Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Yet Another Example of How Patriarchy and War Go Hand-in-Hand

Easter Fun

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.

1 comment:

Allum Barstansangur said...

"Theatre of war" tactics.

Sabre-rattling a la Leonid Brezhnev.

Expect more of this in the years to come...Putin has a real hard-on for the cold war days when he was Mr KGB.

Certainly some cock-comparing going on but not what I would call a patriarchy so much as an aggressive oligarchy with little to no checks or balances.