Alright, everyone check your pants. Okay, now check them again. In a combat zone, direct air support – whether it comes from a Huey or an AC-130 Gunship – is almost always a motivational, morale-boosting, and Taliban-smoking experience. I say almost always because sometimes mistakes are made in either the chain of communication when placing the order for a Super Sized, 500 pound bomb, or in the actual delivery by the pilot in the sky. In this instance that was one of those moments in which a mistake was made, but thankfully no friendlies were hurt. Don’t pass on this video – as always more salty commentary after the link!
Although JDAM officially stands for joint direct attack munition, in the Marine Corps and Army it means something much simple to those of us who are on the ground: a ginormous morale boost. Or as one excellent YouTube user so eloquently put it: “2,000 lbs of DEMOCRACY.” I promised SQ Nation more airstrike videos just a few days ago, and I am a man of my word. Airstrikes don’t get much bigger than this, ladies and gents. More after the jump!