Ours is a world governed by the use of aggressive force. The more aggressive an opponent, the more imperative the mission to destroy him. It’s an intractable and undeniable truth (that emerged at about the same time Homo sapiens distinguished itself as the cap stone of the food pyramid), one embraced by Conservatives grounded in reality and denied by Liberals who dwell in the Utopias of their fantasies – where the diktats of bureaucrats and commisars somehow transmute human nature from what it is into what they believe it should be.
Those who know me well know that I have long advocated (and still advocate) the summary execution of any Mohammedan terrorist or pirate apprehended by our armed forces. I have also advocated the use of any means available (including torture) to obtain intelligence. I have no problem with collateral damage in the form of civilian casualties in the Mohammedan world if it means obliterating at least one more terrorist. Hell…if it were up to me, I would have had our armed forces surround Fallujah in 2004 and then order the city destroyed through the judicious deployment of a half dozen J-DAMs.
THAT is how you deal with barbarians. Which leads us to this:
The U.S. Marine Corps is launching an investigation into a video that recently surfaced online showing what appears to be several Marines in uniform urinating on corpses.
The video, which started Wednesday morning making the rounds on the Web, shows four men in full Marine combat gear standing over the bodies of what appear to be dead Taliban fighters. They look around before proceeding to urinate over the corpses. One of the men can be heard saying, “Have a great day, buddy.”
According to TMZ, the unnamed person responsible for posting the video included a caption reading, “scout sniper team 4 with 3rd battalion 2nd marines out of camp lejeune peeing on dead talibans,” though it wasn’t immediately clear if any of that information was accurate.
The Marine Corps issued a statement immediately after learning of the video, saying a full investigation is under way.
“While we have not yet verified the origin or authenticity of this video, the actions portrayed are not consistent with our core values and are not indicative of the character of the Marines in our Corps,” the statement read.
Here is the video:
These men ought to be decorated for valor. Something tells me they will not and I’m at once reminded of Rasputin’s Prophecy.
And now my own prophecy:
If this video is authentic and if these men are not prosecuted, punished or in any way disciplined for what they have done, then there is hope for the future of this republic and Western Civilization.
If these men are prosecuted, punished or otherwise disciplined, our demise is a forgone conclusion.