Thursday, August 12, 2004

Wrote the following as an email reply to a friend who sent me a film clip of a US aircraft deploying a smart bomb over Falujah. His email identified the sircraft as an F-16. I've seen the same clip identified as coming from an FA-18 also. I suppose someone could look at the heads up display and identify the aircraft, but it's not that important. Whatever it was, it dropped a bomb right into the drawers of a bunch of bad guys running down the street.

Got to thinking about my reply and I like it more and more, so here it is for your amusement. And if it offends you, and it undoubtedly will offend someone, too bad.

Here goes:
Good stuff. I like to know my tax dollars are going to good use.

There are also films floating around that purport to be gun camera films from an Apache and an AC-130. Both supposedly filmed in Afghanistan. The Apache one was verified by one of the news networks. It caused some controversy because they hit someone and he was still moving, so they hit him again. Fuck it. I was a combat soldier and I know that if you want to see your family for Christmas you don't turn your back on a wounded man. There are also web sites whining about the Apache gunning down farmers, but the news people reported that the "farmers" were growing rocket propelled grenades and were loading them on a truck when the helicopters hit them.

The AC-130 film is great. It's a huge file--the kind you download while you go to bed, but what a film. They hit some cars--lot's of secondary explosions. The cars are obviously loaded with munitions. These guys weren't headed to the mosque for a night of bingo. Next they hit a hole in the ground and guys spill out of it like ants. And they literally follow guys and hunt them down with the aircraft. It's an awesome demonstration of our combat technology.

As far as us swatting down 13th century fanatics with 21st century hardware, fuck them. Their culture and religion kept them 800 years behind us and then they decided to fuck with us anyway. Too bad. They could have been content with beating their women and screwing their camels, but they had to stick their dicks in a wringer.

I wasn't always for the invasion of Iraq, but with what we've seen now (especially the "childrens' prison") I think it was due. Our invasion of Iraq was hardly "unilateral", with some 65 other countries joining us. Of course now they're bailing out one by one as terrorists catch people and threaten to saw their heads off. Once again the US is going to do the heavy lifting and keep the rest of the world safe so that they can hold us in contempt.

That's it, boys and girls. And like I said, if you're offended--tough shit.

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