Fourteen Iraqis were reported killed and five injured early yesterday morning after an American war plane obliterated a family house in the north of the country. The military said it was a mistake.
Last year, US forces mounted frequent air strikes on houses in the western Iraqi city of Fallujah ahead of a major ground offensive, claiming the houses were being used by insurgents.
In May, US marines outraged ordinary Iraqis when they attacked an isolated villa in western Iraq, claiming it was an insurgent base and killing 40. Survivors said they were all civilians.
(Source: Common Dreams)
Which has killed more Iraqis: US military evil or US military incompetence?
Either way, these fourteen innocent civilians will now join the 100,000+ other Iraqis killed by the foreign invaders.
It seems for the US government, liberation = death.
“Bush is one of the key figures leading the church away from Jesus,” says Christian author Don Miller, who wrote the nonbluenose Christian best seller Blue Like Jazz. …
[Miller] couldn’t stomach it when, for instance, Texas Gov. Bush not only allowed the execution of his fellow born-again Christian, the penitent ax murderer Karla Faye Tucker, but made vicious fun of her (“Please don’t kill me!” Bush said, mocking her prayerful plea for God’s mercy).
Miller classifies Bush Christians as modern Pharisees—the allegedly proud, rigid, legalistic hypocrites John the Baptist called “a generation of vipers.” “The worst condemnation that Jesus has for anybody, I mean the worst, is for Pharisees,” says Miller. “If you asked Jerry Falwell who the Pharisees are in our society, they can’t point anybody out.” There are no mirrors in Bush’s church.
(Source: Seattle Weekly News)
I got sent a link to the above article by my friend Paul. It’s a fascinating article, well worth a read if you’re at all religious or even a wheezing old dialectical materialist like me.
It cheered me up hugely. I think I’ve swallowed a lot of the Bushite propaganda so it’s good to see there’s a whole swathe of American Christians out there who are just as outraged at Bush and the neocons as the rest of us are. It must be bizarre to be a lifelong Christian and then see your faith stolen from you and distorted by someone who laughs while ordering the murder of another human being.