No retrieve from the T-Rump disease, however.
A right-on explanation for the canker on the world came yesterday from Down-Under — Gareth Evans, Australia’s former foreign minister, in a speech described in lyrical, mouth-full accuracy America’s predicament (The Sydney Morning Herald):
Mr Evans labelled Mr Trump as “manifestly the most ill-informed, under-prepared, ethically challenged and psychologically ill-equipped president in US history.”
War is quickly shifting its business, and the real shit will soon hit the fan as the T-Rump gets easy on the trigger. The ‘mother‘ of all bombs, one dropped today in Afghanistan, has a blast radius of one mile, so most-likely killing/injuring a lot of civilians.
A good review of the MOAB incident at CommonDreams this afternoon, and the Guardian. One terrible factor is the T-Rump’s don’t-care attitude — “bomb the shit out of ’em” — so civilian deaths will naturally spiral upward in the coming days as the fuck-head works his new media toy — war.
Via Airwars, the military watchdog, and ugly on the ground:
There is significant debate concerning why civilians are at far greater risk on the battlefield.
The Pentagon has denied that its rules of engagement have changed under Donald Trump’s presidency, which for the moment appears to be the case.
As previously reported by Airwars’ Samuel Oakford, Iraqi officials have said that it is now easier to call in US and Coalition airstrikes — though this change reportedly dates back to December 2016.
Coalition spokesman Colonel Joseph Scrocca has referred to any shifts in how airstrikes are called in, and who is authorized to do so, as “merely a procedural change.”
While these changes may not match the military’s official definition of new “rules of engagement,” that is little solace for those affected by the new and looser guidelines.
Same fallout, triggered by the “most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you’ve ever seen…”