By Gabrielle Seunagal
On Thursday night, America launched the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb (MOAB) at ISIS stations in Afghanistan. The air blast bomb, dubbed with the nickname Mother of All Bombs engendered the death of 36 ISIS militants, Afghan officials report. The deaths took place near the Pakistan border, where ISIS is believed to have up to 800 soldiers stationed. The Mother of All Bombs annihilated weapons, ammunition, and underground tunnels, but according to the Afghan Defense Ministry spokesperson, there were no civilian casualties.
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Yesterday, President Trump declared to the media that the bomb launch was “another successful mission” and gave the US military his blessing. A Pentagon spokesperson stated that the MOAB was taken to Afghanistan some time ago with the intention of possibly using it. The bomb destroys everything in its path by first exploding in the air. This explosion triggers heavy air pressure which causes tunnels and similar structures to collapse. The MOAB is also used as a means of weakening the enemy’s infrastructure and confidence. General John Nicholson reported that ISIS is now attempting to recoup from their losses by solidifying their defenses with IEDs, bunkers, and tunnels.
During the 2016 election, President Trump vowed to bomb the bleep out of ISIS. ISIS is a deadly terrorist group that seeks to maim and kill everything it encounters. They must be eradicated; countless lives will be saved in the process. Anarchic terrorists cannot be permitted to run amuck, especially when they have publicly declared their mission to engender additional carnage. For every one ISIS militant who dies, at least 20 lives will be saved. Part of putting America first is protecting our nation from groups that openly declare war on us. ISIS, this is only the beginning.
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