Friday, May 6, 2011

hypocracy - it's faaaantastic

So, they got bin Ladin. At last eh. I hate to tell you this, but life is not a fucking videogame. "Terrorism" will not vaporize because you think you've killed the final boss. Especially not when you do it through, you know, acts of terrorism.
State terrorism is worse than any other form of terrorism by the way, in case you didn't get that, and that's becoming quite the habit in the home of the brave.
Let me ask you something. What kind of message do you think you're sending when you pour troops into a country in the name of democracy and justice, only to flout the same principles whenever it's convenient?

Funny how that works.

It's also funny that if a middle easterner celebrates someone's death, they're uncivilized, crazy and scary barbarians. If an American does it, it's justified and positive.

Israel kidnapped Adolf Eichmann, a man who played a key role in Die Endlösung der Judenfrage during WW II. He was responsible for the death of 440 000 people.
Israel has done a lot of nasty shit, but they did give that guy a trial.

Saddam Hussein got a trial. The people who worked for Pol Pot, responsible for the death of approximately 1,7 million people, got trials. This was in Cambodia.

The leaders of former Yugoslavia and Rwanda were taken to ICC. Got trials.

Bin Ladin was murdered during a commando raid in a sovereign state's territory, without the state's (official) consent or knowledge. And then his death is celebrated by millions and he is mocked in news media around the world.

I sort of get it, considering the guy clearly was way smarter than any of the Americans who were after him. That must be pretty aggravating when you're used to getting everything you want the way you want. Despite their money, technology and advanced weapons and training bin Ladin got away again and again and again. His assets were frozen, he was hunted by half the planet for over a decade, and yet he outsmarted the most powerful nations in the world over and over. Even when they decided to break every law they could think of to get him. I can see how that would piss them off. And if Obama hadn't started acting like an asshole cowboy it would've been political suicide I guess, so I kind of understand that too, even if I find it disappointing and downright pathetic to sink to the level where you claim to have brought justice when you're really no better than the guy you just offed.

But I guess exaggerated celebration is what it takes to forget that he was smarter than you, and that you have killed many, many more innocents than he ever could have, in the process of hunting him down. You're not really convincing anyone else of your bravery and superiority though.

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