In WWII, we saw Japan use the Kamikaze pilot who was ordered to give his life and use his plane as a weapon of destruction. September 11th 2001 comes to mind. Towards the end of WWII Hitler ordered the brilliant Aces of what remained of an over worked Lüftwaffe in April of 1945, to give their lives to take down B-17s and B-24s that were killing German civilians. Lüftwaffe heroes such as Heinrich Erhler gave their lives to take down one last B-17 in the attack on Berlin. In Germany, it had become an act of self-defense, in the Pacific it was an act of aggression. Japan was attacking the U.S. Navy in battles in the Philippines and other areas across the South Pacific theater of battle.
(These children should be playing with stuffed animals and Tonka Toys.)
In Iraq and Afghanistan, everyone is a potential suicidal IED. Only the term INCORRIGIBLE can describe this egregious lack of appreciation for human life. This Muslim culture’s lack of respect for humanity is only outdone by the hypocrisy of the Palestinians who use children as human shields, then have the fucking audacity to say that Israel or Americans are committing war crimes by bombing “innocent children”. The same innocent children these psychotic killers strap bombs to. We are dealing with a truly satanic regime in the Middle East. They multiply like fleas or termites and do far more damage per capita.
We seem to have a worldwide war of the “have-nots” attacking the “Haves”. Perhaps, invading the haves is a better word. Central America and Mexico are not capable of bringing their standard of living up to that of the U.S. so instead of developing a thriving economy, they create a pile of donkey feces and cry that they’re refugees from their own shit holes.
Is it in their DNA? In Albert Schweitzer’s book “African Notebook”, he spends two chapters discussing the differences between Blacks and Whites. I believe that what he is really talking about is cultural differences. For most Americans, even the most hardened criminals; I believe would find it hard to strap a bomb to a toddler and send it into a café to kill 30 of their enemy. It’s not in our American culture. Yet most communist or Muslim countries seem to find no issues with this and just call it jihad.
In the swamp; you cannot negotiate with Alligators. In the ocean, you cannot negotiate with Sharks. They will eat you. Albert Schweitzer wrote this in the 1st edition of his book: “African Notebook”
“I have given my life to try to alleviate the sufferings of Africa. There is something that all white men who have lived here like I must learn and know: that these individuals are a sub-race. They have neither the intellectual, mental, or emotional abilities to equate or to share equally with white men in any function of our civilization. I have given my life to try to bring them the advantages which our civilization must offer, but I have become well aware that we must retain this status: the superior and they the inferior. For whenever a white man seeks to live among them as their equals they will either destroy him or devour him and they will destroy all of his work. Let white men from anywhere in the world, who would come to Africa remember that you must continually retain this status; you the master and they the inferior like children that you would help or teach. Never fraternize with them as equals. Never accept them as your social equals or they will devour you. They will destroy you.”
The Nobel prize winner (Schweitzer) was giving a stern warning to those who would follow him, using heavy admonishments. The point in referencing Schweitzer is that he was claiming that there are cultural differences that we need to be aware of. In America and parts of Europe, we want to proclaim all men equal. And all men are entitled to equal unalienable God given rights. But not all men are culturally equal. I believe this was Dr. Schweitzer’s point. We need to remember this when engaging illegal immigrants or fighting the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Hamas or their affiliates. We are not fighting the English of the 18th century. The enemy does not line up and shoot at you wearing the same colors. We need to understand the culture of the enemy and fight them on their battle field.
Only then will we see respect and a modicum of co-operation.