ISIS found out today that the United States no longer has a “JV” president or military. They got that message when the largest non-nuclear bomb in history was dropped straight on top of several ISIS targets in Afghanistan. President Trump referred to the action as “another successful job.”
A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. A MOAB is a 30-foot-long, 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition. The bomb was dropped by an MC-130 aircraft, stationed in Afghanistan and operated by Air Force Special Operations Command, Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump told CNN.
The bomb strike targeted an ISIS tunnel and cave, along with personnel, in the Achin district of Nangahar province. Afghanistan’s Ministry of Interior in addition to local government officials have denied knowing anything about the MOAB drop. However, sources from the Syrian Ministry of Defense are reporting that hundreds of ISIS fighters have died in the attack.
According to military officials, the strike was conducted to “minimize risk to Afghan civilians and U.S. troops in the region” although they did plan to inflict…