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Caitlin Johnstone: Meditations on US forces firing a howitzer into the empty desert ‘just to say we’re here’

I saw a line in a recent New Yorker article about America’s endless wars, and it’s been rattling around in my head ever since.

“In Syria, McKenzie visited the Green Village, a community of decrepit apartment blocks near a bombed-out oil facility that served as the operational headquarters for the final push to erase the caliphate, in 2019. These days, the only military action there is from US forces firing a 155-millimetre howitzer twice a week into the surrounding desert, at no specific target, ‘just to say we’re here,’ one officer told me.”

US forces firing a 155-millimetre howitzer twice a week into the surrounding desert, at no specific target, “just to say we’re here.”

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