Friday, September 02, 2011

Team America

Haven't posted in a while. Not much to say.. work and gaming is busy.. working on a new music video and so on.

However, it seems that all the cables that Wikileaks had got dumped into the public domain in unredacted form. Greenwald has the details on it. It's quite the finger pointing exercise..

But, of course, the way our news media works, the drama around the release is far more important than what was contained in the release.

“It would appear that when the MNF [Multinational Forces] approached the house,” Alston wrote, “shots were fired from it and a confrontation ensued” before the “troops entered the house, handcuffed all residents and executed all of them.” Mr. Faiz Hratt Khalaf, (aged 28), his wife Sumay’ya Abdul Razzaq Khuther (aged 24), their three children Hawra’a (aged 5) Aisha ( aged 3) and Husam (5 months old), Faiz’s mother Ms. Turkiya Majeed Ali (aged 74), Faiz’s sister (name unknown), Faiz’s nieces Asma’a Yousif Ma’arouf (aged 5 years old), and Usama Yousif Ma’arouf (aged 3 years), and a visiting relative Ms. Iqtisad Hameed Mehdi (aged 23) were killed during the raid.

Alston’s letter reveals that a US airstrike was launched on the house presumably to destroy the evidence, but that “autopsies carried out at the Tikrit Hospital’s morgue revealed that all corpses were shot in the head and handcuffed.


In one notable and comparable incident in February of 2010, US Special Operations Forces surrounded a house in a village in the Paktia Province in Afghanistan. Two civilian men exited the home to ask why they had been surrounded and were shot and killed. US forces then shot and killed three female relatives (a pregnant mother of ten, a pregnant mother of six, and a teenager).

Instead of calling in an airstrike to hide the evidence, US troops, realizing their mistake, lied and tampered with the evidence at the scene.

Nobody gives a flying fuck about American soldiers tying people up and executing them for no apparent reason.. including babies. That's just how wars are conducted.

But, you know.. the muslims hate us for our freedom.. not because we kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people when we start our campaign to "liberate" them.

It's hard to over-state how much I'm growing to despise this nation.. the US. The politics is a circus.. a joke to further widen the wealth gap, and a never ending war where our military just kills everything in sight.

I expect that sort of thing from dictatorial regimes, but the United States is supposed to be different.. to be "exceptional".. to have some honor that is on a higher level then all other nations... when, in fact, it's just a joke.

Americans are really fucking stupid, disconnected, apathetic, sociopaths that don't give a shit about anything beyond their own front door. There really isn't much difference between the American government and the muslim terrorists, other than the efficiency with which they are able to slaughter people.

The kicker is that we sit in judgement of despots around the world.. as if the US isn't one giant despot, raining death down on all corners of the world.

Being a powerless citizen means all that you can do is get money and protect yourself. Moving out of this insanity might be an option also. There's nothing else we can do. There's nothing that can be done about the killing... and the concept of "democracy" is a joke. You only get to vote for evil fuckers like Obama, or dumb fuckers like Bachmann.

I guess we should just consider ourselves lucky we're not one of the poor slobs that the US military ties up and shoots in the head... although that might be coming someday.

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