May 10, 2004

TARGETS

Apparently our servicemembers who have recently returned from Iraq should not breathe a sigh of relief that they're back in the good ol' USA.

Military Targets in the USA must be Attacked
by al-masakin — Thursday, May. 06, 2004 at 7:13 PM

The torture of Muslim prisoners in Iraq in the “rape rooms” at the American Abu Ghraib prison confirms that the so-called American war on terror is really a war on Islam. George Bush has created a global gulag network of extra-legal and secret US prisons with thousands of inmates. This Gulag stretches from Afghanistan to Iraq, to Guantanamo and secret CIA prisons around the world. This Gulag exclusively holds Muslim prisoners.

In light of these revelations, Al-Masakin would like to take this opportunity to remind the American Muslim Mujahedin, and our allies in the revolutionary and anti-Imperialist left, that ROTC buildings, armed service recruiting centers, individual military personnel, and police officers are “military targets”. These institutions must be violently and covertly attacked.

In fact, there are thousands of unarmed military targets walking around all over the United States. Outraged American citizens and American Muslims should have little difficulty making violent contact with recruits, cadets, marines, etc.

We strongly recommend that such contact be made with a very sharp knife, pepper spray, brass knuckles, baseball bats, firearms, explosives, or the bumper of a full sized automobile, truck or SUV.

This was written by Americans in San Francisco. What is the world coming to?

It's been a struggle this weekend to keep my chin up. The news has gotten me down, so low that I sat on the phone with my mom on Saturday and wept. I don't want to do this anymore. I don't want to wade through articles about quagmires and liars. I don't want to hear the words Abu or Ghraib ever again. I don't want to have to keep forcing myself to stay positive in the face of all the heinous junk that's published out there.

Every time a soldier dies, a little piece of me dies too.

I'm having visitors from the US on Tuesday, so blogging will be light as I prepare for their visit. I'm starting to think it's a well-timed break from the internet.

I'll be back. I just need to get rejuvenated first.

Posted by: Sarah at 02:10 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Attacking a GI is not very smart. It will probably happen eventually, but once the attacker's friends scrape him from the pavement, those attacks will diminish quickly.

Posted by: Mike at May 10, 2004 09:44 AM (kbqMz)

2 Mike, It is smart from this twisted POV. Think of the PR damage a photo of being scraped from the pavement could do. It would be on covers and front pages everywhere with headlines like "GI ATTACKS AMERICAN." Then imagine editorials calling the GI an "anti-Muslim racist" and demanding he be put to trial for a "hate crime." Yes, a beaten aktivist (sic) will deter others, but some crazies probably WANT to be beaten up. They want to be in that cover photo. They want to be a living symbol of AmeriKKKan injustice.

Posted by: Amritas at May 10, 2004 11:17 AM (BeaMw)

3 Sarah, Don't get too rejuvenated. Otherwise your visitors will have to babysit you. Also, infants generally can't grok, though I suspect you'd be an exception. I think you must have "gotten it" since birth. Your mother has every reason to be proud of you. I'm proud to say that I know you.

Posted by: Amritas at May 10, 2004 11:19 AM (BeaMw)

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