I promised myself I was going to give up being a well informed citizen as I now believe reading the newz is not good for my health and my health is of paramount concern currently. However...(isn't there always a however???) this story in The NY Times about a recent U.S. airstrike and the accompanying photograph caused me to blow a gasket...the photograph says it all, but I'll decode it anyway: "Here, take this enormous sum of American dollars, good for spending anywhere in the world...everyone love American 100 dollar bill...big stack of many hundred dollars...you forget about husband and two children and house and village...have big stack of American money...and no talkie to press, 'kay. We were never here."
And that in a nutshell is your country people. We just unleashed 21st Century aviation hell upon a people barely out of the 18th century...why? In the name of peace, freedom and democracy (the core American Values). Let's examine our success. This woman's family knows peace; half of them are now dead, the ultimate peace. Freedom: they're free from the obligations of the living. Democracy: why soon as we build a really big mall in downtown Kabul, she'll be able to exercise freedom of choice with her new American money and all the wonderful consumer items available thanks to America's intervention in her country's affairs.
The bombs were so powerful that people were ripped to shreds. Survivors said they collected only pieces of bodies. Several villagers said that they could not distinguish all of the dead and that they never found some of their relatives.
Government officials have accepted handwritten lists compiled by the villagers of 147 dead civilians. An independent Afghan human rights group said it had accounts from interviews of 117 dead. American officials say that even 100 is an exaggeration, but have yet to issue their own count.
Nicely done. USA! USA! USA! Hell yeah! That'll teach 'em. Don't fuck with us. We will crush you and then give you lots of American dollars to make you feel all better...you all better now that you have American dollar...hell yeah...big stack of American money....Number One USA!
Stories like this make me glad shitty things are happening to this country. Seriously. I'm glad "average americans" are getting fucked right now. We're all responsible for this shit so the current level of payback warms the cockles of my meager heart. Gosh, so sorry about your job, Mr. American, what you going to do now? So sorry about that foreclosure you greedy fuck...your kids can't read...not my freaking problem.
You paid for this shit, America, now own it.
Yeah, really bad idea for me to continue reading the newz.