Recently, I tried to dialogue on Twitter with someone that calls him or herself Liberalresista2. Not that it matters but I suspect Liberalresista2 is a she – hence the “sista” in her Twitterverse identity.
Liberalresista2 was against use of the Mother of All Bombs (MOAB) in Afghanistan. And Tomahawks in Syria. According to her, both events were mere stage props designed to boost Trump’s poll numbers – never mind that Trump didn’t sign off on use of the MOAB, and that the Syria strike was a proportional response to the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction against civilians. The latter is what unhinged the sista. I simply opined as to whether she supported Assad’s use of chemical weapons to attack Syrians
“A true soldier abhors war” was a part of the response offered up by Liberalresista2. If you aren’t sitting down you might want to for this: yes, Liberalresista2 meant that ISIS were soldiers just like our own troops AND that ISIS abhorred war.
It gets better.
After I explained the necessity of using the MOAB – we have no other weapon that could have done the job – she insisted a normal bunker buster could have blown the mountain up. Except that a) a normal bunker buster doesn’t work that way of course and b) why would we completely destroy an entire mountain (and risk the lives of civilians who might be struck by falling debris) when the MOAB essentially provided an environmentally sound way to execute our strike.
Liberalresista2 dismissed my observations by claiming that SHE SERVED in the Air Force! That’s right. She claimed to have not only served in the United States Air Force, but that her service granted her expertise in the use of munitions. Yep. She claimed she knew better than who knows how many seasoned combat planners at a military staff organization in Afghanistan.
When a liberal claims military service it’s best to give them a put up or shut up opportunity. So I asked her to name her AFSC (Air Force Specialty Code). The Army has their MOS’s. The Air Force has AFSC’s. It should have been easy for her to respond.
If she had really, truly served.
She of course hadn’t because after nearly a week of a seemingly endless back and forth, she finally bleated “I won’t give you my classification”. Had she served all she had to do was sit back something like: 2W0XX (Munitions Systems) or 1A4XX (Airborne Operations) or 1A7XX (Aerial Gunner), or whatever she was that taught her all about MOABs and bunker busters and all the rest.
Maybe I should have asked her if she was a member of ISIS, her “true soldiers” that “abhor war”.
Excerpted from: Directed by Stanley Kubrick, distributed by Columbia Pictures – Dr. Strangelove trailer from 40th Anniversary Special Edition DVD, 2004, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11862410