Wednesday, February 19, 2014
It's been very interesting watching the press report this mistaken bombing on American soldiers in a remote outpost today. First they started censoring the bad language and then started downplaying the whole thing as no big deal.
But I was struck by this comment:The soldier says the impact was so powerful that it knocked people to the ground.'After the initial realization that it had hit behind us, we were so scatter brained trying to figure out what happened. It hit so close to the guys in the tower it actually knocked the fill out of radios,' he said.
'Once the smoke had cleared and we realized that no one was seriously injured, we were just sitting there in awe as the anger started to build,' he continued.
I can imagine. I can also imagine how much it angers innocent villagers who find themselves on the receiving end of such "mistakes."
Yeah, yathink? I can't imagine why they hate us...
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Didn't we learn this in WWII? That bombing didn't "break the will" of those under the bombs, but steeled their resolve?
Yeah, we did. And we promptly forgot it. Damned inconvenient knowledge when bombs are so damned convenient.
Posted by: Rmj | Feb 20, 2014 7:45:28 AM
What are you talking about? We won Vietnam thanks to Operation Rolling Thunder...
Posted by: NTodd | Feb 21, 2014 1:13:14 AM