U.S. forces used their largest non-nuclear bomb for the first time in combat on Thursday, striking Islamic State militants in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province around 7:30 p.m. local time.
The strike was carried out “as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan in 2017,” according to a U.S. Central Command press release.
The military objective was to drop the bomb “and get it over and done with and get the ISIS forces killed off,” Barbara Starr, CNN’s Pentagon correspondent, said.
These are the words of the Huffington Post describing the fact that one of most powerful weapons on the planet had just been dropped onto a country to try and supposedly end the ongoing conflict.
BUT we’ve been at this for years, upping the violence clearly doesn’t work and with a 1mile blast radius this giant bomb likely just wiped out pretty much every human in that radius!
Afghanistan has been getting it hard from every side for all of modern history, I can’t imagine the mindset of the youth in this day and age. How can they function knowing that a super power thousands of miles away may just decided one day to wipe out everyone they know?
I’m not saying that Obama’s military tactics were exactly fixing issues but under Trump’s hand waving it seems that bigger and bigger and more common attacks are becoming common and I am worried as hell!
He ordered the strike on the Syrian chemical factory whilst eating cake and then told a reporter that they’d bombed Iraq…. This is especially concerning.
Yet, we worry about North Korea? The threat seems much much closer.
I feel like Trump wouldn’t hesitate to blow up a few of his own people, in fact 18 Syrian allies were just blown up, dead, gone, by a US airstrike!
And on home turf, the treatment of the remaining standing rock protesters…. When Black Lives Matter protests start to build up again I am feeling extremly concerned about the heavy hand he may wave at these “dissidents” of the state!
This is all very concerning.
Are you feeling the same?
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