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Death of a Chaplain.

First, it should be noted that Doctors, Psychiatrists and Chaplains are, like everybody else in the services, Combatants under the Geneva Conventions. Their orders are to keep the soldiers physically and mentally and “morally” able to follow their orders, which are to Kill Other Human Beings. That’s the whole purpose of a Military Organization. Although sometimes, if the Other Human Beings grovel enough to them (like Karzhai and al Maliki do) they’ll be allowed to live, just as slaves. So when a “Mountain Post” Chaplain, Baptist Minister, got blown away in VietRaqiStan early last month, and the local news kept up the steady patter about how he volunteered for “duty” after the 9/11 Bush-ordered Mass Murder, to spread the word of Jesus. Only, Jesus never told anybody to Kill anybody. So Chaplains have to make shit up in order to justify what they’re ordered to do, keep the Soldiers and Airmen and Marines and Sailors from feelings of guilt and remorse over Killing Other Human Beings.

Preachers, religious leaders, and other propagandists for the Enemy-du-Jour are frequently targeted under legal codes naming them as accomplices. Under the Bush Doctrine, which Obama never repealed, anybody who “gives aid and comfort” even by failing to enthusiastically support Killing Other Human Beings could be determined by a Homeland Security or Military or even Mercenary Contractor Assassination Squad to be an Enemy Combatant.

Without, of course, trial, charges, any kind of Rule of Law stuff.

These are the same kinds of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity for which first Nazis convicted at Nurnberg and many Iraqi officials were executed.

But because the U.S. Chaplains are Americans and for the most part Christian (there are also Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Native American Church, Wiccan etc Chaplains, so it’s almost an equal opportunity to sell the souls of your congregation deal), well, you do the math.

But, really, what exactly differentiates a Christian Chaplain from any other propagandist?

In Christian, Judaic and Muslim laws one of God’s Top Ten List is “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain”. I don’t know the details on Sikh or Hindu or Buddhist or whoever else, completely out of range of my experience. I’m pretty sure they’ve got laws against blasphemy and killing as well.

Fact is, the Chaplain in question wasn’t, under the definitions he was hired and commanded to propagate and reinforce, “murdered”. But that’s a technicality. He might have embraced it, in fact there’s no way to be a Military (or Paramilitary, like the Police) Chaplain and say anything at all contrary to what you’re ordered to say.

Not ordered by God to say it, but by the Empire.

That brings up another issue. The Chaplains are also commanded (and could conceivably get the death penalty under a charge of Mutiny) to tell their Congregants that GOD, Himself, tells them they must obey every order of the Emperor.

The good Chaplain might have accepted these precepts, and sold them wholesale to his flock, (Pastor means Shepherd, every pastor is a preacher but, especially in Baptist churches, not every preacher is a pastor), that Murder by an Army is different from Murder by an individual.

If he was a willing accomplice in his own murder, then, hey, “Lucy, you got some ‘splainin to do”

Religion isn’t as simple as it seems from the outside.

Judge not lest ye also be judged…

Which is a distillation of the basic part of Jewish law. When one brings an accusation against another in before the priests (judges) both parties are supposed to be judged. Equally. Leviticus goes on and on about using the same measurements to sell as you use to buy. Standardized weights in every facet of life especially, in cases before the priests.
Israel says Hamas has Anti-Aircraft missiles.
Sure, if I had hostile people in multi-billion dollar attack aircraft flying low over my family and friends and occasionally SHOOTING at us I’d perhaps want some way to shoot back and maybe keep the Rich Murderers from killing me or my family or friends or for that matter ANYBODY.
It’s a huge leap of arrogance for Ehud Barak to go all crybaby and say Waaaahhh those people we’ve been steadily killing in their own country which doesn’t waaaahh actually belong to waaaaah Israel and Israel has no legal authority to waaaaahhh use high-tech terrorism against their people, mostly civilians, have gotten a waaaahh waaahhhh wahhhh way to keep from doing it sometimes.
No Fair!! Waaaahhhh Waaahhh we’re the only ones allowed to kill waaahh waaaaaaaaaaahhhh!”

By the same measure with which ye judge shall judgment be measured out to ye. People who want to argue the point can talk to Moses about it. Or God.
You’re not going to have it both ways, an unlimited Magic Ticket to killing anybody anywhere in the world as Mossad claims the right, and nobody else having the right to stop you from doing it. If you say God gave you that authority then you’re simply LYING and using God’s Name in vain. There’s two of the Commandments right there.
Since the commandments given to Moses extend far beyond the ones Charlton Heston dragged down the mountain, the “Ten”, and the first part of it is that you’re sworn to keep the whole law, and you have to have kept the whole law in order to judge any to death… (which is impossible by the way) you either have to actually live by the Law or quit saying that you do.

It’s not all that difficult to understand. 613 mitzvoh (plural of mitzvah, laws you’re sworn to obey on Bar Mitzvah for young Jewish men and Bat Mitzvah for the ladies) isn’t all that much. Lots of traps in there if you want to just arbitrarily declare yourself to be a judge but that’s the way they’re set up.

There lies the arrogance of doing it.
Aside from all else, eagerly seeking any excuse or “commandment” that allows you to KILL people marks you off as very strongly wanting to kill people and looking for a loophole to the “thou shalt not kill” from God’s Top Ten Hits

There are a lot of Christians and Jews and people who don’t even give a fat flying ferret about what God had to say, but want to KILL.. and Kill PEOPLE, and “get away with it” as far as any laws in predominately Jewish or Christian societies which wisely prohibit killing PEOPLE. and they’ll say that somehow, even though exactly NONE of the people propounding the idea actually speaks fluent Aramaic or Classic Hebrew, that it simply MUST be a clerical error, that the original Hebrew, which conveniently they don’t speak,
AND EVEN MORE CONVENIENTLY THE PEOPLE THEY’RE TRYING TO CONVINCE OF THIS LIE DON’T ACTUALLY SPEAK classical Hebrew, that it really said in the Original, which is conveniently not present, “Thou Shalt Not Commit Murder”.

The fallacy of that is inherent and apparent just in their smarmy-ass Fake Elite elitist presentation of the case.

It’s obvious just from them making such statements as “God said it, we’re the only ones authorized to interpret it and thus you had better believe us or we’ll make sure you burn in Hell” that they

a) fully intend to kill PEOPLE and
b) they’re not sure if they’ll be prevented beforehand or punished afterward and
c) don’t want to take the risk of being punished for their wrongdoing and
d) are going to convince as many people as possible to take their side, and
e) knowing the nature of their own cowardice probably talk other people into doing it for them and assuming all the risks….

Like the risk of somebody returning fire when you’re in your multi-billion dollar Jet Fighter Aircraft murdering them and their neighbors.