Happy Thanksgiving, Afghanistan
“There were no Taliban in the field; this is a baseless allegation that the Taliban were planting mines,” Mr. Samad said. “I have been to the scene and haven’t found a single bit of evidence of bombs or any other weapons. The Americans did a serious crime against innocent children, they will never ever be forgiven.”
American soldiers have destroyed numerous dwellings in Zhare to deny insurgents hiding places, and they have also built new roads across farmland because existing ones were so heavily mined. Residents were quickly compensated by the military, however, and in recent months the area, one of several districts near the city of Kandahar that were once Taliban strongholds, has been relatively quiet.
My Good Friend in real life, who I refer to on da internets as DJ Pee Money, just sent me this Thanksgiving Greeting. He apparently has put this on his Facebook “wall,” or whatever. I don’t use that authoritarian form of communication, so I wouldn’t know.
posted on my facebook page:
Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you settlers, for slaughtering the peaceful Indians and destroying their way of life. Thank you for moving the survivors to concentration camps, and preparing the colonies for overdevelopment, strip malls, Target, venti vanilla lattes, black Friday, and the vacuous, overfed, iphone-obsessed morons that are the majority of my countrymen.
Wow! I had absolutely no idea. I had nothing to do with this. I thought he was a Yuppie Republican who keeps calling the Marines to see if they will let him join up so he can kill Afghans. They keep saying he is too old. He texted me from Connecticut today, threatening to join the French Foreign Legion so he could avoid Thanksgiving dinner at his wife’s family’s house next year. He couldn’t wait to show me his new Glock 17 yesterday. I was the one who figured out how to remove the slide thingy so he could oil it. I’ve never taken apart a real gun in my life. Personally I think the thing is too big and that I would like a Walther PPK or S&W compact. Anyway. I think he might be one of us. I might teach him how to read so he can check out Jim Kunstler. He thinks he’s the first to discover this whole thing about the Indians.