Some People Are Angry The U.S. Air Force Shared Footage Of The ‘Angel Of Death’
Photo: U.S. Air Force/Getty Images
I don’t know the first thing about military weapons. What I do know is America has arguably the most powerful military on earth. I also know that we sure like showing them off, and that is why the Air Force recently shared footage of an Air Force AC-130 gunship releasing its “Angel of Death Flare.”
Let’s first take a look at the tweet below:
You don’t want to be on the receiving end of this gunship, aka the Angel of Death. pic.twitter.com/r5sN6c7g4I
— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) February 28, 2018
Pretty incredible footage. But what the hell are you looking at? Well according to Maxim, “It is an anti-missile maneuver, a defensive tactic, not a weapon. It is meant to confuse heat-seeking missiles, as the flares burn at more than a thousand degrees Fahrenheit.” This is a plane that been used by the Air Force for the last 50 years.
But with that said, while some people were pumped after watching this:
One of the most deadly flying killing machines ever built. Definitely a lead sprayer! Awesome!!
— Gary Adams (@Gary14Adams) February 28, 2018
Others were not very happy:
We call it the Angel of Death because it murders people! Ha ha! pic.twitter.com/UBaWvpRZwe
— Ben Prunty GDC (@benprunty) March 1, 2018
Isn’t mass murder cute and fun?! pic.twitter.com/zrkPMvSYGP
— T loves Porgs, Nugs, and Pyjak (@ImaSithDuh) March 1, 2018
so surreal to see people this disconnected from basic human empathy
— David Russell (@DavidRussell323) March 1, 2018
This is an official account for the United States government and I couldn’t be more embarrassed. You’re excited about an “Angel of Death.” Seriously. You know that PEOPLE (other human beings) are the ones who die, right? Why is this being celebrated? FFS. https://t.co/xpMK5FhYT0
— Fancy by Natur (@BlkCarmenSDiego) March 1, 2018
The Angel of Death was used to flatten most of Indochina, killing millions of people in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.
The blood lust of the U.S. military is disgusting. https://t.co/MOkBcWp72g
— Zach Carter (@ZachJCarter) March 1, 2018
As always, things like this will always bring strong opinions from both sides, so we’ll just let you lovely folks tell us your opinion. Should our military be tweeting stuff like this out?