posted on Feb, 10 2014 @ 08:08 AM
Unfortunately, 21 men and children are already lined up to take their place. You could kill 1000 of them, and more would take their place. I tend to
look at the whole situation like this.
A poor, hungry dog named Bob bit your hand off. Bob runs off into a crowd of other dogs. You are determined to beat Bob to death for what he did to
you. So you follow Bob into the crowd, throwing kicks like nothing else. In your reckless frenzy you kick a few dozen innocent dogs square in the
nose. Some of them die, some are just hurt. You finally get to Bob, and beat him to death. Then you turn around and see all the dogs you hurt, and the
friends of the dogs you killed. They looked pretty pissed off, and start closing in on you. You start kicking in every direction, taking down as many
as you can. The thuds, cracks, barks and yelps get louder, and dogs from all around come to see the commotion. They see this big brute kicking
everything in sight... they see their friends hurt or killed... so they join the fight. Soon enough, there is an ever growing crowd of angry dogs. The
friends and descendants of dogs you've hurt in the past. Your friends have come to help you. Maybe someday a dog will leap from the crowd and bite
your jugular. Your friends see this, and fight to avenge you. Eventually thousands are lost on all sides, and few people involved had anything to do
with your encounter with Bob. The ones that do might use it as justification. They might see Bob as a martyr. They might see you as having
overreacted. They might not give a # about Bob, but just care that you killed their mother, father, sister, brother with one of your wayward kicks.
That's how see it. It's a terrible situation all around. Also, I just realized that portraying the middle east as a pack of dogs in this metaphor is
not at all flattering. That wasn't on purpose, and I don't want to go back and rewrite the whole damn thing. I'm not making any statement using
dogs as a metaphor. If you'd like, switch it around. Say that American is Bob who got kicked by the human.