This is how we fight wars now. We invade, and pretend we are liberating. We denounce insurgency as terrorism.
The War on Terror- we criminalise any response to our actions- and we give legitimacy to criminals who wish to plan terrorist attacks everywhere. When you declare war- you generally get war. This war has been going on for ten years now-what has the effect been on terrorism?
I know people will be calling for the heads of these soliders, and they obviously share responsibility. But when you send young men-boys- into a war of aggression-where they are under attack- this is part of what happens.
This is not new. At least these helicopters were manned- unlike the CIA drones we use. I know we will hang these soldiers out to dry, but it was President Obama himself asking for the extension of the use of those.
Why isn’t there anything about this video on BBC news?
I know its terribly surprising that an election was called for May 6th. What is the point in election campaign time, if we don’t use it to demand clarity from our political parties? Where do they stand on this video- or on the issue of our dangerous and aggressive foreign policy?
In the meantime, I’ll just prepare myself for the the increased terror threat every time I go on holiday, or use public transport shall I?
Support our troops? The best way to support the young men we send to fight our wars, is to make sure those wars are justified, and they don’t have to resort to dehumanising the ‘enemy’ and end up living with the result of that. Or dying.