What It Looks Like When a Jet Drops a Bomb on Your Town

By Alexis C. Madrigal

You never imagine it happens on a sunny day.

In this footage from Homs, Syria, a man trains a camera on a government jet flying overhead as it drops a bomb on his town no more than a mile from where he's standing.

This kind of video was not available in previous conflicts in close to real-time. I'm not sure that its availability is changing the nature of warfare, but it sure transforms the empathic experience of thinking about what war is like.

And it's terrifying.

Via Philip Bump

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/12/what-it-looks-like-when-a-jet-drops-a-bomb-on-your-town/266231/