I have been on record here, many times, in support of killing terrorists (those who vow to kill us and are to be taken seriously), and by that, I mean them and their material support network. I also allow that because of the nature of this reality in which we live, it is wholly impractical to hold as a prerequisite for such self-defense that innocents can’t be caught in the crossfire. Indeed, it is primarily because of the left’s political exploitation of the fact of innocent casualties that the real villains ensure that there are civilian casualties in abundance.
The proper moral position is to morally condemn them even further for purposefully involving civilians, and not abdicating our moral duty to defend ourselves against cunning aggression that seeks to hamstring us through political manipulations.
So, this is categorized as a Kim du Toit post, and longer-term readers will recall my mini campaign which has really sort of fizzled. In truth, I can’t keep up with the guy; I have a life that’s substantially lived apart from this blog. It was only last night that I decided to scan through the 178 posts of his, sitting in my RSS reader, having been neglected since early December. I could have chosen any of a dozen posts to highlight, but in the end, I just let it all go.
Of note, there was this, and then this. But shooting a sailor for stealing a laptop and trying to sell it to a spy, and then desertion, is not materially different from shooting people who refuse to submit to a draft, if it should ever come to pass again, and I already dealt with that. In the second case, dropping a Daisycutter on a bunch of Hezbollah supporters in Beiruit, a country not party to the war, was characterized an "unworthy thought;" so I gave it a pass. I understand thoughts, though with visitors well into the six figures monthly, Kim really ought to stop and think which of his thoughts are really appropriate to put on his blog.
Is it too early to start the hangings?
And so I ask you: what are these brave troops fighting and dying for? To protect that kind of jingoistic rhetoric spewing out to 200,000 Republican choirboys per month who visit his site? You’re welcome to explain it to me, but I fail to see a helluva lot of difference between that, and the mobs of 7th century primitives dancing in the streets and singing "Death to America" while effigies burn.