Tuesday, 27 December 2005

Lubricating the Wheels of Idiocy Again

"They're cowards. Why don't they step up and fight like men?"

Anonymous Special Forces Captain, based in Afgahnistan.

Apparently, he had not considered how he might fight if he had no armour, no radio, an ancient rifle and the sure knowledge that if he 'fought like a man', he would be obliterated in minutes.

12 comments:

  1. If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood
    Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,
    Bitter as the cud
    Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, -
    My friend, you would not tell with such high zest
    To children ardent for some desperate glory,
    The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est
    Pro patria mori.


    Very little is sweet or honorable about war.

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  2. seems the British officers said the same of the American Revolutionaries. Special Forces types should know better.

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  3. I'd echo what Mallory said, but would like to add a little something:

    You're forgetting that the terrorists/insurgents want to bloody our noses. The American is merely frustrated at the tactics they use. As Mallory points out, we must be honest and admit that the Americans fought that way during our war to achieve independance.

    But...

    overall, Americans weren't taking innocent lives. For the most part, they weren't attacking British women and children and killing them in an attempt to drive out the Brits (though it happened). We have to be careful to note that the terrorists/insurgents are.

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  4. Chemotherapy WAS Saddams forte. And, Moe . . . you are not so funny without Larry and Curly.

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  5. Daniel- Thanks for posting a picture of the book. It appears to be an interesting read according to the excerpts you posted... and that interests me to look for it.

    Moe- I tried to figure out if you were trying to be witty, but came to the conclusion that you were just rude. I guess we "jerks" see your comment as thoughtless. Hmmmm...and we're the "jerks"?

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  6. Moe, ah, so much wisdom wrapped up in a veneer of sophistication. Thank you for your wise and intellectual contribution.

    Daniel & all, I meant to add that it isn't as if we attacked Holland. These people were certainly doing a great deal of harm to each other as well as to other countries (even if you exclude the USA).

    The weird thing about war is that the guy with the bigger guns wins. For the most part.

    Of course, as you know, IMHO we should be out of there. So many of my arguments are arguments for truth's sake, not philosophically.

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  7. Moe: your comment has the honour of being the first I've ever deleted. You are an asshat.

    Ellen: the book pictured is not the one I've written about. The words are mine unless quoted. Would you like to buy my book?

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  8. Daniel- Why, yes I would like to buy your book... I had no idea you were an author. How can we arrange this?

    Also- Thank you for deleting the comment by Moe. You are a real gentleman.

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  9. Daniel: you are not the first one to delete my comments, so stand in line!...now I’m not coming to this blog again unless the blogger is changed :P

    ellen: deleting my comment wasn't done for you! Why are you thanking the guy for it? God!

    And pardon me all, if that lady sauerkraut could have such comments with this distinctively “fundie” twisted logic, then I don't see why I can’t have straight comments with “ZERO” twisted logic even if they are a bit rude! You can substitute my rudeness for her twisted inhumane logic and then we are even, no?

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  10. Daniel: and live with your guests man, what book! they hardly get a joke!

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  11. Moe: I've changed my mind, you're not an asshat but your [deleted] comment was off bounds. I know, I'm a facist...Keep coming here with all the logic you want, twisted or not.

    Ellen: as Moe pointed out it was a joke about my book based on the fact that I wrote words you'd be willing to buy. Which is cool.

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