Reason Gone Out The Window

This should serve as a reminder that beheading those deemed 'infidels' and 'apostates' has a long tradition in Islamic culture and in Palestine([search]).

and your point is what?

beheading has been probably the most effective & widely used method of execution since at least the begining of recorded classical civilization. it's economic - all you need is a sharp blade and a strong, steady arm.

and probably the least painful. it certainly beats being shot in the eye w/ a plastic coated bullet by an idf soldier or torpedoed in your wheelchair, or any of other barbaric methods used by the aggressors.

what's missing from the posted excerpt and the linked article is any context, and w/o that, it is just another dubious 'perception management' operation aimed at specific targets. looks like it worked, as to witness the first comment at the link:


I wish there was something I could say that would convince liberals that these people are evil and must be destroyed, but to them, these are the good guys. Liberals and muslims are scum and should all be killed.


that person is not sane & to encourage that kind of response is both dangerous & condemnable. it's not a new mentality for sure, for we only have to look to the genocide of the indigenous peoples of north america by the settler-state sponsor of israel([search]), but it's hardly one that any rational being would endorse or tolerate. that sort of sickness needs to be quarantined. i'd say it's amazing how the extreme right nutjobs can be manipulated so easily, but it actually does take a fair amount of effort. especially if you want some useful (& disposable) brownshirts to stir things up in the fatherland, erm...homeland.

so what did you think of bush's nuremburg rally & canned speech the other day? did it make you want to pull out your leni riefenstahl videos? what a production, eh? did you click your heels & raise the arm just for old times sake? or are you a bit too young to have joined in the party the last time 'round and just took it in imaging that it was all really taking place in black & white, just like the old newsreels & scrapbooks capture the magic?

of course, it's inevitable that this regime will end. it's not sustainable, for one. they've already lined up all the evidence for their sentences. you know it's coming - "War Crimes Trials Begin"

let's skip israel's policy toward the palestinian people for now & zero in on the united state's policy toward the peoples of the sovereign nations of iraq & afghanistan. but from a(n) historical parallel.

refamiliarize yourself, or perhaps educate yourself, on "nacht und nebel", night & fog. pay attention to the exact parallels to the current day.

sound familiar? i shouldn't need to spell it out for you.

here's the decree itself

and we know what that led to

and the message from there was

the major and crucial point overlooked is the judgment of Nuremberg, declaring that aggression is "the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole." All of the "accumulated evil." Also overlooked are the stern words of the US Chief Counsel Justice Jackson: "If certain acts of violation of treaties are crimes, they are crimes whether the United States does them or whether Germany does them, and we are not prepared to lay down a rule of criminal conduct against others which we would not be willing to have invoked against us... We must never forget that the record on which we judge these defendants is the record on which history will judge us tomorrow. To pass these defendants a poisoned chalice is to put it to our own lips as well." Until at least this is recognized, all other discussion is merely footnotes, and shameful ones.


and let no one doubt that that history won't repeat itself again.

so, which side of history do you plan on being on? this is not a rhetorical question.

if you want a better case study of some group going "wild", spend some time investigating in the following area:

Crying Wolf: Media Disinformation and Death Squads in Occupied Iraq
by Max Fuller



The phenomenon of death squads operating in Iraq has become generally accepted over recent months. However, in its treatment of the issue, the mainstream media has zealously followed a line of attributing extrajudicial killings to unaccountable Shia militias who have risen to prominence with the electoral victory of Ibramhim Jafaari’s Shia-led government in January. The following article examines both the way in which the information has been widely presented and whether that presentation has any actual basis in fact. Concluding that the attribution to Shia militias is unsustainable, the article considers who the intellectual authors of these crimes against humanity are and what purpose they serve in the context of the ongoing occupation of the country.

. . .

I tentatively suggest that the intelligence apparatus at the Interior Ministry is contriving attacks on Sunnis and that British and US special forces in conjunction with the intelligence apparatus at the Iraqi Defence Ministry are fabricating insurgent bombings of Shias. Overseeing the entire operation is the ‘cream’ of CMAD under the direction of top-level US intelligence asset Mowaffak Rubaie, a man already experienced at participating in bombing campaigns, undoubtedly working hand in glove with the CIA and the National Security Council in the US.


more context

Death Mask: The Deliberate Disintegration of Iraq
by Chris Floyd

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