Thomas Wictor

In praise of war (and flamethrowers)

In praise of war (and flamethrowers)

Clutch your pearls, girls. Get ready to faceplant the fainting couch. This post is about the courageous, exceptionally moral decision that the Sunni Arabs and Israel have made to go to war with Iran. It’s now clear that the goal is regime change, not simply destroying the Iranian nuclear program.

“Good hunting, men and women,” I say.

The western world is becoming too stupid and weak to survive. This is an actual tweet.


I haven’t bothered to find out who the hell Jessica Valenti is. My guess is that she’s never known any transsexuals. I’ve known four: three male to female, and one female to male. We never discussed gender. I do know that none were whiny pansies who would’ve needed to be resuscitated by paramedics if I’d used the phrase “sausage fest.” Being a transsexual requires incredible strength.

For all you transsexuals with the vapors and you transsexualism fake-fans who want to tell me how to speak, eat this.


Sit on a sausage and spin. Have a sausage carnival.

Next: I’d never heard of Matisyahu. He’s an American reggae singer who happens to be a Jew.


He was disinvited from Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival in Spain for reasons that remain unclear. Initially we were told this.

The formerly hasidic star was scheduled to perform on August 22 at the Rototom Sunsplash Reggae Festival in eastern Spain. But he had his show cancelled after he refused to release a public statement backing a Palestinian state, according to the Times of Israel.

Matisyahu is not Israeli. But the Times of Israel reported that the festival was pressured by activists from the BDS movement, which aims to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel, and that other musicians threatened to cancel their performances unless Matisyahu made the declaration.

This confirms what any thinking person already knew, that the BDS movement is motivated by Jew-hate. Matisyahu responded on Facebook.

The festival organizers contacted me because they were getting pressure from the BDS movement. They wanted me to write a letter, or make a video, stating my positions on Zionism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to pacify the BDS people. I support peace and compassion for all people. My music speaks for itself, and I do not insert politics into my music. Music has the power to transcend the intellect, ideas, and politics, and it can unite people in the process.

The festival kept insisting that I clarify my personal views; which felt like clear pressure to agree with the BDS political agenda. Honestly it was appalling and offensive, that as the one publicly Jewish-American artist scheduled for the festival they were trying to coerce me into political statements. Were any of the other artists scheduled to perform asked to make political statements in order to perform?

No artist deserves to be put in such a situation simply to perform his or her art. Regardless of race, creed, country, cultural background, etc, my goal is to play music for all people. As musicians that is what we seek.

Blessed Love, Matis

Here’s what the festival organizers said happened.

We have not supported the petition of a fanatic political representative who never decided to contact us but went to the press. Sincerely, we would have liked having Matisyahu with us, to share messages of peace and universal brotherhood.

The thing is, in a way, we have faced two extremisms : on one side an association which would not listen to reasonable things and which treats everything with “either you are with us or against us”, and on the other side an artist who, to a simple (and legitimate) question about the war as an instrument to solve conflicts (of ALL wars), decided not to answer many times.

The Rototom is a place of peace and debate : if he would have done a gesture to show good faith, at least from ONE of the parties involved, to keep on believing this concert would have brought (and can still bring) something positive to this edition dedicated to Peace.

According to the festival organizers, refraining from giving an opinion is now extremism. How utterly insane is that?

And these fatuous Spanish geldings think that a reggae festival is going to create peace? I’ll tell you what’ll create peace: The Sunni Arabs and Israel waging a hugely violent war against the Iranian mullahs, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Quds Force, Hezbollah, and the Islamic State. There’s now absolutely no doubt that the Sunnis, Israelis, Pakistanis, Azerbaijanis, Greeks, and Italians are going to overthrow the mullahs. As well they should. Did you see this?

That’s in Kuwait. Guess who supplied all those weapons to a terror cell?

A massive arms cache seized in Kuwait last week was smuggled into the country from Iran, two Kuwaiti newspapers reported on Sunday, according to the Reuters news agency…

Al-Anba newspaper reported at the time that the weapons had been smuggled across the border from Iraq for use by members of an Iranian-backed Hezbollah cell.

But al-Rai and al-Qabas dailies, citing unnamed sources, reported on Sunday that the weapons had been brought into Kuwait by sea from Iran. They quoted the sources as saying that the new information had come from confessions made by the detainees during interrogation.

You know how the Kuwaitis got the information out of them?

While you stupid, spoiled, rich, SAFE buffoons wag your fingers and delude yourselves that reggae and dialogue will bring peace to the world, better men and women than you are getting their hands dirty. I don’t care what the Kuwaitis did to extract the truth from the terrorists. Americans and Europeans are so ridiculously uninformed now that they fiercely oppose things that never happened.


All the demonstrations and descriptions we saw and heard of waterboarding had nothing whatsoever to do with the actual practice. The plastic wrap prevented water from entering the detainee’s mouth or nose, but it caused an involuntary somatic reaction that felt like drowning.

Unlike all the poseurs who pretend to object to reality, I openly admit my positions. I support torture and war. If terrorists kidnapped my child, and I captured one of them alive, I’d do anything to make him talk. And in the case of the Iranian mullahs and the Islamic State, I can’t wait for the war to begin. In the history of the human race, nobody has demanded more forcefully to be destroyed than the Iranian mullahs and the Islamic State.

Everyone who took to social media to protest the Gaza war is going to fall over dead when the next conflict begins. You’ll have seen nothing like it in your life. The unprecedented violence of the war will save tens or hundreds of thousands of lives. When confronted with weapons of staggering lethality, people give up. That’s what happened when the Germans introduced the modern flamethrower in World War I. The commander of the German flamethrower arm—Major Bernhard Reddemann—was absolutely correct.

The moral effect of the flame jets has been considerable. A large number of the enemy have surrendered before the flame jet reached them, often even before the smoke cloud came close to them. During the engagements at Samogneux and Haumont, the flamethrower troops ran out of igniters but continued to spray unlit fuel oil. This was enough to persuade the occupants of the enemy houses to surrender.

Not only our enemies in the World War but also weak sisters and old maids in the homeland believed at that time that the flamethrower should be denounced as an “inhuman” weapon. However, it was not at all inhuman and was indeed perhaps more humane than many other weapons used in wars because its main effect was the moral shock it produced in our enemies, which was so great that they scarcely ever attempted physical resistance.

The coming war will be like the biggest flamethrower ever built. My study of the units that that the Sunni Arabs have created, the exercises they’ve undertaken, what the IDF did in Operation Protective Edge, and what I’m seeing in Operation Golden Arrow in Yemen all indicate that Iran, its proxies, and the Islamic State will be hit so hard and so fast that they won’t have a chance to resist effectively. It has to be done, and I’m looking forward to it with elation.


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