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    Genocide in the First and Second Gulf War - A Research Proposal

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    This 4 page paper is a proposal for research to assess whether or not there was genocide committed by the allies in the first and the second gulf wars. The paper gives an introduction, a rationale, a brief literature review and a methodology. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

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    being proposed is to ascertain whether there was a potential genocide during the first and the second gulf wars. This will be undertaken with the application of theory as well  as the observation of past practices to assess the way genocide is determined and the use of a case study methodology to assess whether there is a viable argument that  genocide has been committed. It expected that the final document will present evidence for both proposition and will serve as a source for debate. 1. Introduction There is little  doubt that genocide is a crime against humanity. Many papers have been written regarding genocide, looking at the occurrence, the causes and the impacts in areas, but one area that  has been overlooked is Iraq, where deaths have been caused as Saddam Hussein has waged war on the Shiites (The New Republic, 1993). However, although the action of an individual,  classified as a dictator, are seen in a negative light, actions of the allies invading Iraq in both Gulf Wars are generally seen as positive in the west, but there  have been claims that the actions were also genocide, with claims coming from those closer to the country such as the Chaldean Patriarch of Babylon; Mar Raphael I Bidawid (Kapica,  1991). The way judgments are made on actions may be highly subjective, but in fighting the wars, can it be argued that the allies committed genocide? 2. Rationale The international  perspective on the gulf wars has been mixed, with some claims that the wars are illegal and that the move to invade sovereign territory was beyond the scope of the  law (Perry, 2008). If dictators and unpopular leaders are subject to scrutiny for their actions within their own boarders is would be hypocritical not to ensure that other political leaders 

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