The Mission

Dead babiesFrom the American standpoint, the narrative of a U.S. military man leaving his isolated outpost and slaughtering defenseless men, women and children — some too tiny to register what was happening, others waking in terror, only to be methodically stalked room to room — represents a profound aberration from accepted norms, a betrayal of every value U.S. forces are sworn to uphold.

From the Afghan side, though, March 11 was a day not so different from many others in the course of years of war.

That no spiked head of any member of the military-industrial complex adorns the wrought iron fence surrounding the White House speaks louder than any international condemnation.

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4 thoughts on “The Mission”

  1. “……slaughtering ……..children — some too tiny to register what was happening,…….represents a profound aberration from accepted norms, a betrayal of every value U.S. forces are sworn to uphold.

    Perhaps not so profound and perhaps not so aberrent. A ‘norm’, though probably not sworn but apparently not so dated, is summarised in the quaint phrase “Nits make lice”.
    Sometimes the rough men at the breach willing to do violence so y’all can sleep peaceably are want of self control. Those who sent them are not to blame. Even the best screening procedures during recruitment can be ‘gamed’ by the true monster.

    “Those who abjure violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.” – Orwell.

    “Yes, making mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep.” – Kipling.

    Fuck me from behind with a GOP button, but do I sound like a conservative or what?

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