June 7, 2012
“Never mind whether Obama, in particular, sighs or loses sleeps or tosses a coin when he chooses a target: What would it mean for a bad, or craven, or simply carelessly accommodating President to do so? In the end we are not really being asked to trust Obama, or his niceness, but the office of the Presidency. Do we?” – Amy Davidson, “The President’s Kill List.” The New Yorker. May 30, 2012.
“What makes this policy both more insidious and more disgusting is how reasonable it tries to sound. Nixon’s gang of crooks looked like the sweaty, least popular members of their league bowling team. But the Times article depicts a sober gathering of technocrats. The debate is presided over by a man of almost Vedic calm. No paranoid, spitting recriminations and rants to Haldeman about “Hot pants! Jesus Christ!” When Obama makes an enemies list, there are footnotes. This is a baccalaureate committee, and some lucky Muslim is about to graduate a threat level. The Obama administration’s procedural elements—as well as the conspicuously favorable leaks to the press detailing them—are designed to convince you that this is killing and malfeasance at its most urbane.” – Mobutu Sese Seko, “So You’ve Decided To Whack A Raghead.”Gawker. June 6, 2012.
“You can substitute Afghanistan, Somalia, or Yemen for Pakistan — in all those places the U.S. is heavily reliant on local or government sources and the eyes and ears of satellites to make judgments about what is going on and who is doing what to whom. One official quipped that three men doing exercises in Pakistan who are observed by a satellite will inevitably be judged terrorists at a training camp by CIA and executed by drone. Obama’s White House situation room has even broken down its targets into categories: a personality strike seeks to kill a known individual, a signature strike hits a group that is suspected of terrorist activity, and a terrorist attack disruption strike, or TAD, targets people who have not actually been identified but who fit a profile. To be accused of being a terrorist based on that kind of evidence, coupled to such bureaucratic nonsense, is a travesty, particularly since the United States government has a politically driven predisposition to ignore any presumption of innocence so it can go out and kill people to convince the public that we are being protected.” – Philip Giraldi, “Killing by PowerPoint.” The American Conservative. June 5, 2012.
Does everyone have the feeling that killer clowns seized the White House and the machinery of the U.S. government? Call me paranoid, or intuitive, but I seriously believe that America is being guided by killer clowns. It’s like these people watched Hollywood horror flicks and copied the meanest traits of the villains. I know a lot of other people have the same feeling.
I guess you must have a sense of humour when you’re tasked with killing people who pose no threat to you, or you’ll go nuts and sink into a very dark hole. Obama and his killer team make light of their jobs by using baseball cards to classify their innocent victims. It’s a neat trick. The uber-serious Hitler could have learned a thing or two from the jokers in the U.S. military and security establishment. They sound like fun guys. Minus the killing, they’re not bad.
I can’t hate on the killers in the CIA and the U.S. military too much. They are in a huge predicament, and being forced to solve so many perplexing “killing” questions at once, such as: how do we kill, who do we kill, where do we kill, why do we kill, and how much do we kill? The philosophers of death in the White House must ask: to kill, or not to kill?
For a state terrorist the meaning of life is terror. But U.S. state terrorists have been boxed in by history and destiny. It’s not easy being an unaccountable mass murderer representing a supposedly “democratic” country in this age of cosmic crisis. List or no list, killing is a complicated matter.
Inside the war state’s universe, the planet must be terrorized, or the war-centric universe breaks down. As a divine priest of the war state you have to be very technical, surgical, and opaque when describing your barbaric job. Choosing the right words is key. No death-dealing cleric in the U.S. national security church wants to say out loud that his job entails killing grandmothers and children in their sleep.
The 21st century War President has to walk on eggshells while firing missiles at mirages and shadows. It is a tricky balance. Obama must wear many masks. He must be everything to everyone: a convincing warrior, a lovable father, a kind killer, a middle class hero, a black savior, a Jewish president, a gay icon, basically, a god. That is a lot to ask out of a single person. It is collective insanity to insist that one man wear every mask in the village.
Let the magic man breathe. Let Obama go on vacation after vacation. Screw it. Let him kill whoever he wants. If killing relaxes the god in the White House, then who are we to judge, really? This Christmas, Barack Santa Clause should be given the biggest kill list in the history of kill lists. Start a global genocide, Barack! Kill a few of your relatives in Kenya while you’re at it! Go crazy. It’s going to be a blast.
Remember Obama: Kill Kill Kill Kill Kill Kill. Kill all day and all night. Kill the terrorists. Kill the children. Kill the old. Kill the helpless. Kill the weak. Kill the limbless. Kill the innocent. Kill the wronged. Kill everyone, Barack! Killing is what you do best. Not killing is not an option. Not killing means you have given up on American greatness. So, never stop killing Barack. Show no mercy. Killing is a holy act. Do it for America. Do it for reelection. Do it for the planet. Do it for the future. Do it for gold. Do it for power. Do it for democracy. Do it for security. Do it for pleasure. Do it for peace. “Do it in the name of Heaven, you can justify it in the end.”
Saman Mohammadi is the writer and editor at The Excavator
This article was posted: Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 2:37 am