Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Open Letter to Military 'Mess-Ups'

I cannot arrive at any other conclusion for the blatant sabotage that you must have intended when you did something that you knew wasn't acceptable by anyone in the United States (other than depraved and indifferent sociopaths) or any other country that abides by the Geneva Conventions; aside from the fact that your aim was to harm the United States.

To this I charge you with treason and inciting hatred towards Americans & all that we truly stand for.

Even if this was the first incident involving a camera and American soldiers desecrating a body or humiliating POWs, then we could chalk it up to a few guys who didn't know any better, etc. However, we all know this isn't the case.

Knowing full well the probability of the leakage of these images, which would go viral via twitter, facebook, youtube, and then be picked up by all [already] anti-American news stations; you could only have done this on purpose.

You ground your ax, whatever it was. You managed to undermine faith in the nature of our military efforts ...but you also took out innocent American civilians.

With that one act, you put in peril all of the expatriates living around the world.

You are inciting hatred and intolerance for those of us who, for whatever reason, do not have the luxury of retreating home & getting lost in the crowd.

You are retarding the efforts of missionaries, humanitarian organizations, the military you are supposed to be serving, NATO, and American citizens who simply find themselves somewhere other than home, just trying to live their life.

I will not say that I’m ashamed to be American, like others often do in taking the easy route, when confronted with these detestable issues. What I will say is that you deserve to be punished.

This time it has to mean something.

"But the other side drags bodies through the street, beheads their prisoners on video, etc." That, they do. This is why they are considered enemies of humanity.

You are supposed to be the antithesis of what those enemies of humanity stand for... that people who don't agree with them are less than, and deserving of irreverent treatment.

The sole purpose of American soldiers is two-fold: to represent and defend the United States of America, which holds certain truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

That is how you man up.

Before you go thinking I am anti-military, or something, know this: I very much love our country and have profound respect for those who dedicate their lives to our military.

About 40% of the people I went to school with are either active duty, married to, or ex-military personnel. I have family members on my mother's side of the family who are either still serving, or have since retired. My church back home has countless kids that have served, or are making a career of it.

What I want you to know is that I am tired of the traitors that drag these honorable people through the mud. Who let those boys with the maturity of 13-year-olds into a position that they now represent our country?

American Government Powers That Be: please do not hem and haw. Make an example of this subversion. Enough is enough.

The whole world is watching.

What will be different this time?

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