The bomb used Thursday in Afghanistan by the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, following Trump’s orders, is called GBU-43, also known as “MOAB.” It is the most powerful non-nuclear conventional bomb. It was first used in the 1991 Gulf War, where it was nicknamed the “daisy cutter.” It “only” had 15,000 pounds of explosives, almost eight tons. Thursday’s bomb is a device closer to atomic terror: It had 10 tons of explosives.
They say that the U.S. military and the U.S. presidency “have taken all necessary precautions to avoid harming civilians.” It makes you cry in anger. Because this bomb has a similar impact to that of a small atomic bomb, but without the radiation. The air wave caused by it swallows everything in a whirlwind of death for kilometers, sucking the air and, with it, all life.
We do not know how the Warlord Donald Trump will justify this time this terror by the state.
Just a week ago, he ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk missiles on Syria, with a stark warning to Moscow, breaking an imagined balance in which he profited from the “Russiagate,” “friend of Putin” and “enemy of NATO.” In doing so, he suddenly went back to America “first.” His goal was to punish — going behind the U.N.’s back and the demand for an independent investigation — the alleged Damascus’ nerve gas raid in Idlib. He allegedly ordered the American “humanitarian” bombing “in defense of children,” but by hitting the military base, it caused the deaths of other civilians.
And not satisfied with one mess, he has stirred the waters of the Yellow Sea by sending the Vinson aircraft carrier and a fleet, as an exercise aimed to deter North Korea’s missile provocations, like one of the many maneuvers that — primarily responsible for the tension — ravage South Korea. The latter is in disarray, with no government and no presidency and with the anti-war protests in the streets driven by the fear of being in the middle of a nuclear conflict, because even there, Trump announced that it will deploy the deadly Thaad anti-missile system.
Shattered by the U.S. bombing in Syria, the negotiating summit in Geneva and the one in Astana started, promoted by the U.N. and Russia to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis. This time, the largest non-nuclear bomb falls in Afghanistan on the same day that the summit of Russia, China and Iran starts in Moscow to look for a political solution of the Afghan war that has lasted 16 years so far — ever since the United States started it in revenge for the Sept. 11, 2001, attack.
In Afghanistan, there have been 11,000 civilian deaths in 2016 alone largely due to the NATO coalition raids, of which Italy is a part, have caused only in 2016, according to the U.N. What lie will the Warlord tell this time? What else will have to happen before the world’s pacifists return to the streets?
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