US military officers have been taught that their enemy is Islam and that they might ultimately have to obliterate Mecca and Medina without regard for civilian deaths.
A copy of the course material used by army instructor Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Dooley at Joint Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, was leaked by wired.com yesterday.
Lt Col Dooley called for "waging near total war," against Islam.
"They hate everything you stand for and will never coexist with you unless you submit," he said in a presentation last July.
He also said the Geneva Conventions are "no longer relevant.
"This would leave open the option once again of taking war to a civilian population wherever necessary - the historical precedent of Hiroshima being applicable."
Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey told a Pentagon news conference yesterday that the course has been suspended since a student filed a complaint.
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