Friday, December 28, 2012


Today is Thursday, 27 December 2012.

General Norman Schwarzkopf, commander of the American-led coalition which won the First Gulf War (1991), has died in Tampa, Florida, aged 78.  He is lauded to the skies and beyond, then and now, as the greatest American general officer since Ike and MacArthur.

Horse puckey.

The most powerful military of the most powerful empire in the history of the world swiftly and easily crushed a miserable little Third World dictatorship (with a GNP approximating that of mighty ... North Dakota).  Of course, the actual command results of "Stormin' Norman" left, ahem, much to be desired. 

Due to Schwarzkopf's incompetent coordination of the Army and Marines, most of the elite Republican Guard, a primary target, escaped relatively intact.  The bridges, power plants, dams, and other civilian infrastructure of Iraq were almost completely destroyed, leading to years of misery for millions already victimized by the dictatorship.  And Saddam Hussein was continued in power.  But hey, who cares about that crap?  Put one in the win column!

Schwarzkopf should have been busted to private and tried, along with G.H.W. Bush, for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Ain't imperialist mythology wunnerful?


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