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.