By Gabrielle Seunagal
Recent reports by the Daily Mail have shown that Russian President Putin possesses a ‘Father of All Bombs’ with four times as much power as President Trump’s ‘Mother of All Bombs.’ While the U.S. bomb outclasses Putin’s in size and weight, the latter is far more superior in power and strength. The Russian bomb is packed with 44 explosives and contains a higher burning temperature. While the ‘Mother of All Bombs’ weighs 21,600 lbs, the ‘Father of All Bombs’ amounts to 15, 560 lbs.
The ‘Father of All Bombs’ was fire tested in 2007. The blast temperature was twice as high as the MOAB and is arguably the most powerful global weapon across the world. The FOAB was crafted to replace small nuclear bombs in the arsenal, although its lack of pictures engendered American defense analysts to question its size and capacity. Revelations of the FOAB have caused much unease among people who are opposed to wars.
Many Americans celebrated when President Trump dropped the MOAB in Afghanistan and ended lives of 36 ISIS militants. While this action was admirable and saved a plethora of lives, the FOAB has been dubbed as ‘Russia’s response to the MOAB.’ The current state of affairs serves as a reminder of the infamous Cold War; both Russia and America are flaunting their bombs and capacity for destruction. Until Thursday, neither bomb was ever used in combat. Reporters speculate that Russia could possibly use the FOMB in retaliation to MOAB as a show of bravado.
What say you, reader? Do you think Russia will pull their ace and use the FOAB to show the world how tough they are? Leave your thoughts, opinions, and rude remarks in the comments section below…