In case you hadn’t heard the blast, the U.S. just dropped a 22,000 lb bomb on Iraq Syria Afghanistan.
Apparently Donald Trump is making good on his campaign promise to "bomb those suckers" — which of course means going back on his promise to stay out of it and focus on American infrastructure.
The largest non-nuclear weapon in the world, the Massive Ordinance Airblast Bomb or MOAB (colorfully known in the military as the "mother of all bombs"), was dropped on an ISIS-K "tunnel complex" — a network of caves used by the terrorist group’s Eastern Afghanistan affiliate.
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According to the official statement by U.S. Forces – Afghanistan:
"The strike was designed to minimize the risk to Afghan and U.S. Forces conducting clearing operations in the area while maximizing the destruction of ISIS-K fighters and facilities."
While some are cheering on Trump dropping bombs — which sadly will only encourage him — many are pointing out the unfathomable cost of using such a device. Others don’t want you to forget he may have not-too-hidden ulterior motives.
See some of the strongest Twitter reactions to the shocking news (below)!
Trying to finish the job Russia started. U.S. drops "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan, marking weapon’s first use https://t.co/JyX0fuvHrQ
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) April 13, 2017
Trump just used a weapon of mass destruction in Afghanistan.#TrumpColluded #TrumpRussia #resist #afghanistan #moab
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) April 13, 2017
In an interview with FOX news Trump reportedly made the decision to bomb Afghanistan while eating "a terrific, moist lemon bundt cake."
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) April 13, 2017
He already told you the plan. And you voted for him. So don’t act surprised now. End of this video is the kicker. https://t.co/WK1MGuVHy4
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) April 13, 2017
The bomb Trump just dropped on Afghanistan cost $314 million.
Enough money to fix the water crisis in Flint almost three times over. #MOAB
— Jack Slater (@Jack_Slater) April 13, 2017
The bomb dropped today in the middle of nowhere, Afghanistan, cost $314,000,000. https://t.co/mV6sJoMIFJ (credit @thenib) pic.twitter.com/aj0Om5RhAV
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 13, 2017
The #MOAB dropped on Afghanistan cost $314 million. That’s enough to combat homelessness in the U.S, but our military has been "depleted"
— Sam Gary (@Sam_Gary24) April 13, 2017
I swear, if I hear just 1 political pundit utter the words, "Today, @realDonaldTrump became President" I’m gonna lose it. #Afghanistan #MOAB pic.twitter.com/cEVFI5Vd3x
— Sergio Grant (@sgrant525) April 13, 2017
Since you’ll ask, yes the President was eating chocolate cake while the bombs were being dropped in Afghanistan
— Sean Spicier (@sean_spicier) April 13, 2017
We just spent 300 million dollars dropping ONE bomb in Afghanistan. You know how much that money could’ve helped the American people
— R.A. the Rugged Man (@RAtheRuggedMan) April 13, 2017
In case you were wondering what would happen to civilians around the area #MOAB #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/CEfewtKEtR
— Blake (@Drake000007) April 13, 2017
Donald Trump needs to buy a PlayStation 4 Console ASAP. His boredom in The White House will end the world.#Afghanistan #MOAB pic.twitter.com/XtHb9hS5Og
— Sheharyar Khan (@iSheharyar) April 13, 2017
How do YOU feel about the strike?