Silly Russians. They're even sillier than the Americans. Let's make big, big, big bombs! The Americans' Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) is meant to kill and destroy hundreds of soldiers and tanks at once (as if battlefields even exist anymore). The Russians' Dad of All Bombs is four times more powerful than the Americans'. According to a deputy chief in the Russian military, "it is meant to "protect the nation's security and confront international terrorism in any situation and any region." So when the Chechens take over another theater, instead of gassing everyone to death, the Russians can just blow up the entire town.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Six years ago today, medieval assholes killed many people in the United States. This lead to a subsequent (largely vengeful) killing spree in which even more people - outside of the United States - died. And it led to one of the most counter-intuitive and mind-numbingly anti-intellectual foreign policy initiatives in the history of the modern world.
Goddamn, how I deplore fundamentalism.
By the way, I love Naomi Klein. I need to get her new book, which has a "trailer."