This is such bullshit

Ex-Soldier Charged With Rape of Iraqi

On one hand, good, I guess -- it means justice or something that sounds enough like it to play in an election year is served...


July 03,2006 | CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Federal prosecutors accused a former U.S. soldier Monday of raping and murdering a young Iraqi woman and gunning down her family, all of whose bodies were found burned in an apparent coverup.

Steven D. Green, a 21-year-old former Army private first class who was recently discharged because of a "personality disorder," appeared in a federal magistrate's courtroom in Charlotte Monday.

The murder and rape charges against him grew out of a military investigation involving up to five soldiers in the March rape and killing of the woman in Mahmoudiya and three of her relatives, one of them a young girl believed to be about 5 years old.

Prosecutors said Green and others entered the home of a family of Iraqi civilians, where Green shot the three relatives, and he and another soldier raped the woman and killed her. According to an accompanying affidavit, photos taken by Army investigators in March showed a burned body of "what appears to be a woman with blankets thrown over her upper torso."

FBI agents arrested Green on Friday in Marion, N.C. He is being held in Charlotte without bond pending a transfer to Louisville, Ky.


But on the other hand, this is what happens in that thing called War -- most people manage to keep straight while having their souls and sprits permanently wounded by what they see and what they have to do, but beneath the discipline and training, beneath the mission statements and the high-minded shovelsfull of steaming festering vermin-laden bullshit those sub-humans in power throw at us, it's simple unadorned carnage -- soul-destroying vicious chaotic violent insanity -- it's what Sherman said (and what Christians SHOULD understand, since they believe in that Manichaean crap of Heaven and Hell) ---- "War is Hell."

-- He didn't say "War is Heck."

But then, does ANYONE believe George W Bush or Dick Cheney or Donald Duck Rumsfeld is an actual Christian? ("I'm notreally a Christian but I play one on TV to keep my base voting for me.")

It's why so many of us were appalled that the soulless scum who stole the election in the year 2000 and used the murders of September 11, 2001 to advance their own self-serving agenda, decided to send the few people who cared enough to wear the uniform into the maw of madness, and tough shit if any one cracks and goes nuts with "the horror, the horror," he or she gets busted, andall the hypocrites point an accusing finger because if they say you're bad bad bad they think it means they're good good good.

But all it means is they're a scared lynch mob looking for some form of person they can dehumanize and kill, whether they call it "nigger" or fag" or "bitch," whether it's some 16 year old girl needing an abortion or some soldier who finally went apeshit screaming meemies wild and couldn't tell the diffiernece between "good" killing and maiming and "bad" killing and maiming.

It's the "good" people who need to be brought to justice.



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