Hajji Girl Leads To More "Misunderstood Marines"
"raw dogma" by Nkrumah Steward, creator of 8BM.com
All I can do is think about the movie Jarhead and the Folwer character played by Evan Jones, the guy that played Cheddar Bob in Eight Mile.
If you remember him from Jarhead he was the one that the film strongly implied shot those wandering Iraqi’s camels for kicks and giggles. He was the one that made the insulting sexual gestures to the Arab girl that was riding by in her car as well as the guy that was collecting the corpses and posing them with shit during the scene after Saddam started burning the oil wells.
Anyway, that is the guy that I think of when I think of when I think of the out of control service men.
Folwer is the kind of guy that the military attracts because of the nature of the job, but he is also the kind of guy that give the rest of them a bad name.
Folwer loves war. To him war is a get out of jail free card, a token to do whatever the fuck he wants to do to whomever he wants.
Its like a fantasy world where he can satisfy every perverse curiosity that he has ever had floating around in his open, empty head.
He is the guy that you can bet your bottom dollar isn’t going to come back from any war fucked up because he went into the war fucked up all ready.
A music video for a song called “Hajji Girl” has made it to the internet.
I know. This already doesn’t sound good.
Well you know me. I won’t disappoint.
“Hajji Girl” includes the lyric "I grabbed her little sister and put her in front of me. As the bullets began to fly, the blood sprayed from between her eyes, and then I laughed maniacally ... I blew those little fuckers to eternity ... They should have known they were fucking with the Marines".
This video has been reportedly been viewed by almost 50,000 people according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The music video supposedly shows US Marines cheering and singing along to the lyrics of this song.
One comment posted on the youtube.com web site that hosts the Hajji Girl video reads: "This makes me happy to be a Marine. But look out! Here comes the rest of the country to call us evil!"
Now no one knows for sure if the guy that wrote is a Marine or not, but if you have a better word than “evil” I would be glad to hear it.
This issue always comes up when you are taking military personnel and civilians.
We civilians appreciate military personnel putting their lives on the line, hopefully for noble causes, but then we find out that some of the people over there doing the dirty work aren’t any better than the assholes that we sent them over there to fight we get pissed.
Maybe evil is too strong of a word but how about embarrassing? Can we use embarrassing?
There has to be someone out there that is willing to defend this country that isn’t also so misanthropic that he finds doing whatever he sees fit to the people he is supposedly trying to liberate part of his birthright.
But again, we shouldn’t be surprised. Not everyone that enlists in the military does so to serve their country with honor. They also attract that element of society that just likes to kick a little ass from time to time.
And it’s a good thing that the military does attract that element because the military gives them an outlet where if they didn’t have that, they would be kicking our asses.
Which brings me right back to the Folwer character in Jarhead.
Folwer will kick your ass. But he will also stick a hot comb up your butt while you are sitting in prison waiting to be interrogated for being Arab in the Middle East and being unfortunate enough to be arrested for it.
What disappoints the civilian population when we hear things like this is that this isn’t how we think we are being represented by our military.
We all know men and women serving in our armed forces and the majority of them aren’t Fowlers.
But Fowlers make the news.
It’s the Fowlers of the world that are going to be on trial for massacring unarmed Iraqi citizens and trying to pass it off as a roadside bomb.
No one wants to think that we are waving American flags at half mast when one of our soldiers dies from a IED that before he stepped on the IED he was doing the running man on the side of the road to the Hajji song over a few innocent Iraqi he shot dead because “he could”.
Was it only about a month ago when several US soldiers were accused to massacring Iraqi civilians in Haditha and trying to cover it up as a car bomb?
honorably discharged former Army Private Steven D. Green who was kicked out of the Army because of a "personality disorder was charged in federal court with killing an iraqi including a 5 year old child, then raping a 14-year-old girl.
"Green came to the bedroom door and told everyone, 'I just killed them. All are dead,'" the affidavit said.
"After the rape, (the soldier) witnessed Green shoot the woman in the head two to three times," the affidavit said.
The affidavit is based on FBI and military investigators' interviews with three soldiers assigned to Green's platoon. Two of the soldiers said they witnessed another soldier and Green rape the woman.
According to neighbors of the family the rape victim was only 14.
The US government is saying that she was 25.
Her mother was afraid that her daughter would attract the attention of American soldiers working her job at the check point.
I guess she was right.
Green saw her at the check point and told other soldiers that he was going to rape her someday.
When it was over they burned their clothes and said that they would never talk about what happened that night ever again.
See what I mean? These were the Fowlers that got caught.
The military need men like Folwer. Men that just want to kill stuff.
Men that take all of this in as some kind of a free pass to be as base and primal as he would like to be without being judged for it.
Call them a hero, call them a patriot even if you want, but it really would be wasted on Fowlers because if they weren’t killing for their country they would be still dragging cats by the bumpers of their pick up trucks.
Please tell me it takes more to being a hero than that.