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Gen. Insists Mass Murder Makes Food Taste Better
Participating in mass murder and war crimes makes marriage stronger.
No, this is not a quote from Ted Bundy or Queen Catherine De’ Medici of France. It was General Mike Minihan.
“Lethality matters most,” he said during his keynote address at the Air & Space Forces Association’s Air Space & Cyber Conference at National Harbor, Maryland. “When you can kill your enemy, every part of your life is better. Your food tastes better. Your marriage is stronger.”
Minihan’s rambling address, “The Mobility Manifesto,” was largely incomprehensible, and it was nearly as vicious and misanthropic as one delivered by former Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
“The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot,” Mattis said.
Of neoliberal foreign policy, Mattis said: “I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with [crocodile] tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”
The “assholes,” like those in Iraq, Syria, and Libya (and dozens of other countries), were, of course, simply attempting to defend their homeland from mass destruction and the “rules-based” order of the neoliberal financial elite.
Self-defense is, according to Mattis and the Pentagon, the behavior of “assholes” that deserve to be shot dead (or more likely killed long distance by missile or drone) if they “fuck” with the “rules-based” neoliberal financial order.
In 2003, as the US terror bombed and occupied Iraq, killing over a million Iraqis, Mattis wrote a letter urging “all hands” to “fight with a happy heart and strong spirit.”
It sounds like something Hitler would have told the Wehrmacht. The German armed forces during WWII worked closely with the SS and Einsatzgruppen, the latter a death squad that killed over a million people, mostly Jews, Poles, Roma, communists, and other political enemies.
That was then, this is now, and nothing has changed. In fact, is has become far worse.
Minihan was talking about China. He said the US military is not ready to “fight and win inside the first island chain” in the Pacific against the Chinese military. He believes this is inevitable, and the US must be ready.
China does have a bone to pick. “The United States should stop interference in the affairs of Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang, which all matter to China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and stop attempts to hold back China's development by meddling in China's internal affairs,” a member of China’s Politburo recently told the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Ned Price, Biden’s State Department spokesman, said the US has urged “Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan and, instead, [instructed it to] engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan's democratically elected leadership… China has engaged in gross human rights violations that shock the conscience.”
As a taxpaying American citizen, I am shocked by the “gross human rights violations” of the United States and the psychopaths that are now (and have been for some time) in charge. Such behavior goes back decades before Mao began killing millions.
For instance (and there is only time to mention a few): the Balinga Massacre during the Philippine-American War; the No Gun Ri Massacre in Korea; the Azizabad Airstrike in Afghanistan; the Kandahar Massacre, also in Afghanistan; My Lai in Vietnam; and so much more, rarely if ever mentioned, least of all by establishment “historians” or the corporate cover-up media.
I neglected to mention the incineration, radiation poisoning, and cancer deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Japanese civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Neither city was a military target. The nuclear bombing was sheer terrorism on, at that time, an unimaginable scale.
“It’s a fact, not an analysis, not even an opinion – the ‘free and open international order’ promoted since 1945 by the United States has cost the lives of 20 to 30 million people throughout the world,” writes Manlio Dinucci.
Professor Michel Chossudovsky, director of the Center for Research on Globalization, introduced a study by James A. Lucas,
on the number of people killed by the uninterrupted series of wars, coups d’État and other subversive operations executed by the United States from the end of the War in 1945 until now – a number estimated at 20 to 30 million victims. Approximately twice the number of deaths from the First World War, the centenary of the end of which has just been celebrated in Paris with a Peace Forum.
If you factor in those wounded “who very often find themselves crippled for life – some experts calculate that for every person killed in war, ten others are wounded. This means that the number of people wounded by US wars should be counted in the hundreds of millions.”
To this estimation in the study we must add a non-quantified number of dead, probably hundreds of millions, which have been caused, from 1945 until today, by the indirect effects of wars — famine, epidemics, forced migrations, slavery and exploitation, environmental damage, subtraction of resources from vital needs in order to cover military expenditure.
Of curse, Ned Price would never mention these sorts of statistics (if he even knows about them), because, as the sociopaths in control are fond of saying, the United States is an “exceptional nation,” and the exceptional are not subject to international law, morality, and certainly have zero consciences on the mass suffering they and their predecessors have inflicted globally.
This state-based OCD complex for mass murder and the infliction of misery and pain to force neoliberal theft and its determination to butcher all who oppose it, are right up there with Hitler, Stalin, and Mao when it comes to murder and psychopathy.