This is the year 2010.
In most of the world, Capital Punishment has been eliminated.
Most of the people of the world refuse to kill criminals who have killed others, because they believe that humans do not have the right to kill other humans.
And, yet, in Afghanistan, young men and women, most of whom are from the U.S., have no problem, suffer no remorse, in killing Afghan citizens: men, women and children. These soldiers are armed with the latest weapons of war: tanks, planes. helicopters, drones and explosives than can tear an entire village apart. The deaths that these soldiers commit number in the hundreds.
The military leaders and civilian leaders of these soldiers talk about his mass murdering of civilians and men defending their homeland as though it were a business operation.
These leaders discuss how many billions of dollars the “operations” will cost, how many soldiers will be needed, what sort of marketing activity should be used to appease the public opinion of the world and the Afghans who are not dead.
The butchering of an entire nation is presented as an exercise in achieving a difficult goal – not of slaughtering a society and warping their fundamental social values.
This is obviously a pathological thinking process and brands those nations which participate as pathological killers. Would any of the participating nations allow a band of killers to roam their cities killing indiscriminately?
It is quite clear that none of the nations involved in this mayhem have anything to fear from the Afghan people. There is a tiny group of radicalized Muslims who are out to harm the West, but they are not the Afghan public.
There are also murderers in every country in the West involved in the distribution of drugs and the business of human trafficking, but no country is attacking their neighbors because of these activities. In Mexico, for example, thousands of civilians are being murdered by Drug Cartels, but no country is suggesting the invasion of Mexico.
Evidently, because Afghanistan is in the Middle East and close to Israel, armies and 20th Century warfare are necessary to combat that small group of Muslim zealots.
THE DUTCH RESPONSE
Yesterday, the Dutch Government collapsed, as the major Dutch Labor Party refused to go along with keeping Dutch troops in Afghanistan. The Dutch are a people who traditionally disliked warfare. Their value system is one of peace. Throughout their history they have helped other groups who have been dislocate by zealous governments, from the Sephardic Jews in the 14th Century to Anne Frank in the era of Hitler.
Nato, which is controlled by the U.S., wants to keep troops in Afghanistan for an indefinite period. The Dutch, who only have 2000 troops in Afghanistan, and the Dutch politicians are caught between those who have been bribed and those whose value system has been endangered.
THE U.S. WAR ECONOMY
Since 1941 when the U.S. went to war against Japan and Germany, the U.S. Government has been on a war economy. The Second World War dragged the U.S. out of the worst depression in its history by allowing the American Government to pay large corporations for the production of war materials. This was a unique solution to an economic disaster that seemed to have no other solution.
By taxing and borrowing, the U.S. government transferred wealth to a small group of corporations that manufactured planes, ships and armaments for a large standing army and navy. The only needed component was a war.
The U.S. military has been in dozens of wars around the world since the end of the Second World War. Korea, Vietnam, Kuwait, Lebanon, Iraq and many smaller military operations in Latin America and the Middle East.
This famous building has been the nerve center for the War Department since 1941. It is the largest office building in the world. It holds over 30,000 people, whose only purpose is the furtherance of killing across the world. The American people support this monument to war on the basis that war is necessary for their well being.
In the U.S., there is a War for everything. There is a War against: poverty, drugs, communism, fascism, etc., etc. The latest War is the War Against Terrorism, which leads us back to Afghanistan.
THE MUSLIM THREAT
Those Muslims who are against the West, maintain that Israel should allow the Palestinians the right for a homeland. Western politicians are under the moneyed hand of the U.S. It has become commonplace for politicians to accept cash for their votes and therefore, governments do whatever their largest donors wish.
Most of the people of Europe do not want their troops in Afghanistan. The American public, in the majority, have been convinced that such a war is necessary.
We can see that the slaughter in Afghanistan is the result of three factors:
1. U.S. and Israeli control of Western governments.
2. The American economy is dependent on constant warfare for survival.
3. Western society is indifferent to the activities of its governments.
The Chinese government wants the U.S. to end the war. The Chinese are not afraid of terrorists. The Chinese are interested in trade and the future friendliness of the people of the Middle East.
The West is building a wall of hatred around the Middle East through their acts of indiscriminate murder. The future will show which method supports trade and friendship: War or Peace.
AS OF THIS DATE, MAY TWENTY SECOND, 2010, THE WAR AND KILLING CONTINUE.