American soldiers should suffer “a million Mogadishus” in Iraq, a Columbia University professor told thousands of students and faculty members at an anti-war forum. Nicholas De Genova said those inflammatory words - a reference to the Somali city where 18 U.S. soldiers were killed in the 1993 incident that inspired the movie Black Hawk Down - at an “anti-war teach-in” Wednesday at the school’s Low Library.
“The only true heroes are those who find ways that help defeat the U.S. military,” said De Genova, an assistant professor of anthropology and Latino studies.
De Genova also asserted that Americans who call themselves “patriots” are white supremacists.
De Genova’s hopes for an American defeat in Iraq was cheered by the crowd of 3,000 people who had gathered at the five-hour anti-war lecture.
“If we really [believe] that this war is criminal . . . then we have to believe in the victory of the Iraqi people and the defeat of the U.S. war machine.”
De Genova said the U.S. Army is composed largely of men and women with a “treacherous lack of prospects for a decent life.”
Son of a bitch. Please write the fucker, and wish him a warm 1000 mogadishus as well. Here's his contact info:
NICHOLAS DE GENOVA, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Telephone: (212) 854-0199
office: 416 Hamilton
Also consider writing the University of Chicago and let em know this is not the kind of person who should be teaching our kids - Professors are there to teach not to give personal opinions, to young college students who are usually vulnerable to new and extreme opinions. Look for my post 'think you've had a bad day?', and take a look at the young Ranger who died when a missile destroyed his left arm and became imbedded in his ribcage in mogadishu, 1993. THAT'S the warm wishes he sends our Marines and our troops.