Thursday, December 28, 2023

The MK-84 2,000-Pounder

Wauck--and others--strongly object to the use of the MK-84 2,000-lb. bomb on Gaza.

...These enormously powerful bombs are not being used to hit special targets—deeply dug in command centers, as an example. They are being routinely used against civilians. Eagerly used against civilians. These are, again, unguided area bombs, with a “hazardous blast radius” of 3,280 feet. That’s why I call this pattern of use “weapons of mass destruction”, and the photos confirm that. Israel has used up to 500 of these bombs to date—200 in so-called “safe zones”. The US has supplied Israel with 5,400 of these bombs since October 7....

Since we know nada/zip/zero about bomb-tonnage and the destructive capacity thereof, we'll look for better-informed comments.  Meantime, I've highlighted certain words in that text which are opinions designed to inflame.

Would be really nice to know what is and what is not true about that damned war, wouldn't it?


Anonymous said...

Q1: Destructive capacity. Try an image search for “Gaza Bomb Damage” on multiple search engines (e.g.,, and see if mass destruction applies.

Q2: Eagerly: Marked by enthusiastic or impatient desire or interest. Hard to quantify the motivations of other humans, but there doesn’t appear from the photographic evidence to be restraint.

Q3: Safe Zones: Churches, Schools, and Hospitals? North of a line danger, South of a line safety? Totalitarianism implies the right of a state to pursue its goals no matter what.

When does self defense cross a line into murderous aggression? Mark78

Anonymous said...

Forgive me for a follow up comment.

Rev. Dr. Munther Isaac in Bethlehem: If you are not appalled by what is happening in Gaza, if you are not shaken to your core, there is something wrong with your humanity. And if we as Christians are not outraged by the genocide, by the weaponization of the Bible to justify it, there is something wrong with our Christian witness and we are compromising the credibility of our Gospel message. If you fail to call this genocide, it is on you. It is a sin and darkness you willingly embrace.

One other thought from another person: As Christians in the West celebrated Christmas festivities, Israel stepped up its industrial scale killing of Gazans 45 miles from the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in a land where Christ also lived under occupation.

The reason police take crime scene photos is so a jury sitting in judgment can see for themselves the truth of the crime. There is a global internet. There is nothing secret about this war. Mark78