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Engineers of Human Souls: The Pentagon's Cult of Killing Strikes Again
First published on Empire Burlesque yesterday, 12 April 2010
For generations, the Pentagon has been employing every mind-bending technique it can find to turn human beings into killing machines.
In the light of this:
is there anything really suprising about this? (From Monday's New York Times):
Actually, it is very clear why these troops would have decided to "light up" a bus crammed with civilians that was pulling subserviently off the road to let even more of the occupier's military muscle barrel through their invaded homeland. It's because for generations, the Pentagon has been employing every mind-bending technique it can find to turn human beings into killing machines.
And oddly enough, the impetus for this massive, long-term "engineering of human souls" was ... the greatest feat of arms in American history: victory in World War II. As I noted in the Moscow Times, way back in 2004:
Chris Floyd has been a writer and editor for more than 25 years, working in the United States, Great Britain and Russia for various newspapers, magazines, the U.S. government and Oxford University. Floyd co-founded the blog Empire Burlesque, and is also chief editor of Atlantic Free Press. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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