I just got finished watching this video (link below).
Now mind you I have seen many insurgent clips before.
Explosions, beheadings, war is not pretty. I watch such things because
they are what we have wrought with our own hands, some might say that
those video are too violent to show, but I prefer to not deceive myself.
When you think of a suicide bomber, you would envision someone crazy;
wild eyes, disheveled hair, frothing at the mouth as they explode themselves.
However this is different. Here we find a jolly fellow, someone who seems like
a good person to make a friend, someone who smiles and has a sense of humor.
He seems like a best friend.
So he smiles, poses, and then makes himself a human cruise missile.
At the end, his best friends cry because he has died, not just in sadness, but in joy.
In their minds, he has "gone" to their god.
What kind of enemy can you fight that sends such people to die?
An enemy that sends best friends on suicide runs.
You can't fight people happy to die unless you kill them all.
The US just doesn't have the willpower or ability to win a war anymore.
Anytime people die in a war that isn't solvable with a video game, people
complain and we leave.
Without an involved nation, a nation where if there is war everyone must serve,
not just the poor, we have no hope. People are too interested in MTV, hummers
with big chrome wheels and self preservation.
3000 troops die, and we're calling it quits. 50,000 died in vietnam
and it got us nowhere against an insurgency. The only way
we could win is if we mobilized the nation with a draft, and fight this out.
But we won't do that. We have become so self important, so
lazy and unwilling to step outside our comfort that we resort to
expensive weapons to kill people by button, sending our poor to die,
and refuse to address the causes.
The cause is our own capitalist greed. We supported dictators including saddam for decades.
People were murdered, jailed, beaten so we could have cheap gas and other goods.
This has gone on for so long that the world hates us, and the average american has no idea thanks to
the media not covering real news.
I thank God that we get BBC and ITN.
Americans think we blow up "bad guys" and the women and children run to us and ask for chocolate bars,
wave our flags, become christian, learn english, and because of us being "world policemen" everyone loves us.
When things don't go our way, we are unwilling to step foot on soil and die
to take care of our business. Instead we have nintendo weapons that just kill
but don't solve any problems at all. It's a prescision bandaid that
postpones the inevitable backlash against us by 1/2 the world.
So what do we do?
Will we mobilize? No, we have already given up.
The world trade center is forgotten in a haze of american idol, girls gone
wild and episodes of CSI. If the financial heart of our country being
ripped out isn't enough to get us going, nothing is.
We were attacked once, long ago, and far less died. We rose as one
and set things right. Nearly a million died.
So what will it take? Vaporization of a major city? Millions dead?
The only way you can fight an insurgency is to stay there so long,
that the generation fighting you gets old or dies. This takes over 50 years.
I don't think we're going to kill every male over 17 in Iraq, so it's time to go.
You can't fight people who send their most loved ones to die.
Not from a couch while watching nascar.
I don't think this bodes well for my country. In fact, I see it as the
start of our decline.
So I am marking the start of the twilight of america, and this video to me is the instant it started.
Here's the clip.