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US Drops MOAB Bomb in Afghanistan

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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:47 AM
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CNN is reprotimg that the US has just dropped what's known as the M.O.A.B. or the Mother of All Bombs, a 21000 lb bomb which is the most powerful bomb short of a Nuclear bomb.

"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 the "Mother of All Bombs" (MOAB) — was dropped in at 7 p.m. local time Thursday, sources said.
This is the first time a MOAB has been used in the battlefield, according to the US officials.
Military sources said the target was ISIS tunnels and personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province. The military is currently assessing the damage.
This munition was developed during the Iraq War but was never used in the battlefield."



The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB pronounced /ˈmoʊ.æb/, commonly known as the Mother of All Bombs) is a large-yield conventional (non-nuclear) bomb, developed for the United States military by Albert L. Weimorts, Jr. of the Air Force Research Laboratory.[1] At the time of development, it was touted as the most powerful non-nuclear weapon ever designed.[2] The bomb was designed to be delivered by a C-130 Hercules, primarily the MC-130E Combat Talon I or MC-130H Combat Talon II variants. Since then, Russia has tested its "Father of All Bombs", which is claimed to be four times as powerful as the MOAB.[3]


There's not much news being reported yet, still breaking.

www.cnn.com...
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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: lostbook


Link?



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:49 AM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: lostbook


Link?



No link(s) yet. Still breaking......



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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Here is the link:

www.cnn.com...

I also added this link to the original op.
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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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originally posted by: lostbook

originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: lostbook


Link?



No link(s) yet. Still breaking......


Yea, FOX is talking about it. I only found it from a tabloid.

Not doubting you, but you know how it is posting something like this without a link?



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:51 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

I wonder how many taxpayer dollars went to that, considering each Tomahawk Cruise Missile costs rougly $500,000



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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a reply to: lostbook

CNN report Here

That's some bomb.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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www.foxnews.com... ld/2017/04/13/us-drops-largest-non-nuclear-bomb-in-afghanistan-after-green-beret-killed.html


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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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I am not looking forward to how many civilians have died. This size bomb was not needed. What is wrong with your president?



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:54 AM
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according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission.CNN

Just once I'd like to have a real source...
edit on 13-4-2017 by Noncents because: From The CNN Story


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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:55 AM
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originally posted by: FamCore
a reply to: lostbook

I wonder how many taxpayer dollars went to that, considering each Tomahawk Cruise Missile costs rougly $500,000


Who cares? Getting rid of ISIS is more important to me than a couple of dollars coming out of my paycheck.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:56 AM
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originally posted by: Jerseymilker
I am not looking forward to how many civilians have died. This size bomb was not needed. What is wrong with your president?


Very good point but I'm sure they were just looking for a real world scenario where they could actually deploy it in combat theater...

George Carlin knew that killing brown people is one of our favorite testing grounds....


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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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a reply to: LSU0408

Do you really think this is going to get rid of ISIS?


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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: Jerseymilker
I am not looking forward to how many civilians have died. This size bomb was not needed. What is wrong with your president?


He's not a bitch.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:57 AM
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originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: lostbook

originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: lostbook


Link?



No link(s) yet. Still breaking......


Yea, FOX is talking about it. I only found it from a tabloid.

Not doubting you, but you know how it is posting something like this without a link?


I know but I want to get this info right to ATS. Things are escalating quickly.


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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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originally posted by: Jerseymilker
a reply to: LSU0408

Do you really think this is going to get rid of ISIS?


I think it will send a pretty clear message.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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Yea right you are. I'm listening to the news and no one cares who has died other then ISIS it's seems to be about getting in to see what damage it caused. Unreal.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: Noncents

Here's another source.

www.foxnews.com...

I hope there were no Americans killed. What the hell? Maybe he just took out most of ISIS.



posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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Thought CNN was Fake News.....so i'll ignore this story then.


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posted on Apr, 13 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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Do you really need to drop a bomb that has a radius of a mile? You cannot avoid innocents with these type of weapons..



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