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Koran Burning: Dehumanizing Muslims

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To hate all the people your relatives hate,

You've got to be carefully taught!"

Early or later, it works the same way by drumming it repeatedly into impressionable minds, including US military recruits in training.

It begins by creating Groupthink. Individuality and free thought are expunged. Recruits are intimidated to go along.

For example, Marines begin days chanting:

"This barrack contains 45 highly motivated, truly dedicated romping stomping blood thirsty kill crazy United States Marine Corps recruits, sir."

Unlike football crowds chanting "defense," Marines shout "kill." Their combat mandate demands it. By combining weapons training with brainwashing, robotized human killing machines are created.

Major media and Hollywood scoundrels help. They're enlisted to demonize enemies. Racial epithets vilified Japanese soldiers. They were dehumanized as brutal animals. So were North Koreans, Vietnamese, and other non-whites. Asians and Arabs are called sneaky, deviant, and other degrading terms. Training manipulates impressionable minds to believe it.

In fall 2006, former Marine Sgt. Martin Smith's article headlined, "Learning to be a Killer: Remembering Marine Corps boot camp," saying:

Indoctrination involves "dehumanizing the enemy in order to train (recruits) how to overcome any fear or prejudice against killing."

"The process of dehumanization is central to military training. During the Vietnam War, the enemy in Vietnam was simply a 'gook,' 'dink,' or 'slope. Today, 'raghead' and 'sand n-word' are the current racist epithets lodged against Arabs and Muslims." 

"After every command, we would scream, 'Kill!' But our call for blood took on particular importance during our physical training, when we learned how to fight with pugil sticks-wooden sticks with padded ends-how to run an obstacle course with fixed bayonets, or how to box and engage in hand-to-hand combat." 

"We were told to imagine the 'enemy' in all of our combat training, and it was always implied that the enemy was of Middle Eastern descent. When some raghead comes lurking up from behind, you're gonna give 'em ONE,' barked the training DI. We all howled in unison, "Kill!"

"We were being indoctrinated with schemes for war in the Middle East. Our hatred of the 'Arab other' was crafted from the very beginning of our training through fear and hate. In these 'dirty wars,' troops cannot tell friend from foe, leading to war crimes against a civilian population."

Other US service branches also manipulate young minds to kill. They reinforce training mandates in war zones. They violate lawful rules of engagement (ROE). In Iraq, some commanders ordered killing all military-aged Iraqi men on sight.

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Thanks for this Stephen.This is one of your better... by Abdullahi Edward Tomasiewicz on Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 4:21:00 AM
I have had the good fortune to have Muslim friends... by Peter Duveen on Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 1:13:19 PM
To be fair, it must be said there are many good me... by E. J. N. on Sunday, Feb 26, 2012 at 5:32:59 PM