May 4, 2007
In the media over the past four years, there have been nearly 1000 stories about US military brutality, atrocities, torture, sexual abuse, sexual perversion and massacres of Iraqi civilians.
These account for one hundredth (1/100th) of the truth of the matter.
Iraq is a prison and the US military, comprised of murderous, rampaging young men, contorted and demented by a war-hungry media, is the jailer.
Consider these stories then:
WASHINGTON (AP) Ś A new Pentagon survey of troops in Iraq found that only 40% of Marines and 55% of Army soldiers would report a member of their unit for killing or wounding an innocent civilian.
In the first internal military study of battlefield ethics in Iraq, officials said Friday they also found that only a third of Marines and roughly half of soldiers said they believed that non-combatants should be treated with dignity.
The study also found that long and repeated deployments were increasing troop mental health problems. And it showed that more than 40% of Marines and soldiers said torture should be allowed to save the lives of troops.
The study was the fourth since 2003. Previous studies were more generally aimed at assessing the mental health and well-being of forces deployed in the war.
Fifty percent (50%) of US soldiers believe they should not treat non-combatant deaths with dignity. The media is re-wrapping the issue here by choosing carefully constructed words to pamper the American voter.
Non-combatant deaths = civilians killed by a US patrol, civilians killed at a checkpoint; men, women and children who were massacred in their homes, in their cars, at wedding ceremonies, walking down the streets - no matter.
THE PLAIN TRUTH HERE IS THAT EVERY IRAQI (INCLUDING THOSE IRAQIS WHO FLOCK TO THE AMERICAN BOOT AND LICK IT FOR PRICES PAID AND SERVICES RENDERED) IS CONSIDERED WORTHLESS.
Fifty percent (50%) means that there are seventy-five thousand US troops (75,000) who don't mind popping an Iraqi or two, cutting of their ears, picking up parts of their brain, or photographing them and sending them in to nowthatsfuckedup.com.
THIS IS THE TRUE FACE OF THE US MILITARY IN IRAQ.
So, who on earth can still believe the US is in Iraq to help us? They are there to destroy us. And the Iraqis who protest and try to give a humane face to the occupation are equally criminal.
But there is more: A survey of US combat troops deployed in Iraq has found that one in 10 said they mistreated civilians and more than a third condoned torture to save the life of a comrade, a report said Friday.
The study by an army mental health advisory team found continuing problems with morale and that acute mental health issues were more prevalent among troops with lengthening tours or on their second and third deployment to Iraq.
"They looked under every rock, and what they found was not always easy to look at," said Ward Casscells, the Pentagon's health affairs chief.
For the first time ever, a sampling of soldiers and marines in combat units were questioned on issues of character, and their answers suggested hardened attitudes toward civilians among front line troops:
-- About 10 percent of soldiers surveyed reported mistreating non-combatants or damaging their property when it was not necessary;
There have been the massacres of Falluja, Samarra, Haditha, Ramadi; the rapes of Abeer and thousands of other Iraqi women.
And yet, there are pathetic Iraqis who have chosen a life of comfort and pleasure for themselves who look back at their home country (for some, it is not their country at all, but nevermind) and feel a twinge of guilt.
So they embark on efforts to gather signatures, petitions, notices - what effect these will have, the devil only knows.
One million people marched through London - and these are conservative figures - in a democracy where the power of the people IS THE POWER OF THE STATE. And they were helpless - and now these treacherous Iraqis believe petitions will influence change.
But the young are naive, full of piss, cum and vinegar - as the popular saying goes - and often they are rash, unwise.
These Iraqi petitioners would have done well to study history and see that violence is ended ONLY with violence. If 10,000 Iraqis marched on the Green Zone and applied the principles of Ghandi and hugged some trees, then the undertaker would have 10,000 coffins to fill the next day.
Grow up. Embrace the resistance. There IS a national resistance. It will not rest till Iraq - a unified Iraq, home to Shia, Sunni, Yazidi, Kurd, Turkmen, Sabaean, Christian - is free and liberated.
THAT is the ONLY way. Learn your history. Before you have no home left. You can receive millions of dollars, you can be given luxury mansions in London or Washington or Canberra, but you will always be looked at with disdain. You will have no family there. You have no roots there.
Your only home is Iraq, can you afford to sell your conscience for pittance?
So, I welcome such news: (AP) A senior U-S commander has been wounded by small arms fire while inspecting a security wall being built around a Sunni enclave in Baghdad. Enclave? Who divided Iraq into partitions? Where were the sectarian terrorists BEFORE the US invasion?
The US invasion is the illness which plagues our country. Nothing else. Nothing more.
Rid yourself of this and the true path to reconciliation and reconstruction can begin.
There is no other way. I have said this for two years. And for two years the situation has so deteriorated in Iraq that those who ink-blotted their way have now all but left.
The resistance is the only source of pride we have.
I did not start this blog to enter a popularity contest. I did not start it to win accolades. I did not start it to spread hatred or malevolence. I started it to raise awareness.
Awareness begins by realizing and fundamentally understanding that no occupation has ever gone without resistance. Never in our collective history. Resistance IS the legitimate right of an oppressed people.
French in Nazi-Occupied France. The Chinese in Japanese-occupied China. The Jews in Warsaw. The Poles in Warsaw. The people of Stalingrad. The people of Belgrade. The people of Boston, Yorktown. The Celtic Iceni. The Avernii. The Parisii. The Spartans. The Gauls. On and on and on. Every occupation has been met with resistance.
And the resistance has always won.