Fight Terror with Terror
By RU Contributor Chuck Ziegenfuss
A lot has been said about the current USMC scandal where four Marines were videotaped urinating on dead Taliban fighters. Here’s Chuck Z’s two cents on the subject:
1. Not since weinergate has the wikiLEAKS been so appropriate a website for sharing video.
2. We’ve all had to review the CG’s policy on Laws of Warfare, etc. Pretty sure it didn’t change from the last time I read it, it’s always been not okay to piss on the dead.
3. Not sure if the DADT repeal had anything to do with it, but back in the old days, when we pulled out our dicks for any reason, whoever grabbed a camera was stuffed in a paint locker and thrown down stairs, 4. So, is it okay (in keeping the faith with our muslim brothers) to drag the bodies of the dead through the street, hang them, and then burn them?
5. Aside from law of warfare, I think these marines could use a few lessons in proper aim.
6. The marines can claim PTSD from having watched R-Kelly videos.
7. I really want the prosecuting attorney to ask “Did you know that urinating on the dead would be highly offensive to the Muslims?” So the Marine can respond “Do you know trying to kill me is highly offensive to me?”
8. These guys all need to demand trial by jury–because urine is pretty damned far from desecration, in my book.
Maybe people would be far less apt to get froggy with us if, instead of taking the “high road” and holding ourselves to a higher standard, we made a point of holding ourselves to a far, far more grim standard.
Sure, the high road is where we want to be, and when fighting a civilized country, we should take that road. But when you fight 13th century barbarians, who believe that terror is the best way to fight, then you fight them with terror.
We should pay no heed to their moral or religious beliefs, we should always desecrate their bodies after death in every way possible, and we should do everything we possibly can to insult the religious beliefs of the insurgents before death, because they are NOT good muslims, they are NOT true believers, and they are on a false path.
By treating them and their carcasses with dignity and respect for the way they believe, we actually acknowledge their faith and beliefs as valid–the same faith and beliefs that drive them to attack us.
If instead we said “you have perverted your faith and the teachings of muhammed (Piss Be Upon Him, too), and we will not honor and respect perversion in any way, so welcome to hell, you bastards, our bombs and bullets all contain pig fat and we’ll be burying you all wrapped in chitterlings.” We might have one guy decide that he doesn’t want to risk his eternal soul fighting us. And that’s one less guy we’d have to piss on.