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July 21, 2007

That Deleted Daily Kos Post About Our Government-Issue Psychopaths, Discovered

DP provided me with the details of the post and it seems to just be a cross-posing of this post. He told me the post was titled "KILLITARY" (in caps, by the way); it didn't take long to discover the beauty excerpted below.

DP writes back to say this is the diary he read on Kos... but softened now:

What you posted most recently is significantly similar to what the diarist at Kos posted. However, I can tell you clearly that the first line, “saying not all soldiers are serial killers” was NOT in this diary. After getting several negative responses in the thread, the diarist did try to backtrack a bit by making a similar disclaimer, but this was not in the original diary. I think the diarist did use the bulk of the post you put up, but he changed it.

The original point was clear, the military turns people into serial killers and rapists.

So, here it is. More troop-supportin' from those red-white-and-true-blue star-spangled super-patriots of the Daily Kos, the preferred Hate Site of Jet Blue Airlines.

Tell a friend.

KILLITARY: Are America's Armed Forces Creating Serial Killers and Mass Murderers?

This article in no way is meant to suggest that all miltary members will become serial killers or mass murderers. It does point out a serious problem with what is happening in our armed forces and seeks a solution to help the brave men and women on their return back home.

According to the July 30, 2007 issue of The Nation magazine, damning photos of a U.S. Soldier using a spoon to literally scoop out the brains of a dead Iraqi and pretending to eat the gray matter were recently acquired.

Of course, everyone is appropriately appalled and make all claims of disgust and finger-wagging. Research shows, however, that such unacceptable behavior happens more often than the United States military wants you to know.

When it comes to training killing machines, the military really does create "an Army of one."

The list of serial killers and mass murderers borne from the military is astounding.

Full Metal Jacket's proud support of UT Tower sniper Charles Whitman's marksmanship notwithstanding, you just aren't going to hear a whole lot about the training ground of killers that are bred to slaughter, maim, and torture and then dumped on our streets upon their return.

Here are just a few of the more memorable individuals who received the best training in the United States military and returned to prowl our country's streets and commit terrorist attacks of a different nature:

Charles Whitman - former Marine sniper who killed his wife, mother, and then proceeded to the University of Texas Tower and picked off sixteen people using his sniping skills.

Dean Corll - former Army man and serial killer known as the "Candy Man" who killed at least 27 young boys and buried them in a storage facility in Houston, Texas.

David Berkowitz AKA "The Son of Sam" - New York serial killer and former Army vet who shot and killed at least six people during the 1970s.

Jeffrey Dahmer - former Army vet and Milwaukee cannibal who murdered at least sixteen young boys and men. He performed experiments on some of the victims and ate others.

Timothy McVeigh (pictured above) - Former Gulf War Army vet responsible for the Oklahoma City bombing.


In 2000, CPT Pete Kilner presented his paper, Military Leaders’ Obligation to Justify Killing in War, before the Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics in Washington D.C. He was there to present his thesis that "the methods that the military currently uses to train and execute combat operations enable soldiers to kill the enemy effectively, but they leave the soldiers liable to post-combat psychological trauma caused by guilt."

Kilner's paper discussed how the military's training changed drastically after World War II. A survey determined that only 25% of all soldiers during the war actually fired their weapons. The main reason cited was that soldiers were more afraid to kill another human being than to be killed.


One way to achieve this was with pop-up targets on marksmanship ranges. "They enable soldiers to overcome their aversion to killing by conditioning them to act spontaneously to conditions that are combat-like yet morally benign," according to Kilner.

I trust you can see where this is going. Desensitized to violence, their empathy for other humans drilled out of them, culture of death, etc., etc., etc.

Incidentally, given the millions upon millions upon millions of young (and not so young) men who've served in the military in the past 50 years, it's hardly surprising to find serial killers among them. And drug dealers. And hit men. And rapists. And gentleman cat-burglar jewel-thieves, even.

Alas, Google didn't cache the page as it originally appeared on DKos, but undoubtedly it's just this story again.


Is Kos, who never tires of telling us of his stint in the armed forces, a serial killer? Did he delete this to prevent us from discovering the awful truth?

PS: Since the diarist was inspired by Full Metal Jacket, why not include the man also mentioned as a Marine in that film -- Lee Harvey Oswald? Having killed two people and wounded a third, I think we can sneak him into at least the "spree killer" category, no?

So why no mention?

You know why.

Patsy. Google it.

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