Good news, fellow Americans: We just spent $1.5 million to smash up a Syrian guy's turnips.
Mission accomplished (for Raytheon's stockholders).
Yes, Washington's decision to lob a few dozen missiles at a sovereign nation was a very serious escalation and showed what some might call a dangerous lack of common sense and basic human dignity.
But assuming the objective of this strike was to murder as many sarin-stuffed Syrian warplanes as humanly possible, how effective was it?
This morning the Russian Defense Ministry described the combat efficiency of the US strike as “quite poor.”
That's a bit rude. But they might have a point.
Look at all of these not-destroyed sarin dispensaries, ready and eager to gas-bomb orphans:
“On April 7, 2017, between 3:42am and 3:56am Moscow time, two US Navy destroyers (USS Porter and USS Ross) fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat airfield in Homs Province, Syria, from an area near the Island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea.
“According to our sources, only 23 of them reached the Syrian airbase,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said, adding that the points of impact of the other 36 cruise missiles remain unknown.
It appears we've found at least one of these missing freedom missiles.
You heard it here first: Donald Trump has bravely liberated some Syrian guy's garden/front lawn.
We hope those Syrian plants learned their lesson. Because it was really, really expensive.
Not for everyone, though.
Also, Yahoo can't do math.
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