Yesterday I posted about Putin’s new bomb, which is four times bigger than any non-nuclear bomb now in existence, and said that I wouldn’t be surprised if the “dad of all bombs” turns up at a Caribbean nation near you, along with the Russian subs
But, hey, there’s no need to worry, because da bomb is green (italics added): Russia drops ‘dad of all bombs’
Environmentally friendly weapon four times bigger than U.S. non-nuclears
And how do we know it’s “environmentally friendly”? Because a Russian general says so, of course:
“The tests have shown that the new air-delivered ordnance is comparable to a nuclear weapon in its efficiency and capability,” Col.-Gen. Alexander Rukshin, a deputy chief of the Russian military’s General Staff, said in televised remarks.
Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn’t hurt the environment, he added.
Pictures showed what looked like a flattened multi-storey block of flats surrounded by scorched soil and boulders. “The soil looks like a lunar landscape,” the report said.
Because there’s “environmentally friendly”, and then there is really “environmentally friendly”.
(h/t Copious Dissent)
UPDATE, Friday 14 September:
Behold, the penetrator.
I think this is a slap at Russian manhood, actually. It’s the military equivalent of accusing someone of premature ejaculation.