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The ‘mother of all bombs’ is big, deadly – and won’t lead to peace

Image result for theguardian.mother of all bombsThe idea that the US military can vanquish the enemy with ferocious air power is certainly not new, but history tells a different story. The US military dropped over seven million tons of explosives in south-east Asia and still lost the Vietnam war.

In the first days of the Afghan war, we were told that US airpower was no match for the ragtag, poor, uneducated Taliban religious fanatics. Indeed, we saw the precursor to the MOAB used right after the US invasion in 2001. It was the so-called Daisy Cutter, named after the shape of the crater it leaves, weighing 15,000 pounds…more: theguardian

“When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.” Lawyer Louis Nizer