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Three Muslim students murdered in cold blood in North Carolina, but the word “terrorism” appears nowhere in the article. I see. It’s only terrorism if the victims are Europeans/Americans, or if their deaths can be exploited to further US imperial policies. It’s not too complicated. It’s called the double standard, and it is the underlying foundation of our imperialistic culture.
Tags: American Sniper, bigotry, Chris Kyle, clint eastwood, imperialism, racism, Savages
Allan Wayne says:
The book begins with Kyle shooting a woman who was holding a grenade. He saw her “blinded by evil” because she wanted to kill marines and did not care if she injured nearby people, or maybe her child. It was his duty to shoot her. So he did. He would not shoot a child, he says.
But for Eastwood, that was not good enough. In the movie, he decides to have the mother give the grenade to her child, and send him on a suicide mission. A mother that hands her child a live grenade must be unspeakably evil. In a split second, Kyle kills them both.
Eastwood magnifies the mother’s evil, and shows that Iraqi are not just textbook or paperback evil; but really really evil. Evil enough to justify the wordsavage.
I would add that there is nothing “evil” about resisting an occupying army. The entire Iraq fiasco is drenched in this ridiculous imperial myth that resisting invaders is the same thing as “terrorism,” which no stretch of the definition can support. Terrorism is political violence directed at CIVILIANS (most of what the US did in Iraq and Afghanistan, by the way), not at an invading army.