Voin wrote:They have instead gone out of their way to attack us,
Who's us? The Taliban have never attacked me or my country. However I do think that the Taliban is a terrible organization that has committed countless atrocities.
Voin wrote:But they choose not to. They choose to continue their pig-headed savagery, senselessly attacking innocents and committing countless crimes against humanity.
What they do is monstrous, and so we vanquish them like monsters.
This sounds eerily similiar to what Theodore Roosevelt said during one of his speeches, justifying the race war in the Phillipines.
Race-making and Colonial Violence in the US Empire: The Phillipine-American War as Race War wrote: Roosevelt acknowledged and expressed regret for U.S. abuses but claimed that for every American atrocity, “a very cruel and very treacherous enemy” had committed “a hundred acts of far greater atrocity.” Furthermore, while such means had been the Filipinos’ “only method of carrying on the war,” they had been “wholly exceptional on our part.” The noble, universal ends of a war for civilization justified its often unsavory means. “The warfare that has extended the boundaries of civilization at the expense of barbarism and savagery has been for centuries one of the most potent factors in the progress of humanity,” he asserted, but “from its very nature it has always and everywhere been liable to dark abuses.”
Also, I'm very curious to you're opinion on the US military. The Americans have killed tons of civilians in Iraq, tortured people to get information and snuggled people (especially women who are enlisted in the American Army. Are these crimes justified because they fight for a better regime and against an oppressive enemy?