DEATH FROM ABOVE

I find it virtually impossible to avoid analysis of the omnipresent “support the troops” concept. The latest opportunity presented itself as I walked through a parking lot in suburban Texas. On the rear window of a pick up, I saw a decal that read: “Death from Above.” Translation: The truck owner (or someone the truck owner knows) is affiliated with some sort of airborne military unit. To them, “Death from Above” is a source of martial pride and patriotic passion.

In reality, “Death from Above” means nothing less than mass murder from 15,000 feet. It means daisy cutters, bunker busters, cruise missiles, napalm, and white phosphorous. It means depleted uranium and cluster bombs littering the landscape for decades. It means rubble, destruction, the ruination of lives by the hundreds, by the thousands and more. It means Dresden, Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima, and Nagasaki. It means “shock and awe.” It means 9/11. It means more than space allows me to explain, yet it’s perfectly normal for an American to slap a “Death from Above” decal on his/her vehicle…right next to “support the troops” sticker read more

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One response to “DEATH FROM ABOVE

  1. We are exporting violence to the Middle East. Our Government including our corporate and military sectors, had initally mobilized the countries’ support through vile deception. We then barbarously bombed a Sovereign country, an ancient civilization back into the stone age with a grotesque disregard for its innocent civilizans. The first thing secured before the all-out decimation of Iraq’s infrastructure were the oil fields. We unlawfully used spent uranium, illegal ordinance; cluster bombs and phosphorus and then denied their usage. For every watered down story from a complicit, imbeded, corporate media there are numerous stories unreported. We have targeted innocent civilians for death and torture, we have illegally kidnapped and tortured here and there and sent victims elsewhere to be tortured. Our soldiers have laughed while raping, beating and sexually abusing- participating either directly or- indirectly- turning their backs to avoid being shunned by their troop-mates.

    Many have sick trophy videos which document torture processes, these abuses are wide spread.

    Europe’s, renowned medical journal, The Lancet, counts at least 650,000 innocent Iraqi civilizans dead through this barbaric, illegal invasion.

    We are using restructuring money to build full-time military bases while pretending that this is not so.

    IT’S ABOUT STEALING RESOURCES AND STRATEGIC POSITIONING FOR MORE RESOURCES.

    I refuse to buy into such obviously transparent, infantile purposely manufactured horseshit equating patriotism with supporting the troops. This was the strategy of the Nazi’s top propagandist.

    Our soldiers are employed as hired guns working for various CEO’S ruthlessly bent on plunder and genocide. The top of the chain of command: the President, Vice President and on down are guilty of war crimes. These crimes against humanity- of genocide should be tried outside of the country.

    My support and sympathy goes to the innocent Iraqi victims -The mothers-the fathers-the children-the grandchildren-the cousin- the neighbour- the friend. I am a father and my life would be destroyed if i was to lose my child. I cannot even begin to imagine what it would mean to lose my whole families and generations of family from both husband and wife and father and mother .

    It is now the time troops to drop your guns and refuse to participate.

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