1. Americans are the stupidest most ill-informed people on the face of the planet and one of the reasons this is the case is the Jerusalem Washington New York Times Post [JEWNYTP] whose demise we pray for every day here at Mantiq al-Tayr.
Let’s take a look at the Iraq war for second – doing so on the eve of Barack Hussein Obama’s decision about whether or not to send tens of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan.
A little background. The US government trumps up lie after lie about former CIA asset Saddam Hussein being a threat to vital Western interests what with his Nukes and other weapons of mass destruction and how Saddam can launch a missile and in an hour kill your grandmother while he and another former CIA asset, Usamah Bin Laden, sit around laughing like crazed drunken hunters on George Bush’s rented ranch in Texas. After fabricating ALL the evidence against Iraq, after more than a decade of horribly vicious, inhumane, ghastly sanctions that led to deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children, after all that shit, the US, at the instigation of the Nazis, oh wait, it wasn’t the Nazis was it? Anyway, at the instigation of the Vatican, the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, the Quakers, the Mennonites, Blacks, Hispanics, the Tooth Fairy, women, gays, and almost all other groups of significance except the Jews, the US invaded Iraq FOR the SECOND TIME and laid waste to vast parts of the country, destroyed its government, created the conditions for a brutal civil war between Sunnis and Shi’ites, filled the place with depleted uranium, lost thousands of soldiers in the process and caused directly and indirectly the deaths of well over one million Iraqis and turned millions more into refugees. So what does JEWNYTP then ask? They ask the obvious question – I mean wouldn’t you? They ask “Was the Iraq War Worth It?” Guess what the conclusion was – surprise surprise – yes it was. Killing Arabs is always worth it, why would you even have to ask?
The article is absolutely disgusting but at least it is illustrative of the incredibly low level of US discourse on the subject and why Americans as a result are a bunch of big fat self-righteous ignorant dumb asses, and thus has potential as a teaching tool.
Want some examples? Sure you do.
The author of the piece, Ernesto Londono, writes: [red highlights are mine]
Was it worth it?
I posed that question to several of [Lt. Col.] Whitehurst’s men in August during a visit to their outpost near Samarra, which is now closed. Many said it was. Children no longer throw rocks at Americans. Attacks against U.S. troops are as low as they’ve ever been. They were leaving behind schools and clinics and small businesses that the soldiers hope years from now will be the cornerstone of the American legacy in Iraq.
There were skeptics in the crowd, too.
Millions of casualties were worth it because kids aren’t throwing stones at Americans and because attacks on US troops are down? We invaded Iraq so that Iraqi kids wouldn’t throw stones at Americans? As you might expect, it only gets worse.
Following the well-worn tactic of allowing a “skeptic” to speak, Londono quotes Spec. Lorenzo Sanchez, who after three tours in Iraq is starting to get it. Nonetheless his comments are even more revealing than he may realize. First we are told:
“We’re sitting here in the middle of a little revolution between Iraqis, and we’re sitting here being security guards,” said Spec. Lorenzo Sanchez, 34, of West Covina, Calif. “We should let them do their thing and get out of their way.”
So far, so good. Sanchez has come to the same conclusion in 2009 that many readers of Mantiq al-Tayr came to before the invasion of this country that had not attacked us.
“How do you tell someone’s parents that their kids died in Iraq?” he asked. “For what purpose? I mean, at the beginning, when we first invaded Iraq, it was for our freedoms, for our rights. . . . Well, here we are a few years later, and is it really for our freedoms and our rights?”
So even Sanchez, who has figured out the whole affair is a mess and believes, correctly, that we need to get out, even this man has his mind filled with bullshit. We invaded a country that had not attacked us to defend our freedoms? You have to be mentally retarded or an American to think this way. And don’t worry, Londono will do everything he can to make sure that you do. But before I get back to all that, I do want to digress for a second.
I hope that Sanchez makes it back to the United States, gets an honorable discharge from the military and is able to get on with his life with his family. He has served three tours in Iraq – but that’s not enough for the military. Londono does give us the following interesting info:
I ran into Sanchez one night as he was emptying sandbags. He was being punished, he explained, because he tacked additional days to his two-week home leave to spend time with his 2-year-old daughter. Having been deployed three times to Iraq, he said, he was leaving “a lost man,” with no hope for the country.
Please keep Sanchez and all of those troops who have had to sacrifice so much in a war for Israel – please keep them in your prayers this holiday season. Don’t let Obama send him and thousands more others to Afghanistan. Make Obama put an end to all of this now.
After this brief interlude with sanity, Londono takes us back into the Israeli asylum.
Londono features Lt. Col. Samuel Whitehurst in the article. He is a battalion commander – not sure if he is the one who is punishing Sanchez for spending a couple of extra days with his daughter or if its just the military itself, but I digress. Whitehurst has no doubts. A father of a fallen soldier asks Whitehurst the following:
“I just want to know one thing,” the father asked. “Was it worth it?”
There were fewer reasons to be optimistic then, but the colonel knew his answer. It was worth it, he responded, looking the man squarely in the eyes. He will say so again today, when some of the parents of the four soldiers who didn’t make it back from this latest deployment attend a welcome-home ball.
And then the article closes with this quote from Whitehurst.
“We have lost a lot of great guys; we have lost so much potential,” Whitehurst said. “But this country now has that potential. And there are people in this country that are alive today because of the sacrifices made by those soldiers. I do think it was worth it. I can look back, and I think all of us can hold our heads very high.”
I am sure that Lt. Col. Whitehurst is a brave and sincere man.
But I am so utterly disgusted with this kind of thinking, with this kind of Zionist bullshit. . .
At first I was going to end this piece with a pretty funny cat video, but I just can’t get into the mood. Instead, I leave you with this.
Looks like there’s going to lots more old men walking through parks.
2. Oh alright, you’ve read this far. Here’s the cat video.
Warning: Only really bad people laugh at stuff like this. So kids, if you see your parents laughing, turn them in to this person: