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The War Nerd November 5, 2007
 
Burn, Malibu, Burn!
Fire: the most effective, underused weapon in the world By Gary Brecher Browse author Email
 
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See, the Rex had a special feature for kiddies: every Friday after school was out, all the foreign oil-workers' children would pile into the Rex to watch cartoons. Even a Muslim couldn't object to that, right?

Wrong. There is very little that a real Khomeini-ite can't object to, and for them the idea of kids watching movies on a Friday was so horrible that it just naturally called for one of the Faithful to walk around the Rex that Friday afternoon padlocking all the doors, then pouring a couple five-gallon cans of gasoline under the doors and in the windows, and then setting it on fire. Hundreds of children dead.

I've never forgotten that story. Made me so sick, as if Carter's disgusting puss-out wasn't already nearly killing me, young as I was.

But nobody else remembers it. Did you? Betcha didn't. Betcha never heard of it. And the Iranians weren't bothered at all. A few weeks later, hordes of the stupid fucks swarmed over Tehran to welcome the glorious Imam Khomeini. And a few years after that, hordes of kids not much older than the ones that got crisped in Abadan ran through machine gun fire or volunteered to be human mine detonators for Iranian human-wave attacks across the Shatt al-Arab a few miles from Abadan.

Don't tell me terror doesn't work. Only amateurs think that. And if the Cinema Rex didn't hurt Khomeini's popularity, if Dresden didn't stop London putting up a statue to Bomber Harris, you honestly expect me to even pretend I'm not giggling, damn near jerking off, watching producers' houses burn?

Wake up and smell the ashes.


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