14 May 2009

Are Those Real People?

Reuters, 14 May 2009: Ninety-three children and 25 adult women are among a list of 140 names of Afghans who villagers say were killed in a battle and U.S. air strikes last week, causing a crisis between Washington and its Afghan allies. The list, obtained by Reuters, bears the endorsement of seven senior provincial and central government officials, including an Afghan two-star general who headed a task force dispatched by the government to investigate the incident. Titled "list of the martyrs of the bombardment of Bala Boluk district of Farah Province", it includes the name, age and father's name of each alleged victim. The youngest was listed as 8-day-old baby Sayed Musa, son of Sayed Adam. Fifty-three victims were girls under the age of 18, and 40 were boys. Only 22 were men 18 or older. Nevertheless, Washington has continued to dispute the death toll. "Well I could give you 140 names too. Are those real people? Did they ever actually exist? I can give you a list of 53 girls names with their ages," U.S. military spokesman Colonel Gregory Julian said.

Are those real people? Did they ever actually exist? So asks the American Colonel.

Ha ha ha. If you are not some horribly obese American slob, picking through the junk at Wal-Mart on your remaining credit, blind to all the misery caused by the *American Way of Life,* you ain’t *real*. . .you don’t *exist.*

We have here a new, more extreme form of dehumanization. When the crimes are so horrible they seem unjust even when committed against an already demonized other, it is no longer sufficient to regard the other as evil (*we are good, they are evil*). Now, the other must not even exist (*we are, they are not*). . .and so therefore, no atrocity took place.

The martyrs of the bombardment of Bala Boluk district of Farah Province weren’t killed. . .they were erased.

This American Colonel was already in a terrible moral state. He was part of a military machine victimizing some of the poorest people in the world. But his devotion to this deviltry is so pure, so fervent, his mouth now foams the most shameful filthiness.

Arrogant, in his uniform of the wicked, and with Satanic defiance He makes himself God, Numberer of the Very Hairs on the Heads of all Humanity.

Are those real people? Did they ever actually exist? this serpent sneers.

He will be shown these corpses. . .all one hundred and forty. He will be shown these corpses at the Great White Throne. The last will be the corpse of the 8-day-old baby Sayed Musa, and God Almighty will ask the proud Colonel if the child was real. And then the arrogant Colonel will be shown his own name, Gregory Julian, in the Book of Life. . .and he will watch as it is erased. This is the fair judgment of the Lord Jesus Christ, who warned us all:

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

1 comment:

  1. We need help.

    I was thinking the other day, and you know I have a dog and a cat I adore. . . . but I thought of how many of us have a higher regard for our pets than for these people our US bombs are blowing to bits, permanently injuring, and displacing. Sure, there is a personal connection to our pets, I certainly am guilty of this personal connection. . . . but still. These people this officer "erased" are God's children just as we are. Why this disconnect?

    We protest strongly against Mike Vick and his wickedness for subjecting dogs to fighting, yet this story barely gets a glance from most.