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This is a week old, but it is still pertinent commentary.
MOAB—Massive Ordnance Air Blast (Bomb) (GBU-43).
The first four paragraphs of the article:
NEW YORK — The American public learned today the U.S. military was still fighting in Afghanistan after the Pentagon announced it had dropped a huge bomb there, sources confirmed.There is more at the above Link.
Just hours after the U.S. Air Force dropped a massive ordnance air blast bomb, nicknamed “the mother of all bombs,” on an ISIS cave complex in Nangahar Province, a wide swath of Americans were seen with confusion on their faces over the revelation there’s still a war going on there.
“You mean to tell me that we’re still at war in Afghanistan? The country we invaded almost 16 years ago after 9/11?” asked Benjamin Martin, a financial advisor who, like most Americans, supports the troops 100% in their fight against the terrorists or whatever. “And they’re going after ISIS? I thought ISIS was in Syria, or Iraq? Where’s Syria and Iraq again?”
According to defense officials, the bombing was yet another blunder for the Pentagon, since news of it dashed hopes that most people outside of the military wouldn’t ask too many questions or even think of the longest war in American history.
Remember, it is The Duffle Blog. The
humorist sarcastic cynical writer is Mr Paul Sharpe, on 14 April 2017.
Regards — Cliff