Saturday, March 11, 2006

Send In The Human Shields

Peace activist Tom Fox, 54, trekked to Iraq with three other members of a Christian Peacemaker Team, based in Chicago, to campaign against the US occupation. Fox was concerned that the US was "dehumanizing" Iraqis and killing innocents there. So a group calling itself "Swords of Truth" kidnapped all four of them, beat Fox with electrical cables, and shot him in the head. They left his body in a Baghdad garbage dump.

My first thought is maybe the pacifists need reinforcements. Obviously, there are not enough to get the job done. My second thought is to send in the human shields to protect the pacifists. However you look at it, the whole pacifist effort in Iraq is bogged down in a quagmire.

It also reminds me of that scene in the original 1953 "War of the Worlds" where the military is hunkered down in a bunker, ready to fire upon the Martians, when Pastor Collins decides he can resolve the conflict by simply talking it out with the alien invaders. You see, they just misunderstand each other. He walks out to the Martian ships, Bible in hand. The Martians eyeball him with their flexible periscopes and then BLAST HIM TO BITS! The Martians don't do pacifism.

It also reminds me of the joke post making the rounds of the net about educating pacifists. You punch the pacifist as hard as you can in the face and when he gets mad you say, wait a minute, let's talk this over. I didn't mean to deck you. It was a mistake. Hey, I'm sorry. Then, when he goes to shake your hand and accept your apology, punch him as hard as you can in the face. Repeat as necessary.

Of course, the blame for Fox's abduction was not to be laid upon his bloodthirsty and cruel kidnappers, but on America, according to a statement by the Christian Peacemaker Teams: "We believe that the root cause of the abduction of our colleagues is the U.S.- and British-led invasion and occupation of Iraq." You see, in the wacky anti-American moral universe inhabited by pacifist traitors, America is always to blame, whatever and where ever the crime. For them, America is the root of all evil, never the evil-doers.

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Fri Mar 17, 03:40:00 PM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's really funny when religious people that are parents and with good hearts are tortured and killed. Yeah... Good times, if you're a freaking inhuman monster. Rot in hell, sick bastard

Sun Mar 19, 03:54:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Tantor said...

The "peace" activists are fools who are against the American intervention in Iraq which overthrew a tyrant who tortured, raped, and killed his people en masse. While these "peace" activists pose as religious, they in fact attempting to undermine the establishment of a human, liberal, democracy by the US in Iraq. Even when they are killed by the evil-doers we oppose, they seek to dishonestly shift the blame to the US. Who, indeed, are the inhuman monsters, the sick bastards, here?

Sun Mar 19, 05:29:00 PM 2006  
Anonymous Nate Wildermuth said...

You mock a martyr, saying that he "was concerned that the US was 'dehumanizing' Iraqis and killing innocents there."

Then you go on to compare Iraqis (or at least the bad Iraqis and their bad friends), to martians.

Friend, you have dehumanized your opponents when you compare them to martians who cannot be reasoned with, who have no human heart, who are nothing like you. You are, of course, a good man who would never hurt anyone (unless it was to make a point about the stupidity of pacifism).

What exactlty is your definition of peace? Your boot stomping on a human face, forever?

The only hope for a world without boots stomping upon faces is a world of saints, a world where everyone wearing boots decides that it is never right - NEVER - to stomp on someone's face.

The only hope for creating a world of saints, is by becoming a saint ourself, and then loving our enemy as Christ did on the Cross. Tom Fox died loving the men who hated him. His sacrifice will touch human hearts - not martian hearts - human hearts. And as we see sectarian violence grow in Iraq, as we see the impossibility of solving another nation's hatreds, Tom Fox and his comrads show us our only hope: winning the hearts and minds of Iraqis.

Grenades and bullets haven't won their hearts and minds, and never will. Sacrificial love can and does. Not sacrificial love for your buddies in the foxhole, or your friends in the States - but sacrificial love for people who could care less about you, and might even hate you.

The inhuman monster is the man who would rather hurt his enemy than save his enemy. It's easier to put a bullet in your enemy's head than to take a bullet for your enemy's soul. But only one way gives true and lasting peace, only one way can conquer hearts and minds.

Give it some thought, some real consideration. What hope does violence have of turning men into saints? If you have any notions about making a peaceful world, then that is your only option - conquering the heart of mankind.

The face you punch isn't just a pacifist's. It is Christ's, for what you do to the least, you do to Him. After Christ turns the other cheek, you'll be faced with a decision. What kind of man do you want to be? Paul or Judas?

You choose.

Sat Mar 25, 02:44:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Cerebralwaste said...

Nate

Stop drinking the "kool-aide" please.....

Sun Mar 26, 03:46:00 PM 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HI, Tom Foxx is a friend of my family's. So I take some interest in what you said.

It is true that pacifism isn't going to defeat the enemy. Tom wasn't there to kill anyone. He was there to protect the Iraqi people from the war America instigated. He was also there to help show the world what a terriblke situation the Occupation has created. And he did a very good job.

You don't seem to understand or accept the causality here. America invaded and is now occupying that country, and a surge of violence has followed. There wouldn't be an anti American insurgency if there weren't Americans there in the first place. It hasn't relented and it shows no signs of going away. It is direclty attributable to the invasion and the continued occupation.

This doesn't mean that Saddam was a great leader or that any sane person thinks Iraq would've been a great place had he continued leading the country. But there was a lot less violence, a lot less civil strife, and a much safer living environment in pre invasion Iraq. you might want to consider talking to someone who has seen the country pre and post invasion, it might help you understand what's going on here.

Mon Mar 27, 10:18:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Tantor said...

Anon: "It is true that pacifism isn't going to defeat the enemy. Tom wasn't there to kill anyone. He was there to protect the Iraqi people from the war America instigated. He was also there to help show the world what a terriblke situation the Occupation has created. And he did a very good job."

We agree that pacifism will not defeat the enemy, though it appears our definition of who the enemy is differs. While Tom Foxx overtly opposed violence, he supported the insurgents by his actions against the US forces, which is to say, he supported their murderous intentions indirectly.

Your assertion that the US instigated this war is preposterous. Saddam's regime originally instigated the current hostilities by invading Kuwait, by not abiding by the UN terms of surrender, by firing on our aircraft patrolling the UN no-fly zone over 600 times, and by attempting to assassinate ex-President Bush with a car bomb in Kuwait. To overlook all that to say the US instigated this war requires considerable dishonesty.

Anon: "You don't seem to understand or accept the causality here. America invaded and is now occupying that country, and a surge of violence has followed."

You ignore the surge of violence under Saddam which we stopped. Why?

We have ended Saddam's policy of terror as an instrument of repression. Now, his few remaining supporters are attempting to continue that policy of terror ad hoc. Your hatred for America leads you to falsely transfer the blame for Baathist terror to America, rather than the gruesome Baathist thugs who deserved perpetrate it.

You are rooting for the wrong side.

Anon: "There wouldn't be an anti American insurgency if there weren't Americans there in the first place. It hasn't relented and it shows no signs of going away. It is direclty attributable to the invasion and the continued occupation."

The insurgents are largely Sunni Baathists who ruled Iraq by terror and are attempting to terrorize Iraq into allowing them to reestablish their mass-murdering regime. They must be defeated if Iraqis are to live in peace. Your support of such evil-doers is shameful and immoral.

You have also misread the situation in Iraq, where the insurgency is clearly on its heels. Al Qaeda has become hated and hunted by Iraqis. The Baathists have realized they can't win by violence and have joined the political process. You must have both eyes closed to miss this.

Anon: "This doesn't mean that Saddam was a great leader or that any sane person thinks Iraq would've been a great place had he continued leading the country. But there was a lot less violence, a lot less civil strife, and a much safer living environment in pre invasion Iraq. you might want to consider talking to someone who has seen the country pre and post invasion, it might help you understand what's going on here."

The idea that you have come to a superior moral position because you understand the situation better is the typical lefty self-righteous and arrogant nonsense. Your inferior understanding of Iraq is demonstrated by your token rejection of Saddam followed by a defense of his regime as less violent and having less strife. That demonstrates your lack of understanding of Saddam's regime.

Your position is impossible to hold by anyone with even a casual understanding of Saddam's regime. How can you claim Saddam's Iraq was a safer place when it holds hundreds of mass graves? Exactly who was it safer for? Saddam's killers and rapists and torturers? Certainly not for Shiites who were bussed to the desert in caravans by the hundreds of thousands and had to swelter in them while tractors dug their graves. Certainly not for Kurds being gassed in their villages. Certainly not even for members of Saddam's circle whom he randomly tossed in jail and tortured as a management policy to ensure loyalty out of fear.

Your position that Saddam's regime of fear made for a more orderly and safe society is a contemptible endorsement of bloody totalitarianism for which you should be ashamed. The attempt of your ilk to drape this admiration of fascist mass murderers in pacifism merely mixes the base alloy of hypocrisy with your support of evil.

Sun Apr 02, 12:54:00 PM 2006  

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