...Something happens that makes me stop caring whether or not my government is telling the truth about what is going on, and why we are in Afghanistan. Every now and then something happens that seems to crystallize my purpose in going to Afghanistan. Every now and then something happens that makes my hatred of some/certain people so pure and concentrated that I cannot wait to be afforded the opportunity to send them to their 72 virgins...
Now I don't actually give a damn if these women worked as prostitutes or not. Frankly, that is immaterial to the larger issue here. These are a people who rule through tyranny and terror. I don't really care anymore whether they were involved in 9/11 or not. They deserve to die either way. How could anyone believe in a god (lower case for muslims) that condones the killing of people for any reason. These men, cowardly men, who decide to videotape the execution of these women and then talk about it on the news while hiding behind sunglasses and that towel around their head. How could anyone think that these are a people worth redeeming or helping. Like a rabid dog they can only be put down, and put down quickly.
Why should I feel the slightest bit of sympathy or empathy for these animals? Anyone who could murder another person in cold blood deserves no less than cold blood in return.
In the United States there is a lot of talk about understanding and multi-culturalism and fairness, and not judging a culture by your cultures standards. Really? Then by what standards should we judge this culture? There are some who would go so far as to say that we have no right to judge anyone else and how their culture works. By that logic we should just let these Taliban murderers have their way and roam the countryside slaughtering people wholesale. Maybe we should go back to the days of the Taliban regime when they held public executions in a stadium just like back in the Roman era.
If a culture meets certain standards. For example, some modicum of respect for the process of MAN-MADE LAWS. If we went by religious laws...well needless to say there would be no population problems anymore. A culture should have to place a high priority on the sanctity of life. It should place high value on education. It should place a high value on protecting its members from harm and the rule of force.
If that culture does not do those things, and probably a few more that I can't think of right now. Then in my eyes, that culture is deemed to be inferior and is worthy of nothing more than obliteration. Simply put, wipe that methodology and ideology and philosophy from the earth. I have a problem with anyone who thinks we have no right to judge. If not us, then who? Someone has to stand up and say, "Yes, we are superior to you, and you should do things our way, if you don't, we will force you to, but don't worry after a while you will see that we were right all along." Obnoxious? Yes. Nationalistic? Probably not, Europe fits the bill as thinking like we do. Xenophobic? Hardly, I do not fear these people or their culture. I pity them.
How could a place that not more than 1000 years ago was the center of all learning in the world. The finest of everything was in the middle east. Now a scant millennium later, they have managed to plunge themselves to the depths of barbarity.
Someone who makes a lot more money than I do needs to stand up and say, "these people are wrong, what they do is wrong, following them is wrong, listening to them is wrong, doing things with/for them is wrong, and all they stand for is wrong. And be warned, those of you who work with them or assist them will pay the dearest cost." This is what needs to be done. However, Americans have a very hard time dealing is such absolutes. Maybe I am wrong, maybe I am just so angry at what happened in the video that I am not thinking straight. Regardless, the fact remains any culture that would allow and even encourage actions such as these is by its very nature inferior and barbaric and is worthy of annihilation.
Make no mistake, I am not talking about the people. I am talking about he culture. Think of the evolution of America. We started out as religious zealots (THE CALVINISTS, AND PURITANS) and eventually we saw the folly in that, then we became a slave owning nation, then we saw the error of that, and on and on, until today. Needless to say we are not perfect but we continue to evolve and move forward. Improving ourselves and by default our nation and culture. We have a long way to go, but at least we are moving forward.
These people are devolving. Starting out as the cradle of civilization and moving backwards until they are nothing more than animalistic quasi-humans.
The culture is what needs to be eradicated. I mean, what sort of religion would promise 72 virgins as a sexual reward in Heaven. Imagine how base a belief system would have to be to actually appeal to man's most primal instincts in order to convert followers. These men actually killed these women for doing on earth, exactly what these disgusting beasts are hoping to do with 72 virgins in heaven?
Ironic, don't you think?