The American Atrocities Evidence

Stephen Dupont, an Australian photojournalist, snapped some photos of American soldiers burning the bodies of some Taliban terrorists. Throughout the media, this is being portrayed as evidence of American atrocities in the middle east. Apparently, Mr. Dupont says it was clear the bodies were being burned for sanitary reasons.

I don’t know how I’ve missed this bit of news over the last week, there’s people blogging it all freakin over the place. Almost too much information for me to sort out right now. Anyway, the media is being blamed for spinning this story at least 180 degrees. There’s reports that people within the U.S. military psy-ops divisions burned the bodies in an attempt to lure out other Taliban fighters. There seems to be debate going on as to wether or not burning the bodies for psy-ops purposes was “ethical” I guess.

I really hope that’s not what all the fuss is really about. It’s one of the most effective forms of psy-ops. Saddam used it, the Taliban uses it. When Saddam was into chopping off womens heads, he’d have their heads placed on poles outside their homes for everyone to see. In turn sending the message that your head could be on a pole should you go against his regime.

And remember when the those American contractors were hung from the bridge in Fallujah? Yet another classic example of psy-ops, only it’s not being used by U.S. troops, so it’s OK. That’s basically what this all boils down to I think. It’s OK for everyone else to employ every tactic possible, but when the U.S. does it, it’s evil and we must be taught a lesson.

And that just brings us back to the fundamental problems with Islam and the MSM’s willingness to tear down the United States. Both of which are deep rooted problems that can’t be dealt with without taking extreme actions.

That’s probably it for me on this. Check out what everyone else has to say, it’s probably much more relavent to this story than the generalities I spoke of. Cao and Euphoric Reality have probably the most comprehensive posts:
Cao’s Blog
Euphoric Reality
The Jawa Report
Flopping Aces
The Political Pitbull
California Conservative
MacStansbury

Post linked @ the following:
Stop the ACLU
Mudville Gazette
The Political Teen
Wizbang
Jo’s Cafe

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Chrenkoff is Done

The Jawa Report has news of Arthur Chrenkoff retiring from his blogging career. Chrenkoff ran the super popular pro-war “Chrenkoff” blog.

Chrenkoff made his last post this morning. One of Arthurs most popular items was his “Good News from Iraq” postings. In light of Chrenkoff leaving the blogosphere, a new blog has popped up that will take over covering good news from Iraq. The blog, Good News from the Front, will be filling the void. Looks like they’re already doing a nice job.

Chrenkoff the man will be greatly missed within the blogosphere but his reasoning for doing so is solid. He’s moving his professional career forward, not something you can really do in the blogosphere. He’s done so much in terms of bringing to light all the good our troops have done in Iraq and in the war on terror in general.

Others covering: Outside The Beltway, Decision ’08, The Coalition of the Swilling, California Conservative, and Mudville Gazette.

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Soldier Life

American Soldier runs an awesome blog. He blogs about his time serving in the U.S. military and about his life after returning home. It’s all very interesting as he has a very unique perspective on a lot of things.

Anyway, he got a book deal. The book, called “Soldier Life: A Day in the Life of an American Soldier”, is available for pre-orders.

I pre-ordered. It’s wicked cheap if you pre-order. Unfortunately I was unable to pre-order immediately as my paypal account was dry. Money finally finished transferring to my account today, so I ordered the book today.

I am very excited for it to arrive. The book is supposed to be out in December of 2005. People who pre-order get the book a couple weeks in advance I think. Head on over to LBF Books if you’re interested in a copy. Congrats A.S.!

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