Skip to comments.Maybe We Should Kill More of Them
Posted on 06/30/2003 6:14:58 AM PDT by shortstop
I think we need to kill more of them.
Iraqis. And the Arab interlopers. And the Iranian provocateurs.
We need to kill more of them.
Because, right now, were down on points. Since the end of major hostilities, weve been getting our butts kicked in minor hostilities.
Sixty Americans dead since we pulled down the statues and hardly a day passes that more names arent added to that tally.
And its got to stop.
Its time to remember that were in a war and that in a war youre supposed to kill them and not let them kill you. It seems like our commanders and statisticians have forgotten that. And they better remember.
Or we better be glad Muslims dont celebrate Tet.
Because its about gotten to the point we should start calling these guys Charlie and bombing Cambodia. Im too young to really remember Vietnam, but this sure smells a lot like what Ive seen on the History Channel.
True fact: America wins wars and loses police actions.
So we should stop trying to be Officer Friendly.
We should pound these people into the dust. We should stop being polite and start being effective. If youre going to put Americans in a war zone, youve got to let them fight. And its better to kill 1,000 Iraqis than it is to lose a single American.
Yes, I mean that.
And so should you.
Because every single American GI is precious and priceless. We will die for our country, but we wont die for stupidity. And putting fresh American meat out there every day for these Jihad boys to gun down comes pretty close to stupidity.
Those men wear our uniform, but we dont own them. Were just borrowing them. From mother and fathers and wives and children. And weve got to give them back. The problem is right now were sending too many of them home in a box.
And nobodys noticing or caring. Its already slipped into the background of life. Another day, another one or two, another day, this time they got three. And there are broken hearts and lives back home that we politely ignore.
Well, thats got to stop.
Because we must keep faith with the men and women in our armed forces. And that means we must do everything possible to keep them alive.
If a neighborhood or city is too violent to be safely patrolled by a Humvee, then send in a Bradley. And if a Bradley isnt safe, then send in an Abrams.
And if that doesnt work, send in a B-52.
Every village that kills an American should be marked by a crater. A smoldering crater.
If crowds or protesters get belligerent, hose them down with tear gas. If crowds or protesters get violent, hose them down with an M-60.
Thats a machine gun, by the way. It makes bad people stop being bad. Typically they lie down and bloat in the hot summer sun.
The problem is that, amazingly, these people dont respect or fear us. They have contempt for us. They think we are spineless. And Im not sure theyre wrong.
Not our troops on the ground, but some of their commanders, and the muckity-mucks watching on TV back at HQ. I think theyre more worried about international PR than they are about keeping Americans alive.
Which is nuts and treasonous.
If an American is killed by a sniper, then immediately level the surrounding area. This isnt an American crime scene, it is a foreign war zone. If youre not sure which building hes hiding in, level them all. You dont have to read anybody their rights, you just have to kill them. If a grenade comes out of a crowd, kill the crowd.
If two of your soldiers disappear, you dont take three suspects into custody for questioning as we did at the end of last week. You shoot the three guys, tie a rope around their ankles and run their bodies up a flag pole. It sends a message.
And the message we better get is that we are dealing with a different and brutal culture which sees our sense of fair play and civilization as contemptible weaknesses inviting attack and scorn. Some Iraqis, undoubtedly, are wonderful people deserving of our best treatment. Some of them, however, along with the roving bands of Arab terrorists and Iranian agents, deserve a .45 right between the eyes. And we better give it to them.
Before they give it to us.
We must also remember that this is a society which for almost two generations has been ruled through terror and violence. They are used to a firm hand. We must use a firm hand against those who threaten or attack us, and the communities which protect them.
We need to get hard, or were going to get hurt. And thats not acceptable.
The key to winning a war is to kill more of them than they kill of you.
And by that measure, weve had a very bad couple of months.
Its time to take the gloves off. Its time to let the fighters fight.
Victor Davis Hanson made the point, shortly after we took Baghdad, that we might have a problem because the campaign had been too successful. He said Western armies typically pacify countries they conquer by the sheer brutality of their style of war. The conquered country has no doubt they are utterly defeated.
But this war was so quick and almost painless to the Iraqis that they don't have that same sense of suffering and defeat, like the Japanese and Germans did post WW II.
Kill all of those guys by firing squad in the streets.
They are illegal, out-of-uniform comabatants committing war crimes in violation of the Geneva Convention.
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