Battlepanda: Panorama of destruction


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Panorama of destruction

This gives one a sense of scale.

UPDATE: I just threw this up last night. John adds good commentary:
It seems to me, however, that the wrong lesson to learn from images like this would be "the Israelis are bastards". Rather, this is what happens when you apply airpower or artillery of any kind to a dense urban area - whether it's Beirut or Baghdad.

One of my ongoing gripes about both the rhetoric from American leaders, and the media coverage of the American military, is the illusion of "precision" in warfare. It allows both the leadership, the military generally, and individual soldiers to evade moral responsibility for their actions.

Any American liberals who are now decrying the "disproportionate" use of force against Lebanon ought to be positively disgusted at their own use of force in Iraq.