March 5, 2008
|Images supposedly taken from an “archive of al Qaeda videotapes” captured in Afghanistan of a test of a poison gas experiment on a dog.|
As should be expected, not only the blogosphere is abuzz over the sadistic murder of a whimpering puppy, allegedly by Marine David Motari, but so is the corporate media. As for the latter, we get lame excuses, for instance from shrinks employed by ABC News.
David Spiegel, professor and associate chairman of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and thus supposedly an expert on these sort of things, tells us Motari was confronting “the fear of being wounded or killed… and one of the ways to confront that may be by showing you’re the one that renders other creatures helpless,” in other words, by sadistically murdering puppies and, we can only imagine, possibly other innocents unable to offer defense.
Meanwhile, over at Wired, we are told “it was more common to hear reports of soldiers rescuing animals in Iraq than mistreating them.” Maybe. But one can only wonder how many animals have died — from bullets of various caliber and bombs of various composition (depleted uranium is especially nasty) — in addition to well over a million Iraqis at the hands of the U.S. military, sent to “liberate” them from Saddam.
But what is really surprising — then again, considering the depth and severity of brainwashing in America, maybe not — are the bloggers who refuse to believe a Marine would do such a thing, no doubt the same as many who refuse to believe “our” government would not kill 3,000 Americans on September 11, 2001. Instead of taking the video at face value, they believe it is a fake. After all, it simply cannot be real because they don’t want to believe Americans are capable of such things.
From the above cited Wired article:
There’s also speculation and suggestion in the blogosphere that the video was faked, or that the puppy isn’t real. Blogger Lindsay Robertson posted a response to the footage and enraged backlash, writing: “It’s so clearly fake!! Still a sick joke, but very obviously fake.” Other YouTube users echoed her sentiments, remaining unconvinced of the video’s authenticity. “Sure this is sick, but its not even real, give it a rest people,” wrote YouTuber MIKEEC.
No explanation offered why it is not real or “so clearly fake,” but we can take a guess — “our boys” are not like those Arabs, specifically al-Qaeda and Saddam, who are considered evil incarnate, somehow less than human, monsters, psychopaths, a series of irrational deductions and stereotypes arrived at with no shortage of corporate media prodding and propaganda, ad nauseam and non-stop like a sickening deluge in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. It is a demonization process, well engineered, that has worked quite well, allowing the U.S. to wantonly murder, rape, and torture on a nearly unprecedented scale — only Hitler, Stalin, and Mao were more ambitious.
In order to better understand this double standard, let’s take a trip back in time — specifically to August, 2002. “A large archive of al Qaeda videotapes obtained by CNN in Afghanistan sheds new light on Osama bin Laden’s terror network, revealing images of chemical gas experiments on dogs, lessons on making explosives, terrorist training tactics and previously unseen images of bin Laden and his top aides,” CNN reported. “Among the most frightening scenes in the collection of tapes are those of testing of a poison gas on three dogs. The disturbing images show the dying moments of the defenseless, enclosed animals.”
“Ahmed Rassam, an al-Qaeda-trained terrorist who pleaded guilty in 2001 to attempting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport, admitted in court last year he had witnessed the gassing of a dog with cyanide,” NewsMax reported on August 20, 2002.
Mr. Rassam’s assertion, however, should be taken with a pinch of salt, as he was allegedly trained at Darunta, an “Arab Afghan” base in Nangarhar, Afghanistan, established by the CIA and MI-6 and allowed to “pass” into the control of one Ibn Cheikh, a Libyan leader of al-Qaeda, according to France’s Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure (see French Report CIA & MI6 Funded Afghan Al Qaeda Camp):
Training … included the use of … poisons such as arsenic, cyanide, gas, diamond powder, nicotine, and ricin. After Al Qaeda took control of Darunta from the CIA and MI-6, the camp was used to train Al Qaeda operatives to launch a series of deadly attacks, including the November 19, 1995 attack on the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad, the 1998 attacks on the US embassy in Nairobi, the abortive Dec. 31, 1999 “Millennium” attack on Los Angeles International Airport by Algerian Ahmed Ressam, and the attack on the USS Cole.
In fact, the sensationalized dog killings mentioned above were supposedly conducted at the Darunta camp, according to CNN. “Al Qaeda documents examined by CNN last fall in the bombed out ruins of the Darunta camp showed chemical formulas for sarin. Other documents connect the Darunta camp, a series of mud and stone buildings, to chemical testing.”
Naturally, the fact this camp was established by the CIA and gifted to al-Qaeda, itself a documented CIA contrivance, is not mentioned by CNN. But then the idea was to shock Americans with disturbing images of a gassed Fido and thus send the message that al-Qaeda is truly a gaggle of murderous and psychopathic brigands capable of coldly doing in sweet little puppies. After killing the pup, of course, they would use their newly honed skills on American grade school kids.
Few proclaimed the Darunta camp videotape to be “clearly fake,” little more than a “sick joke.”
A senior Bush administration official, who was shown the tape by CNN, said he was “very troubled” by the implications. The official, who has knowledge of chemical weapons issues, said the video of the chemical tests on the dogs suggest a very strong desire to acquire the capability to use such weapons “obviously against humans.”
Sort of like the humans at the Abu Ghraib torture and rape compound?
Obviously, it is a nearly effortless task to convince somnolent Americans, plugged in to Faux News and CNN for their intellectual sustenance, that “our boys” are good and it is only on rare and isolated occasion they commit such acts as brutally torturing small animals — if at all because a blurry and compressed cell phone video is “clearly fake.”
In fact, the Iraqi killing fields are precisely designed — in addition to liquidating over a million Iraqis and decimating one of the oldest cultures on the planet — to inure “our boys” to the stench of carnage and mass murder, no matter the lame excuses weakly offered by shrinks at CNN or the incredulity of bloggers unable to get their minds around the very real and scary fact government is a serial murder machine.