From Italian colonialists in Libya to imperial Britains bombings in Iraq, the west has often tried out new and terrible ways to kill uncivilized people

The United States has dropped its largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat against Isis targets in Afghanistan. But why drop such a gargantuan bomb in the first place? No one can have any empathy for Isis and its murderous outgrowths, but you dont need to be a military expert to suspect something strange might be going on here.

Since the USs stated objective was to destroy underground passageways, wouldnt so-called bunker buster bombs, which can also be huge and excavation deep into the earth, serve the aims of this mission just as well, if not better?

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