Irdc.ir: A glimpse of history, shows us that England has always been looking for its demands acquisitively in the international relations, and has done any kind of crime to achieve them. Here are some examples:
The Crimes in Afqanistan
The first England - Afqanistan War (1842-1839) happened in the southern area of Helmand Valley. This war was one of the first big military expeditions of the 19th century, during the rivalry to gain power and penetration in Central Asia, known as the Great Game of the British Empire. Lots of Helmand residents were killed in the war, and fear and terror spread in Afqanistan. The development and prosperity were stopped, murder and depredation took over the country and many civilians were killed in this expedition.
Occupation of India and Deadly Famines
Due to various historical resources, in 1770's, more than 10 million Indians died because of famine and hunger, illness, torture or under the pressure of forced labor, only in Bengal Province. In 1942, another famine happened in India, as the result of the decision of British government and Churchill himself, and brought 5 million Indians to death. During the years of the famine, all of the ships already being used for food transportation to India, were used to transfer equipment and rations for British soldiers to North Afriqa, so, a huge famine, once again in Bengal, killed millions of Indians.
Amritsar massacre, took place in 1919, when troops of the British Indian Army fired their rifles into a crowd of unarmed Indian civilians. 1000 people were killed and another 1000 were injured in less than 10 minutes. The British Parliament called up General Reginald Dyer, who had ordered the troopers to shoot, but they gave him the Medal of Bravery, with 900000 dollars reward, and called him the savior of India.
Boer War in South Afriqa
During the Boer Wars, from 1900-1902, England imprisoned thousands of innocent people in concentration camps. In a year, 10 % of Boer's population died of illness and hunger in these camps, in order for British government to achieve it colonial and economic purposes in Afriqa. UK policies in South Afriqa left about 48000 civilian casualties, including women and children. This is apart from 30000 casualties of the Boer War.
Iranian Genocide from 1917-1919
UK has committed a lot of crimes in Iran. One of them was murdering about 40% of Iran's population from 1917-1919. They massacred about 9-10 million Iranians. In that era, England not only refused to pay Iran's oil income, but also despoiled Iran's grain, and didn't let grain and food enter Iran from United States, India and etc. As a result, The prices were increased and famine took over the country. 9-10 million Iranians died of hunger and malnutrition.
According to US Department of State documents, Iran had a population of 14 million in 1914. 5 years later, the population had decreased to 11 million people, and the cause was the genocide policy of the UK.
Chemical bombing of Iraq
Chemical bombing of Iraq by order of Churchill is one of the human disasters of all time. The British tested their chemical weapons in Iraq, which led to occupation of Iraq in 2003.
In 1919, Sir Arthur Harris, also known as Bomber Harris, said: "The kurds and Arabs will now understand the true meaning of bombing, because we can destroy the villages and one third of their population in less than 45 minutes.
At that time, Marshal of the Royal Air Force in West Asia asked to examine chemical weapons on resistant Arabs. Winston Churchill, then War minister, fully supported the use of poisonous gas against Iraqi tribes. This continued until 1920, and was once more used in 1925, to oppress people in Soleimanieh. The British responded to the domestic unrest in Iraq with chemical invasions in the South, and bombings the North and South.
The Royal Air Force were sent to Iraq to oppress Arabs and Kurds, protecting newly extracted oil, protecting Jews in Palestine and keeping Turkey away. Churchill insisted on using the chemical weapons, he believed they had to be tested on rebel Arabs. They also shot the people running away from chemical pollution.
The Massacre of Germans in World War ||
England and France declared war against German Reich on 3 September 1939. In 2 days, the British started bombing German towns and civilians. Airstrikes to Cuxhaven and Wilhelmshaven on 5 September 1939, bombing Westerland on 12 January 1940 and bombing Keil and Herne in 20 March 1940, destroying a hospital. In April 1940, British Army invaded cities with no military importance or infrastructures. On 11 May 1940, a day after he became the Prime Minister and Minister of War, he ordered widespread airstrikes, without the nation's notice. The Dresden bombing victims, the casualties and the way they were killed were far beyond a normal military operation. Next morning, aircrafts shot the survivors on the coast of Elbe river.
Northern Ireland Massacre
There are evidence revealing that between 1970-2000, British Army had murdered more than 300 unarmed civilians including men, women and children. Documents from British government shows that in 1972, all the British troopers accused of murdering Irish people, got perfect impunity.
In 1960, Yemenis rose to take control of Yemen harbor. The British thought of dark places of torture, as the best way of oppressing adversaries. Keeping them naked in fridge cells caused pneumonia, and lots of them died. Burning their bodies with cigarettes, making naked prisonors sit on spears and raping were other ways of torture in those places.