Friday, April 14, 2017

MOABS: Most Ordnance Any Body's Seen! (Updates)

Promise Made

Promise kept. Check.

No--not that Moab! This MOAB:

AP: KABUL, Afghanistan -- The attack on a tunnel complex in remote eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military left 36 Islamic State group fighters dead and no civilian casualties, Afghanistan officials said Friday.

The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that several IS caves and ammunition caches were destroyed by the giant bomb...

"I want a hundred times more bombings on this group," said Hakim Khan, 50, a resident of Achin district, the site of the blast. ...

The bomb, known officially as a GBU-43B, or massive ordnance air blast weapon, unleashes 11 tons of explosives.

Inamullah Meyakhil, spokesman for the central hospital in eastern Nangarhar province, said the facility had received no dead or wounded from the attack. ...

There was no immediate comment from the Islamic State group or other militants regarding the U.S. bomb attack.".......

I'll bet they didn't comment. Especially the ones sealed in tunnels and not counted.

That old horse-thief Hamid Karzai commented, however--and he's thrown in with ISIS. I guess he's mad that he can't rob the US taxpayers blind anymore. You picked the wrong horse this time, Hamid.

As a candidate, Donald Trump said he would do this, and so he is.

Good job, Mr. President and great job, American service-members.

BTW, when a president makes the decision to trust his commanders and not micro-manage them with 30-year old leftist grad student lawyers like the last administration, that is still "civilian control of the military". It's just not "idiot civilian control of the military", which we've had for at least eight years. Their failed policy was "Strength Through Peace".

This is "Peace Through Strength" and Hoo-Rah!, it's about time.

TheyPaidThePrice-UPDATE: Two wounded warriors debate Rules of Engagement:

Johnny (Joey) Jones
Johnny "Joey" Jones:

"I lost my legs because my gov't was afraid to use the tools they had and saw me as expendable. I wish I'd had this admin. We begged to use bombs on the minefield ghost town I lost my legs clearing. I believe more of us would've come home alive and whole if we'd used bombs to eradicate enemy safe havens- It is important to me that people understand the consequences of not allowing generals on the ground to make decisions that benefit troops."

CNN #FakeNews-UPDATE: "(CNN)The US military on Friday defended its decision to drop its most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS positions in Afghanistan, describing it as a "tactical" move."

"Defended"? Defended its decision from who?

"The US military was quizzed Friday on whether the 21,600-pound behemoth, known as the "mother of all bombs" for its extraordinary force, was necessary for that particular target."

Ah--defended it from CNN's reporters.

Stephen Green: "What’s there to defend? This was a textbook perfect case of Mission Accomplished."

Here's another recent CNN headline:  Dhaka hostage standoff: 2 dead, ISIS claims credit

Why does America "defend" and ISIS "take credit"? That's exactly backwards. ISIS admitted guilt and our troops deserve the credit for punishing the guilty.

CNN continues: "The bombing...marks a dramatic change in attitude for Trump, who advocated an isolationist, "America first" foreign policy during his election campaign."

Bombing the hell out of ISIS is a dramatic change from promising to bomb the hell out of ISIS?

" CNN." Pathetic.

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