Last week, the United States launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles against an airstrip in Syria in retaliation for a sarin gas attack launched by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against his own people last week, including women and children.
The attack garnered responses of praise and criticism from the right and the left. By Friday afternoon, AFP reported the base had made necessary repairs and was already launching planes again; the strike destroyed just nine planes in total, some already under repair.
Much debate about the effectiveness of the strike took place on Twitter, where the president weighed in.
The worst take on the attack, however, came not from the president or your own Twitter feed. It came from Clara Jeffrey, editor-in-chief of the liberal Mother Jones, who has concerns not about the complexity and potential catastrophe of firing dozens of missiles into volatile international human rights disasters, but the names of those missiles.
Here’s where the Internet destroyed her: