How To Fight A Just War
by Wilbur Witt
When the twin towers fell, like many of you I was incensed! When we invaded Afghanistan I was 100% behind president Bush. When we chased the Taliban into the mountains I thought we were making great headway. When we invaded Iraq I began to change. Being close to the military I get to hear private opinions from service men and women. A soldier or sailor is a trained professional. Their personal beliefs are often in direct opposition to their actions. When you place them in a combat situation in a country that really doesn’t want them there all they have to fall back on is training, and they use that training to get home! The larger picture escapes them as they scan to roadside for IEDs. Job one is to survive.
In WWII we had one goal. No matter how important Tojo or Mussolini thought they were to object of the game was to kill Hitler. Adolf Hitler was a successful author, war hero, with the political understanding of Teddy Roosevelt, the business savvy of Bill Gates, and a very large supply of guts. He kicked Europe’s ass hands down, jumped on Russia, and eyed Britain. When we entered the war it wasn’t written in stone that the conflict would end the way we wanted. If we hadn’t entered the war Hitler would have won! If he hadn’t have had to concentrate on the eastern front he would have chased Stalin into Siberia and annihilated him. When he stuck that pistol to his head the war was over. The Japanese immediately began seriously considering surrender, and Benito and his whore were already hanging upside down in a gas station.
What was Hitler fighting for? He took over a ravaged economy, a people beat down by its adversaries with no hope. He blamed the Jews for everything. Did i mention Adolf was also an asshole? He constructed a military industrial complex that fed on conquest. The industrial masters of Germany loved him. Had he stopped at the Russian border, and left England alone history would be very different today. But, the fact remains that this old man, shaking with Parkinson’s disease, hiding in a hole, came very close to achieving his goal.
When he died everyone understood that the war had been won. We went in and helped rebuild Germany, eventually turning it into a greater nation than it had ever been. We had military bases there,mot be sure, but it was different than Afghanistan, or Iraq. These were Christian people, Hitler was a Catholic. They were white, like us, and they were smart! Their machine guns fired faster than ours, their planes flew higher and faster than ours, and basically our culture was the same.
The people of the Middle East are not like us. They dress funny, smell funny, and they babble five times a day to some desert god they were led to by a businessman some 1600 years ago. They fight and squabble with each other all the time, and the only reason they tolerate us at all is oil. They discovered long ago you simply can’t pump gas up a camel’s ass. Now, you take a region with that kind of resources, mix it with a military industrial complex that drinks oil by the barrel, and see where it goes. America is “Build more cars,” and Saudi Arabia is “Sell more gas!” It’s no deeper than that! It has nothing to do with right or wrong, or who’s on first, it is all about money.
Muslims are a different people. They LIKE a strong man at the top. They feel secure knowing one man has his hand on the wheel. They find refuge in the words of Mohammed, their family, and steady food. We come stomping off into their country and WE smell funny, WE look funny, and WE pray to little sticks that some guy in Rome told us was holy. Killing Osama Bin Laden was just. He attacked us. No real Muslim has a problem with that. What they have a problem with is the Western method of perpetuating war long after the objective is achieved. The Qu’ran teaches that when an enemy stops resisting you must stop fighting him. They know Osama is dead. They know Saddam is dead. They know Quadaffi is dead. Now, they look in their streets at our tanks and I don’t know the Arabic letters, but the loose translation is WTF!
And these people will fight. Their tradition teaches them that one man with a few dedicated followers can win a war. They know nothing about world views, nothing about American history, and nothing about our religion except from their viewpoint we are just plain weird! They will never stop resisting. Every time you kill one Muslim you piss off his entire family. They are not evil. You out there who follow me know my views on religion, but let me restate them a little. Mankind formulates religion to try to explain the unexplainable. I believe that there is an unmoved mover. I do NOT believe He (or She for my California readers) is a Catholic, Mormon, or Muslim! I believe when you try to force words into God’s mouth you get operations on little girls’ clits, people who can’t drink coffee on a winter morning, and burning women at the stake because they enjoy sex! The rule is simple. If it hurts someone it ain’t God, it’s YOU! Wow! That hurts, doesn’t it. “Wilbur, you just called all devoutly religious people a bunch of nuts!” Well, yeah! When you snip off the end of a baby’s pee pee because the invisible man in your head told you to . . .you’re NUTS!
Where is the solution? Uh, end the war. Let the FBI, CIA, Interpol, and other organizations handle the CRIMINALS out there who don’t know how to interpret the Qu’ran, and bring the troops home. Let Halliburton and Texaco do their thing but don’t underwrite their corporations with American blood. And, oh yes, the reason I’m posting this on my Republic of Texas blog, develop OUR oil. Texas, Canada, and, oh yes, Mexico have enough resources to fuel your car, friends, and the Mexicans don’t hijack planes. And I don’t want any talk about how much oil THEY have OVER THERE, it costs too damn much! Let em sell it to the Chinese and see how that works out for them.
You can’t bring back the dead from the Towers, or Boston, or Baghdad. It’s time to move on. As a supporter of the Republic of Texas I’d be more than happy to do that without one drop of Middle Eastern oil. We need to defend our shores, it’s true, but we can do that from over here. There’s a logistical reason the USA is positioned between two vast oceans. And we need to stop this knee jerk relation every time some leader smart mouths us. We recently considered yet another war because some fat boy in North Korea said he was going to bomb the White House! Even the freaking Chinese were laughing and telling him to STFU! But the good ol’ watch dogs inside the beltway were trotting out telling us how serious this was. By the way, I’m quite sure there’s some tribal king in Ethiopia with a bone in his nose that wants to attack Washington, too. Better send in the Marines! And what would we get out of a war with North Korea? Hell, they’re not even a WHOLE Korea, they’re a HALF a Korea. What we’d get is a bunch of yellow people, all running around, pissed off, planning to bomb every street hot dog vendor in New York City, that’s what we’d get. And, yes, they look funny, smell funny, and pray to the fat kid.
Bring the troops home. Fund some kind of national health insurance. Develop domestic reserves. Tax the CRAP out of investors and corporations who go over THERE and sell us products we can easily manufacture right here. Open the borders. We don’t treat the Canadians the same way we treat the Mexicans. Oh, but Wilbur, them Mexicans have DRUG CARTELS! Well, they wouldn’t have them if we piped their oil up here and decriminalized a PLANT that 52% of Americans have no problem with, now would they. I thought we were a Republic of the people, by the people and for the people. Now, I’m just a simple ol’ boy from Austin, but did I miss something here?
I hope I’ve struck a chord with some of you. I hope that enough people see the logic in what I have said. I saw a short film this morning that contained a picture of a little Muslim boy, half buried in the sand with his eyes rotted out. And he lost his life so Dick Cheney could continue to make a profit. I can’t accept that . . .can you?