President Trump, who has somehow been lauded as a “humanitarian” for his unproductive Tomahawk strike on a Syrian military airfield that resumed launching airstrikes the next day, has just done what no other U.S. president has ever done.
Breaking: US military has dropped most powerful non-nuclear US bomb, MOAB, targeting ISIS in Nangarhar, Afghanistan — first ever combat use
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) April 13, 2017
The U.S. military has just detonated the largest non-nuclear bomb ever created in the Achin district in Nangarhar, Afghanistan. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (“Mother of All Bombs”) weighs 21.600 pounds and detonates a stunning 11 tons of TNT and has a two-mile blast radius.
— Esquire (@esquire) April 13, 2017
The bomb was dropped on what was believed to be a tunnel system used by the ISIS-Khorasan terrorist group.
The MOAB costs $16 million dollars, so Trump had better hope this was worth it. But knowing Trump’s fondness for excessively grandiose demonstrations to mask the absence of any guiding policy or strategy, it’s much more likely Trump is just trying to create another primitive distraction from the latest batch of revelations implicating him and his team in potentially treasonous collusion with the Russian Federation.
Colin Taylor is the editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.