State of Darkness
US Complicity in Genocides Since 1945
a book by David Model
Bold, shocking, powerful, and
authoritative best characterize State of Darkness which
exposes the war crimes not only of President W. Bush but of nine presidents
since 1945. Public discourse in the United States
has yet to debate these violations of international law despite the fact that
they attain the level of genocide. This is a groundbreaking work which for the
first time exhaustively details American complicity in genocide
The book systematically and
definitively prove that the United States
is either guilty of or complicit in genocide in eight different countries since
1945. Using criteria that is carefully established in the introduction along
with documentation based almost exclusively on declassified documents and with
rigorous reasoning, State of Darkness demonstrate beyond a reasonable
doubt that since 1945, nine American presidents are complicit in genocide.
For example, American actions
are undeniably a case of genocide given the death of over two million people,
the displacement of five million, the more than one million who are in desperate
need of emergency assistance, and the complete destruction of the infrastructure
of Iraq. This level of death and
destruction are a direct result of the 1991 bombing, the sanctions imposed
between 1990 and 2003, the bombing between 1991 and 2003 in the no-fly zones and
the 2003 bombing and occupation. The impact of American policies in Iraq irrefutably meets the criteria
of genocide in the Genocide Convention.
Debate on the issues raised in
this book is long overdue and is imperative to filling a gaping lacuna in the
historical record of the United States.
Knowledge of the suffering and loss experienced by the victims of American
interventions has emboldened the author to write this book in the hope that
awareness will promote activism.