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Look What Military Taught Me

Posted by terres on November 5, 2009

Mr Obama, Stop this War Racket!

Look What Military Taught Me!  Look What War Did to Me!

Twelve people have been killed and at least 31 others injured in a shooting rampage at a military base in Texas.

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The main gate at the US Army base Fort Hood. The tombstone for so many victims of the War Racket.

The incident reportedly occurred shortly before a graduation ceremony for soldiers was due to start at the base. Fort Hood  is  used as a “Soldier Readiness Facility,” preparing soldiers for overseas deployment. The shooting rampage started at about 1:30 pm CST.

“The shooter was killed. He was a soldier. We since then have apprehended two additional soldiers that are suspects. There were eyewitness accounts that there may have been more than one shooter,” Cone said.

About 500 soldiers were deployed to lock down Fort Hood as Army helicopters hovered overhead, it was reported.

Outburst of violence

Mr Obama said it was a “horrific outburst of violence.” He added: “It is horrifying that they should come under fire at an army base on American soil.”

Outburst of violence, indeed. What did this guy think they do in the military, just hold hands,  sing songs and dance. Someone please tell Mr Obama it’s the military, the War Racket, that teaches otherwise good men how to kill.

“I don’t know how anybody can speculate about motives at this time given how few facts we have,” said Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell.

For that, you have to close your eyes and keep them shut;  it takes monumental efforts to forget about all other similar incidents that have occurred previously, and will reoccur in the future, again and again.

“A U.S. Army official in Washington said the incident took place shortly before a scheduled graduation event at the base.” Reuters reported.

Fort Hood is located halfway between Austin and Waco, Texas about 95 km (60 miles) from either city.

“Collateral Damage” of the Worst Kind

  • In September 2008  a  1st Cavalry Division soldier shot an officer to death and then shot himself.
  • A jury in Kentucky found former US soldier, Steven Green, 24, guilty of rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, and murder of her parents and younger sister.
  • A US soldier shot dead five of his colleagues at Camp Liberty, a base near the Iraqi capital Baghdad on May 11, 2009.
  • Captain Phillip Esposito and First Lieutenant Louis Allen were killed by fragging on June 7, 2005, at Forward Operating Base Danger in Tikrit, Iraq.

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Murder in Baghdad’s Green Zone

Posted by terres on August 12, 2009

BORN TO KILL [anyone!] – Part 2

In Part I

BORN TO KILL [anyone!] Ticking Time Bombs

After a US soldier shot dead five of his colleagues at Camp Liberty, a base near the Iraqi capital Baghdad … You were asked to

See if you can work out the logic flow

i. Intelligent humans don’t kill other people
ii. Unintelligent people can and do kill
iii. Training and arming unintelligent people to kill turns them into assassination machines. They become a deadly threat to everyone!

In BORN TO KILL [anyone!] – Part 2, the logical fault line rears its ugly head [and tentacles] again.

The following news item from BBC on-line reveals yet another act of aggression by the “dogs of war” on their own pack. An employee of the UK mercenary company ArmorGroup Iraq,  British mercenary Danny Fitzsimons, murdered two of his mercenary-brothers-in-arms, Briton Paul McGuigan and Australian Darren Hoare on Sunday.

Guard family calls for fair trial

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/lancashire/8196208.stm
Tuesday, 11 August 2009 19:48 UK

Danny Fitzsimons

Danny Fitzsimons was working as a private security guard

The family of a man from Lancashire who has been arrested in Iraq over a double fatal shooting say they fear he may not get a fair trial.

Security guard Danny Fitzsimons is being held over the death of two contractors in Baghdad’s Green Zone.

UK company ArmorGroup Iraq said Briton Paul McGuigan and Australian colleague Darren Hoare were killed on Sunday.

Mr Fitzsimons’ father Eric and step-mother Liz say they want the former soldier to be tried in the UK.

He is currently being held in “pre-trial detention”, BBC correspondent Natalia Antelava said.

Mrs Fitzsimons, who lives in Whitworth, said: “If he has done this crime then obviously he has to stand trial but, we would just want him to stand trial here.

“Our legal system is fair and we feel he would get a better trial because there are other things to take into account in this.”

Embedded Media –>Mr Fitzsimons could face the death penalty if convicted of murder in Iraq.

He went to school in Royton, Oldham, and was in the army for eight years, serving in Afghanistan and Kosovo.

Mr Fitzsimons said he has been traumatised by his recent experiences in Iraq and had seen many people killed and injured by bombs.

He is also accused of wounding an Iraqi and is continuing to be questioned by Iraqi authorities.

A second British ArmorGroup employee was also questioned about the shooting but released later by police.

An Iraqi military spokesman said the incident “started as a squabble”.

A spokesman for ArmorGroup Iraq paid tribute to the dead men, describing them as “experienced, dedicated operators”.

Mr and Mrs Fitzsimons said their thoughts were with the men’s families.

“We do feel very very sorry and heartbroken for them… aren’t we?

“We’re not saying that Daniel doesn’t have to face what he’s done, he does. He does have to face that. And we know he does.

“But what we want is for it to be fair, and unfortunately where he is now, we don’t think it will be.”

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said the Iraqi police were investigating.

The Green Zone is a heavily protected region of Iraq’s capital city, which houses Iraqi government, coalition headquarters and most embassies. Copyright BBC

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BORN TO KILL [anyone!]

Posted by terres on May 12, 2009

Ticking Time Bombs

See if you can work out the logic flow

i. Intelligent humans don’t kill other people
ii. Unintelligent people can and do kill
iii. Training and arming unintelligent people to kill turns them into assassination machines. They become a deadly threat to everyone!

A US soldier shot dead five of his colleagues at Camp Liberty, a base near the Iraqi capital Baghdad yesterday.

The US President Barack Obama was said to be “shocked and deeply saddened to hear the news from Camp Victory this morning.”


A U.S. Army soldier from Killer Troop, Third Squadron, Third Armored Cavalry Regiment works out with a barbell made from spare car parts at Combat Outpost Rabiy in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq on Saturday, March 22, 2008. AP photo. Image may be subject to copyright.

But why? Did he expect a different outcome in Iraq and Afghanistan?

“Any time we lose one of our own, it affects us all,” Colonel John Robinson, a US army spokesman reportedly said.

[Them ragheads don’t mean a thing to any of “us!”]

a soldier at work
A soldier at work.

This news came just a few days after a jury in Kentucky found former US soldier, Steven Green, 24, guilty of rape and murder of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, and murder of her parents and younger sister.

Three of the 4 other soldiers who were involved in the rape and murder orgy had admitted holding down their victim, raping her and then murdering the family the family’s home in Mahmudiya before torching the building.

Of the other reported cases that spring to mind was the case of another soldier who killed two officers and wounded 14 others at a camp in Kuwait in 2005.

Of course these are just the tip of the iceberg. There are dozens, possibly hundreds, of other cases of murder and rape of not just the Iraqis and Afghans, but of own “comrades in arms,” that remain unreported.

Soldiers at work
Operation Iraqi Freedom!

Here’s a sobering reminder of the illegal Iraqi occupation:

  • Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq:  “1,320,110
  • Number of U.S. Military Personnel perished in U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq:  4,292
  • Up to 500,000 cases of brain injury suffered by veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Wounded in action: 31,245 [DoD stats for March 19, 2003 Through May 2, 2009]
  • No of Afghans killed since 2001: 50-100,000 [Who’s counting?]
  • “Coalition of the willing” military fatalities in Afghanistan: 1,145

In January, the more-intelligent-than-his-predecessor President Barack Obama ordered an additional 17,000 American troops into Afghanistan.

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