RANGER AGAINST WAR: Fire and Brimstone <

Monday, November 30, 2009

Fire and Brimstone

He is not only able to cast wicked men into hell,
but he can most easily do it

--Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,

Jonathan Edwards

You tell 'em
I'm coming!
And Hell's coming with me,
you hear!
--Tombstone (1993)


Our troops are embroiled in two solidly Islamic countries, but our leaders struggle to maintain the fiction that this is not a war against Islam, but rather,
Islamic extremism (as opposed to, the liberal Islamic faction?) and al-Qaeda.

Yet the new weapon of hope delivered by our secular nation is the
Hellfire missile, a sobriquet which implies the U.S. is unleashing the fires of hell upon those who oppose us. These missiles are used against anyone bold enough to oppose the U.S.-imposed Afghan national government, a target list which includes Taliban, nationalists, and local anti-government insurgents.

For a government preaching tolerance, the religiosity implied by the Hellfire is as unfortunate -- and as transparent -- a label as Mr. Bush's analogizing of the U.S. invasions to The Crusades. Praise the lord, and pass the ammunition.

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Blogger Terrible said...

what are we fighting for?

President Nixon gave a great speech on his escalation of the war in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. PNAC is cheering, neo-cons are cheering, MICC is cheering, Langly is cheering, al-Qaeda is cheering, ISI is cheering, the Very Serious Villagers are cheering. Everyone except the people of Afghanistan and working Americans are pleased as punch. With every new death of innocent Afghan men, women and children we will now have a half dozen next generation insurgents/terrorists. Mission Accomplished!

I feel distraught for the people of Afghanistan. Genocide is the only way to accomplish what they claim to be the goal of this madness of a phony war. Are they prepared to carry that out? And are the people of America prepared to let them? Given some of the support for this insane escalation I'm afraid they might be.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 9:48:00 AM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

The big disconnect of the pwot in afgh and irq is that we're there for them. We completely fail to acknowledge that their goal is not the same as ours.
It is their country and we are playing like we own it , or that our goals are more realistic than theirs.
The Karzai govt has only one goal- suck every dollar that he can out of our treasury. We're letting him do a bang up job.
We are so out of touch that mental patients couldn't understand our war making logic.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 2:37:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Terrible said...

"We are so out of touch that mental patients couldn't understand our war making logic."

And I just hope it doesn't drive those who are yet mental patients insane. It's certainly done a good job of driving me to great rage and anger for many a year now and it's wearing on me.

Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 9:42:00 PM GMT-5  

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