“Separating the Sheep from the Wolves in Afghanistan”

A more polite version of the “Human Shields” crap the Pentagon puts out. Oh, and IDF. And, let’s see, the VietMinh, North Korea, the Boxer Rebellion,Oh Here’s One, the Rebellion in the British Colonies on the eastern coast of North America a couple hundred years ago.
Translating Bullshit to English, using my patented Brother Jonah Pentagon to English dictionary, that comes out as

“We don’t know who the Hell we’re looking for or shooting at, but we’re going to tell you that we’re only killing Terrorists because we’re liars and we think you’re stupid”.

Fellow over to the The Rag Blog named Jonah Raskin used the premise.

My sister, and her husband, both Air Force Sergeants, related something that happened in Kurdistan, in the Northern No-Fly Zone a couple of years before the actual invas… ooops “Liberation, yeah, that’s the ticket..

A USAF Pilot blew away a flock of sheep and consequently a Kurdish Shepherd, maybe more, can’t be sure because the Pilot, with all his hi-tech imaging and targeting doodads and froo-frahs and zu-zus Couldn’t Tell The Difference between Humans and Sheep.

My Sergeant Sister and husband were LAUGHING about it. Ha ha ha, we murdered a person we were supposed to be protecting and think it’s goddamn hilarious!

The Pentagoons and later, George W Bush, made a statement that there were NO instances of USAF pilots firing on ground targets unless they were under attack from those “targets”.

Miss Sergeant made the mistake of telling ME this. OOPS. The joke was that the pilot was “Feeling kind of Sheepish because he was having a “Baaaaaddd day”.

They still, apparently, refuse to believe that Hell-Fire missiles and the Vulcan motorized 50 caliber Gatling guns then standard on their aircraft, which the Air Force boasts will kill everything within a certain zone, somehow didn’t kill the inevitable Kurdish Shepherd. Or Shepherds. They didn’t even mention that guy or those guys. They insist that no humans died in the attack, even though the whole premise of the narrative was that The Pilot Couldn’t Tell The Difference Between Humans And Sheep.

And that Domestic Sheep are never without their shepherds. We bred all the Wild Smart out of them about 40 centuries ago. They can’t even give birth without human intervention, they’re that damn dumb.

For the record, I know my sister from the day they brought me home from the hospital and she hit me with a toy because I wasn’t playing with her.

She might make mistakes but she doesn’t lie to me, especially not when boasting,

George Bush lies so consistently that there’s no possible way an intelligent rational sentient being could ever take anything he says as valid.

The Pentagon is even (gasp) Worse than Bush.

Jonah Raskin takes aim at the “American Innocence” where we can’t actually believe that people whose nations we’re invading and whose people we’re shooting would take offense at that, very strongly dislike the idea and, oh, the Inhumanity, Shoot Back.

There’s a quote from War and Peace, (Warning: the book was written by a Russian ANARCHIST and thus could get you profiled on an AmTrak train and you’ll spend a couple of weeks in jail or worse)

“Why, they’re shooting at me… ME, the one everybody LOVES!”

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