The west used colonies as laboratories for weapons. It’s not different today.

Something didn’t sit right with me after hearing about the US dropping a massive bomb in Afghanistan targeting a relatively small number of people. I wrote this for The Guardian explaining why I think the US unleashed this weapon on the world.

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 sympathy for Isis and its murderous offshoots, but you don’t need to be a military expert to suspect something strange might be going on here.

Since the US’s stated objective was to destroy underground tunnels, wouldn’t so-called bunker buster bombs, which can also be huge and dig deep into the earth, serve the aims of this mission just as well, if not better?

Look to the history of colonial warfare for the answer. The lands of the colonized have always served as the western world’s laboratory for the newest and worst weapons of war….

Read the rest here.

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