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March 07, 2005

It’s a Military Thing.

You remember that American General who got shouted at for saying that, at times, he liked killing people?

Lt. Gen. James Mattis, who led troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, made the comments     at a conference Tuesday in San Diego.

"Actually it's quite fun to fight 'em, you know. It's a hell of a hoot. It's     fun to shoot some people. I'll be right up front with you, I like brawling,"     said Mattis.

"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years     because they didn't wear a veil," Mattis said during a panel discussion. "You     know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a     lot of fun to shoot them."

| know, I know, a shameful example of American aggression isn’t it, soo out of step with the way things ought to be in this modern world of ours.

A Pakistani soldier with the Blue Caps (the UN force in the Congo) quoted today in the Telegraph:

But tens of thousands have been slaughtered, many in full view of UN bases. And yet the policy of laissez-faire suddenly ended last week when Pakistani UN troops were ordered to dismantle a militia camp in Ituri, seize documents and arrest commanders – and to use force in the attempt.

The militia, the Nationalist and Integrationalist forces (FNI) hit back with mortar and machinegun fire. But instead of retreating, as would have been the norm in the past, the Pakistanis counter attacked, killing up to 60 militiamen in a four-hour battle.

"We have been so tired of looking the other way for all this time," said a Pakistani corporal involved in the operation. "To actually kill some of the murderers and rapists that have turned this place into a living hell feels very good."

It’s a military thing, not an American one.

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