Saturday, April 01, 2017

False Compassion in Action

I assume this professor is racist because Iraq War 2.0 and the Mosul offensive itself began under the Obama administration:

George Ciccariello-Maher, who teaches at Drexel University, tweeted Sunday: "Some guy gave up his first class seat for a uniformed soldier. People are thanking him. I'm trying not to vomit or yell about Mosul." Ciccariello-Maher's account is private, but screenshots of his tweet were shared by others.

Apparently, the Bizarro World compassion as defined by that man requires America to stand down in our effort to help Iraqis liberate Mosul from killer terrorists and simply let ISIL continue to run the city and kill and abuse largely Moslem people.

So perhaps the professor is just Islamophobic.

I wonder if that hyphenated asshat-teacher "yelled about" Mosul since mid-2014 when ISIL took it over?

Has the teacher "yelled about" Mosul when ISIL herds civilians into buildings that ISIL uses to fire at advancing Iraqi soldiers?

Does that man "yell about" the Syrian/Russian/Iranian approach to air strikes?

Air strikes struck a hospital in western Syria last week, killing two people, and there is evidence chemical weapons were used, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Friday.

Maybe the chemical weapons charge is wrong--this time--but the deliberate bombing of civilians is standard operating procedures for our foes.

Let me respond to that fool in higher education's echelon above reality with the comments of LTG Townsend, who addresses the issues around casualties and responsibility:

Yeah, I'd like to say something before we close it out here.

A little disappointing to me that all the questions were about our airstrikes and our process and our decisions. And it almost seems to me like it was completely lost on everybody, and I hope it's not lost in your reporting, what I said about who is killing innocents here in Iraq and Syria. If -- if these innocents were killed by the coalition, it was an unintentional accident of war.

And ISIS is slaughtering Iraqis and Syrians on a daily basis. ISIS is cutting off heads. ISIS is shooting people, throwing people form buildings, burning them alive in cases, and they're making a video record to prove it. This has got to stop. This evil has got to be stamped out.

And in my mind, all the responsibility for any civilian deaths, the moral responsibility for civilian deaths in Iraq and Syria belongs to ISIS.

I will close with that. Thanks.

I'm sure if pushed the professor would say he's against ISIL, of course. He just has in mind some vaguely defined magical thinking-based solution to ending the ISIL occupation and brutalization of a city full of people without the need to close with and destroy the enemy that fights among civilians as a deliberate tactic.

Perhaps a hashtag campaign: #ISILstopbeingmean.

Or maybe a safety pin worn on his lapel.

But probably not.

Sometimes people aren't dissenting or even compassionate--they're just on the other side.

I will try not to vomit about the ignorant tweeting of an ignorant-repulsive man who isn't worthy of polishing that soldier's boots.

Somebody should scrape the COEXIST bumper sticker off of that professor's Prius.