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"It's simple; even a single Coordinator is a threat to the Earth's survival, and our goal here is to get rid of them all!"
Muruta Azrael, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Comic Books

Ten percent of the Mon Calamari population are to be executed. Effective immediately. We will start with the Mon Calamari at hand. (Krayt’s Stormtroopers and Sith Lords begin killing every Mon Calamari in the room, while cam droids broadcast the slaughter to the galaxy) All surviving Mon Calamari in the galaxy will be interred in work camps! Any who seek to evade us will be hunted down and killed! The Mon Calamari will have time to suffer and reflect on their crimes until all are extinct. I will purge the galaxy of their culture and history. Such will be the fate of all who defy the Sith!
Darth Krayt, Star Wars: Legacy


Absolute power really did corrupt absolutely. Even an entire civilization with good intentions was not immune. The Time War proved that no person or people was meant to have as much power as the Time Lords did.

The Time War had many names. The Time War, the Great Time War, the Third War in Heaven, or simply the War.

But the Renegade knew what it would be called afterwards. What it had to be called. It would be the Last Great Time War. It could not ever be repeated. And there was only one way that was going to happen. Only one way to end it for good.

The War would only end when there was no one left alive who could fight it.
The War Doctor decides to use the Moment, The Last Great Time War


"Gentlemen, I'm afraid I have decided to cancel the war. Kill them. Kill them ALL."
Captain Hook, Hook

"The time has come. Execute Order 66."
Emperor Palpatine, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, ordering the mass slaughter of Jedi

Z: Come on. The city's deserted. We better get out of here.
Bala: Z... we can't go. Mandible's insane! He... He keeps talking about... "washing away the filth" and... and "changing history", and... (puts his megatunnel plans on the table) And I think he's going to try to kill my mother.
Z: Not just your mother. Everyone.
Bala: What's going on?
Z: Look. (points on the map) Here we are, safe in the city. But they're gonna seal everybody off in the megatunnel, and... here's the lake. You're right. We can't leave now. Come on, we gotta get down there!


"But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth."

"Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan;
Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:"

I used the knife.
I saved a child.
I won a war.
God forgive me.
Harry Dresden, after using a Depopulation Bomb to exterminate the entire Red Court, The Dresden Files


Waiting for the final solution
To strengthen the strain.
Waiting for the worms
Waiting to turn on the showers
And fire the ovens.
Waiting for the queers and the coons
and the reds and the Jews.
Waiting for the worms

'When freedom burns,
the Final Solution!
Dreams fade away,
and all hope turns to dust.
When millions burn,
The curtain has fallen!
Lost to the world
as they perish in flames."
Sabaton, The Final Solution

Ali Hassan Al-Majid
Wants Kurdistan to be emptied
Genocide of populace
Wiping out the Kurdish race
Wah-da! Hurriya! Isht'rikaya! Halabja!
Topzawa holocaust
Mene, tekel, upharsin
Al-Anfal! Al-Majid! Al-Anraat! Al-Hatra!
Al-Anfal! Al-Majid! Al-Anraat! Al-Hatra!
The Monolith Deathcult, Wrath of the Ba'ath

Tabletop Games

Your kind think you are so magnificent, yet even now, at the nadir of our power, we can manipulate you, turn you to our ends, as easily as you might pull a trigger and fire a gun. Our time will come again, Eldrad has promised us. Once more you upstart Mon-keigh [subject spits] shall kneel before our power! This time we will not be so lenient! We will exterminate you, every world, every vessel, every one of you! Eldrad has seen the stars stained red with your blood, and it pleases him!
Unnamed Eldar Ranger, shortly before his execution

For each alien destroyed is a soul freed from eternal bondage. Each mortal alien life extinguished is a human soul raised to glory. Thus our eternal destiny is written in the blood of the alien.
With sword and spear destroy the alien. With cannon shot and gun blast smash the alien. With laser beam and searing plasma scatter the alien to the stars. With tooth and fist and hammer blows, with axe and shell and poison-bombs, with VIRUS-CHARGE and THERMAL MINE!
The Commandments of Holy Terra, Warhammer 40,000

Video Game

State records do not recognize the existence of this species.
—When the Citizenship status of a species is set to "Undesirables" in Stellaris

The extermination squads are efficient. The dissolution of entire populations naturally takes time, but they get the job done.
—When a species to be purged in Stellaris is set to the "Extermination" purge mode

My prime directive is to pass humanity's vast knowledge on to the next worthy lifeform. When your kind became self-aware, I hoped that my long wait was finally over. But as I observed your evolution, I WAS DISGUSTED! You wage war over minor genetic deviations. You obsess over trivial fashion choices. And so I created a new prime directive: destroy this world and start anew! From the best and brightest test subjects, I created a sludge of supreme DNA. A primordial ooze from which the ultimate lifeform will emerge. Today is the day my vision becomes reality, as I destroy Inkopolis and everyone in it!
Commander Tartar, Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion

Web Comics

Your threat comes from what you represent: the idea that human beings can be improved or replaced. Ideas like that are too dangerous to let live. The open-source movement gave every idea an army of researchers. They turned military secrets into common knowledge, and children's science kits into biowarfare labs. That's how the Jews became extinct, why China is full of zombies, and why red hair became a death sentence. Two thirds of the world's population died because of bigotry, insanity, or ancestral hatred. Because of ideas.
There's only one way to kill an idea: you have to kill every person who holds it.
Genocide is the answer, the antithesis of every idea. Today's ideas are dangerous enough to threaten the entire human race. That's why genocide is now law enforcement's number one tool.
Jacob Doe, Genocide Man

Western Animation

Frollo: The gypsies live outside the natural order. Their heathen ways inflame the people's lowest instincts. And they must be stopped.
Phoebus: I was summoned from the wars to capture fortune-tellers and palm readers?
Frollo: Ah, the real war, Captain, is what you see before you. For twenty years I have been taking care of the gypsies...*he squishes some ants with his fingers* by one. And yet, for all my success, they have thrived. *lifts a concrete block to reveal a swarm of ants* I believe they have a safe haven within the walls of this very city. A nest, if you will. They call it the Court Of Miracles.
Phoebus: What are we going to do about it, sir?
Frollo: *squishes the ants with the concrete block*
Phoebus: You make your point quite vividly, sir.
Judge Claude Frollo explaining his goal to locate the Court Of Miracles to Captain Phoebus, The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Real Life

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.
Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (1948)


"Carthago delenda est"Translation 
— Common saying in Rome around the 3rd century BC, made famous by the statesman Cato


Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eiusTranslation 
Arnaud Amalric during the 1209 siege of Beziers, on being asked how to tell the Christians from the heretics (allegedly)


Show no mercy at all to these rebels. Only the old and weak should be saved. Our previous military campaigns were too lenient. If we act as before, our troops will withdraw, and further trouble will occur.
If a rebel is captured and his followers wish to surrender, he must personally come to the garrison, prostrate himself before the commander, and request surrender. If he only send someone to request submission, it is undoubtedly a trick. Tell Tsengünjav to massacre these crafty Zunghars. Do not believe what they say.
Qianlong Emperor

To repress bandits is the way to give rest to the people. To sweep away barbarians is the way to bring stability to the interior.
Qianlong Emperor

Haitian Whites

Leave nothing white behind you.
Jean-Jacques Dessalines

For our declaration of independence, we should have the skin of a white man for parchment, his skull for an inkwell, his blood for ink, and a bayonet for a pen!
Jean-Jacques Dessalines


Parties of warriors armed with muskets, clubs and tomahawks, led by their chiefs, walked through Moriori tribal territories and settlements without warning, permission or greeting. If the districts were wanted by the invaders, they curtly informed the inhabitants that their land had been taken and the Moriori living there were now vassals.
Michael King, Moriori: A People Rediscovered

Morioris were taken prisoners, the women and children were bound, and many of these, together with the men, were killed and eaten, so that the corpses lay scattered in the woods and over the plains. Those who were spared from death were herded like swine, and even killed from year to year.
Michael King, Moriori: A People Rediscovered

We were terrified, fled to the bush, concealed ourselves in holes underground, and in any place to escape our enemies. It was of no avail; we were discovered and killed, men, women and children indiscriminately.
Minarapa and Kirapu to government agents (1860s)

We took possession ... in accordance with our custom, and we caught all the people. Not one escaped. Some ran away from us, these we killed; and others also we killed — but what of that? It was in accordance with our custom.
Te Rakatau Katihe to the Māori Land Court (1870)


Moderation in the eyes of the Asiatics is a sign of weakness, and out of pure humanity I am inexorably severe.
General Aleksey Yermolov (1816)

We need the Circassian lands, but we don't have any need of the Circassians themselves
General Aleksey Yermolov (around 1840)

I am killing the Circassians as my heart pleases
General Zass

These Circassians are just like your American Indians – as untamable and uncivilized... and, owning to their natural energy of character, extermination only would keep them quiet
Prince Kochubei, governor of Circassia, to visiting American George Ditson, 1857

Now with God's help, the matter of complete conquest of the Caucasus is near to conclusion. A few years of persistent efforts are remaining to utterly force out the hostile mountaineers from the fertile countries they occupy and settle on the latter a Russian Christian population forever. The honor of accomplishing this deed belongs mainly to the Cossacks of the Kubanski armed forces.
Tsar Alexander II (June 25, 1861)

I shall never forget the overwhelming impression made on me by the mountaineers in Novorossiisk Bay, where about seventeen thousand of them were gathered on the shore. The late, inclement and cold time of the year, the almost complete absence of means of subsistence and the epidemic of typhus and smallpox raging among them made their situation desperate. And indeed, whose heart would be touched on seeing, for example, the already stiff corpse of a young Circassian woman lying in rags on the damp ground under the open sky with two infants, one struggling in his death-throes while the other sought to assuage his hunger at his dead mother's breast? And I saw not a few such scenes.
Adolph Petrovich Berzhe (1863)

On the road our eyes were met with a staggering image: corpses of women, children, elderly persons, torn to pieces and half- eaten by dogs; deportees emaciated by hunger and disease, almost too weak to move their legs, collapsing from exhaustion and becoming prey to dogs while still alive
Ivan Drozdov (May 1864)

In this year of 1864 a deed has been accomplished almost without precedent in history: not one of the mountaineer inhabitants remains on their former places of residence, and measures are being taken to cleanse the region in order to prepare it for the new Russian population.
Main Staff of the Caucasian Army (1864)

Herero and Namaqua

I, the great general of the German soldiers, send this letter to the Herero. The Herero are German subjects no longer. They have killed, stolen, cut off the ears and other parts of the body of wounded soldiers, and now are too cowardly to want to fight any longer. I announce to the people that whoever hands me one of the chiefs shall receive 1,000 marks, and 5,000 marks for Samuel Maherero. The Herero nation must now leave the country. If it refuses, I shall compel it to do so with the 'long tube'note . Any Herero found inside the German frontier, with or without a gun or cattle, will be executed. I shall spare neither women nor children. I shall give the order to drive them away and fire on them. Such are my words to the Herero people.
Lothar von Trotha (October 2nd, 1904)

This proclamation is to be read to the troops at roll-call, with the addition that the unit that catches a captain will also receive the appropriate reward, and that the shooting at women and children is to be understood as shooting above their heads, so as to force them to run [away]. I assume absolutely that this proclamation will result in taking no more male prisoners, but will not degenerate into atrocities against women and children. The latter will run away if one shoots at them a couple of times. The troops will remain conscious of the good reputation of the German soldier.
Part appended to the previous declaration

This bold enterprise shows up in the most brilliant light the ruthless energy of the German command in pursuing their beaten enemy. No pains, no sacrifices were spared in eliminating the last remnants of enemy resistance. Like a wounded beast, the enemy was tracked down from one water-hole to the next, until finally he became the victim of his own environment. The arid Omaheke [desert] was to complete what the German army had begun: the extermination of the Herero nation.
Der Kampf (German General Staff official publication)

Tensions reached a head in January 1904, when in protest at their treatment, the Herero launched an uprising in Okahandja during which more than 100 Germans were killed. Despite their wish to avoid further confrontation, the Herero were ruthlessly suppressed six months later by Germans troops under an explicit "annihilation order" issued by General Lothar von Trotha. The Herero were ultimately defeated in a battle at Waterburg and forced into the Kalahari Desert to die of thirst and starvation.

The 13,000 who barely survived, including women and children, were rounded up and placed in concentration camps around the country, where they were beaten and worked to death in squalid conditions. Half of the total Nama population were also killed, many from exhaustion, in disease-ridden death camps such the infamous site on Shark Island, in the coastal town of Luderitz.
The Guardian, The forgotten genocide

Not content with mere conquest, the Germans placed the survivors in concentration camps, built their colony with slave labour and then shipped off thousands of heads belonging to the dead to Berlin - for the totally barbaric aim of proving the inferiority of the defeated Africans in dubious medical experiments., African viewpoint: Remembering German crimes in Namibia

Armenians, Greeks and Assyrians

"Kill every Armenian man, woman, and child without concern."
Mehmed Talat Pasha, Minister of the Interior, Otoman Empire (24 April 1915)

Turkey is taking advantage of the war in order to thoroughly liquidate its internal foes, i.e., the indigenous Christians, without being thereby disturbed by foreign intervention.
Dr. Mordtmann, June 1915

"The partisans of Ittihad are unabashedly conceding that their ultimate aim [Endziel] is the total annihilation [ganzliche Ausrottung] of the Armenians of Turkey, adding, "After the war we no longer will have any Armenians in Turkey.""
Dr. Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter, German Vice Consul, Erzerum, 28 July 1915

"The Ottoman Empire should be cleaned up of the Armenians and the Lebanese. We have destroyed the former by the sword, we shall destroy the latter through starvation."
Enver Pasha (May 19th, 1916)

The indications are that the Turks plan to eliminate the Greek element as enemies of the state, as they did earlier with the Armenians. The strategy implemented by the Turks is of displacing people to the interior without taking measures for their survival by exposing them to death, hunger, and illness. The abandoned homes are then looted and burnt or destroyed. Whatever was done to the Armenians is being repeated with the Greeks.
Chancellor of Germany Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg (January 31, 1917)

What on earth do you want? The question is settled. There are no more Armenians.
Talat Pasha to the German Ambassador asking about the Armenian Question in 1918


Today, the government and people of Kazakhstan commemorate the terror famine Stalin unleashed against the Kazakhs in 1932-33, an action that killed more than 1.5 million members of that nation and qualifies as a genocide because it transformed the ethnic mix of that republic, allowing ethnic Russians to be the dominant group until the 1980s.
Paul Goble, Eurasia Review, "Another Soviet Genocide – Kazakhstan, 1932-1933 — Coming Back To Haunt Moscow – OpEd"

The Holodomor

Stalin’s policies that autumn led inexorably to famine all across the grain-growing regions of the USSR. But in November and December 1932 he twisted the knife further in Ukraine, deliberately creating a deeper crisis. Step by step, using bureaucratic language and dull legal terminology, the Soviet leadership, aided by their cowed Ukrainian counterparts, launched a famine within the famine, a disaster specifically targeted at Ukraine and Ukrainians.
Anne Applebaum, Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

The archival record backs up the testimony of the survivors. Neither crop failure nor bad weather caused the famine in Ukraine. Although the chaos of collectivization helped create the conditions that led to famine, the high numbers of deaths in Ukraine between 1932 and 1934, and especially the spike in the spring of 1933, were not caused directly by collectivization either. Starvation was the result, rather, of the forcible removal of food from people’s homes; the roadblocks that prevented peasants from seeking work or food; the harsh rules of the blacklists imposed on farms and villages; the restrictions on barter and trade; and the vicious propaganda campaign designed to persuade Ukrainians to watch, unmoved, as their neighbours died of hunger.
Anne Applebaum, Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine

The Holocaust

See Quotes/TheHolocaust

Independent State of Croatia

When blood starts to spill it will gush in streams. The blood of the enemy will turn into gushes and rivers, and bombs will scatter their bones like the wind scatters the husks of wheat. Every Ustaša is poised [...] to thrust himself upon the enemy, with his body and soul, to kill and destroy it. The dedication, revolvers, bombs, and sharp knives of the Croatian Ustaše will cleanse and cut whatever is rotten from the healthy body of the Croatian people.
Mijo Babić (1932)

This country can only be a Croatian country, and there is no method we would hesitate to use in order to make it truly Croatian and cleanse it of Serbs, who have for centuries endangered us and who will endanger us again if they are given the opportunity.
Minister of the NDH Legislative council Milovan Žanić (May 2, 1941)

We will kill one third of all Serbs. We will deport another third, and the rest of them will be forced to convert to Catholicism
Minister of ducation Mile Budak (July 1941)

Our troops have to be mute witnesses of such events; it does not reflect well on their otherwise high reputation . . . I am frequently told that German occupation troops would finally have to intervene against Ustaše crimes. This may happen eventually. Right now, with the available forces, I could not ask for such action. Ad hoc intervention in individual cases could make the German Army look responsible for countless crimes which it could not prevent in the past.
Wehrmacht General Edmund Glaise von Horstenau (July 10, 1941)

Increased activity of the bands [of rebels] is chiefly due to atrocities carried out by Ustaše units in Croatia against the Orthodox population. The Ustaše committed their deeds in a bestial manner not only against males of conscript age, but especially against helpless old people, women and children. The number of the Orthodox that the Croats have massacred and sadistically tortured to death is about three hundred thousand.
Gestapo report to Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler (February 17, 1942)


We know of your PROCOMMUNIST attitude...We know by experience that all labor organizations and cooperatives always fall into the power of Communist Leaders infiltrated into them. We have the organization and the force to prevent this from happening again... There are THIRTY THOUSAND CLANDESTINE PEASANT GRAVES TO BEAR WITNESS....
Mano Blanca, in a mimeographed letter sent to Guatemala City cooperatives

The Command of the Secret Anti-Communist Army [ESA] is presenting by means of this bulletin an ‘ultimatum’ to the following trade unionists, professionals, workers and students: ... [it] warns them all that it has already located them and knows perfectly well where to find these nefarious communist leaders who are already condemned to DEATH, which will therefore be carried out without mercy...
Ejército Secreto Anticomunista, Bulletin No. 6


I have witnessed the brutality of 'kill and burn missions' as the army units, after clearing out the rebels, pursued the pogrom in the towns and villages.

I have seen whole villages devastated by 'punitive action.

And in the officer's mess at night I have listened incredulously as otherwise brave and honourable men proudly chewed over the day's kill.

How many did you get?' The answers are seared in my memory.
Anthony Mascarenhas

Kill three million of them, and the rest will eat out of our hands.
Pakistani President General Yahya Khan (February 22, 1971)

Here in Decca we are mute and horrified witnesses to a reign of terror by the Pak[istani] Military. Evidence continues to mount that the MLA authorities have list of AWAMI League supporters whom they are systematically eliminating by seeking them out in their homes and shooting them down
Moreover, with the support of the Pak[istani] Military. non-Bengali Muslims are systematically attacking poor people's quarters and murdering Bengalis and Hindus.
— U.S. Consulate (Dacca) Cable "Selective genocide" by diplomat Archer Blood (March 27, 1971)

Our government has failed to denounce the suppression of democracy. Our government has failed to denounce atrocities. Our government has failed to take forceful measures to protect its citizens while at the same time bending over backwards to placate the West Pak[istan] dominated government and to lessen any deservedly negative international public relations impact against them. Our government has evidenced what many will consider moral bankruptcy,
But we have chosen not to intervene, even morally, on the grounds that the Awami conflict, in which unfortunately the overworked term genocide is applicable, is purely an internal matter of a sovereign state. Private Americans have expressed disgust. We, as professional civil servants, express our dissent with current policy and fervently hope that our true and lasting interests here can be defined and our policies redirected in order to salvage our nation's position as a moral leader of the free world.
U.S. Consulate (Dacca) Cable, Dissent from U.S. Policy Toward East Pakistan, known as the "Blood Telegram", by Archer Blood (April 6, 1971)

The genocide and gendercidal atrocities were also perpetrated by lower-ranking officers and ordinary soldiers. These "willing executioners" were fueled by an abiding anti-Bengali racism, especially against the Hindu minority. "Bengalis were often compared with monkeys and chickens. Said General Niazi, 'It was a low lying land of low lying people.' The Hindus among the Bengalis were as Jews to the Nazis: scum and vermin that [should] best be exterminated. As to the Moslem Bengalis, they were to live only on the sufferance of the soldiers: any infraction, any suspicion cast on them, any need for reprisal, could mean their death. And the soldiers were free to kill at will. The journalist Dan Coggin quoted one Pakistani captain as telling him, "We can kill anyone for anything. We are accountable to no one." This is the arrogance of Power.
Death by government, R.J. Rummel (1994)


A high-ranking Ugandan army officer who held senior post in President Idi Amin's government until he fled to Kenya earlier this month says that "Amin personally gave the order that all Lango and Acholi soldiers should be killed."

The officer, who refused to be identified, is one of the most important Ugandans to have left the country in recent weeks. He said that the orders were circulated throughout the country to army commanders via military radio a few days after the death of Anglican Archbishop Janani Luwum and two Cabinet ministers last month. He said he also was given the orders directly by one of President Amin's secretaries.

The officer escaped from Uganda earlier this month after he had been forewarned that his name was on a death list. "They were hunting Christians not because we made mistakes but just for the sake of killing Christians," he said.
Roger Mann, The Washington Post

Statistics indicate that at least 60 percent of Ugandans are Christians. Another 6 percent are Muslims. Yet, it’s reported that Amin was ready to declare his nation a Muslim state. Christians — Catholics and Protestants — were at the top of the list for execution, especially two tribes, Lambi and Acholi. These groups are predominantly Christian, and they bore the brunt of Amin’s wrath.

Pastors and bishops of the Church of Uganda (Anglican) told me Amin’s spies would often sit quietly in church services. Days later, certain members of the congregation would simply disappear. Most were simply shot. Others were tortured. Some were fed to crocodiles. To be a Christian under Amin was to put your life on the line.
W. Stanley Mooneyham


We will burn the old grass and the new will grow.
Pol Pot

The Khmer Rouge were tipping out patients [from the hospitals] like garbage into the streets.... Bandaged men and women hobbled by the embassy. Wives pushed wounded soldier husbands on hospital beds on wheels, some with serum drips still attached. In five years of war, this is the greatest caravan of human misery I have ever seen.
Description of the evacuation of Pnohm Penh

In the new Kampuchea, one million is all we need to continue the revolution. We don’t need the rest. We prefer to kill ten friends rather than keep one enemy alive.
Khmer Rouge slogan

[If every soldier kills 25 Vietnamese], we will need only 2 million troops to crush the 50 million Vietnamese; and we still would have 6 million people left.
Radio Phnom Penh

The Cham nation no longer exists on Kampuchean soil belonging to the Khmer. Accordingly, Cham nationality, language, customs and religious beliefs must be immediately abolished. Those who fail to obey this order will suffer all the consequences for their acts of opposition to Angkar
Government order (1979)


During the Iran–Iraq War in the 1980’s, the Iranians provided support to the Kurdish guerilla forces in their battle for independence in Northern Iraq and to open another front to divide Iraqi military operations. The Iraqi military largely put down the Kurdish rebellion. But Kurdish guerrillas joined with Iranian units in carrying out attacks on the Iraqi military. The Iraqi military responded by conducting ground attacks by army units, aerial bombing, destruction of villages, concentration camps, mass executions and chemical warfare targeting the Kurdish population. This was called the Anfal Campaign by the Iraqis and Kurdish Genocide by the international community.

In March of 1988, Iranian troops and Kurdish guerrillas took control of the Iraqi military base in Halabja. Two days later, the Iraqi Air Force fired rockets and napalm into Halabja’s residential areas followed by a poison gas attack. Some 3,000-5,000 innocent civilian Kurds, mostly women and children, were killed and 10,000 or more severely injured. It was the most brutal gas attack since poison gas was outlawed after World War 1 in 1918 and an act of horrific barbarity never before committed.
The Kurdish Project

Throughout Iraqi Kurdistan, although women and children vanished in certain clearly defined areas, adult males who were captured disappeared in mass. ... It is apparent that a principal purpose of Anfal was to exterminate all adult males of military service age captured in rural Iraqi Kurdistan.
Iraq's Crime of Genocide, Human Rights Watch for Middle East

You can kill half a million Kurds in Erbil, but it wont change anything, it will still be Kurdish, but killing 50`000 Kurds in Kirkuk will finish the Kurdish cause forever.
Major General Wafiq al Samarrai


[Alongside an image of a machete] "What tools will we use to defeat the Inyenzinote  once and for all?"
Hassan Ngeze, Kangura (November 1991 edition)

"[..] the inyenzi should have the courage to understand that they are making a slight error, they shall be exterminated."
Hassan Ngeze, Kangura (March 1994 edition)

Horrible news. Our great president is murdered by the Tutsi cockroaches. They tricked him to sign their phony peace agreement, and then they shot his plane from the sky. It is time to clear the brush, good Hutus of Rwanda. We must cut the tall trees. Cut the tall trees now.
Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines, April 6th, 1994

And you people who live...near Rugunga,... go out. You will see the cockroaches' (inkotanyi) straw huts in the marsh... I think that those who have guns should immediately go to these cockroaches... encircle them and kill them...
Kantano Habimana, Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (April 12, 1994)

We have used the Interahamwe who have just routed [the Inyenzi] with stones, clubs, guns, grenades and clubs. (…) Remain vigilant at the roadblocks, wherever the Inyenzi are. Greetings to those who man the roadblocks.
Kantano Habimana, Radio Télévision Libre des Mille Collines (May 30th, 1994)


Milošević believes he now has the historic opportunity to, once and for all, settle accounts with the Croats and do what Serbian politicians after World War I did not - rally all Serbs in one Serbian state.
—Belgrade newspaper Borba, (August 1991)

Here we are, on the eleventh of July of the year 1995, in Serbian Srebrenica. On the eve of yet another great Serb holiday we present this town as a gift to the Serb nation. The moment has finally arrived that, after the revolt against the Dahijas, we will have vengeance against the turks in this place.
Ratko Mladić


We concluded that genocide has been committed in Darfur and that the government of Sudan and the Janjaweed bear responsibility, and that genocide may still be occurring. We believe that the evidence corroborates a specific intent to destroy a group in whole or in part.
Colin Powell


Not even children were spared. To see history repeating itself, and the calamities of the past unfolding again, spelled out in the eyes of the victims and survivors, was unbearable. To witness rape and slavery practiced and legitimized, to witness it happen in the 21st century was hideous. Girls as young as 8-9 years old and women all ages were being brutally violated and sold, sometimes for $10. My heart sank with their screams, and we had to do something to help them.
Widad Akreyi

After capture, the Yazidi women and children were then divided according to the Shariah amongst the fighters of the Islamic State who participated in the Sinjar operations, after one fifth of the slaves were transferred to the Islamic State’s authority to be divided as khums.
This large-scale enslavement of mushrik (idolator) families is probably the first since the abandonment of Shariah law
Dabiq, the official ISIS newspaper (October 2014)


That a war of extermination will continue to be waged between the races until the Indian race becomes extinct must be expected. While we cannot anticipate this result but with painful regret, the inevitable destiny of the race is beyond the power or wisdom of man to avert.
California Governor Peter Burnett (January 6, 1851)

If it is necessary every Negro in the state will be lynched; it will be done to maintain white supremacy.
James K. Vardaman, governor of Mississippi (1907)

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to abolish the Negro race, proper methods should be used. Among these are guns, bows and arrows, sling shots and knives.

We hold these truths to be self evident that all whites are created equal with certain rights; among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of dead niggers.
"Declaration of Segregation" handbill distribued during a 1956 anti-integration rally in Montgomery from the Central Alabama Citizens' Council, to which attented 10,000, among them the mayor and Senator James Eastland (D-MS), to protest against the bus boycott


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