Thursday, April 13, 2017

"U.S. drops "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan"

The bomb is officially called a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), the origin of its nickname as the “mother of all bombs.” Weighing more than 21,000 lbs., the weapon is the largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat.
“What I do is I authorize my military,” Mr. Trump said. “We have the greatest military in the world and they’ve done their job as usual. So, we have given them total authorization and that’s what they’re doing.”

Back on Twitter town, however... Not everyone was blown away.


Methadras said...

This faux man is a walking vagina.

AllenS said...

Go big, or go home.

edutcher said...

The only good one is a dead one.

Sixty Grit said...

The patriarchy - something he will never be part of.

Trooper York said...

Wait. They dropped Amy Schumer's act on the Muslims?


rhhardin said...

The bomb, as I recall, was designed by a woman.

AprilApple said...

Leftists heart burning people alive in cages.

MamaM said...

from Online Etymology

Mother of all ________ 1991, is Gulf War slang, from Saddam Hussein's use in reference to the coming battle; it is an Arabic idiom (as well as an English one), for instance Ayesha, second wife of Muhammad, is known as Mother of Believers.

MamaM said...

In the Middle East and Greece, the idiomatic expression “the mother of all ---” has been used to describe the biggest, most extreme or ultimate examples of various things for more than two thousand years.

However, it wasn’t a common phrase in the United States until Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein uttered his famous line about “The mother of all battles” shortly before the First Gulf War in 1991.

In August 1990, Saddam had ordered Iraqi troops to invade Kuwait.

For the next five months, the United States and United Nations tried using sanctions and threats to get Saddam to withdraw, ultimately giving him a mid-January deadline.

Saddam was not impressed.

On January 6, 1991, in a speech marking the 70th anniversary of the modern Iraqi Army, he boasted that Kuwait was eternally part of Iraq and predicted a long struggle in the Persian Gulf against the “tyranny represented by the United States.”

Saddam told the people of Iraq: “The battle in which you are locked today is the mother of all battles…Our rendezvous with victory is very near, God willing.”

Jim in St Louis said...

I defer to the generals on the use of MOAB, but I question our position in Afghanistan. Post 9/11 and pre surge, Post surge and post Obama-its all the same. seems like we are exactly where we were 13 years ago. I do not see any future for a free and democratic Afghanistan any time soon. I do see value in retaliation for any exported terror that can be tied to Taliban et al. But occupation is a waste.

I say lets go home.