Friday, April 14, 2017

Mother of all Pinpricks aka MOAB

Recently, the United States Air-Force dropped what they referred too as "The Mother of all Bombs", MOAB.  Almost without exception those in the media, Republicans and even some Democrats are cheering what has been labeled as some earth-shattering event.  The truth however, is something entirely different.  Perhaps the MOAB only delivered what could rightly be called the 'Mother of all Pin Pricks'.  This fantastic bomb was a 1000 times smaller than the little egg laid on the Japanese city of  Hiroshima in 1945.  In those days the country was not playing at war, but took winning and victory as serious business and not just some board game.  I recall the story of a Russian Colonel who was presented with some French prisoners during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow, and was asked what to do with them.  He answer was brief and to the point, "Shoot them, war is not a game and if more people stopped treating it like one, we would have fewer"!  War is not a game and the enemy will continued to fight and men on both sides will continue to die just as long as we play this board game with the enemy.