Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:17pm
We must think Arabs are crazy for their suicide bombers. But, when it comes to their modus operandi, at least they carried out their mission, whether for their freedom, self-defense, or just pure hatred for the "Free World." There really isn't such a thing as a "humane war," and this mumbo jumbo of using illegal weaponry/tactics - well, I don't buy it. US media tends to focus on their sworn enemies' war crimes when clearly, we don't follow the rules ourselves (re: Hiroshima, Albizu Campos, more recently, Abu Ghraib, Gitmo, IDF too, with those soft-point round bullets http://www.casi.org.uk/discuss/2003/msg04998.html and Israel's apartheid wall deemed illegal by the International Court of Justice http://www.stopthewall.org ). Killing people is cruel enough in and of itself, and it's never going to be pretty.
What of the motives behind the eerily increasing rates of suicide among US and IDF soldiers, though? Why are they killing themselves? If not for their country, or in the name of God or Jesus Christ, what productivity comes from committing suicide?
Interestingly enough, these two military powers hold more in common than we might like to think. Suicide, and killing journalists.
US soldier suicides reach a record high:
Palestinian Freedom Fighters are not the #1 cause of IDF soldier deaths. Rather, it's suicide:
This article discusses both military powers' love for killing the messenger:
Maybe it's our dark common grounds with Israel that keeps our sentiments with them, which reinforces our apathy for Arab scum...or perhaps we're just plain pussies and never ever want to be labeled as anti-American, anti-Semites or anti-Zionists.