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    Exclamation Largest non nuclear bomb ever used in combat dropped in Afghanistan this morning

    US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/politi...omb/index.html

    Washington (CNN)The US military has dropped an enormous bomb in Afghanistan, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission.

    A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday, the sources said.

    The MOAB is also known as the "mother of all bombs." A MOAB is a 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition that is America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb.

    The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, according to the military sources.

    They said the target was ISIS tunnels and personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.

    The military is currently assessing the damage. Gen. John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, signed off on the use of the bomb, according to the sources.

    This is the first time a MOAB has been used in the battlefield, according to the US officials. This munition was developed during the Iraq War.

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    1107 for both us.

    ETA - You must have been a few seconds ahead of me.
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    US drops 'mother of all bombs' MOAB

    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, nicknamed MOAB, was dropped at 7 p.m. local time Thursday, the sources said.
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    I'll put this in your thread too;


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    Make America Great Again!!! MAGA bitches!!! Cuck cuck cuck cuck cu ck cu cu ck cuck ck ck

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    If we can't drop nukes, let's build munitions that are even bigger then the nukes!!! MAGA you cucks!!!

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    Boobus - "$#@! yeah, bomb them sumbitches back to the stone age!!"

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    BIG LEAGUE OH YEAH!
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    Is Trump using Spock's logic from The Galileo Seven?
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBU-43...ance_Air_Blast

    Since then, Russia has tested its "Father of All Bombs", which is claimed to be four times as powerful as the MOAB.
    Manufacturer McAlester Army Ammunition Plant
    It reports a total of fifteen such weapons were produced.

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    he loves NATO, sold out our privacy to the ISPs, loves dropping bombs

    and its only been 4 months

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    Trump keeping his campaign promises!!!!!! bombing the $#@! out of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by afwjam View Post
    Make America Great Again!!! MAGA bitches!!! Cuck cuck cuck cuck cu ck cu cu ck cuck ck ck
    and he ordered the bombing while eating Mar-A-Lago chocolate cake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klamath View Post
    Trump keeping his campaign promises!!!!!! bombing the $#@! out of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I won't be satisfied unless families were killed.
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    Cries about people killing children then drops a big ass bomb on a town. I wonder how many children he killed with that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    Cries about people killing children then drops a big ass bomb on a town. I wonder how many children he killed with that one.
    a lot more, for the greater good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    Cries about people killing children then drops a big ass bomb on a town. I wonder how many children he killed with that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EBounding View Post
    Only Bad Dudes I'm sure.
    but did you see how cool it was? it went kabooooooom. I can't believe I can do this $#@!. I am just gonna drop a nuke somewhere and then let the generals handle WWIII while I play golf at La Margo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by liveandletlive View Post
    he loves NATO, sold out our privacy to the ISPs, loves dropping bombs

    and its only been 4 months
    Tried to replace socialist Obamacare with socialist Trumpcare. Flipped back to liking low interest rates (this is not getting much attention, but it should). Called the market a big ugly bubble as a candidate, now taking credit for the bubble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    Cries about people killing children then drops a big ass bomb on a town. I wonder how many children he killed with that one.
    Where did you hear that it was a town? There's a lot of barren mountains in that area, too. (not saying he didn't - just hadn't read that)

    They said the target was ISIS tunnels and personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province.
    I'll say they're Achin'!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by liveandletlive View Post
    he loves NATO, sold out our privacy to the ISPs, loves dropping bombs

    and its only been 4 months
    Actually hasn't even been three months. Keep America Awful Again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.3D View Post
    Cries about people killing children then drops a big ass bomb on a town. I wonder how many children he killed with that one.
    Eh, if there aren't any videos of it on CNN, it doesn't count.
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    http://www.pajhwok.com/en/2016/05/09...se-afghanistan

    Why Daesh chose Achin district as its base in Afghanistan

    JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Islamic State (IS) -- or so called Daesh -- has chosen the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province as its headquarters for a variety of reasons.

    The district’s proximity to the Durand Line, a contested borderline haunted by militants of all stripes, and easy weapons and logistical supply routes seem to have driven the rebel group’s choice of its HQ..

    Geography and tribal structure

    Achin district is located 35 kilometers southeast of Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar. The Durand Line, Kurram Tribal Agency and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa lie cheek by jowl with Nazyan Kot, Ghanikhel and Spin Ghar and Achin district.

    Achin has an area of 350 square kilometers and a population of 150,000 --all of them Pashtuns from Shinwari and Alisher Khel tribes. Majority of residents of the district are reliant on agricultural, cultivating wheat, maize, potatoes, cotton, onion and others crops.

    Where Daesh fighters came from

    A source close to the group confided to Pajhwok Afghan News that five years ago when Pakistani forces launched operations in Orakzai and Khyber agencies, families of Daesh fighters started sneaking into Achin. Most of them were Pakistani militants.

    The rebels then built seminaries and cultivated local residents, as well as the Taliban, the source said, adding the predominantly Salafi fighter gradually joined forces with Daesh. The move caused differences within the Taliban groups.

    Salafis from Kunar, Nuristan, Nangarhar and a number other provinces joined Daesh in Achin and converted the district into their stronghold. Daesh wanted to extend sweep to the north through Sarobi and Tagab districts, but its plans had been foiled by Afghan and foreign forces, the source revealed.

    Despite losing many dreaded commanders and leaders, Daesh still has several training centres in Achin. Nangarhar police spokesman, Col. Hazrat Hussain Mashraqiwal said: “Daesh has chosen Achin as its base where the rebels could easily receive supplies from across the Durand Line.”

    Achin district chief, Haji Ghalib Mujahid, confirmed more than a thousand families had arrived the district from across the border and most of them gradually joined the IS insurgents.

    Daesh planned to capture Achin and convert it to a launching area for attacks on other parts of the country, but its plan has been frustrated and its hideouts changed into its graveyard by Afghan forces.

    Pounded by Afghan forces, hundreds of Daesh families have fled back to areas across the Durand Line, Mujahid claimed, saying the group had been weakened significantly by the recent offensives.

    A tribal elder from Achin, Shal Bacha Shinwari, said that Daesh had settled in the district in order to receive supplies from across the border without any problem. Another motive was that Pakistan had plan to destabilise Achin and pave the ground for its occupation.

    He said despite the fact that tribes in Goshta and other border towns stood united, Pakistan occupied some area of the district. However, Pakistan could not do so in the Shinwari district, therefore it tried to disrupt security of the area, he maintained.

    Cruelty of insurgents

    Local officials say Daesh fighters, for the first time after their arrival in Achin, massacred 12 people including elders in a bomb attack and hanged and shot a number of other people in Kot, Nazyan and Haska Mina districts in a show of strength.

    Scene of conflict

    Experts and officials say Achin district, lying close to the Durand Line and having forests and mountains, is an ideal sanctuary for militants. Afghan forces conduct operations in nearby areas and districts and attack rebels in Momand, Pikha and Shadal areas.

    The areas are under the control of Daesh, but Afghan forces and uprising groups have recently established security posts there and curtailed rebel activity to a large extent, commentators claim.
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    About the only think Trump has left is to blow a massive hole in the budget. I was really hoping Hillary would get elected so that the dollar collapse would get correctly blamed on socialism. Now it's going to get blamed on free market capitalism. The "good" news is that when Bernie Sanders get elected in 2020, along with a democratic house and senate (calm down Zippy, take deep breaths), most of the normal socialist stuff will be impossible to implement. Borrow? Nope. Print? Nope. Tax? Maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    Is Trump using Spock's logic from The Galileo Seven?
    No, that gamble was made to save the lives of the remaining crew, not blow a bunch of people to bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madison320 View Post
    About the only think Trump has left is to blow a massive hole in the budget. I was really hoping Hillary would get elected so that the dollar collapse would get correctly blamed on socialism. Now it's going to get blamed on free market capitalism. The "good" news is that when Bernie Sanders get elected in 2020, along with a democratic house and senate (calm down Zippy, take deep breaths), most of the normal socialist stuff will be impossible to implement. Borrow? Nope. Print? Nope. Tax? Maybe.
    Trump will blow a hole in the budget and then take us through bankruptcy. The communists will start with a clean slate correcting the mistakes of the previous regime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    I won't be satisfied unless families were killed.
    You mean future terrorists. Even ron paul would agree, that the families of people we bomb, have a higher chance of becoming terrorists.
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