my pen I am bigger than the President and ...."
the democrats ARE the party of inclusion ... they include Stalinist Communists, Nazis and Fascists
When speaking of starvation as a tool, it is not right to pass Ukraine, Kuban and other similar places of organized famine in silence. Communist practice predates Nazis', and was more barbarous.
LOL! You guys are nuts. The right wing meltdown continues.
The removal of a nutrition and hydration tube, wrote Judge Lynch of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, would likely create some or all of the following effects before death.
The mouth would dry out and become caked or coated with thick material.
The lips would become parched and cracked.
The tongue would swell, and might crack.
The eyes would recede back into their orbits and the cheeks would become hollow.
The lining of the nose might crack and cause the nose to bleed.
The skin would hang loose on the body and become dry and scaly.
The urine would become highly concentrated, leading to burning of the bladder.
The lining of the stomach would dry out and the sufferer would experience dry heaves and vomiting.
The body temperature would become very high.
The brain cells would dry out, causing convulsions.
The respiratory tract would dry out, and the thick secretions that would
result could plug the lungs and cause death.
At some point within five days to three weeks the major organs, including the lungs, heart, and brain, would give out and the patient would die.
Disability as Genocidal Marker in Nazi Germany
The methods used for mass extermination in the Nazi death camps originated and were perfected in earlier use against people with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities. Developed from the article by Dr. Mark Mostert, this website describes the historical context of attitudes toward people with disabilities in Germany and how this context produced mass murder of people with disabilities prior to and during the early years of World War II.
Good read, nicely argued. It has been a long time since I have relegated the NYTs exclusively to packing material. I would bet that should they one day screw up and invert the printing; it would be weeks before anyone noticed.
Well, zarf, if you think that being starved and dehydrated to death is something not to be concerned with, then I guess you didn't care much for Live-Aid and other famine relief efforts. After all, according to your liberal friends when they talk about Terri Schiavo, starvation is a very peaceful pleasant way to go.
Makes it all more palatable for people such as yourself when we use our courts to legitimize our atrocities does it not?
Death by starvation instead of gas chamber was the penalty for people trying to escape Auschwitz
They still do.
(insert picture #1 of woman being shot in head by Taliban)
(insert picture #2 of judge jerking feeding tube from Terry)
What's the difference between picture #1 and picture #2?
Ahh, yes Nazi's arguement has been raised. Heil tin foil hats.
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Democrats are not for gay marriage, but "we are the party that has always believed in equal rights under the law for all people," he said.
"We are the party of moral values," Dean said. "There is nothing moral about cutting 300 million dollars that is used to feed starving children."
Zieg Heil, Adolf! Who cares if unother "useless feeder" is killed on a judge's order? It was lawful, ya? So, what is the problem? Just like in the old days, ya Fritz? "Life unworthy of life," I think you used to call it, before killing another "useless feeder."
You left wingers are part of the reason we're having these problems.
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