US trains generals to ignore Geneva Convention – prepare to bomb civilians in Mecca and Medina – WTF?

A course for US military officers has been teaching that America’s enemy is Islam in general and suggesting that the country might ultimately have to obliterate the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina without regard for civilian deaths, following second world war precedents of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima.

The Pentagon suspended the course in late April when a student objected to the material. The FBI also changed some agent training last year after discovering that it, too, was critical of Islam.

The teaching in the military course was counter to repeated assertions by US officials over the past decade that America is at war against Islamic extremists, not the religion itself.

“They hate everything you stand for and will never coexist with you, unless you submit,” the instructor, Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley, said in a presentation last July for the course at Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia…Dooley also presumed, for the purposes of his theoretical war plan, that the Geneva conventions that set standards of armed conflict, are “no longer relevant”.

He adds: “This would leave open the option once again of taking war to a civilian population wherever necessary (the historical precedents of Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki being applicable to the Mecca and Medina destruction decision point).”

His war plan suggests possible outcomes such as “Saudi Arabia threatened with starvation … Islam reduced to cult status”…

“It is therefore illogical” to continue with the current US strategy, which Dooley said presumes there is a way of finding common ground with Islamic religious leaders, without “waging near total war”…

In his July 2011 presentation on “counterjihad”, Dooley asserted that the rise of what he called a “military Islam/Islamist resurgence” compels the US to consider extreme measures, “unconstrained by fears of political incorrectness”.

Just in case you thought civilized Americans who believe in our Constitution are only just beginning to confront the nutballs of Christian Jihad in the coming election – remember that they control a portion of Congress and obviously a portion of what is taught our military commanders.

This kind of crap should have gone the way of the Dodo back when fascist-minded militarists thought we could suppress the VietNamese people by “bombing them back to the Stone Age”. An ideology essentially unchanged from Hitler’s blitzkrieg to Bush’s shock and awe. That there are individual voices in the Pentagon and our war colleges that speak of science and reason, tactics and political strengths, becomes somewhat meaningless in the face of course management that includes extremist ideology like this crap.

2 comments

  1. wideblindeye

    While I disagree with the blatant assertations that this particular instructor made, I believe there is value in examining all options and scenarios. In my opinion, it is naive to not discuss a scenario in a classroom environment due to concerns about political correctness. At the very least, this could promote valuable discussion about ethical decision-making at the strategic level. Alternatively, it might provide at least simulated command experience should a commander find themselves in a nightmare situation in which we all like to think would never occur, but always remain possible. Something else to consider is that nuclear weapons work as a strategic deterrent for a reason….WWII proved them to be effective at accomplishing wartime objectives, if not necessarily efficient, in terms of minimizing civilian casualties and loss of life in general.

  2. god

    The sort of discussion you wish for happens automatically in most American war colleges. regardless of the politics and ideology driving the instructor.

    When an institution trying to equip leaders for leadership offers a single-minded premise completely at odds with our own Constitution and treaties, I suggest we continue to leave that up to those dedicated to changing our nation over to something less than a constitutional republic. Our task is to defend and advance this nation.

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