einstein at FROGNET.NET
Wed Jan 2 15:27:32 UTC 2002
For what it's worth, my brother-in-law in Jerusalem refers tto surgical
strikes as "dovecot bombing"; apparently a term familiar to Israelis.
"sugrical strike - this time I agree that the term should be banished.
Knowledgeable people (including many in the US Air Force) know that "smart
bombs" have something like a 50% probability of hitting their targets, as
opposed to the traditional "dumb bombs" whose probability is something less
than 1%. Thoughtful admirers of the US air campaign in Afghanistan will
admit that a "surgical strike" is a matter of luck, or in other words, bombs
do not always do what you intend. (Not a political comment, just a
"The hardest thing in America is to be what one is softly"
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