|Introduction||Torture Glossary||Cindy Sheehan Protest|
|9/11||Bush’s Five Big Lies||The Muslims Will Kill Us All!|
|feedback||Bush’s Untrue WMD Statements||Don’t Marry A Soldier|
|American Terrorists||How You Know Bush Lied about WMDs||Don’t Enlist|
|American War Criminals||Iraq War Motives||Do Enlist|
|Disrespecting American Soldiers||Altruistic War Motives||The Coming Draft|
|Joke||Selfish War Motives||The Ideal War|
|Iraq War Casualty Pictures||Popular War Motives||Spoken Word Links|
|Abu Ghraib Torture Pictures||Economic Cost of the Iraq War||Video Links|
|Navy Seals Pictures||Beheadings||Books|
|Fallujah Pictures||History||Related Essays by Roedy|
|DU Baby Pictures||Why The Iraqis Fight So Hard||Links|
|Culprit Pictures||What The Iraqis Want||Taking Action|
|Protestor Pictures||Republican Denial||What You can Do|
|Links To Pictures||Republicans Pretend Not To Notice||Mark Twain’s War Prayer|
|Body Counts||Saddam Hussein||War Is A Racket|
|Defense Science Board||Future||Wounds by Dr. Norman Bethune|
|Atrocities||Mind Your Own Business!||How Will The Iraq War End?|
|Tortures||Why I Despise Most Americans||Conclusions|
|Guilty of Torture||God On Our Side|
|typical US soldier in Iraq|
The main reason there are so many sexual psychopaths and serial killers (aka soldiers) in the world is that women find them sexually exciting.
~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:67)
Single soldiers are usually young, handsome and athletic. No wonder they so easily turn a girl’s head. However, here are 49 reasons I think you should not marry a military man or woman. You will never make a bigger mistake in your life. I use the term soldier with the same metonomy Buffy St. Marie used in her song The Universal Soldier to stand for all military people. This applies not just to the US military, though most of my examples are taken from the USA. Think of it as like a prose folk song, something a father might sing to his daughter. You must use your head as well as your heart.
In 2009, 6000 vets committed suicide. Why? Because they were so ashamed of themselves that they felt compelled to execute themselves. Think how many more vets are crippled with guilt who want to commit suicide but can’t quite bring themselves to do it. Do you want to risk marrying someone who deserts you by killing himself? Do you want to be married to a man who has committed deeds so terrible he feels suicide is the only way to atone for them? Do you want to be tied to someone who is so suicidally depressed that no treatment or medication helps? Do you want a man in your bed, or near your kids, who has committed deeds so unspeakably awful he is too ashamed to tell anyone what they were. This psycho signed a contract when he enlisted agreeing to kill any child for no reason other than he was ordered to. It would be like asking Michael Vick to take care of your puppy while you were on vacation.
Psychopaths are incredibly charming. They appear to be kinder and more considerate than normal folk. They have to keep up this act because they don’t actually have normal feelings. When they are exposed, everyone is astounded that such a nice fellow could commit such crimes. Look at the evidence. If you partner has any history of killing or torturing others, he could well eventually come for you or your family under the right stressors. Even Hitler was kind to his dogs. Watching him interact with them, you would never guess what he was capable of. Now 18 vets a day commit suicide — considerably more than are killed in combat. If that many actually kill themselves, that means there are hundreds of times that number utterly miserable, just dragging through life wishing they could kill themselves. Consider the effect of his protracted depression, then suicide on you and your children. Even if he does not go all the way to suicide, you will be the breadwinner for the entire family, plus all the duties of wife and mother. He will just drag you down into the pit of despair with him if you don’t divorce him.
In the past decade, the US Army lost more soldiers to suicide than to enemy fire in Afghanistan.
~ Rachel Maddow (born:1957-04-01 age:58) Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
Since the soldiers know better than anyone exactly what is going on in Afghanistan and Iraq and they are killing themselves in record numbers, presumably what the soldiers are doing is quite a bit more shameful than the administration lets on.
When soldiers return from Afghanistan they often either attempt suicide or complete it. Everyone knows that combat often leads to PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), brain damage and suicide. Suicide is more common than death in combat. So the most important question is, why did these people enlist to go to Afghanistan in the first place?
Force always attracts men of low morality.Soldiers often do some disreputable things under peer pressure that they avoid talking about. This is includes drinking to excess, whoring, drug-taking, raping, bullying and terrorising, hazing, killing and raping children and torturing. The fundamentalist Taliban had eliminated drug trafficking. Under US military control, Afghanistan has risen to #1 heroin producer in the world, selling over a trillion dollars worth a year. This could not happen if US soldiers were not complicit in the drug trade. Recall that a significant number of US soldiers returned from Viet Nam addicted to heroin. The remote control nature of much of modern warfare ensures the primary targets will be children and civilians. A soldier often does not even see his victims. When he kills blindly like this e.g. with napalm, cluster bombs, land mines or white phosphorus, in a third world country like Iraq where most of the people are under 15, inevitably he kills more children than adults and civilians than soldiers. In addition when American soldiers attack they have a massive advantage in power, armaments and technology. This power corrupts them to toy with the civilian populations, to torment them for amusements like a child tormenting insects. The military likes remote control warfare because it keeps their soldiers safe and it protects the soldiers from emotionally feeling the impact of their butchery. These soldiers look just like anyone else. You would never guess from the soldiers’ clean-cut faces what mischief they have been up to. Recall the pudgy boyish face of Lt. Calley of the Mai Lai massacre in Viet Nam. The domestic charms of house and home don’t quite do it for them anymore. These sadistic desires were always in the background. The thrill of violence was part of the appeal for them enlisting — to commit cruel acts without any possibility of legal repercussions. When you marry a soldier, you are marrying someone more prone to abusing you and your children too. His standards of what constitutes acceptable behaviour are warped by war experience.
~ Albert Einstein (born:1879-03-14 died:1955-04-18 at age:76)
Impersonal killers are like drug addicts.
The first time gives them the ultimate high and after that, no high is as good.
Unfortunately, the addict doesn’t know that.
He will chase that high to the gates of insanity and death.
By now, killing is all our unsub[unknown subject killer] thinks about.
He’s set up the exact same situation again and again, hoping to get the same result.
He begins to think he’s doing it wrong.
He becomes obsessed with improving his skills, honing his m.o.
And tailoring his weapon to his deadly purpose.
He figures if he gets them all just right, if he can get his technique and his tools perfected, he’ll feel that first high again.
He’s becoming a more lethal addict.
and he’ll never accept that the high is gone and it won’t come back.
He’ll never stop.
~ Aaron Hotch Hotchner Criminal Minds played by Thomas Gibson (born:1962-07-03 age:53)
This addiction to killing is what really draws soldiers to enlist for pitiful pay, long hours and disgusting, dangerous working conditions.
The invasion and occupation of Iraq is illegal.
~ Kofi Annan (born:1938-04-08 age:77)Secretary General and Boutros Boutros-Ghali (born:1922-11-14 age:92) former Secretary General of the U.N.
I think in this case international law stood in the way of doing the right thing.Since Kofi Annan and Boutros Boutros-Ghali of the U.N. have declared the Iraq invasion and occupation illegal, your husband will technically be an international war criminal. This means he may at any time be arrested if you leave the country to travel in a country that subscribes to the International Court in The Hague. The USA may not forever be powerful enough to protect him from prosecution, even on home soil. It is a hanging offence, though more likely it will e commuted to life imprisonment. Recall that some Nazis faced prosecution even into their 90s. That possibility will hang over you the rest of your life.
~ Richard Perle (born:1941-09-16 age:73), 2003-11-20, Pentagon hawk, cat-stroking, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, James Bond villain pasty lookalike, admitting the Iraq war is illegal.
I feel so ashamed of myself. It is even worse than when I was in Afghanistan. I have nightmares all the time. I feel so empty because I don’t know why I did what I did in Afghanistan.Check out the DVD (Digital Video Disc) for a fictional account of what it is like to be married to one of these losers.
~ Travis , Canadian soldier returning from Afghanistan.
|recommend DVD⇒For Colored Girls|
|by||Eugene Jarecki [director]|
|Based on the play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. Drama about a group of black women. It tackles a number of contentious issues, most notably the hell of living with a military veteran, rape, disparate income and self esteem. It has a large cast of female black actors including: Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Phylicia Rashad and Whoopi Goldberg.|
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Watch a video of the tail end of the trial of Jeff Dahmer. He was a serial killer who killed a number of American teenagers. The mothers of the victims screamed and hurled obscenities at him. The families of your husband’s victims will feel this way about him and you also for egging him on, though they may never get the opportunity to confront you both. Strangers unrelated to the victims will also hate you and hold you in contempt for what you have done. There is no way you will ever convince any of these people to forgive you. You will be cursed in the strongest imaginable ways. People will pray daily for generations for you to be tortured in hell. Murdering, especially kids, is simply not acceptable. You are a monster if you try to claim otherwise.
It is very common for such women to be in deep denial. They claim their partners don’t kill people, don’t kill civilians or don’t kill children. When confronted with the statistics, they either deny the statistics or say only other soldiers kill, not their man. They are also in complete denial about their rôle in supporting their husband in his career killing people. They refuse to notice they buy their groceries with money earned killing people. They are living off the avails of murder. They are totally convinced their husband is a hero, and are baffled why anyone would have anything remotely negative to say about them. They just can’t hear it when you explain why the husband is a war criminal, a murderer or a paid thug. It is not that they disagree, they just can’t hear. They keep asking over and over Why are you so angry with me? That is the strength of their denial conditioning.
The war in Iraq was not about Saddam. Saddam was captured on 2003-12-13. The war did not pause for even a second. It could not have been primarily about Saddam. Further, Saddam offered to surrender peacefully just before the invasion. Bush did not want Saddam. He wanted Iraq’s oil. Bush promised liberation, but instead bombed the residential sections of Baghdad in a Nazi-like show of Shock & Awe brutality on the opening day of the war. Decadent American cheered the spectacle live on CNN (Cable News Network) from their couches, much like Romans of old viewing a cruelty extravaganza in the Coliseum.
Bush has no interest in even worse dictators that Saddam such as Robert Mugabe and the generals who run Sudan. Those dictators don’t have the #2 oil reserves on the planet. Further, the USA installed a puppet dictator, an ex-Unocal man, Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan whose Ministry of Vice enforces the same repressive Shari’aIslamic religious law as the Taliban. Clearly the Afghanistan war is not about freedom either.
The notion the USA would spend $2 trillion for the freedom of Muslims is absurd, especially when Americans have a strong racist hatred of Muslims. On a per capita basis, USA is the stingiest of all the developed nations when it comes to foreign aid. Americans are not spending these stupendous sums on the wars out of the goodness of their hearts. It would be completely out of character. They are spending them to get control of trillions of dollars worth of oil. Your soldier boy is well aware of this, but he still likes to pretend he is seeking revenge for 9/11, or protecting the fatherland. He is just looking for an excuse to rape, maim, torture and kill. He is a sadistic serial killer. That is what truly motivates him. Listen in when he is drunk talking to his buddies about the real reasons he likes being a soldier. No matter how smooth-talking, handsome, fit and charming he is, you don’t want to get involved with a psychopath.
Belgian UN (United Nations) troops forced a young Somali to eat pork (extreme Islamic taboo), drink salt water, and then eat his own vomit. Others roasted a Somali boy over a flaming fire and urinated on a murdered Somali. These are Belgians, not Nazis, Russians or Americans. Belgians are the people who perfected chocolate and pommes frite. Why did these Belgian soldiers do this? Look at the glee on the face of the soldier on the left in the photo. These men are sadists. They enlisted for opportunities to humiliate and hurt people. There no possible motive of self defence. Belgium is not under attack and if it were, the entire EU would race to its defence. This same sadism is the reason young Americans enlisted for the Afghan and Iraq wars. It is the same reason no sane young woman (or man) should consider marrying a soldier of any nationality.
~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:67)
Think long and hard about why he enlisted. Don’t just blindly accept the first trite lie you are given. Recruiting posters always talk of defending the homeland even when your country clearly attacked first and the other country is a small fraction the size of yours. There are two kinds of wars:
Usually in the first type there is a draft and in the second there is not, though there was a draft for the Viet Nam war. There is a pressing need for young men to defend their country in the first sort of war. In the second, there is not. The first sort of war is legal; the second is not.
Why then do people enlist for the second type of war? They are obviously well aware they will be asked to bully, torture and kill children, women and men, so they could not have that big an objection to doing it.
These are just some of the good reasons to stay well away from such psychotic people as friends, lovers or spouses.
Women often write me protesting that they love their soldier husbands. I don’t doubt that. Soldiers tend to be fit, sexy and fun companions. I am just warning you of the dangers of selection one for a husband.
Hollywood usually portrays soldiers as adult boy scouts. So powerful is that Hollywood image that Americans conveniently forget that their soldiers have killed well over a million Iraqi children. That nobility might have described most of the soldiers in . Don’t and II, but not the soldiers who volunteered for killing when their own nation was not attacked e.g. in Viet Nam, Afghanistan or Iraq. A more typical soldier today is a gang member who discovers the army is the only employer that will accept a loser like him, or a psychopath who wants free reign to loot, rape, torture and kill with almost no possibility of prosecution, at least from American courts. Americans have no trouble believing soldiers from other countries are thugs, but insist their own are saintly. There is no reason at all that should be so. What drives this delusion is the same sort of idiotic pride that besotted the Nazis with their master race nonsense. American soldiers have the same failings as any other soldiers.
Today’s American soldiers are not draftees. Of all possible vocations, they chose killing, mostly civilians and of them mostly children. They are seriously sick individuals. If anything, America behaves worse than any other militaries, ignoring the Geneva conventions as quaint, using routine torture and banned weapons. It foolish national pride that leads Americans to claim their soldiers behave infinitely better than any other soldiers.
There are women who fully understand they are marrying serial killers/soldiers, but do it anyway. They see me as hateful either for disproving of their husbands murderous activity, or for accusing their husbands of murder. Some may be so naïve they don’t believe the primary function of soldier is killing people, but most are completely aware of what their husbands do and they get a sexual charge from it. They are repressed serial killers themselves. They get their jollies vicariously. They strongly don’t like it that I have no respect for people who murder or egg on murders. It is perfectly normal to despise child killers, or grandma killers. These twisted women want us to make an exception for their husbands. I lump them with the nutcases who marry incarcerated serial killers, trying to convince everyone else that under the murderous exterior of their partner lurks a lovable teddy bear. They know perfectly well what sort of partner they have chosen. They are living out their own sick fantasies through him. The ones who marry soldiers are even sicker that the ones who marry the incarcerated because their partners are free to keep on murdering and thus provide endless titillation. Oddly, because of indoctrination with military propaganda, most Americas will buy the BS these women sling to defend themselves and their husbands. I flatly refuse to believe such crap. It drives them nuts. They know what they are doing is wrong. Having even one person call them on their lies stings their consciences.
Serial killers on death row may often attract a dozen or so female groupies. Why are the women doing that? I think it goes back to our pre-civilisation days. There was no law to protect you, just a big, mean, nasty mate willing and able to dispatch anyone who threatened you. I think some women are acting on this primitive drive. Even normal women prefer large, well-muscled men. Then there are the large numbers of women pathologically attracted to men in the military who kill for a living. The idea of killing excites them, but they don’t want the direct involvement that they would get if they enlisted themselves.
One of the most bizarre excuses for the Iraq war that Americans give me is that they are defending their freedom from attack by Iraq. What attack? 9/11? Even president Bush on 2003-09-17, said that Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11. Bush said bin Laden, a Saudi and a small band of Saudi Al-Qaeda was responsible. Everyone saw the USA bomb the residential sections of Baghdad live on CNN on 2003-03-20, the opening day of the war, not the reverse. There was no WMD (Weapon of Mass Destruction) attack. There were not even any WMDs. Perhaps Americans are offended that Iraqis attacked them when the US military illegally invaded their country and started plundering it. That is defence, not attack. What American freedom did Iraqis interfere with — the American divine right to steal? The war was not even about liberating Iraqis from Saddam since Saddam offered to surrender before the war and was deposed the instant the war started. If regime change were truly what the war were about, the war should have ended as soon as Saddam was captured on 2003-12-13 (11 years and 7 months ago). It raged on even more fiercely, without even a hiccup, indicating there was something else fueling it. Hint what does Iraq have billions of barrels of that the USA thinks it desperately needs, needs badly enough to kill and torture children for? War is about stealing other people’s resources. The rest is patriotic bullshit to sell them to gullible people.
~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:67)
You might wonder why I wrote this essay. The deaths of innocent people haunt me. I think about them as I lie trying to sleep. I try to think what I could do to stop ignorant Americans from committing these crimes, particularly killing and torturing children in Afghanistan and Iraq. I feel personally responsible since it seems I am one of the few people who gives a damn. I have found soldiers the most ignorant people on the planet and the most stubbornly proud of that ignorance. They have been brainwashed into thinking killing and torture are good. I don’t have much hope of directly convincing them to give up their life of crime, though I try. However, the women who support these men are perhaps a bit more amenable to reason. If I could convince women to avoid soldiers as sexual partners, it would make life as a soldier more difficult. If I could convince women to avoid soldiers as sexual partners, I could save those women from a life of misery. If I could convince women to avoid soldiers as sexual partners, I could prevent those soldiers from passing on their defective genes. If I could destroy the reputation of soldiers as life partners, then soldiers might avoid the profession just to get laid. From the furious response, I am hitting a nerve. I find it astounding that anyone will publicly champion child rapists, child killers and child torturers, but that is what the majority of responders do. They are as sick as the soldiers.
If you have any doubts about your fiancé, those doubts are most likely to grow over time. You need to be very sure about a choice of life partner. A serial killer who will rarely be home is hardly the best father material. You are choosing both for yourself and your potential children. Save yourself heartache and choose a man you can solidly trust to be kind and loving instead. You deserve that.
P.S. I am using the term soldier in the generic sense of anyone in the military, which would include navy, air force and marines. They all chose to kill people for a living. Most of them committed a capital crime by aiding and abetting either of the two illegal aggressive wars: Afghanistan and Iraq.
This essay tends to generate a lot of feedback of the form “I want to/am going to kill you. You are wrong. Change it to be pro-US military. How dare you not worship the ground US soldiers walk on. You would not be alive if it were not for them killing children on your behalf. The USA is #1, rah, rah, rah. Everybody else is a stinky raghead. You are not worthy to lick our asses.” It would be rather irresponsible of me to ignore all my sources and arguments and rewrite my essay to suit some anonymous boor on the Internet who offered no reasons or sources for his/her opinions. If you disagree with some fact I have asserted, please point to a definitive source, rather than just saying everything you said is untrue However, I doubt there is anying you could say that would convince me to have even the tiniest bit of respect for someone who makes his living killing children. I wrote this and related essays about circa 2002. Unfortunately, since then many of the supporting links have gone stale and I had to remove them. Unfortunately, the most important ones were to documents on the Bush White House website, now all withdrawn. That is not under my control. I asked the White House to put them back, or archive them and predictably, they ignored me. I consider people who approve of butchering children in Afghanistan and Iraq mentally ill, in the legal sense of not understanding the difference between right and wrong. They are going to have to work very hard to convince me I am wrong, just as I would not take at face value something someone living in an insane asylum told me. They will need to marshal facts and logical argument. They can’t just bluster or bully me. If they actually joined the military, when they enlisted, they signed a contract agreeing to butcher children for no reason other than being ordered to. That makes them a repulsive and dangerous psychopath, in my book. How can I possibly trust anything they say? By the way, those kids have every right to blow the damn heads off US military. America invaded their country unprovoked and illegally.
You might ask, but did not the conscripts and enlistees of WWII do the same thing? Yes and they committed atrocities too, however they had the excuse they had to defend their country. Modern soldiers have no such excuse. Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq attacked or threatened the USA.
I don’t claim that each of these points in itself is sufficient reason to reject a soldier spouse or that every point applies to every soldier. I am saying that you would be wise to consider each factor and to decide for yourself how well it fits your particular case. I am saying that overall, soldiers are quite attractive in the short run because of their fit bodies, but usually will make your life miserable in the long run. Go in with your eyes wide open. Make sure you talk to a number of military wives first. And don’t say I didn’t warn you. If you go ahead anyway, you fully deserve whatever happens to you.
I have written many essays critical of war and soldiers. However, this is the one that drives the sadists who favour killing children apoplectic. Why is that? Perhaps they feel confident I will never stop the Pentagon from providing them opportunities to kill and torture children, but women might read my essay and be convinced to cut off their supply of penis lubricant. They already know they are poor relationship material. This essay just rubs their noses in it. That is why they squirm when they read it.
When there are no wars, soldiers do exercises to prepare for rescue from earthquake, flood and other natural disasters. This is a challenging work and completely admirable. The objections I stated above would not apply.
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