15yr-old girl beheaded, dog's head sewn on her body
I can't make this sh*t up. But, maybe someone else can.
[T]his report from CNN's Nic Robertson comes as a shock:Now, watch very carefully as Kaplan spins this into his agenda.One international official told me of reports among his staff that a 15-year-old girl had been beheaded and a dog's head sewn on her body in its place; and of a young child who had had his hands drilled and bolted together before being killed.From its gruesome particulars, the report goes on to describe the fear that has gripped even the most hardened Iraqis during this latest round of sectarian bloodletting. Robertson's dispatch points to a revolting truth about the war in Iraq--one that American officers discovered long ago, but which has yet to penetrate fully the imaginations of theoreticians writing from a distant remove.
The fact is, there is very little that we can do to dampen the sectarian rage and pathologies tearing Iraq apart at the seams. Did the Army make a mistake when it banished "counterinsurgency" from the lexicon of military affairs? Absolutely. Does it matter in Iraq? Probably not.Kaplan has, at the outset, accepted without question this bizarre and monstrous description of a dog sewn on a girl's head (despite the incredibility of its source) and concluded that Iraqis are barbarians at heart - totally and utterly beyond redemption.
How can you win over the heart and mind of someone who sews a dog's head on a girl? Would more U.S. troops alter Iraq's homicidal dynamic? Not really, given that, on the question of sectarian rage, America is now largely beside the point.
Of course, this conveniently absolves the Bush administration for its disastrous criminal invasion of a sovereign nation under false pretenses. I think not.
True, U.S. troops can be--and have been--a vital buffer between Iraq's warring sects. But they cannot reprogram their coarsened and brittle cultures.Now, THERE is some hardcore psyops propaganda!
Even if America had arrived in Iraq with a detailed post-war plan, twice the number of troops, and all the counterinsurgency expertise in the world, my guess is that we would have found ourselves in exactly the same spot. The Iraqis, after all, still would have had the final say.
Alex Jones is right. There's a WAR being waged for our minds. Stay vigilant.
Thanks for the tip, Anon