Sunday, September 19, 2010

None dare call it murder

The recent report of U.S. soldiers killing Afghan civilians for sport should come as no surprise. When you spend billions of dollars to train impressionable young boys to kill, this is what happens.

As usual, a few low-level soldiers will get busted and sent to prison, but no one will dare challenge the system that created such monsters in the first place. No one will dare call for the arrest of those responsible for sending cold-blooded murders to a foreign nation to kill men, women, and children in an undeclared war.

I guess the lesson to be learned in all of this is that gunning down civilians individually is bad. However, invading a sovereign nation without provocation and killing civilians indiscriminately by the thousands with cruise missiles and cluster bombs is called defending your country. Why not just call it what it is?

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