February 13th, 2015.
American Sniper, the Mahmudiyah Massacre and the Supremacist Mindset.
I first heard of Chris Kyle when there was a controversy regarding an incident involving former Governor of Minnesota, Professional Wrestler and fellow US Military Veteran Jesse Ventura. The story that Chris Kyle told was that after hearing Ventura make critical statements about the Iraq and Afghan wars he became enraged and punched Ventura and ran way, Kyle added helpfully that running away after punching someone was “as he had been trained to do. “ A US court found that Kyle’s story had defamed Ventura and awarded Ventura more than $1.8 million dollars in damages.
Chris Kyle came to prominence as the former Navy Seal sniper who boasted of having killed more than 200 citizens of Iraq.
Kyle’s boasts seemed rather lacking in gallantry, but I didn’t have to go there did I? I did not have to live with being shot at and blown up and if I had, I would probably hate the people who were doing that and want to kill them. These are normal human combat responses, the enemy is demonised to bind the group and make it easier psychologically to kill them.
I have a high degree of sympathy for the US military along with the Iraqi people as the primary victims of the Iraq war.
The death toll for the US finished at more than 4800 dead and tens of thousands were wounded, not to mention the PTSD, the suicides and all the other avoidable suffering that has flowed from this event. This was a mini Vietnam for the US military an absolute meat-grinder as they were deployed insanely as an Occupation force in the Middle East.
The young men and women who joined the US military after 911 and fought in the Iraq war had no idea at all that the attack ofSeptember 11th 2001 was a false flag conducted by Westerners. No idea that Saddam was never a threat. They had been thoroughly brainwashed their whole lives they had never heard the name Smedley Butler let alone read his work and they did not know that War is a Racket.
Like almost everyone of their age, they accepted the propaganda messages delivered throughout their lives by the entire media and cannot reasonably be blamed for having done so. By the time they realised the whole story was a cheap lie, it was too late.
This video of a speech by a US military Iraq war resister provides examples of Criminal orders that US soldiers were given in Iraq, namely that if attacked in a crowded area they should kill everyone in the area.
There is no getting around the fact that terrible crimes were committed by US forces in Iraq. Hollywood made a movie called “American Sniper” about the life and death of Chris Kyle, his name is up in lights. Stephen Green by contrast died in total obscurity, very few papers even reported on the death of Stephen Green.
Who was Stephen Green?
Stephen Green was a US soldier deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division. Stephen Green reportedly committed suicide in a US prison in February 2014. Stephen Green was serving a Life sentence without parole for leading a group of US soldiers on a rampage in the Iraqi town of Mahmudiyah that led to the gang rape and murder of a fourteen year old Iraqi girl Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi and the murder of her family on March 12, 2006 . It was not a military mission, they attacked the house close to their base of their own volition, completely outside the military chain of command. Hoping to make it look like insurgents, they used an AK- 47 to murder the family of four which included a five year old girl also along with the parents and the rape victim.They shot the girl after they raped her and doused her in kerosene and set her body on fire to destroy any forensic identification.
One of the soldiers had an attack of conscience and confessed to the crime. Stephen Green had already been diagnosed with a personality disorder and had complained that he wasn’t coping.
Green was tried in a US civilian court and it seemed surprising that he avoided the Death penalty. That is the short and unpleasant story of Stephen Green and his 101st Airborne unit. I doubt that Hollywood will ever make a story of Stephen Green’s life and it would certainly make dismal viewing. It is worth mentioning that Green was remorseful for his actions, stating that, ‘I wasn’t thinking these people were humans.’ indicating that although these were extreme crimes they were enabled by a broader casual supremacism embodied in Kyle’s “savages” remark in his book that sought to deny the humanity of the Iraqi people. Green also stated before his death that he expected to face “God’s judgement.” for his appalling crime.
Mahmudiyah massacre – BBC News
The next time someone tries to tell you that Muslims are a bunch of primitive inhumane savages, it might be worth reminding them of the awful death of Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi and her family.
It would be unfair to blame Americans in general or even the US military in general for the crimes of Green and his comrades, but we do that reflexively on a daily basis to Muslims do we not?
When Chris Kyle was shot to death I found his book online and tried to read it. I did not finish “American Sniper” in fact I think I made it up to about the fifth page when I found this absolute pearl and decided that there was no reason to continue as there could be no doubt that the book was the product of a very low quality intellect. This is the passage from page twelve.
“Savage, despicable evil that’s what we were fighting in Iraq. That’s why a lot of people, myself included called the enemy “savages”. There really was no other way to describe what we encountered there.”
And at that I was unable to continue. The problem here is very simple, he clearly doesn’t view the people of Iraq as being human beings, that is bad enough, but the thing that I can’t stand about this passage is that he is so wrapped up in his tribe and his identity and so deeply committed to the unspoken Western supremacism that it never occurs to him for a second to attempt to view events from the Iraqi point of view.
An intelligent person would simply imagine how the people of his hometown of Odessa and the people of Texas would react to an Iraqi Military Occupation?
If Iraq invaded USA and the Iraqi military took control of Texas and overthrew the Government of the United States would any of the people of Texas resist this turn of events? Would people in Texas cheer the Iraqi Army as they drove their tanks through their nation or might they attempt to attack the Iraqi military in order to challenge their authority and cause them to leave?
This is only an application of the Golden Rule. If it was ok for the United States to attack and occupy Iraq then it must also be valid for the Iraqis to invade and occupy the United States. Right?
The supremacist assumption that “oh well this is just how it is, we are the world bosses based on our proven superiority” is a psychopathic and immoral view of the world that will lead only to our total downfall.
Iraq after all, posed no threat to the United States, had zero involvement in the 911 or Anthrax attacks. The idea that the Iraq operation was necessary to either the US or world security is completely discredited at this stage.
The very idea that there are these people halfway across the world who must be occupied for Security reasons is really the height of evil. This is a transparent and despicable Zionist fantasy designed to legitimise the Israeli criminal policies in Occupied Palestine whist greasing the palms of the Military Industrial Complex War machine.
Tall stories a Serial Kyle vice.
In addition to his views on Iraqis, Kyle was quite the tall story teller it seems. Chris Kyle apparently had a need to exaggerate and even invent his violent exploits and killings, making two separate fantastic claims about killings he conducted in the United States. Kyle claimed (apparently proudly) that he had killed up to thirty US civilians in New Orleans in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina disaster of August 2005 as part of “crowd control’ operations at the New Orleans Super Dome.
From Raw Story.
.”The Real Chris Kyle Made Up A Story About Killing Dozens of People In Post-Katrina New Orleans: Kyle claimed that he killed 30 people in the chaos of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, a story Louisiana writer Jarvis DeBerry calls “preposterous.” It shows the sort of mentality post-war Kyle had, but the claim doesn’t appear in the film. ”
Kyle also apparently invented a story about the fatal shooting of two “car-jackers” that it can be stated with near certainty did not happen. Raw Story again:
“The Real Chris Kyle Fabricated A Story About Killing Two Men Who Tried To Carjack Him In Texas: Kyle told numerous people a story about killing two alleged carjackers in Texas. Reporters tried repeatedly to verify this claim, but no evidence of it exists. ”
Chris Kyle’s status as a poster boy for the US military and Western wars is therefore another small sad sign of the moral and intellectual descent of Western civilisation under the tutelage of Hollywood and the Corporate media.
Whereas I managed to reach page twelve of “American Sniper” when reading or attempting to begin to read Adolf Hitler’s political autobiography “Mein Kampf” I actually only made it to the second paragraph when I came across this statement.
“One blood demands one Reich. Never will the German nation possess the moral right to engage in colonial politics until, at least, it embraces its own sons within a single state. Only when the Reich borders include the very last German, but can no longer guarantee his daily bread, will the moral right to acquire foreign soil arise from the distress of our own people. Their sword will become our plow, and from the tears of war the daily bread of future generations will grow.” (Source)
Although Hitler is a more superficially intellectually impressive writer than Kyle and his ghostwriters, I truly felt that there was no need to finish the book having read that.
Here is the man who is going to pretend to be the friend of the German people yet in reality he is a completely cynical, dishonest and self-aggrandising Imperialist. This is written in 1924, fifteen years before the Second World War and yet here is Adolf Hitler making it absolutely clear that his goal is to build a German empire in Europe at any cost to the German people who should suffer starvation and misery in order to get them in the right “frame of mind” for the German Imperial European Crusade.
It is chilling to read these words and to understand that tens of millions of people died in the pursuit of the “greater Germany” Imperial vision.
“Only when the Reich borders include the very last German, but can no longer guarantee his daily bread, will the moral right to acquire foreign soil arise from the distress of our own people. Their sword will become our plow, and from the tears of war the daily bread of future generations will grow.”
I believe in evaluating historical political leaders against their stated goals and the actual results.
Mein Kampf, and Hitler’s speeches are full of romantic blather about the “German people”. Hitler claimed to represent the German people and the promotion of the German nation many many times.
So it seems that the fate of the German people and nation is a valid criteria for judging the Hitler career.
The results of the Third Reich and Hitler on the German people and the German state were unambiguously disastrous.
When Hitler left power the German nation was under the control of the Soviet Union and the Western powers. The Russian Army were in Berlin. The conquering Soviet Army embarked on a campaign of rape that saw millions of German women raped at the end of the war according to mainstream historian Anthony Beevor.
This is what happened to the German people and the treasured “German blood” thanks to Hitler’s adventurism and megalomania. It cost more than 4 million German soldiers lives also in order to achieve total defeat in a war that the Germans started that left upwards of fifty million people dead including more than 7 million German citizens in total.
Where are the good parts with this Adolf Hitler, some nifty propaganda films perhaps? A couple of keynote speeches that worked well?
Hitler fans propose that he was the enemy of the Bankers. History indicates that Hitler and the Nazi party were a Wall Street supported and sponsored project from the very early days. Hitler does not seem to be the enemy of the Bankers, he seems to be their agent, albeit presumably unwitting.
The big lie is not that Hitler was a negative and evil individual but more that there was a huge moral gap between Hitler and the other leaders of the war in Japan, the UK, the United States and Russia.
The US air force murdered 100,000 Japanese civilians in a single night of bombing Tokyo. The Japanese government at the time was a wicked Government that had committed numerous war crimes, especially in Manchuria, China, but that really doesn’t begin to make killing 100,000 Japanese civilians in a single bombing raid alright does it? If this is not a War crime then the term has no meaning.
The big omission from the World War 2 narrative is the way the USA made a deal with numerous senior Nazi officials who were exported to the US and assumed important roles in US scientific, military and intelligence circles. The Third Reich was not defeated but more absorbed into the US Empire. It is worth remembering that one Wall Street oligarch punished in US courts for assisting the Nazis during the war was the father of George H. W Bush (US President from 1989-1993) Prescott Bush
It shouldn’t be forgotten that Germany was split in two for more than forty years after Hitler’s demise. He was simply a cataclysmic figure in the history of the German nation and the German people both of which Hitler saw simply as vehicles for his Imperial mania and delusions of grandeur.
Mein Kampf is more the work of the angry young man than the full fledged monster .Although the monster is present. “Jews are not humans” we are told by the probable product of an illegitimate Rothschild heir. (If Hitler was a Rothschild heir this would be racially a meaningless distinction we now know, European Jews are racially identical to other Europeans, there is no Jewish race and never was in Europe. Jews are a Religious and Cultural group misunderstood as being racially distinct historically, so although the genetic difference is irrelevant, the man who was happy to openly declare Jews “non-humans” must have burned with rage and shame at this terrible secret.)
Hitler clearly was not the saviour of Germany and all the beneficiaries of Hitler’s career were not Germans.The Wars never help the people who are expected to fight them, only the backroom boys. It is one of those cliches that bears repeating until people realise that all the tribal divisions are control tools designed to enable the easy manipulation of the people by a power elite who are apparently completely committed to war and chaos under any pretext. Men like Kyle and Hitler are simply infused with whatever myths are required to get them to perform their assigned role in the cycle of destruction. It is sad to see so many people still buy supremacist nonsense in the West today and the results of this mindset have done nothing but bring misery to the world and will continue to do so as long as they persist.
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8 thoughts on “American Sniper, Mein Kampf and the Supremacist Mindset”
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That is cool, thanks Mike.
I haven’t read Kyle’s book, nor have I watched the movie. I’m just going off of your evidence and argument here, but if your quote from his book is accurate, then I don’t understand where he is seeing the people of Iraq as inhuman savages. His quote according to you says that he saw the enemy as inhuman savages. Your counter statement implies that Kyle saw all of the Iraqi people as savage enemies. If your suggestion were true, then I must wonder why he didn’t just set up shop on a Mahmudiyah rooftop and start mowing down all the peaceful fun loving men, women, and children he rested his little reticle on in the middle of town square. Unless he got his 200 member body count one entire massacred town at a time (dear God what a war beast) I don’t believe that is a logical conclusion. By its nature a sniper is a shooter that selects specific targets and minimizes collateral damage to the surrounding population and structures. I’m no expert, but perhaps his statement meant that there are… specific evil people that he considered evil enemies within a population of good people that were not enemies, and he was fighting against these evil savages in a country he was stationed in and these specific individuals just happened to be from that country. All the while I’m sure he was just thankful the innocent country of Iraq wasn’t busy liberating Texas from its imperialistic freedoms such as expression, and speech while imposing the justifiable punishments of death by plastic shredder (feet first) on people like you or me for expressing our opinions liberally, and that it was just the opposite. likewise I’m sure the people of Odessa (like the Iraqi people who begged the US occupational force to come back after we gave them freedom and left) would welcome oppressive Shiria law with wide open arms and gladly surrender. Your article was insightful. Thanks for the read.
Thanks for comment. The point I was trying to make, and the quote is accurate i have the book, haven’t seen the movie. This is months ago, but the point I was trying to make was that if he had the ability to imagine what would happen should Texas have been occupied by the Iraqi military he would have understood the war and the negative reaction they received there. This is what drove me nuts that he could not imagine himself in their position. Clearly they received a “savage” response from certain elements of the Iraqi population, just as the Iraqis would were they to set up camp in Texas. This would not mean that the Texas people were “savages” rather that they were trying to protect their Sovereignty and identity. That was the thing I was trying to highlight.
As far as the people Kyle killed, the man was quite simply a low braggard and liar. Please remember this fool tried to boast about the fact he “rubbed out” dozens of American citizens in the Katrina aftermath and straight out lied about having shot carjackers. It didn’t happen. Kyle cast aspersions against the Iraqi people in general, I wo9uld encourage you just to read one page of his book. He really was that stupid. I am stunned that you would enjoy the article as you seem not to have understood the message at all. You are clinging to the idiocy and the evil that the job of Westerners is to run around the world showing people how to live by imposing “enlightenment’ upon them through war and occupation. This is absolute bullshit and if you really think that Iraq has been improved by the invasion I suggest that you look again. This is nonsense. As ridiculous and low as the idea that Vietnam was improved by it’s time under bombardment and occupation. You seem to have the sick idea that the US helped Iraq by occupying it. This is just pitiful honestly. Thanks for comment.
You’re right, I only have first hand knowledge of what’s going on over there, so it’s probably not as extensive as yours. Where is your intell coming from again? The problem I have with your analogy is that you’re taking a citrus fruit and shoving it into an apple recipe and expecting it to taste like an apple recipe. Since you were trying to make a point, perhaps you should amend it to reflect your opinion more accurately. I wouldn’t presume to rebuttal your right to an opinion of my ideas; however, I believe if Iraq had thought the US had not helped their country, they would have simply said, “Thank Allah the big Satan is gone!” and rolled out the red carpet for ISIS to come in. However that’s fantasy and the reality is that they did and said exactly the opposite. You’re very welcome for my comments by the way since I know you value the truth.
I think there is basic misunderstanding on your part here, that I ma blaming the US military for what happened. That is really not what I am trying to say. They were placed in an impossible situation by poor and even disastrous political leadership that had no repect for their lives or the Iraqi people.
You were like, “Oh Saddam used to do all those awful things.” Sure he did and after he was evicted from power the US military started to do awful things to people and after that the new Iraqi government took up the cudgels.You’re like “Hey the Iraqis did not hate us as much as ISIS so we must have done a pretty good job.
This is my understanding of the Iraq war.
Iraq posed no threat whatsoever to the US at any stage. Intelligence was manufactured to make Iraq look a threat and facilitate the war .
The invasion of Iraq was an act of aggression in breach of international law.
Ay least 4800 US troops died in the subsequent occupation and tens of thousands were wounded.
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were killed by the occupation forces and the insurgents.
The US troops and the new Iraqi authorities were guilty of severe human rights abuses, just like the previous Iraq government.
More than a decade after the illegal invasion Iraq remains a key source of regional instability and the country is in a state of Civil war.
The US spent trillions of dollars occupying Iraq and faces trillions more to pay for the care all the wounded US troops require.
If you think that was a good idea and worked out well, good luck to you, there is no more that I can say.
I’d recommend that author travels to Iraq for himself and see the truth. Just like any culture or nation, there are good and bad. But, before criticizing others for their opinion, walk in their shoes for some time – you might become enlightened with why they had those opinions. I was embedded with Iraqis for a year; there are good, and there are real bad. You need to see it for yourself before judging and jumping to conclusions made within this article.
Thanks for that but it would have helped if you had bothered to be specific as to what was written that you objected to. Overall you make a very good point but there is no doubt that there were many terrible things that happened in Iraq for which there can never be any justification. I do not need to travel to Iraq in order to know that shooting an infant in the head at close range with an assault rifle as happened in Haditha in November 2005 can never be justified nor the Mahmoudiyeh crimes described in this piece. If you got the impression that I was trying to portray all US soldiers that way, that is not the case and I made this completely clear in the piece. I also made it clear that the real villains are the politicians who decided the War of choice based on lies was a good idea. The US soldiers who had to serve there are also victims and I know that I have been very lucky never to have had to endure such a situation. Thanks for comment.