The Honeymoon of the Generals
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The Honeymoon of the Generals

Or Why Trump’s Wars Should Seem So Familiar MOAB sounds more like an incestuous, war-torn biblical kingdom than the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, aka “the mother of all bombs.” Still, give Donald Trump credit. Only the really, really big bombs, whether North Korean nukes or those 21,600 pounds of MOAB, truly get his attention….

MOAB: The Grotesque Game of Good Bombs v Bad Bombs
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MOAB: The Grotesque Game of Good Bombs v Bad Bombs

The Mother of all Bombs (MOAB), dropped by the US in Afghanistan, tells us everything about a culture that views the world through the morally indefensible prism of good Western bombs versus bad non-Western bombs. Thus we had the gushing Western media coverage of the dropping of MOAB — the largest non-nuclear bomb in Washington’s arsenal — which was…

MOAB: Move Over, America’s Back!
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MOAB: Move Over, America’s Back!

Trump dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat against Daesh in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province, and the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), nicknamed the “Mother Of All Bombs”, sent the clear signal to Russia, China, and Iran to “Move Over, America’s Back” in Eurasia. The bomb itself has comparatively little utility against Daesh…