Monday, November 16, 2015

Making a Killing

Today's source of outrage is the news that, three days after horrific terrorist attacks made on innocent civilians by fundamentalist Sunni Islamic extremists, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of smart bombs to a society run by fundamentalist Sunni Islamic extremists. The Saudis are currently fighting a Shiite insurgency in Yemen, a religious conflict that has re-ignited Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. After yesterday's long post about the danger to the West of using religious fanatics in various proxy wars, we have an news item about the sale of cutting-edge weapons to people who have shown themselves to be our enemies since September 2001 in order to facilitate a sectarian war. Great, just fucking great... at least Boeing and Raytheon will be making a killing.

It's a pity the smart bombs aren't really smart... there's no way to talk them out of detonation:





I imagine some of those munitions, labeled 'Made in the USA' will find themselves used on Christians, Jews, and Yezidis as well as Shiites. Is it too soon after Paris to talk about blowback?

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usicdidribee titkea said...

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usicdidribee titkea said...

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mikey said...

Nope. It doesn't become any less incoherent by repetition. Still not sure which side he comes down on, but by golly he knows where those @s and !s are on the keyboard, doesn't he...

Smut Clyde said...

The Saudis are currently fighting a Shiite insurgency in Yemen

Perhaps it would be more accurate to say that "The Saudis are bombing a lot of civilians in Yemen, from a safe distance". They spent too much money on their armed forces to risk it in battle against anyone who could fight back.

Smut Clyde said...

In completely different news (and not wanting to distract from the deep thoughts of usicdidribee titkea), your coverage of Dr Gruber's Science Club talk from mid-last-year --

Dr Gruber then moved on from corals to the discovery of biofluorescence in vertebrates, - on one particular dive to photograph fluorescent corals, a bright-green fluorescent eel, a false moray Kaupichthys hyoproroides stood out in the foreground of one photograph... it was the first fluorescent vertebrate ever found

-- has finally been picked up in Nat.Geo.
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151111-glowing-eels-science-animals-turtles-oceans/

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm outsourcing my comments on multiple issues here to S.C.
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