Left: Assyrian archer (now Iraq) ca. 600 BCE. Right: American soldier in Iraq, 2400 years later: this photo shows rare insight into the lack of progress in male intelligence, which is limited to the technical advancement of violence.
Below: Ridicule of the enemy, which is a symptom of overconfidence, characterizes the enduring male belief in “our” supernatural (God-given) superiority. This is a photo-shopped image of a missile test-fire by Iran, gone haywire. Its purpose is to taunt the Iranians as technically inept stone age people, a tactic that is as old (and fatal) as the male mind.