Peace and War
- Military.com/ABC News: U.S. To Unveil Massive New Bomb
- When and if the United States does go to war, military sources say the United States is preparing a monster new weapon to be used during the first nights.
It’s called MOAB, short for “massive ordnance air burst” bomb. It is a modern, bigger version of the 15,000-pound “Daisy Cutter” used in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War and Afghanistan.
Sources say MOAB — still experimental — is a 21,000-pound bomb that will be pushed out the back of a C-130 transport and guided by satellite. Because it is not dropped by parachute, as was the old Daisy Cutter, the aircraft can let it go from far higher altitudes, making it safer for U.S. pilots.
The MOAB’s massive explosive punch, sources say, is similar to a small nuclear weapon.
It is intended to obliterate a command center hidden in tunnels and bunkers or a concentration of Iraqi tanks.
Whatever the target, it must be far from cities where civilians might be hurt. But one important aspect of using this type of weapon, sources say, will be psychological impact on enemy troops. It is intended to terrorize Iraqi troops, drastically reducing their desire to continue the fight.
What is disgusting is that this horrible weapon of mass destruction was likely made right here in Oklahoma. May God have mercy on us all.
- Albany Times Union/AP: France, Germany, Russia to Nix War Vote – It is good to see Russia joining in active dissent against the rush to war.
- MSNBC/WNYT: Peace T-shirt leads to man’s arrest