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War and Peace – a Jungian Thing


Colonel: Marine, what is that button on your body armor?Sergeant Joker: A peace symbol, sir.

Pogue Colonel: Where’d you get it?

Sergeant Joker: I don’t remember, sir.

Pogue Colonel: What is that you’ve got written on your helmet?

Sergeant Joker: “Born to Kill”, sir.

Pogue Colonel: You write “Born to Kill” on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What’s that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?

Sergeant Joker: No, sir.

Pogue Colonel: What is it supposed to mean?

Sergeant Joker: I don’t know, sir

Pogue Colonel: You don’t know very much, do you?

Sergeant Joker: No, sir

Pogue Colonel: You’d better get your head and your ass wired together, or I will take a giant shit on you.

Sergeant Joker: Yes, sir.

Pogue Colonel: Now answer my question or you’ll be standing tall before the man.

Sergeant Joker: I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir.

Pogue Colonel: The what?

Sergeant Joker: The duality of man. The Jungian thing, sir.

Pogue Colonel: Whose side are you on, son?

Sergeant Joker: Our side, sir.

Pogue Colonel: Don’t you love your country?

Sergeant Joker: Yes, sir.

Pogue Colonel: Then how about getting with the program? Why don’t you jump on the team and come on in for the big win?

Sergeant Joker: Yes, sir.

Pogue Colonel: Son, all I’ve ever asked of my marines is that they obey my orders as they would the word of God. We are here to help the Vietnamese, because inside every gook there is an American trying to get out. It’s a hardball world, son. We’ve gotta keep our heads until this peace craze blows over.

Sergeant Joker: Aye-aye, sir.

                          ~  ~  ~ 

How would we replace the words “gook” and “American” to fit today’s “War on Terror”? 

‘Inside every Muslim is a Christian trying to get out’?

‘Inside every humble impoverished Somali is a Republican golfer trying to get out’? 

Mass Grave Found in Mandera, Kenya


The shallow graves of at least twelve ethnic Somalis were said to have been discovered on the outskirts of Mandera, a town near Kenya-Somalia border.

One of the deceased has been identified by  residents as “Isnina”, a mother of five, who went missing just four days ago.

Witnesses say two Kenya Defense Forces soldiers in separate Toyota Probox vehicles arrested Isnina after abducting her from her small hotel opposite Furqan mosque in Mandera.

The individuals are thought to have been killed by Kenya’s security forces following a string of deadly attacks against non-Muslims by Islamic militant group al-Shabaab.

According to a situation report given to me, the Manda Area Councilor had been organizing a demonstration to protest disappearance of a woman -one among many disappearances that residents believe are being carried out by security forces.

Last year al-Shabaab massacred dozens in separate  bus and quarry attacks in Mandera county.

The bodies of 11 ethnic Somalis were discovered in Wajir last May, a town not far from where the Somali militants group  killed at least 150 people at a university in Garissa county.

Further documentation of against ethnic Somalis by security forces was published by Kenya National Human Rights Commision in a report called “The Error of Fighting Terror with Terror”.

The spokesman for the Kenya Defense Forces deny involvement with these disappearances.

The Kenya government has in the past said the deaths of ethnic Somalis were due to clan conflict.

A Security news source claims the bodies discovered in the mass graves belong to police informants and defectors whose murders al-Shabaab leaders had ordered.


Not everyone agrees.

@OnyangoMoses2 These killings are not clan conflicts but suspected extra judicial killings by our security forces engaged in war on terror.

The Kenya government want to justify their stay in Somalia by killing innocent women in Mandera #StopKillingSomalis @insecurityke @hrw

Isnina’s remains were schedule to be exhumed today.

There are no further reports indicating that more bodies were found in the same “mass” grave.

Al-Shabaab commander Abdurahman Mohamed Kuno Gamadheere aka Dulyadeen