A deep ISIS cave network in Afghanistan, not far from Bin Laden's HQ in 2001, was attacked with the GBU-34/B MOAB, presumably leveling it. This is the first time the weapon has been used in anger.
After running out of BLU-82s ("Daisy Cutters"), the US needed a new massive conventional bomb. In 2003 a total of 17 MOAB bombs were created and 2 were tested in Florida.
Today one of the remaining 15 bombs was finally used. It looked something like this:
Here's the take from very fake news CNN:
And regular fake news Fox:
It seems as if Trump did not need to authorise the use of the weapon. It just seems odd that a general would just decide to dredge one of these behemoths out storage just to blow up a cave when a few smaller bombs could have done the trick more effectively.
There's talk about concern over civilian casualties, but the way I see it is if any civilians were hiding in an ISIS controlled cave out in the middle of nowhere then they almost certainly were supporting ISIS to begin with, which would make them enemy combatants.
Since this is in line with Trump's pledge to eradicate ISIS instead of Assad or Russia or North Korea or China, then he's not breaking a promise with this particular bombing, if indeed he did authorise it.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Alex Jones and Michael Savage beseech President Trump not to listen to the chickenhawk warmongers in his administration and the deep state. Follow your campaign promises and develop stronger ties with Russia. Don't provoke China and North Korea. Don't go down the path of previous presidents, be the peace candidate like you promised, or to Hell with you.