Sunday, March 11, 2012

War: state sponsored murder and destruction

Can we, as a society, afford to stand by silently as our government and military prosecute an endless war against the people of the Islamic world?  An endless war based on a gigantic lie, namely that 9/11 was done by Muslim fundamentalists at war with the Western world.  In reality, war is state sponsored murder and destruction, directed against an "enemy" manufactured by the government and media to suit their agenda and long term goals.  Since I've been politically cognizant, the "enemy" du jour has been "radical Islam", which we're constantly told targets innocent civilian populations with terrorist attacks as they lack an organized army and state.

We're told that our military is protecting our freedoms, stopping terrorists that would otherwise attack us here at home, ect.  It's all a lie folks.  Our military is being used to murder, terrorize, and destroy poor people around the world.  Poor people that happen to live on resource rich land.  Poor people that have traditionally resisted Western (read: Jewish) imperialism, corporate dominance, and decadence.  Poor people that (correctly) see Israel as a Western (read: Jewish) imposed colonial state, which has illegitimately and illegally usurped and stolen the land and resources of its rightful owners and occupants, engaging in genocidal and barbaric tactics to impose its will.

What exactly has our military been up to in this War on Terror? aangirfan highlighted a recent example, which may shock those of you who still think the wars our military is ordered to prosecute are noble, honorable endeavors that are bringing freedom and liberty to a backwards part of the world.

From Reuters:

Sixteen Afghan civilians, including nine children, were shot dead in what witnesses described as a nighttime massacre on Sunday near a U.S. base in southern Afghanistan, and one U.S. soldier was in custody. [...] 
There were conflicting reports of how many shooters were involved, with U.S. officials asserting that a lone soldier was responsible, in contrast to witnesses' accounts that several U.S. soldiers were present. [...] 
Neighbors and relatives of the dead said they had seen a group of U.S. soldiers arrive at their village in Kandahar's Panjwayi district at about 2 a.m., enter homes and open fire
An Afghan man who said his children were killed in the shooting spree accused soldiers of later burning the bodies. [...] 
Afghan officials also gave varying accounts of the number of shooters involved. Karzai's office released a statement quoting a villager as saying "American soldiers woke my family up and shot them in the face." 
Minister of Border and Tribal Affairs Asadullah Khalid said a U.S. soldier had burst into three homes near his base in the middle of the night, killing a total of 16 people including 11 people in the first house. [...] 
"I saw that all 11 of my relatives were killed, including my children and grandchildren," said a weeping Haji Samad, who said he had left his home a day earlier. [...] 
The walls of the house were blood-splattered. 
"They (Americans) poured chemicals over their dead bodies and burned them," Samad told Reuters at the scene. 
Neighbors said they had awoken to crackling gunfire from American soldiers, who they described as laughing and drunk
"They were all drunk and shooting all over the place," said neighbor Agha Lala, who visited one of the homes where killings took place. 
"Their (the victims') bodies were riddled with bullets."
This is war folks. This is what happens in war.  War is evil.  War is a racket.  Is there anything noble, honorable, or righteous about these sorts of outrageous activities? What if someone did this to your family? What would you do? I know what I would do...

Remember when all those U.S. troops urinated on the Afghans they had just murdered?


Or when all those U.S. troops posed for pictures with the Afghans they had just murdered?  


These truly are children of an evil empire, as Keith Johnson recently described it.  I could point out dozens of other examples of this type of behavior, but I think you get the point. 

How much longer is this madness going to continue?  How much longer are people going to put up with this sickness?  I don't know about you, but I've had it.  I'm sick and tired of reading about atrocities committed by this criminal government on a daily basis.  

3 comments:

  1. I've got mine.

    My booze, my drugs, my TEVEE, my sports, my facebook, my Hummer, my fake tits, my IPUD (version 89076d45tyuked..OF COURSE!), my Beemer, my condo, my bar-b-que and my Haliburton stock.
    So leave me alone. I'm great.

    Your fellow Amurkin.

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  2. Sadly, you're basically right on the money. Everyone seems to have their fix, their escape, their way of avoiding any serious issues in our world.

    It's becoming more and more difficult to even have an intelligent conversation with anyone these days. We are, by and large, abysmally ignorant, dangerously ignorant. Most of the people just think, "Oh well, what can I do?" if they have an opinion, however ill informed, at all.

    Very few in this country would condone this type of behavior (although there are some psychopaths that don't give a shit about anybody - they'd be happy to invade Iran right this minute and bomb the entire Middle East), but they certainly don't want to know about it, let alone do anything about it. I don't know what it will take to get the American public out of their trance... I'm beginning to wonder if it's even possible. The combination of terrible food, terrible health, terrible pharmacological drugs and vaccines, TeeVee, and years of constantly reinforced propaganda (school, pop culture, entertainment, ect.) has had a devastating effect on this country.

    I'm sure it's similar in other parts of the Western world.

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  3. Of course, the soldier alleged to have committed this rampage has done multiple tours in Iraq:

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2012/0312/Army-sergeant-suspected-in-Afghan-massacre-did-multiple-tours-in-Iraq?cmpid=ema:nws:Daily%20Custom%202%20(03122012)&cmpid=ema:nws:Nzc3MDQ1NjMwNAS2

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