I reject world and Muslim outrage over the alleged killing of civilians in Afghanistan by a U.S. soldier.
I can understand a soldier who snaps in war but I cannot and will not understand an ideology that routinely and intentionally targets women and children the way Islam does.
I know you’ve already read the story about this one U.S. soldier but have you seen news coverage of the Islamic terrorist’s rocket attacks on Israel? Read that CNN headline and the first two paragraphs and see if the emphasis is on the Islamic terrorist’s rocket attacks or the Israeli response.
Don’t get me wrong; Stevebussey.com and the Steve Bussey Radio Experience in no way condone the intentional killing of civilians in war or through terrorism by anyone. But remember, seeking to understand something is not akin to condoning or supporting that thing just as rejecting the situational or hypocritical outrage is not to condone it.
A United States soldier apparently took his weapon and went house to house killing civilians in Afghanistan just outside his base. My question isn’t why he did it but why it hasn’t happened before or more often.
I don’t want it to happen but I feel I understand war and warriors and as the old saying goes, war is hell. Soldiers sometimes snap in war and atrocities do happen – they’ve happened in every single war in the history of man and the world.
Now, place on top of the “norm” of what happens in war the fact that our soldiers lives are placed at increased risk through being forced to fight with one hand tied behind their backs by our own “rules of engagement” and the hypocrisy of being condemned and murdered for accidently burning a book while the other side routinely uses civilian women and children as human shields, intentionally kills civilians for “collaborating” with NATO forces and more and you have a recipe for disaster on your hands.
I’m not saying we should “sink to their level” or condone the murder of civilians in war. I’m saying we should understand the psychology behind what happens with our soldiers and call for at least the same level of outrage over what our enemies routinely do as we see with the anomalous behavior from a few of our soldiers.
Americans and American leadership had damn well better start accounting for human nature and what the wrong style of leadership and failing to fight properly with the objective of winning does to young men in war.
Our soldiers must have clearly defined military missions and goals versus a mixture of war and law enforcement; the real ability to go after and kill the enemy combined with the real ability to protect themselves; realistic leadership that protects them and their interest as opposed to seeking to prosecute them for the normal consequences of war and false accusations from terrorists and unlawful combatants and the resounding support of their national command authority.
We must reject the premise that situations such as this lead to increased terrorism or ill-will toward America because that’s just an outright lie. Our enemies do not need or even seek additional reasons to hate us and they don’t need additional recruitment tools since they’re already indoctrinating young children in their schools and homes to hate us.
Islamic terrorists have no respect for innocent life and don’t even define innocent life as we do.
Muslims see civilians as legitimate military targets and use women and children, as I said earlier, as human shields. They celebrated the 9/11 attacks in America even though they were attacks against civilians. They celebrate attacks against Coptic Christian churches and the Coptic Christians themselves. And the world watches as Muslim terrorists routinely attack civilian targets in Israel and then the so-called civilized world condemns Israel and justifies the Islamic terrorism against them.
So we can and must reject the outrage over this event by the majority of Muslims across the Middle East and elsewhere and equally reject the false notion that these types of events give our enemies reasons to attack us.
Have you seen much coverage of the Muslim terrorists rocketing civilian areas in Israel the past couple of days? I’ve seen some but not much and it is usually Israel that is condemned for their response and not the terrorists for their attacks. Politicians, diplomats, pundits and academics will make excuses for the Muslim terrorism against Israel and Israeli civilians as they always do.
When I see the appropriate level of outrage over Islamic terrorists killing women and children in Israel, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Congo, Nigeria, India, Somalia, Thailand, the Philippines, Egypt and dozens of other countries then you come and talk to me about this single American G.I. and this anomalous event.
Very interesting comment Gary. Every thing you say makes sense, especially the part about it smells. It just occurred to me that if he was under the influence of alcohol as they are trying to suggest why did he return to the base and meekly surrender his weapon under the watchful eye of a surveillance camera? Has your friend given you any indication as to what troop moral is like? My guess is, that it is pretty low.
Marvin I hear on the media news all kind of "leaked" information about the Sgt. He had multiple tours in Iraq, He had suffered a traumatic brain injury, he may have had PTSD, he was trained as a sniper. One college Professor with training at Harvard in Black history even suggested he may have gotten his diploma from the Rush Limbaugh show. Now I hear he has been moved to Kuwait.We hear Panetta visited Afghanistan and may have been targeted by a suicidal homicidal Afghani upon arrival. We hear Marines were ordered to disarm for his meeting -- some say it was the Base Commander who ordered it and definately NOT Panetta--to show the Afghani soldiers that we are no different than they are. We even hear the locals are speculating that there were many more than just one shooter. Lest I forget there was alcohol found at the base. All of it speculation. The questions remain how much is fact. Why was this "leaked" ; Why did he a) leave a secure base on unauthorized mission--b) why did he attack the houses he chose;c) how many men were drawn to search for him-and when did they go outside the wire; d) if he was under the influence of drugs why did he so passively surrender for the camera.All of these may have rational answers-but all we can do for now is speculate-- and pray for this Sgt. and for his family.... and for those still serving Barack Hussein Obama II under his ROE.And Islamic diplomacy.
FROM THE koran Muslims lie to kill christian believers-- Taqqaii
"O ye who believe! Fight those of the disbelievers who
are near to you, and let them find harshness in you,
and know that Allah is with those who keep their duty"
Qur'an, Sura 9:123
i say he was not a murderer. rather using a small dose of political spin may i suggest that he was a pork eating christian crusader who was agile mobile and hostile in a target rich environment who displayed unique talents in target aquisition