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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2013, 05:48 PM

15. So?

There's one and only one way to deal with these "terrorists:" Kill 'em. Kill 'em all, kill 'em quickly.

Now, I realize some of the folks here on DU will recoil in horror at my suggestion that we just kill these sonsabitches but there's a quote, the origin of which is unclear but it speaks to the world situation today: "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."

I served 28 years in the Army and I often was one of those rough men out on the tip of the spear.

Colonel Jessup, Jack Nicholson's character in the movie "A Few Good Men," is the villian. But he was right.

Col. Jessep: " Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to. "

I doubt that the Algerian action will do much to interfere with long-range US policy. In fact, we should be glad the Algerians acted quickly. Yes, several innocent hostages died. War has its own calculus.

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