Daily Archives: July 12, 2007


The Psychology of the Workaday Killers

“I just remember thinking to myself, I just brought terror to someone else under the American flag, and that’s just not what I joined the Army to do,” he said

The Nation has a fascinating survey of US vets returning from Iraq. It is being much quoted in the media and on the net, but it is well worth reading the original.

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070730/hedges

You may have to click botton right to get past the financial appeal first – although the financial appeal itself is pretty interesting.

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Terrorist Attack on Glasgow Asians – No Media Coverage

The estimable Osama Saeed has this post about a terrorist “car bomb” attack on an Asian shop in Glasgow. http://www.osamasaeed.org/osama/2007/07/misplaced-reven.html

The shop has been completely detroyed. Peculiar, is it not, that you have not heard of it on the BBC?

Osama Saeed makes a tremendously strong point:

It would be worth reflecting that if this is how out of control someone or some people in Glasgow get after the Glasgow Airport incident, then how would some in Iraq react to the destruction there, not to mention the loss of some 650,000 lives?

It should go without saying, but this kind of misplaced vengeance doesn’t get us anywhere.

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