Leadership of the beautiful Republic of Namibia issued a statement condemning Germany’s continued commitment to genocide following Berlin’s bizarre outing of hate for Palestinians.
By Micheal John in Toronto, files from Melissa Hemingway/ Tel Aviv.
Germany, like the USA, has a recent horrific record for genocide against Blacks in Africa and has no sympathy for the apartheid against South Africans. This hatred is not reserved for Blacks, apparently, according to a read of the wealth of extreme right-wing commentaries from Germany about the slaughter of Palestinians in Gaza which is relished by the government in Berlin which bans critics.
“Reading through the already thick file on Berlin’s support of what the world is calling a ‘Gaza Genocide‘ Germany has issued statements dripping with barely concealed hatred for non-Whites population groups,” reports Melissa Hemingway from Tel Aviv.
“Namibia rejects Germany’s Support of the Genocidal Intent of the Racist Israeli State against Innocent Civilians in Gaza,” says the president of Namibia.
Namibia is officially known as the Republic of Namibia, a small country in Southern Africa. Its western border is the Atlantic Ocean. It shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north, Botswana to the east, and South Africa to the south and east.
The German Government is yet to fully atone for the genocide it committed on Namibian soil.
On Namibian soil, Germany committed the first genocide of the 20th century in 1904-1908, in which tens of thousands of innocent Namibians died in the most inhumane and brutal conditions.
“The Namibian genocide, 1904-1909, was not only the first of the 20th century; in so many ways, it also seemed to prefigure the later horrors of that troubled century. The systematic extermination of around 80% of the Herero people and 50% of the Nama was the work both of German soldiers and colonial administrators; banal, desk-bound killers. The most reliable figures estimate 90,000 people were killed,” writes David Olusoga in The Guardian.
“In the case of the Herero [people], an official, written order – the extermination order – was issued by the German commander, explicitly condemning the entire people to annihilation. After military attempts to bring this about had been thwarted, the liquidation of the surviving Herero, along with the Nama people, was continued in concentration camps, a term that was used at the time for the archipelago of facilities the Germans built across Namibia. Some of the victims of the Namibian genocide were transported to those camps in cattle trucks and the bodies of some of the victims were subjected to pseudoscientific racial examinations and dissections.” (Citing Dear Pope Francis, Namibia was the 20th century’s first genocide | David Olusoga | The Guardian)
“Therefore, in light of Germany’s inability to draw lessons from its horrific history,” writes the authors of Namibia’s official statement of Friday, “President, Dr. Hage G. Geingob has expressed deep concern with the shocking decision communicated by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany yesterday, 12 January 2024, in which it rejected the morally upright indictment brought forward by South Africa before the International Court of Justice that Israel is committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.”
Shameful displays of Colonialism still exist. Here is a German church and monument to colonists in Windhoek, Namibia. Main church in Windhoek, Namibia. Christuskirche in Windhoek, of the German Evangelican-Lutheran Church. Photo is by Freddy Weber licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0. Photo is cropped.
Art, cropping, enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective-Magazine
“Worryingly, ignoring the violent deaths of over 23 000 Palestinians in Gaza and various United Nations reports disturbingly highlighting the internal displacement of 85% of civilians in Gaza amid acute shortages of food and essential services, the German Government has chosen to defend in the International Court of Justice the genocidal and gruesome acts of the Israeli Government against innocent civilians in Gaza and the Occupied Palestinian Territories,” continues the statement published on Twitter.com and in official media statements.
“Germany cannot morally express commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, including atonement for the genocide in Namibia, whilst supporting the equivalent of a holocaust and genocide in Gaza.”
Various international organizations, such as Human Rights Watch—and women’s rights NGO The RINJ Foundation, have chillingly concluded that Israel is committing war crimes in Gaza.
Namibia says President Geingob reiterates his call made on 31 December 2023, “No peace-loving human being can ignore the carnage waged against Palestinians in Gaza”.
President Geingob is appealing to the German Government to “reconsider its untimely decision to intervene as a third-party in defence and support of the genocidal acts of Israel before the International Court of Justice.”
Excerpt from Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide Which along with all other international laws, the Israelis and these men listed do not believe apply to the Palestinians for which ongoing genocide these men intend to complete they claim impunity.
The Contracting Parties confirm that genocide, whether committed in time of peace or in time of war, is a crime under international law which they undertake to prevent and to punish.
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group;
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.
The following acts shall be punishable:
(b) Conspiracy to commit genocide;
(c) Direct and public incitement to commit genocide;
(d) Attempt to commit genocide;
(e) Complicity in genocide.
Persons committing genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III shall be punished, whether they are constitutionally responsible rulers, public officials or private individuals.
The Contracting Parties undertake to enact, in accordance with their respective Constitutions, the necessary legislation to give effect to the provisions of the present Convention, and, in particular, to provide effective penalties for persons guilty of genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III.
Persons charged with genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III shall be tried by a competent tribunal of the State in the territory of which the act was committed, or by such international penal tribunal as may have jurisdiction with respect to those Contracting Parties which shall have accepted its jurisdiction.
Genocide and the other acts enumerated in article III shall not be considered as political crimes for the purpose of extradition. The Contracting Parties pledge themselves in such cases to grant extradition in accordance with their laws and treaties in force.
Any Contracting Party may call upon the competent organs of the United Nations to take such action under the Charter of the United Nations as they consider appropriate for the prevention and suppression of acts of genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III.
Disputes between the Contracting Parties relating to the interpretation, application or fulfilment of the present Convention, including those relating to the responsibility of a State for genocide or for any of the other acts enumerated in article III, shall be submitted to the International Court of Justice at the request of any of the parties to the dispute.
The present Convention, of which the Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, shall bear the date of 9 December 1948.