Under the heading "Weekend Pulp Fiction" we are trying to figure out what humor and American satire are. It is better to try to understand, based on the source materials, which can be food for thought. As the main material, you can choose one of the latest publications in the popular in the military and near-war environment of the United States Duffel blog
To begin with about the edition. Duffel blog
(aka DB) - a site created in 2012 by US Navy veteran Paul Sholdra (Szoldra). The focus of the publication - military satire, entertainment.
So what are the American retirees having fun with?
The site DB
An article was published under the following heading: "The International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) threw candy for children - 51 dead."
From the material:
In the wake of a tragic accident today, planes belonging to ISAF accidentally killed 51 Afghans near Mazar-i-Sharif while trying to drop candy for a group of children. Two NATO aircraft, later identified as American C-130s, flew at low altitude over a local village. Approximately 1,4 million M & M's were to be delivered in a container. Due to a malfunction, the parachute system did not work and the container crashed through the roof of a local school at a speed of about 100 miles per hour. On impact, the pressure increased so much that the candy began to act like explosives. Physics professor Dr.Rosella Schwartz: In fact, the candy turned into the filling of an anti-personnel mine, hitting everything around - 360 degrees.
Further, the material contains “evidence of a Red Cross officer in Afghanistan”:
I saw a lot of injuries inflicted on civilians by military ammunition, but it was much worse. He leaned over the wounded man to change the bandages, pointing to the numerous blue, green and yellow spots.
The article in the American satirical publication provides an "statement from the press service of the ISAF," which states:
Although the ISAF regrets the accidental death of civilians, this will not prevent us from working to alleviate the suffering of the Afghan people.
And in the “appendix” from the authors of Duffel Blog:
The incident in Mazar-i-Sharif, unfortunately, is not the first failure of this kind. 27 On April, several boxes with Snickers fell to a wedding near Kunduz, killing 35 people. And 8 may have several packages. Starbursts accidentally hit the orphanage and killed 8 children and a charming kitten named Mittens. After the press conference, Colonel Marshall tried to get off the podium, but stumbled and crashed into a group of civilians, killing 9 people.
Apparently, the United States sees the American "random" bombing of the Red Cross hospital in Kunduz and schools in Mazar-i-Sharif as a theme for jokes. A peculiar text version of the French "Charlie Hebdo"?