Don’t let this slip under the radar…

…because the mainstream US media certainly will.

And no wonder.

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3 Responses to Don’t let this slip under the radar…

  1. Wren says:

    Selective context has and is what those on the side of death and war have always used to justify their bloodlust.
    This misguided soldier seems to have had it in his head that going to war and killing some people would make him a man. Authoritarians love to encourage this idea in young men to get them to fight their wars for them. The Nazi analogy raises its ugly head again.
    Of course, when Green saw that killing didn’t make him a man and that his government thought nothing of his life that he might lose at any time, he saw that there were no rules worth abiding by. Take what you can when you can for you might die tomorrow.
    What is really sad is this case is most likely not unique and that hundreds or even thousands of US troops have done things like this for the very same reason. Only they got away with it. And they get away with it because those around them feel the same way or are afraid of getting fragged for speaking out.
    “To initiate a war of aggression, therefore, is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.” — Robert H. Jackson, American prosecutor at the Nuremberg Tribunal
    Ironic and so tragic that America as done this now given that Jackson was talking about the Nazi war crimes. So all responsibility inevitably leads back to the one that started the war of aggression on Iraq in the first place and that would be George W. Bush. All of this “evil”, the Iraqi deaths, the American deaths, and all those scared for life both physically and psychologically, is the responsibility of this administration.
    I am for impeachment only to allow these criminals to be put before the ICC for the crimes they have committed against peace and the world. Only then will America and the world have justice.

  2. Slave Revolt says:

    Great comments and insight Bina.
    Yes, the behavior of particular individuals are also a product/guage of the larger culture.
    IN healthy societies, this would be cause for introspection–this requires a ‘healthy’ society, however.

  3. Bina says:

    But of course, will the wingnuts see Pte. Green as the product of a sick society? No. To them, jingo-fascism is natural and healthy, and those opposed to it are the sick ones. They’re all weak pansies, those liberals and leftists who protest against war. Never mind that those “weak pansies” are the ones in whom all hope lies, if there’s any left to be had. And those “weak pansies” are the ones who’ll save the chickenhawks’ asses, if anyone can.

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