Monday, July 31, 2006

Air power

Tom Engelhardt, whose site has been an island of sanity in the cacophony that is commentary on the web, has a superbly crafted essay on the brutality of Air wars. He expresses what I have felt for a long time. Qana provides yet more evidence of the horrific consequences of the ultimate in asymmetrical warfare. I urge you to read this essay and visit the site often.

Next time you are enjoying a quiet suburban evening and an aircraft flies by, imagine what it would be like for it to rain 500 pound bombs down on where you are. Imagine what happens to the kids you see around you. And then think about 'shock and awe' and ponder the varieties of barbarism.

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