Comments: New Tomdispatch

This gruesome violence against civilians is obscene. The errors of picking wrong targets for air strikes is beyond belief. And where is the common DECENCY? Why the reluctance to admit a mistake? STOP THIS BLOODY WAR.

Posted by Rupa Shah at July 13, 2008 08:40 PM

Where there's a whip there's a way. Its NOT an accident, its a bombing run. Just like the guy with a bomb vest on only its done with an aircraft and the pilot gets to live afterward. Killing soldiers creates WRATH in their cadre and brings more death. Killing civilians creates SORROW among the people and brings them into willing subjugation. When will YOU understand, WE are there to CONQUER, not for humanitarian reasons? Humanitarian reasons are just a lie so YOU won't have the President IMPEACHED for killing innocent people. (and keep YOU PAYING, as always)

Posted by Mike Meyer at July 13, 2008 10:28 PM

No mistake made Rupa. The goal is to turn Iraq into a hellhole that cannot assert a claim to its own oil. Mission accomplished.

Posted by No One of Consequence at July 13, 2008 10:28 PM

Killing civilians creates SORROW among the people and brings them into willing subjugation.


We'd have to kill a lot more people -- in Afghanistan and Pakistan -- for them to submit. If the Soviets couldn't do it, we won't.

What amazes me are the liberals -- like Yglesias -- who know that 'aerial counterinsurgency' is a contradiction in terms, and yet still think bombing Pakistan is a good idea.

Posted by Carl at July 14, 2008 09:30 AM

Good point Carl.

How many civilians should we kill to make them submit?

Posted by Jimbo at July 14, 2008 11:10 AM

Jimbo: All of them.

Posted by Mike Meyer at July 14, 2008 12:37 PM

Mike:

All of them.

Dude, that's a lot of work. Our heart's not in it. Even the Germans had a hard time of keeping the machine going.

Posted by Labiche at July 14, 2008 02:05 PM

That's why the germans lost. Personally I would just as soon leave those poor folks alone, which is why I DON'T PAY to invade them. But Jimbo asked. Even with the Indians it ain't safe for a whiteman alone on the Rez. If YOU want ALL the land, ya gotta kill them all. Same with the OIL, if ya REALLY WANT IT, then----!!! (NO wedding party=NO wedding=NO families=NO babies=NO PROBLEM)

Posted by Mike Meyer at July 14, 2008 03:48 PM

The U.S. government doesn't need submission, they just need disruption. The goal is to hold the territory for as long as it is useful.

Posted by No One of Consequence at July 14, 2008 10:52 PM

"This ain't rock-n-roll--This is genocide"---David Bowie

Posted by Mike Meyer at July 15, 2008 12:20 AM