The United States just dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb on caves in Afghanistan that were rumored to be hiding ISIS fighters – with Trump keeping his promise to ‘bomb the s**t out of ISIS’ when he becomes president. He wasn’t planning on pussyfooting around with the terrorist organization, like some previous presidents.
U.S. forces used a GPS-guided GBU-43 bomb, which is 30 feet long and weighs a staggering 21,600 pounds.
The bomb is jokingly called the ‘Mother of all Bombs’, referring to the acronym on the side of it, which is ‘MOAB’. It actually stands for ‘Massive Ordnance Air Burst.’
“The United States takes the fight against ISIS seriously, and in order to defeat the group we must deny them operational space – which we did,” Spicer said about the attack.
The Daily Mail finds:
White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that MOAB is ‘a large, powerful and accurately delivered weapon’ whose use was intended to collapse underground spaces used by ISIS terrorists to move freely and attack U.S. and allied troops.
‘The United States takes the fight against ISIS seriously, and in order to defeat the group we must deny them operational space – which we did,’ Spicer said.
He referred reporters’ questions to the Pentagon and ignored a shouted question about whether Trump was aware the bomb had been dropped.
Trump said during a November 2015 campaign rally in Fort Dodge, Iowa that ISIS was ‘making a tremendous amount of money’ because of ‘certain areas of oil that they took away’ after the Obama administration withdrew U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.
‘They have some in Syria, some in Iraq. I would bomb the s**t out of them,’ he said to wild cheers. ‘I would just bomb those suckers. That’s right. I’d blow up the pipes. … I’d blow up every single inch. There would be nothing left.’