These men were solely responsible for the genocides associated with their names. It was their decision that led to Holocaust, Genocides and Massacres.
It takes one to start or to stop these attrocities, had the people surrounding these men stopped them, the world would have been different.
Indeed, we the good people are responsible for these crimes. Some times a simple word "NO" would stop one from doing bad things, perhaps you may have stopped doing a bad thing because someone had said NO. How many times have you walked away doing nothing when some one was mugged, raped, beaten up or abused? Should others do the same to you if you were in that situation?
It was not their religion that caused them to do these evil things, religion is created to wean people away from doing evil things, and we need to hold our eagerness to blame the religion. Religion is not the culprit, it is the messed up individual.
The least you can do is speak up, write up or discourage one from saying ill things about others. If you are a Palestinian, stop some one from denigrating Jews, and if you are a Jew, don't enjoy some one bashing a Palestinian, stop them. Are we honest enough?
We have to become the mitigaters of conflicts and nurturers of goodwill.
SUBJECT TO VERIFFICATION
I would welcome any verification on this,
I would like to add all the verifiable mass killings (between 1900-2010), I know there are several major items missing here, when you send the info or when I get the time, I will update it. For example off the bat; The Jalianwala Massacre in 1919, the Sikh Massacre in Delhi, the Gujarnt Massacre in 2002, Sabra and Shatila, Congo....
- Mao Ze-Dong (China, 1958-61 and 1966-69, Tibet 1949-50) 49-78,000,000
- Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39) 23,000,000 (the purges plus Ukraine's famine)
- Adolf Hitler (Germany, 1939-1945) 12,000,000 (concentration camps and civilians WWII)
- Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44) 5,000,000 (civilians in WWII)
- Ismail Enver (Turkey, 1915-20) 1,200,000 Armenians (1915) + 350,000 Greek Pontians and 480,000 Anatolian Greeks (1916-22) + 500,000 Assyrians (1915-20)
- Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-79) 1,700,000
- Kim Il Sung (North Korea, 1948-94) 1.6 million (purges and concentration camps)
- Menghistu (Ethiopia, 1975-78) 1,500,000
- Yakubu Gowon (Biafra, 1967-1970) 1,000,000
- Leonid Brezhnev (Afghanistan, 1979-1982) 900,000
- Jean Kambanda (Rwanda, 1994) 800,000
- Suharto (East Timor, West Papua, Communists, 1966-98) 800,000
- Saddam Hussein (Iran 1980-1990 and Kurdistan 1987-88) 600,000
- Tito (Yugoslavia, 1945-1987) 570,000
- Fumimaro Konoe (Japan, 1937-39) 500,000? (Chinese civilians)
- Jonas Savimbi (Angola, 1975-2002) 400,000
- Mullah Omar - Taliban (Afghanistan, 1986-2001) 400,000
- Idi Amin (Uganda, 1969-1979) 300,000
- Yahya Khan (Pakistan, 1970-71) 300,000 (Bangladesh)
- Benito Mussolini (Ethiopia, 1936; Libya, 1934-45; Yugoslavia, WWII) 300,000
- Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire, 1965-97) ?
- Indian Mobs with Govt. complicity - Sikh Massacre November 1984 (2,135)
- Charles Taylor (Liberia, 1989-1996) 220,000
- Foday Sankoh (Sierra Leone, 1991-2000) 200,000
- Slobodan Milosevic (Yugoslavia, 1992-96) 180,000
- Michel Micombero (Burundi, 1972) 150,000
- Hassan Turabi (Sudan, 1989-1999) 100,000
- Jean-Bedel Bokassa (Centrafrica, 1966-79) ?
- Richard Nixon (Vietnam, 1969-1974) 70,000 (vietnamese civilians)
- Efrain Rios Montt (Guatemala, 1982-83) 70,000
- Papa Doc Duvalier (Haiti, 1957-71) 60,000
- Hissene Habre (Chad, 1982-1990) 40,000
- Chiang Kai-shek (Taiwan, 1947) 30,000 (popular uprising)
- Vladimir Ilich Lenin (USSR, 1917-20) 30,000 (dissidents executed)
- Francisco Franco (Spain) 30,000 (dissidents executed after the civil war)
- Fidel Castro (Cuba, 1959-1999) 30,000
- Lyndon Johnson (Vietnam, 1963-1968) 30,000
- Hafez Al-Assad (Syria, 1980-2000) 25,000
- Khomeini (Iran, 1979-89) 20,000
- Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe, 1982-87, Ndebele minority) 20,000
- Rafael Videla (Argentina, 1976-83) 13,000
- Guy Mollet (France, 1956-1957) 10,000 (war in Algeria)
- Paul Koroma (Sierra Leone, 1997) 6,000
- Osama Bin Laden (worldwide, 1993-2001) 3,500
- Augusto Pinochet (Chile, 1973) 3,000
- Al Zarqawi (Iraq, 2004-06) 2,000
- Osama Bin Laden,Twin Towers - 3000 - September 11,2001
- George Bush, Iraq
- George Bush, Afghanistan
* Charny (1988) Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review
* Stephane Courtois: Black Book on Communism (1995)
* Matthews: Guiness Book of Records (2000)
* Clodfelter: Warfare and Armed Conflicts (1992)
* Elliot: Twentieth Century Book of the Dead (1972)
* Bouthoul : A List of the 366 Major Armed Conflicts of the period 1740-1974, Peace Research (1978)
* R.J. Rummel: Death by Government - Genocide and Mass Murder (1994)
* Matt White's website
* Several general textbooks of 20th century history