Jan 18, 2010

How To Lose a War #439

This is a delightful example of why the wars we are waging in Iraq and Afghanistan are religious. And I'm talking on our side.

ABC is reporting that soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan have been using rifle scopes that bear coded references to Bible verses, including lines like "For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

That verse is rendered on tiny letters on the the scopes, made by Wixom, Michigan-based Trijicon, as "2COR4:6" referring to chapter 4, verse 6 of the Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians.

Good times. Reminds me of when US soldiers killed a bunch of Iraqis, then drove through town with "Jesus killed Muhammad" spray painted on the side of their Humvee.

In fact, it was spring, 2004; and although Humphrey was a combat veteran of Kosovo and Iraq, the men to whom he was detailed, the 10th Special Forces Group, were not interested in grunts like him. They would not say what they were doing, and they used code names. They called themselves “the Faith element.”
I heard some guys were vandalizing mosques,” Humphrey says. “Spray-painting ’em with crosses.”
They had commissioned the Special Forces interpreter, an Iraqi from Texas, to paint a legend across their Bradley’s armor, in giant red Arabic script.

“What’s it mean?” asked Humphrey.

“Jesus killed Mohammed,” one of the men told him. The soldiers guffawed. JESUS KILLED MOHAMMED was about to cruise into the Iraqi night.

We win!

1 comment:

jason said...

cewhat happened to we will be welcomed as liberators? no wonder they hate us.