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1. “The video of US marines urinating on Afghan corpses does not shock me. Though their behavior is disgusting and unacceptable, I find the public’s reaction to this video far more troubling. People are not outraged that there are dead Afghans; they are outraged at the manner in which the dead are treated. This is indicative of our culture’s tolerance for war and war crimes – as long as they are done in a gentlemanly fashion.”
That quote is from Ross Caputi, a former US marine who believes he facilitated war crimes in Iraq. In the same story he writes:
“What did not make it into the news was my behavior in Fallujah and the behavior of others in my unit, which I am certain would have elicited outrage equal to that elicited by this video of the urinating marines. I believe that the second siege of Fallujah can correctly be characterised as an “atrocity-producing situation”. Our false beliefs about who we were fighting, our dehumanisation of Fallujans, our desire to “see combat” (a cute euphemism) and to get a confirmed kill, and our longing for revenge for lost comrades against a faceless enemy all conspired to create a bloodthirsty and lawless atmosphere.”
Mr. Caputi got out of the military in 2006 and has been advocating against war ever since. He is also the founder of the Justice for Fallujah Project. He is a young man who has looked at himself in the mirror, didn’t like what he saw, and has had the courage to admit his mistakes and to try to correct past wrongs.
Give his website a visit. Yes, he does use Chomsky, but cut him some slack. Please.
Dana Loesch is a college drop-out loudmouth hater of Palestinians and is a blind supporter of Israel. She is the editor of an on-line site called “Big Journalism” run by a right wing Zionist Jew wacko named Andre Breitbart famous for exposing Weiner’s weiner. She is also a self-described “Jesus freak” and home schools her two kids. Having chosen the opposite path of Mr. Caputi, she advocates pissing on dead Muslims after you murder them. Therefore she is qualified to work as a commentator for CNN.
Bascially America has a choice. It can do what Mr. Caputi did and try to right itself and make the world a better place, or it can do what Ms. Loesch advocates, killing people and then pissing on them.
2. In the aftermath of the roaring success of our interviews a while back with some of the Republican candidates, we here at Mantiq al-Tayr decided we’d go one better than that. Using a new device created by the tuyuur here called the “Buraqophone” we were able to locate, find and then sit down and interview Jesus Christ. Here are some highlights:
MT: How would you like to be addressed?
JC: I’m kind of tired of everyone calling me “Lord and Savior” – it really kind of gets you into an ego trip. How about just Jes?
MT: Sounds good. Okay, Jes, you said and did quite a few wonderful things in the gospels. What was your favorite saying?
JC: Well, you know, I really don’t think about that stuff too much anymore. Nobody else paid a bit of attention to it, so I’ve pretty much said fuck it to the gospels.
JC: Yeah. Like when I said that the “meek shall inherit the earth” that was just wishful thinking. I should have said “The Rothchilds will own everything, get used to it.”
MT: What about all that stuff about peacemakers and not killing people?
JC: Hahahahaha, please, you really are funny Mantiq. Give me a second to catch my breath. Yeah, I remember talking about that shit. I said stuff like:
” Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” And right after that I really got carried away when I said:
“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”
Anyway, I really got carried away. What I should have said was that sometimes a man has got to do what a man has got to do and if you need to kill someone, just do it. Don’t make a big thing out it, just kill the son-of-a-bitch and get it over with. Oh, and I strongly suggest that right after you kill someone, whether it’s your brother, or your real or imagined enemy, pull out your schlong and piss on him. Oh, and make sure somebody there has a cell phone to take the video, we love that shit up here in heaven, it keeps us loose and from becoming holier than thou. Know what I’m saying?
MT: Aren’t you the guy who said:
“But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”
JC: Well, yes I did, but it’s not set in stone you know? Seems to me that if you just let people push you around then you deserve it. I think people need to get out there and be more in your face, more aggressive, you know. Sure, love your neighbor, but screw your enemies. If some country has something you want, go get it. If they don’t like it, kill’em. Then piss on them. If I were down there right now I’d drop trou and I’d piss on every fucking dead Muslim I could find.
MT: Wow. Okay. Uh, I think I’m out of time. I understand you have another interview scheduled?
JC: Yeah, some old Arab bitch who can’t get a job anywhere else is coming. Let me look at my notes: yeah, it’s Helen Thomas. Would you like some Israeli hummus before you go?
MT: No thanks, I support the BDS movement.
So I guess Christians have a choice. They can believe in the Jesus I interviewed or they can believe in the Jesus of the gospels (and the Quran, but I digress).
3. Here’s one more choice for you all. The first video is Ross Caputi, the second is Dana Loesch.
Just pick one. I know which one I’d pick.