Archive for May 14th, 2007

Slopes, dinks, Pakis, ragheads-not worth much

May 14, 2007

The NY Times recently reported that the yahoos in the U.S. Marines in early March went on a killing rampage near Jalalabad in Afghanistan after a convoy of Humvees was ambushed. The yahoos went ballistic along a 10 mile stretch murdering civilians- including a 4-year-old girl, a 1-year-old boy and three elderly villagers” — and wounded 34. According to a report by Carlotta Gall of the New York Times, a “16-year-old newly married girl was cut down while she was carrying a bundle of grass to her family’s farmhouse…. A 75-year-old man walking to his shop was hit by so many bullets that his son did not recognize the body when he came to the scene.”

On May 8,2007 David S. Cloud of the New York Times, reported that Marine spin doctor Col. John Nicholson, a brigade commander, met with the families of the (now) 19 Afghans who had been killed and the 50 who had been wounded by the Marines. “I stand before you today, deeply, deeply ashamed and terribly sorry that Americans have killed and wounded innocent Afghan people.” And then he paid approximately $2,000 per death to family members. The military calls these “condolence payments”.This is standard practice in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This practice is familiar to the US military whose members are challenged by the omnipresent belief that these “Ragheads” and “Curry snappers” and “Pakis” are not worth much. During the Vietnam War, as part of the American pacification program, the army paid $35 (U.S.), while children’s lives were worth about $15. That’s all “Gooks” and “slopes” were worth.

As journalist Tom Englehart reported after 9/11, the family or spouse of a loved one murdered on that day was given $1.8 million, thanks to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, created by an act of Congress, signed into law by President Bush 13 days after the attacks.

The value of an innocent civilian slaughtered by al-Qaeda terrorists on September 11, 2001 to his or her family: $1.8 million.

The value of an innocent civilian slaughtered at Haditha, Iraq, by U.S. Marines: $2,500.

This is all you need to know about American exceptionalism and the state of Christianity in the Empire.