BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – Aerial footage released on Friday, captured an airstrike from the United States military that dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used, nicknamed the ‘mother of all bombs,’ on a militant tunnel system in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, close to the border with Pakistan on Thursday.

The over 21,000 lb (10-tonne) GBU-43 bomb, or ‘MOAB’, was dropped by a MC-130 aircraft at around 19:00 local time (14:30 GMT).

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The strike reportedly killed 36 suspected militants aligned with the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the mountainous region.

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  1. Great news: Our brother Abu Ivanka al-Amriki spent $314,000,000 of US taxes to save the world and dismantle the old bunkers build by the CIA.

    And the strike even killed as much as 36 suspected militants aligned with the self-proclaimed Islamic State in the middle of nowhere.

    Irony!

    p.s. Wouldn’t it have been better not to support terrorists at the first place and spend the money on something useful?

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    • Had Ike became a commie pacifist in the end? What is McCarthy doing? 😆 Did he wanted to ruin the USA? 😆
      Note that Abu Ivanka al-Amriki didn’t created al-Qaeda, didn’t invaded Iraq, etc.
      He finds himself with a creepy situation to deal with. We first had Carter, sson followed by Reagan and their friends in the Gulf that all were seeing with a bad eye the “reds” in Afghanistan and some Gulf moron had a genius idea: use religious fanatics to help them meet their God as, anyway, life’s a shit for them, they love death more than we love life. It pleased enormously Reagan as he was willing to give the “reds” their Vietnam (well, in Vietnam, it was much more Chinese support than Russian but Reagan smoked too much pot and only had a 2 digits IQ, I smell much more VPOTUS Daddy Bush behind this neo-cons “awesome” idea, I don’t kow why).
      And so, after the Californian (bad) actor, we had daddy Bush (say hello to the Skulls’n’Bones and to grand-dad Prescott who funded Hitler), then Clinton (have a cigar? With Killary Clinton behind the scene, but no cigar for her, poor girl. Note the seriously depleted Fort Knox too. Gold ingots with tungsten in are great), then Dubya (2 digits IQ too, hopefully -irony- there was Cheney with a neo-cons “awesome” idea : invading Iraq) and then we had Obongo in Uncle Tom’s role (with Killary Clinton behind the scene) and all pursued more or less the same foreign politshit.
      But what Reagan considered a success was another “awesome” genius neo-cons idea not without consequences -again- : all the weapon stockpiles from former USSR entered the free capitalist market and so ended for sales for cheaper than dirt! It’s now easier and cheaper to get (illegally) an AK-47 than to get a semi-auto .22LR carbine! Thank you, dear neo-cons and same for the hawks.
      Frankly, I have fucking enough of the geopolitical experiments and one thing should be told to neo-cons in this domain : as soon they consider any idea as “awesome” : GIVING UP!