[Marxism] Re: Military ethicist kills himself over Iraq abuses
phantasmagorias at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 28 13:14:29 MST 2005
Military ethics is indeed an absurd notion. Joseph
Heller's Catch 22 captures the nihilistic atmosphere
of WW2, the so-called "good war."
--- rrubinelli <rrubinelli at earthlink.net> wrote:
> There, right there's the problem with taking on the
> issue of an officer,
> a military ethicist's (oxymoron can hardly describe
> suicide--thinking that "Uh-oh, this war is too bad.
> This is
> qualitatively different. This is an aberration.
> Abu Ghraib is a
> mistake. Bad lines of command. Unclear authority.
> Freelancers allowed
> to get involved. CIA interference.. etc etc etc."
> Fact: This, Iraq is nothing new in scope or
> application for the US
> military-- check the record of Gen "Black Jack"
> Pershing in the
> Philippines-- "pacifying" Mindanao, exterminating
> Aguinaldo's Republican
> fighters, killing several hundred thousand
> civilians. Check the records
> of the Marines in Nicaragua, Haiti.
> Check Vietnam in terms of corruption, abuse. Check
> out WW2, black
> marketing of US military supplies in Europe. War
> turns half the world
> into a morgue, the other half into a whorehouse and
> we know them both as
> "the market."
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