In Lisa Pemberton’s article about artillery fire at JBLM, she used the often stated phrase “the sounds of freedom”.
Does she understand what happens when that shell lands. It kills, indiscriminately. American weapons sold to the Saudi ‘s killed over 100 people in Yemen in one bombing recently. I suspect that they’ve killed far more civilians than rebels in that conflict. Israel’s use of our weapons during attacks on Gaza killed Palestinian civilians at a rate of a hundred to one for every Israeli civilian killed by Palestinians over the last 20 years.
But it’s not just the people we sell weapons to that kill civilians. Presidents Bush and Obama have sanctioned drone strikes have killed hundreds of non combatants.
The US military attacked a hospital run by Doctors without Borders in Afghanistan killed dozens even though they had been given the coordinates by hospital staff.
In all conflicts the civilian populations suffer and die in numbers that far exceed the number of true combatants killed. Any objective look at the Middle East now proves that.
So quit trying to make the weapons of war, however necessary, be anything but what they really are, death.