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Whac-A-Raghead for Just $325

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Whac-A-Raghead for Just $325

Revenge. It is among the most potent drivers of human behavior. The 9/11 terrorist attacks more than a decade ago shocked the world, and for some, the horrific attacks provoked a powerful demon with a voracious appetite for vengeance. Attacking one Muslim country after another has not sated every appetite. Even the killing of Osama Bin Laden did not slay the demon that haunts so many. In fact, sensational headlines and lurid tales of the the assassination of Bin Laden actually seemed tofurther stimulate blood lust in some quarters.

Regardless of one’s personal reaction to the attacks, most people can relate to the concept of revenge. It is the quest for a sense of justice that comes from avenging the innocent. What is amazing is the incredible blind spots that obscure the very same motives in others.

Why shouldn’t Muslims, or any other people on the receiving end of Western foreign policy, not also long for revenge against their tormentors? If we accept they are no less human, then it shouldn’t be so hard to imagine that they, too, want to protect their people and avenge their dead.

Why should they remain supine in the face of unrelenting Western aggression? We all agree that terrorism is wrong, but do we ever ask what options are available to those on the receiving end of our policies? The bombing, torturing, poisoning, and starving of their people, and the theft of their lands and resources angers them too. Even a child can see this is true, so why is it a constant struggle for so many to see what’s right in front of their nosesIt’s easier to believe sweet, self-serving lies than to see their plight and common humanity, and ask, “What would I do if I were in their shoes?” 

“We” want revenge, “they” want revenge, so where does it end? Sweet lies and the endless cycle of violence on both sides of the so-called “War on Terror” will bring nothing but more death and destruction. The powerful have the ultimate means to change course, and while we obscure reality with fantasy, mutual hatred is flourishing, and revenge is a commodity:

Getting inside the mind of a terrorist wasn’t difficult at all. Even as children, human beings fabricate elaborate revenge fantasies. We’re not a particular species. Check out popular video games.  ~Alan Dean Foster

Why trouble your beautiful mind with unpleasant reality and boring “policy” talk? If real life wars and playing couch potato soldier in Call of Duty hasn’t satisfied your personal blood lust, you’re in luck. You can indulge in the Orwellian dream of a “Sealed Mindset” for just $325: Keep the wounds fresh, unleash your simmering rage, and enjoy the thrill of personally killing the world’s most notorious, demonic “raghead.”

Perhaps the “ragheads” will respond with their own morbid revenge “adventure” and the cycle of hatred and vengeance can go on forever?

You Can Fake-Kill Osama bin Laden for $325

by Cord Jefferson, Gawker

Got a few hundred bucks and a bloodlust compelling you to pretend to gun down another human being? Boy, have we got the adventure for you.

In St. Paul, Minnesota, a former Navy Seal, Larry Yatch, is offering people who fantasize about killing other people a chance to participate in a reenactment of the Seal raid that executed Osama bin Laden in a Pakistani compound last year. Called “Sealed Mindset,” the reenactment begins with practice with real firearms aimed at an Osama target, during which Yatch tells the gunners to aim for “anything above the moustache to below the turban.”

Once sufficiently amped up by the sensation of pumping deadly bullets out of a rifle, participants are then led on a mission to storm Osama’s lair, which is actually just a musty room in Sealed Mindset’s 10,000-square-foot studio. The toy soldiers kick in the door and shoot Osama with paintballs, and then the man in the Osama costume slumps over like he’s dead, and everyone hoots and howls, about a fake killing.

According to Minnesota Public Radio reporter Madeleine Baran, people walk away from Osama’s corpse enthused. “That was awesome,” one woman told her.

And she’s right: If there’s anything this summer has taught us, it’s that assault rifles and violence are very fun and awesome games.

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  1. “Attacking one Muslim country after another has not sated every appetite”

    Which ones are those?

    Iraq – unjustified and it released the muslim on muslim and muslims on everybody else horror Saddam had kept bottled up.

    Afghanistan – do you think defeating the Taliban is unjustified? Do you think the horror of islam those perverted creatures visited on that country is a good thing? As it is the NATO forces are fighting those bastards with one arm tied behind their back while they build infrastructure for the enemy, train the enemy and support the appalling, twisted, ideology the Taliban fight for.

    Pakistan – the attacks are against the scum who support the Taliban.

    Libya – that was to prevent Ghaddfi killing more of his own people – something muslims seem to prefer than any intervention by the West.

    Syria – there are calls for the West to get involved – any intervention to stop the killing there will be greeted with howls from muslims no doubt.

    Frankly the West should let the muslims kill each other and oppress each other. We should pull out of Afghanistan as soon as possible, let the Taliban murder school girls if thats what muslims want. Let the muslims do what muslims do in their own lands. It’s nothing to do with us. Let them rot.

  2. 9/11 was the last straw. It was not the first straw. Consider it the Gujarat response to what had gone before.

  3. What I mean is, consider the US reaction the Gujarat response.

  4. 9/11=the Godhra train. The ensuing invasions, crazy as they were=Gujarat riots.

    You are right Jane, they should be closed off and left to murder themselves or starve themselves, if they prefer fighting to farming.

  5. Terrorists are on the wrong tack, like the Pals. A terrorist attack, esp a spectacular one, like Beslan or 9/11 is not going to bring grievances to the fore. All it engenders is revulsion, probably more violence and a complete devaluation of human life on all sides. Same goes for lynching and riots.

  6. “Whac-A-Raghead for Just $325″

    so is loonwacht implying that ubl is a “typical” muslim?

    “Got a few hundred bucks and a bloodlust compelling you to pretend to gun down another human being?” well at least it is pretend.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19329633

    or how is this for bloodlust:

    Volume 8, Book 82, Number 810:

    Narrated Jabir:

    A man from the tribe of Aslam came to the Prophet and confessed that he had committed an illegal sexual intercourse. The Prophet turned his face away from him till the man bore witness against himself four times. The Prophet said to him, “Are you mad?” He said “No.” He said, “Are you married?” He said, “Yes.” Then the Prophet ordered that he be stoned to death, and he was stoned to death at the Musalla. When the stones troubled him, he fled, but he was caught and was stoned till he died. The Prophet spoke well of him and offered his funeral prayer.

    silly muhammad. doesn’t he know that if you bury the guy up to his waist, he can’t run away. plus it’s a lot more like “whack a mole” that way.

  7. The problem with the were just picking on Muslims line is the fact that Muslims kill each other in those countries in much greater numbers than they kill us. You can talk about what poor people they are in terms of being on the receiving end of U.S. Policy but the fact of the matter is; is that many of them are just like the vultures sitting outside that little girls house in Pakistan waiting to murder her or her family. I am confining my remarks to our non western Muslims so my brush will not be quite as broad, but let’s face it many of those people cry foul as they murder, rape, and maim their neighbors. They are just sad that they cannot do it with impunity. I guess when they get rid of everyone that is not like them they will achieve the peace and tolerance they claim to embrace.

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