Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The straight razor...

LUCAS
"This was monitored out of Cambodia. This has been verified as Colonel Kurtz's voice."

COLONEL KURTZ (on tape)
" I watched a snail crawl along the edge of a straight razor. That's my dream. That's my nightmare. Crawling, slithering, along the edge of a straight razor, and surviving. "

ON TAPE
"11th transmission, December 30th, 0500 hours, sector KZK."

KURTZ (on tape)
" We must kill them. We must incinerate them. Pig after pig, cow after cow, village after village, army after army. And they call me an assassin. What do you call it when the assassins accuse the assassin ? They lie.. they lie and we have to be merciful for those who lie. Those nabobs. I hate them. How I hate them..."

In the aftermath of reports (including in the Jerusalem Post, hardly an Arab propaganda outlet) that IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz had ordered the military to destroy 10 buildings in Beirut in retaliation to every Katyusha rocket strike on Haifa... I wonder... how long is it before we hear Halutz's voice on the radio, muttering about snails and straight razors?

-- Badtux the "History repeats itself, over and over again" Penguin

Note: For those wondering if the Jerusalem Post is an "Arab propaganda outlet": It has been reported by the BBC, interviewing the head of the UN relief agency, that eighty twelve-story apartment towers have been destroyed in the Shiite suburbs of Beirut. This pretty much matches up with the above statement by General Halutz, which the Israelis first denied, then said "well, reporters must have misunderstood", then finally said "well, okay, someone said that to the reporters, but he was mistaken"... eight Katyusha rocket strikes, 80 buildings destroyed in Beirut. Coincidence? You make the call.

2 comments:

  1. There are already many Colonel Kurtzes in Murka. The crazy people now send out assassins to kill the sane people. What percentage of the country would push a button to exterminate the brutes?

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  2. Do you really want an answer to that question, k. ron? I don't. Because the answer would probably horify us all.

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