Thursday, May 18, 2006

On War Crimes and War Criminals

There's considerable foofraw in the press and the blogosphere today: Rep. John Murtha, a formidable Democratic War-hawk has told various sources that "US Marines killed civilians "in cold blood" in Haditha earlier this year.

Let's get this straight: USer troops commit war crimes every single fucking day, and do so with almost total impunity (and the complicity of their officers): One raghead here, one haji there, a sandnigger in the corner, and pretty soon there's a hundred thousand or so dead Iraqis scattered around the place.

They do so because they are in an untenable position: being invaders and occupiers who must maintain control by force and threat and intimidation because they are not welcome there. They commit war crimes to save their own lives...and to exact revenge upon their already suffering victims for the casualties they incur in their criminal enterprises.

Every single soldier who has served in Iraq should be committed to intense theraputic debriefing for no less than 6 mos upon returning, and be provided with a life-time supply/prescription for anti-psychotic drugs.

For many, many years to come (if the example of VietNam is reliable, and I have no reason not to think it is) there are gonna be (already are, obviously) some really crazy, scarred veterans stalking the streets, looking for their souls...

Which they won't find...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The only returnee from Iraq I know is still apologetic because he really messed up an Iraqi kid with his rifle butt - when the kid attacked him with a knife. I'd say he's found his soul and doesn't know what to do with it.

Ruth

TJ said...

Best post yet, Woody. Keep on keeping on, my friend. We are going to reap the whirlwind on this issue I am very much afraid...

TJ

Anne Johnson said...

Before the criminal invasion began, my local news radio quoted a stateside Iraqi who said that this is the governing philosophy of most Iraqis:

Me against my brother.
Me and my brother against my cousin.
Me, my brother, and my cousin against any enemy.

I knew then and there that the U.S. Redcoats would never subdue Iraq.

Max Planck said...

Just today:

Iraq Combat Vet Convicted of Stabbing Wife 71 Times.

sightunseen said...

re; the above news article. So, the young us army machine gunner was termed, in court, a 'serial killer'.