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Not to be Outdown by the U.S. Navy Tomahawks, U.S. Air Force Launches a MOAB…

Not pissing and farting around anymore…

(FOX News) – Video released by the Pentagon on Friday showed the “Mother of all Bombs” plummeting from the sky and exploding in eastern Afghanistan, as military officials said it flattened a cave-and-tunnel complex controlled by the Islamic State terror group.

The Department of Defense released the video Friday, less than a day after it dropped the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) atop the Achin district of Nangarhar province, which is close to the Afghan-Pakistan border. Officials said 39 ISIS fighters were killed.

In the 30-second video, the 21,000-pound bomb – the largest non-nuclear weapon in the U.S. military arsenal – could be seen dropping before it exploded midair. Smoke quickly rose from the impact zone, which officials said was more than a mile wide.

The U.S. military headquarters in Kabul said in a statement that the bomb was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time Thursday.

President Donald Trump, who said he authorized the attack, called it a “very, very successful mission.”

President Donald Trump, who said he authorized the attack, called it a “very, very successful mission.”
Pentagon officials said Friday that the U.S. commander in Afghanistan who ordered the use of the MOAD didn’t need Trump’s approval.

Officials said Gen. John Nicholson has standing authority to use the largest non-nuclear bomb ever dropped in combat. He had that authority before Trump took office.

“As [ISIS’] losses have mounted, they are using IEDs, bunkers, and tunnels to thicken their defense,” Nicholson said in a statement on Thursday. “This is the right munition to reduce these obstacles and maintain the momentum of our offensive against [ISIS].”

The MOAB was first tested in 2003, but hadn’t been used in combat before Thursday.

The MOAB had to be dropped out of the back of a U.S. Air Force C-130 cargo plane due to its massive size.

“We kicked it out the back door,” one U.S. official told Fox News…

New Video: The Moment The ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ Killed 36 ISIS Members

Meanwhile…

The bitch and moan commies in democrat clothing:

DENNIS KUCINICH: ‘Mother of All Bombs’ is actually the mother of all warmongering

Well, Liz…
1. We ARE at war in Afghanistan
2. We ARE at war in Afghanistan
3. We Are at war in Afghanistan and
4. The “strategy”, fair faux Indian princess, is to kill the enemy.

And

5. “MOAB drop ordered by US general, Trump approval not needed, officials say”

Hollywood director says you can only defeat ISIS with love: Activist filmmaker Josh Fox sounds off on social media after MOAB drop in Afghanistan; the ‘Outnumbered’ panel reacts

Ben Shapiro drops Hillary-sized MOAB on Alyssa Milano’s smug FBI Trump tweet

The fiction-driven #FakeNews MSM:

FOX News Headlines:

  • VIDEO: Bomb’s moment of impact
  • VIDEO: MOAB a unique destructive and psychological weapon
  • 36 ISIS militants dead after US drops ‘Mother of all bombs’ in Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan: Friend raises $181,000 for family of Green Beret killed
  • From Afghanistan to Syria: Trump’s major military operations in his first 100 days
  • Former intel officer on MOAB: ‘The next 4 years will be different than the last 8’
  • What is the MOAB?
  • UPDATE:

    My pal, Charlie Martin @ PJM did some factual research on the MOAB as he watched the day evolve with the breathless MSM getting it all wrong…

    The U.S. Dropped a MOAB in Afghanistan and You’ll Never Believe What Happened Next!

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