We will be begin with the "colourful" history of the English, who over the past 200 years have spilt more human blood then many a murderous "subhuman" or "barbarian" nation could ever dream of.
This list is not comprehensive, but lists and examines some of the louder and in their time, more sensational cases of British brutality.
So again, what have we to learn from these "humanitarians"?
Aden Torture Prisons (1960)
In order to continue controlling the Aden port that the British ruled, the UK military openned numerous torture prisons in 1960. These were used to brutally abuse and murder the Arab population seeking independence from British colonial rule. Even though the story was broken by Amnesty in 1966 and caused global outrage, the British kept right on at it. They did apologize of course. Apologized, but did not stop.
Cypriot Tortures (1955)
When Cypriot insurgents began a bombing campeign in order to free their lands from British colonial rule, the British responded with torture of the Greeks. Over 3,000 people passed through these prisons. Many were kept for up to 15 years and many were summerly executed.
Kenyan Concentration Camps (1950)
When waves of rebellion and demand for independence swept the British colonies in Kenya, the British response was typical: round up 1.5 million people into concentration camps. The British slogan was "labor and freedom"...now where have we heard that before? Torture, executions and working to death led to the deaths of tens of thousands. Brutallity and torture were the English way.
Terror Bombing of German Cities (1941-1945)
During these years, the allies, in this case, the British and the Americans, led a murderous campeign to exterminate the German race. Six of the eight million German civilians who died during the war were killed by terror bombings, which over a period of 3-4 days of waves of heavy bombs (about 1/4th of which had detonators set to explode up to months later), fire bombs and anti personnel bombs, would reduce any city to a burnt ruin. This however, had minimum effect on German war production, which continued to climb to the very end of the war. A total of 61 cities with a combined population of 25 million were laid to ruin.
As for crimes against humanity, those governments which ordered the destruction of German cities, thereby destroying irreplaceable cultural values and making burning torches out of women and children, should also have stood before the bar of justice.
Hon. Jaan Lattik, Estonian statesman, diplomat, historian.
Iraqi Rebellion (1920)
The newly independent (from Turkish rule) country of Iraq was given as a protectorate to the British. The population quickly tired of British colonial rule and its puppets in Iraqi power and started rebelling. The British responded with night time aerial bombings. When that wasn't enough, chemical weapons were used. Whole villages were also burnt to the ground. This lasted for over 5 years.
Burning of Cork (1920)
In response to an IRA ambush, during the Irish War of Independence, that killed one British serviceman, the British put Cork to the torch, destroying over 340 residential properties and causing over 120 million Euro (in today's monies) of damage. Firefighters were hindered from doing their work.
Amrisar Massacre (1919)
It was 1919 and the population of Amrisar India came to the British government buildings to hold a peaceful protest against British colonial rule. They gathered in the local gardens, where British troops then blocked their exits and openned fire. Within ten minutes almost 1000 men, women and children were butchered by the English. Hundreds more were killed in the stampede and another hundred drowned in the well, seeking cover form bullets. Several thousand more were injured.
Boer Concentration Camps (1899)
When the Boers discovered gold, the British stopped ignoring the two Belgian republics and decided to move in. The Second Boer war was the more serious of the matter. The Boers fought as light cavelry and rode circles around the British columns, shooting down the British. Unable to pin the Boers down and destroy them, the British went after their families. Thus were the first concentration camps born. Ten percent of the Boer population were murdered in these camps, amongst them 22,000 children. To make matters worse, the British rounded up and worked to death some 20,000 Africans who happened to be in the area.
Chinese Opium Wars (1839-1842, 1856-1860)
Who has been the world's biggest narco-kingpin....well she was actually a queenpin, Her Imperial Majesty Queen Victoria, whose government ran opium into China and dumped it there in an attempt to create a huge drug population and destroying and subjugating the Chinese. The Chinese were defeated in both wars, for trying to force the British to stop shipping in opium. In defeat they signed the Nanking protocol which gave the British free reign to bring in what ever they wanted: aka opium.
Genocide of the Koori on Tasmania (1830)
The British led a military expedition to wipe out the entire population of teh Koori population native to their Tasmanian possession. This period was known as the Black War. Over 1000 of the locals, or the majority of the population, were exterminated. A line of 2200 British regulars and civilian volunteers formed a line driving all natives on the island forward or killing them.
Some other pictures of British colonial rule.
British Colonists beheading Chinese in Hong Kong