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Murderous barbaric butchers betray cause
by Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey
So, Eugene Armstrong has been beheaded. The tape has been sent to the Internet. A victory for senselessness, idiocy, butchery, cruelty, mindless violence, perpetrated by the legions of Baal.
What is the difference between slitting the throat of an American contractor and blasting away the limbs of an Iraqi child with a cluster bomb?
What is the difference between killing an American civilian and killing an Iraqi civilian?
What is the difference between using force to murder a defenseless human being who holds an Iraqi passport, and a similar act against a person who holds a US passport? The answer in all three cases is none.
So, the barbarity, the criminality, the outrage of the attack perpetrated by the war criminal Bush against tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians is now matched by a shocking act of violence by a group of militants who consider that they will gain sympathy by murdering a US citizen.
All that these murderers have gained is utter contempt by everyone who has been criticizing the Bush regime for its criminal negligence in involving the USA and its allies in a wholly unnecessary long drawn-out war.
In perpetrating horrors of this kind, these animals give Bush a carte blanche to continue his acts of savagery. Now they are all as bad as one another.
The Iraqi resistance has no right to take the lives of civilians and any such measures are sure to lose it the support it had started to gain. In the face of violence and butchery on a scale unleashed by the Bush regime, the way forward is magnanimity, clemency, compassion.
Slitting the throat of a defenceless, terrified man is to descend to the levels and rules launched by Bush, whose armed forces thought nothing of blasting the limbs and lives of tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians away.
Descending to his level does not create a draw. It creates the notion that the Iraqi resistance is no better than the evil legions of Bush which launched the criminal and murderous invasion of this sovereign state against each and every notion of international law.
Therefore the Tawhid and Jihad Movement, led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, is after all nothing more than a mirror image of George Bush, no better, no different.