Monday, October 01, 2007

Monkey Tales (10.1.07)

The New York Times shares the good news that Iraqi violence ebbed in September.

American military officials here quickly asserted that the decline in civilian and military deaths was a direct result of the rapid buildup of American forces in Iraq earlier this year.

The article fails to mention the fact that the ethnic cleansing (sweet talk for mass murder) is just about completed and that over 4 million Iraqis (10 percent of the population) have been displaced. Of course violence is going to ebb. It’s like Nazis trumpeting the fact that they arrested fewer Jews in 1945 when almost all of them had fled, were dead, or locked up in concentration camps by that time.


On the downside, the Times reports that our mercenaries have been somewhat “reckless.”
State Department documents, depicts the security contractor as being staffed with reckless, shoot-first guards who were not always sober and did not always stop to see who or what was hit by their bullets.

In other words, we are paying a bunch of violent criminals to go on an insane murder spree. I’ll bring up the big bugaboo twice in one essay and guess that if today’s New York Times were transported back in time to 1945, they’d opine that the Nazis were a bit “reckless” in both their foreign and domestic policies. It’s not murder folks. Just a bit of recklessness. Move along. Nothing to see here.


In other happy news, we’re still number one in something!
The United States maintained its role as the leading supplier of weapons to the developing world in 2006

It’s very important that we flood the developing world with arms. Our national security depends on it. If everyone in the world were not armed to the teeth, we would have no enemies to manufacture, no threats to face, no Hitlers to squash and no one would support gazillion dollar “defense” budgets.
The study makes clear also that the United States has signed weapons-sales agreements with nations whose records on democracy and human rights are subject to official criticism.

Well duh.


In immigration news, the Times reports that Bush bashing immigrants are not only threatening to destroy our economy, but the American way of life as well.
When she moved to the United States from Germany seven years ago, Angela Neigl brought with her the energy-conscious sensibilities of life in Europe. You drove small cars. You recycled every can, lid and stray bit of household waste. You brought your own reusable bags or crate to the market rather than adding to the billions of plastic bags clogging landfills, killing aquatic creatures on the bottoms of oceans and lakes, and blowing in the wind.

Damned immigrants. We should go reckless on their ass.

Update: Another day, another atrocity revealed:
Employees of Blackwater USA have engaged in nearly 200 shootings in Iraq since 2005, in a vast majority of cases firing their weapons from moving vehicles without stopping to count the dead or assist the wounded, according to a new report from Congress.

Whatayawannabet that's just the proverbial tip of the iceberg? Yes, I know, I know. Icebergs are just reckless things, it's their nature, they mean no harm, kinda like Pol Pot.