April 13, 2017

US drops “Mother of all bombs” on ISIS in Afghanistan

StaffRebel Columnist

The world's largest non-nuclear bomb was dropped on ISIS in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province today.

According to CBS, the area was so well-defended that it would have been very costly to human life for troops to clear it on foot.

In a statement the Pentagon said, “The strike was designed to minimize the risk to Afghan and U.S. Forces conducting clearing operations in the area while maximizing the destruction of ISIS-K fighters and facilities."

The military also said, the US “took every precaution to avoid civilian casualties with this strike”.

Developed in 2003 by the Air Force, the device is called the M.O.A.B, short for Massive Ordnance Air Blast. It's also referred to as the “mother of all bombs”.

This was the first time it has ever been used in combat.

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commented 2017-04-16 00:48:20 -0400
Funny how the right wing interventionists that always want war don’t realize that many that supported Sanders and even some anti-war Ron Paul Republicans joined Trump to end wars and rebuild America. That coalition is leaving Trump and many neocons joined Trump’s inner circle. America is fighting on the same side as ISIS.
commented 2017-04-16 00:46:00 -0400
So says the person that will always make an excuse for Trump especially since he promised no wars and no adventurism. Now Trump is the same as any liberal interventionist and neocon.
commented 2017-04-15 02:53:43 -0400
John S still waiting for you to make some excuse as to why Islam is taking over the Phillipines?
commented 2017-04-15 02:51:51 -0400
John S he is doing what is needed, bending over is not how you defeat fanatics. It will be funny hearing what you say when he wipes them out.
commented 2017-04-14 17:07:35 -0400
You getting the message over there yet? It’s payback time. Canada and all of Europe needs to be behind this.
commented 2017-04-14 12:36:50 -0400
Remember Trudeau agreed with the Trump airstrikes on the Syrian regime, and now no one knows where Trump stands on foreign policy. Basically, Trump is showing himself to be guided by the low poll numbers and then he just veered to start a war, and this dropping of a bomb is just mainly sending a message to Russia, North Korea, Iran, Syria and China.

How many times do people have to be fooled to get that the foreign policy that the West has is guided by corporations rather than actually fighting anything?!

The Russians, Iranians and Syrians are doing the heavy lifting against ISIS not the West.
commented 2017-04-14 12:34:07 -0400
If people believe Trump is fighting ISIS. Since 9/11 Bush, Obama and now Trump are aiding Al Qaeda and ISIS and the real war appears to be the fight between NATO nations and Russia, China, Iran and Syria.
commented 2017-04-14 12:29:12 -0400
Trump’s new game of Wack-A- Muzzie
commented 2017-04-14 08:35:19 -0400
Wow! That’ll teach that muzzie-wug!
commented 2017-04-14 07:44:28 -0400
Happy Easter ISIS ! Christ has risen.
commented 2017-04-14 03:17:04 -0400
It’s a Bird.
It’s a Plane.
What’s that Written on the Side of it?
It Says ! It Says ! You’re Fired!!!
commented 2017-04-14 01:51:02 -0400
Well done, no more idiotic screwing around like the left wants, send a message and hit them hard.
commented 2017-04-13 23:07:25 -0400
Has trudeau blurted out anything yet?
commented 2017-04-13 22:16:21 -0400
BRAVO ZULU commented 7 hours ago
“A lot of non-combatants will have died in this drop – that is simply inevitable – but it was not chemical so it is OK.”

Yeah a grand slam would probably have been a better choice but they haven’t been used since 1945. They burst below ground to create an earthquake. The MOAB bursts above ground.

commented 2017-04-13 21:26:10 -0400
I think Trump was sending a message to Poppin Fresh. One of these babys drops on his rotund form and the Dough Boy is done like dinner.
commented 2017-04-13 20:04:23 -0400
President Trump has been sending a lot of messages recently. The airbase bombing was a clear message to his guest at the time, the Chinese Premier, that he is serious about the threat presented by the North Korean mad man and China needs to take care of business. The 11 ton bomb was a clear message to Iran that the USA can destroy their underground network of nuclear testing and weapons fabrication and the time has come to stop supporting ISIS and other expansionism of Islam which is not a religion but a political force.
commented 2017-04-13 19:25:26 -0400
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked, even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
commented 2017-04-13 18:46:37 -0400
The “strike” was a little hint to the fat cimmie sausage roll in Nork – but He is too psychotic to take this as a hint to give up, so a Nork air strike is a certainty if he tests that nuke on easter sunday.

You can’t hide in tunnels from Uncle Sam kimmie, stand still and get what’s coming to you.
commented 2017-04-13 16:52:43 -0400
Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! If-you-detonate-a-nuclear-bomb-or-fire-another-missile-on-Saturday, it will be your last happy birthday to you! (yes, the pudgy nut ball’s birthday is on Saturday). That’s it, i’m watching Team America, World Police tomorrow night as I watch the fireworks. Where’s Hans Brix…I mean Blix when you need a good laugh.
commented 2017-04-13 16:26:23 -0400
North Africa will be next. Mali is riddled with Islamist training camps. Jihadi Justin needs to rethink sending Canadian troops into Mali; once he and Jamaat-e-Islami affiliated Iqra Khalid stop grieving the loss in Afghanistan.
Trump used up an old weapon from 2003, that would pulverize the bunker Doughboy Kim is hiding in. Direct message to North Korea while taking out an Islamic State stronghold.

commented 2017-04-13 16:14:49 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,134 Attacks, 213,161 Killed, 294,690 Injured that we know of.
commented 2017-04-13 15:51:09 -0400
Poor Justin, He’s loosing all his friends and at the hands of those naughty Americans! Poor Justin, better put your Tin Hat on, in case Donald decides to use the Hill for practice.
commented 2017-04-13 15:15:07 -0400
Seems like Trump’s message with respect to the US after lying dormant under Obama (and even aiding the enemy) is “We’re back!”
commented 2017-04-13 14:55:18 -0400
Yes, President Trump – please drop bombs on Ottawa & Edmonton! – wouldn’t hurt to drop one on Wynne’s head either! We need to clean up the crap in Canada!
commented 2017-04-13 14:52:19 -0400
GOOD! – blow those heathen goat humpers to hell!
commented 2017-04-13 14:49:50 -0400
I agree on that one. Eradicate them.
commented 2017-04-13 14:45:03 -0400
Allah..get off your lazy arse and prepare those virgins…
commented 2017-04-13 14:44:26 -0400
A lot of non-combatants will have died in this drop – that is simply inevitable – but it was not chemical so it is OK.
commented 2017-04-13 14:36:10 -0400
Couldn’t the US have invited Trudeau and his gang to visit the area and then dropped the Mother of al bombs on his F*cking head? here I thought the US was our friends. They could of done us this little favor.