Back on Tuesday I saw on the newsstand Newsweek cover with fanatics grimacing, with remarkably fine teeth, I thought, likely because I was waiting for dental appointment!...and the magazine cover said something like Pakistan, Not Iraq, is the Real Threat...
Well, hooey...I was barking about Pakistan way the heck back in 93 or 94 online on old GEnie in the Military RT, and maybe Pournelle's too...we have been doing some very strange things there for a long time...see Chuck Yeager bio and the story of his time there...and ponder why!???
Anyway, like Pournelle puts it...we'll reap the whirlwind...or whatever that is...I've been boycotting his site...but letme go peek...he'll surely have a punditry!!...brb...nope...no Pakistan post yet...walkabouts he does with his dog in Chaparral backyard....
Clive Cussler movie on...which reminded me of his novel where the hero encounters a super race conspiracy at the South Pole...just started a Techno Thriller that starts out with Borman escaping the Bunker to further the Master Race...books about a Facist conspiracy just seem to gravitate to me...the Noose is on again on CNN...why dont they let the whole tale be told by....Black Americans!!
Or for that matter....WW2 by the the holocaust victims...the Pacific War from the slave laborers....the Nanking survivors...the H and N survivors...instead we hear about war from...the talking heads...and Chuck Yeager...
"There's no morals in war."
Well, here I tracked down the passage...
Our seventy-five Mustangs were assigned an area fifty miles by fifty
miles inside Germany and ordered to strafe anything that moved.
The object was to demoralize the German population.... We were-
n’t asked how we felt zapping people. It was a miserable, dirty mis-
sion, but we all took off on time and did it.... By definition, war is
immoral; there is no such thing as a clean war. Once armies are en-
gaged, war is total. We were ordered to commit an atrocity, pure
and simple, but the brass who approved this action probably felt jus-
tified because wartime Germany was not easily divided between
“innocent civilians” and its military machine.... In war, the military
will seldom hesitate to hit civilians if they are in the way.... I’m cer-
tainly not proud of that particular strafing mission against civilians.
But it is there, on the record and in my memory.
War toughens people, with few exceptions, to the point where they do indeed do immoral things.
I dont know what CNN is about, but it's a consideration that there's is "toughening" effect in docs like the Noose.
CNN...most trusted name in news...
I have to go back and study that site where I got the quote...it ruminates on Chirstians and War. Well, it's too weak.
Insomuch a Chrisian must respond to an enemy, as to a criminal; strength and force are needed...why there is a Navy, and Police...but the Police are carefully trained and restrained...as should be military forces. That the vandals and barbarians are wanton, well, that goes without saying, and they're not Christian.
Tree in the Door
Nov. 4, 2007