Writes a friend to Professor Jack D. Douglas:
I've been reading a book about Custer's "Last Stand," by an American historian. I previously read a Native American history of the battle. What surprises me isn't the differences in the account...they actually seem fairly compatible...but the entirely different attitudes about "morality."
Custer was a rapist. The US Army that killed "Indians" was an army of rapists. Custer and his men, especially his officers, repeatedly, over long periods of time, raped their female captives. The book even says that there was a widespread phrase in the US Calvary that "Indian women rape easy."
The book passes over this rather matter-of-factly, as if it's really no big deal...and it is not allowed to color the description of either Custer's character, or the character of his officers and men.
I also recently read a book by a Seal sniper...and he said their orders in the 2003 attack on Iraq were to kill every male between the ages of 16 and 60, armed or not. Basically, this order essentially means kill every male that isn't obviously a toddler or a feeble old man. Imagine the outrage if say, the Iranians, issued their troops such an order? He didn't have a problem with it, and I suspect that most Americans wouldn't either, as long as WE are the ones doing the killing.
The CIA, Seals, and other special ops carried out a systematic plan of mass slaughter of boys and men in Iraq and Afghanistan before and during the invasions and annihilations of those nations. The secret snipers were the spearhead of the slaughters. They were ordered off-book to shoot all boys and men who even looked like they might be al-Queda or Taliban, which they obviously interpreted to mean any boy or man who might be able to wield a weapon and fight.
These mass murderers are very proud of their gory slaughters and are now publishing books for the masses about their “brave” acts of secret slaughter of unarmed boys and men. All of this has exploded under Obama and he is gung ho for the drone slaughters now being carried out in many nations.
Henry A. Crumpton’s book, The Art of Intelligence, about his part in the slaughter in Afghanistan has just been reviewed in the Wall St. Journal [5/18/12, pg. A-11]. He proudly boasts that the CIA and special ops death squads [probably officially named only black ops units] killed thousands of Afghan boys and men.
They really had no evidence their victims were anything but peasants. In the beginning of the annihilation of Afghanistan I wrote about exactly that, based on the anonymous, written accounts of a CIA sniper who was a very close professional friend of a long time friend of mine who was an officer in the Navy. He shot peasants from a great distance so the victims and their families never knew what hit them. He was using a powerful sniper rifle so, as he said, he could see through his scope that when the bullet hit them they exploded as if they were stuffed with dust.
The Bush-Obama global terror will live in infamy long after the US has destroyed itself by enraging the world against all Americans. This and the death of democracy and the great global financial crisis will be America’s legacy of terror for all time.
UPDATE from Mark Janness:
Reading the post by Professor Douglas about the killing of Muslim men reminded me of the following scripture passage.
Mathew 2 (NIV)
16 When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. 17 Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled:
18 “A voice is heard in Ramah,
weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more.”
Are we any better now than the enemies of Christ?