Sunday, April 6
Bush Takes His Killing Orders from the Lord
John Stanton, Counterpunch, April 5, 2003
Biblical Vengeance in the 21st Century
Iraqis Slaughtered, Islam Slandered, Humanity Demeaned
As American made projectiles rip through Iraqi tissue, fracture bone, severe heads and scatter what was once a human body onto fields, floors and walls, the Bush fascists in business and government are salivating for a bite of the carcass that is Iraq. European and Arab leaders want their share too and, as of late, are distancing themselves from the anti-Bush, anti-war stance they held not so long ago when the US bypassed the United Nations to grab Iraq for itself in clear violation of international law. The world over, corporations and governments, hardly distinguishable anymore, are playing the same dreadful game.
Even as the US daily mocks the Geneva Convention, impugns the Law of Armed Conflict and Rules of Engagement through the use of cluster bombs and indiscriminant murder of Iraqi men, women, children and livestock, it has accelerated the pace of the conquest to arrive more swiftly to its end-game. [...]
...Woolsey is making millions of Americans and thousands in Israel--whom oppose this new adventurism--very nervous indeed.
There is good reason for them to be nervous. Yahweh and the Christian God, being warlike, outlined long ago how to treat the followers of "wayward" religions like Islam or those who dissent from the Bush's WW IV campaign. In Numbers 31, "God" gives his followers their marching orders including how to divide the spoils.
"The Lord said to Moses, "Take vengeance on the Midianites for the Israelites. ...