Thursday, January 19, 2017

War

B-2 bombers flew from Missouri to Libya to kill Islamic State targets - UPI.com
UPI reports: "American B-2 bombers killed at least 85 Islamic State militants in Libya after dropping 108 precision-guided bombs in several locations, U.S. defense officials said. The stealth bombers targeted at least one Islamic State training camp on Wednesday. The bombings, authorized by President Barack Obama, occurred in the desert outside of Sirte. U.S. drones launched hellfire missiles at escaping Islamic State militants. [...] The decision to use the nuclear-capable B-2s instead of other fighter jets stationed in England was made to 'send a strategic message' to Russia and China, a source told Fox News."

Comment: I have to admit, this was unexpected. At first glance, the use of the B-2 stealth bomber against Islamic militants was overkill, but as this report makes clear, there was another purpose and another target in mind. 

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