It never, not once, occurs to the average chemically-lobotomized automaton that we are perpetuating an endless conflict by visiting mass death onto the people of Afghanistan (and Pakistan). No, these are not patriots fighting a foreign occupier. No, they are not avenging the deaths of their friends, loved ones, and countrymen. No, they're just ravenous, bloodthirsty barbarians, and if we weren't slaughtering them there, they'd be raping and eating your children here.
- Bombings are mainly to blame for the deaths of 173 civilians in the last month, a 33% jump over the same period in 2009. The news is considered worrisome in light of an upcoming U.S. offensive.