Pentagon Releases Video of MOAB Detonation in Afghanistan…

The Afghan Ministry of Defense said Friday that 36 ISIS fighters and no civilians were killed when the U.S. dropped a massive bomb on a militant tunnel complex the day before.

(Via AP) A strike by the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. military killed 36 Islamic State group militants and left no civilian casualties, hitting a tunnel complex in the remote mountains of eastern Afghanistan, Afghan officials said Friday.

The massive bomb terrified villagers 20 miles away across the border in Pakistan with a blast they described as earsplitting.

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American and Afghan forces have been battling the Taliban insurgency for more than 15 years. But the U.S. military brought out the biggest conventional bomb in its arsenal for the first time to hit the Islamic State group, which has a far smaller, but growing presence in Afghanistan — an apparent reflection of President Donald Trump’s vows for a more no-holds-barred campaign against the group.

The strike was carried out against an Islamic State group tunnel complex carved in the mountains that Afghan forces have tried repeatedly in past weeks to assault in fierce fighting in recent weeks in Nangarhar province, Afghan officials said. The Afghan Ministry of Defense said in a statement that several IS caves and ammunition caches were destroyed by the bomb.

“This is the right weapon for the right target,” said U.S. Gen. John W. Nicholson, NATO commander in Afghanistan, at a news conference. (read more)

Ground Video:

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General John Nicholson (Right) who authorized MOAB drop, with General Joe Votel, Commander of CENTCOM

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104 Responses to Pentagon Releases Video of MOAB Detonation in Afghanistan…

  1. WSB says:

    Bing. Bing. BOOM!

    Liked by 12 people

  2. Fe says:

    Good Lord that second video scared the daylights out of my ears!!!

    Liked by 11 people

  3. MrE says:

    Mother-Of-All-Bombs. The name is quite apropos. Wow.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. mikebrezzze says:

    I can think of a couple of private islands that could use one of those bad boys!

    Liked by 9 people

  5. David says:

    The main advantage of using MOAB is psychological. It plants the fear of death in our enemies and makes them more likely to surrender when there is a large confrontation.

    Liked by 17 people

  6. H.R. says:

    This is how you make a molehill out of a mountain!

    I was expecting a higher enemy death toll than 36, but then it looks like much of that real-estate is no longer useful, so ISIS will be more out in the open.

    Liked by 15 people

  7. The ground view video is from a bunker buster bomb dropped a couple of years ago, I think in Yemen. The size of the explosion could be due to additional munitions stored in the bunker.

    Liked by 8 people

  8. Frede says:

    Dang, i bet isis had a lot of dropouts last night

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Joe Knuckles says:

    That second video was posted yesterday and some said it was not the MOAB. Apparently” Sundance has determined that it was, in fact, the MOAB. If it wasn’t, I’d like to know what it was.

    Liked by 6 people

  10. severance23 says:

    That second video isn’t the MOAB in Afghanistan – it was a Saudi strike on an ammunition dump in Yemen from a couple of years ago.

    Liked by 6 people

  11. Pam says:

    That ground shot was just WOW with the sound included. POTUS said we were going to defeat ISIS and he’s keeping his promise. If we are going into these countries to defeat terrorists, then we need to finish the job and that’s what our president intends to do.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Joe Knuckles says:

    Kim Jung Mentally UN stable needs to take note that he will not only receive the Mother of all Bombs, he will get the whole damn family. Maybe even a few extended relatives as well.

    Liked by 12 people

  13. wizzum says:

    I read on another site that the second video is not the MOAB but a Thermobaric bomb. The blast is different from the first video in that there is a primary and secondary explosion.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. BebeTarget says:

    Excellent. Can’t wait to see what will be accomplished when the RoEs are back to what they should be. MAGA!!

    Liked by 3 people

  15. Sedanka says:

    Has Cernovich claimed that this is fake yet?

    Liked by 2 people

  16. Sunshine says:

    GREAT JOB. The thunder and lightning were heard everywhere.

    US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will visit Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Qatar and Djibouti starting on Tuesday, the Pentagon said in a statement on Friday.

    It said Mattis would “reaffirm key US military alliances,” and “discuss cooperative effort to counter destabilizing activities and defeat extremist terror organizations” during the April 18-23 tour.

    https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/04/14/US-defense-chief-to-visit-Saudi-Arabia-Egypt-next-week.html

    Liked by 4 people

  17. booger71 says:

    Shake and bake

    Liked by 5 people

  18. yohio says:

    Wow the concussion and earth rattling was amazing and unsettling all at the same time

    Like

  19. scott says:

    “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. …

    Liked by 3 people

  20. The Raven says:

    Holy MOAB, Batman!

    I saw a Daisy Cutter, go off, during Storm…and it’s not even close.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. wheatietoo says:

    Someone posted this yesterday…I think it is actual footage from one of our guys on the ground.

    –Warning– cusswords

    https://mobile.twitter.com/USSMAGA/status/852658758681378816/video/1

    Click the ‘enlarge’ button.
    At the 0:09 mark…you can see the percussion wave reaching the vehicle where the guy is filming from.

    Pretty amazing.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. Steve in Lewes says:

    Liked by 5 people

  23. OS says:

    Yes – destroy ISIL. Also at home – but the liberal/socialist mindset have to be destroyed to do so. Here is why. “The real suicidal bomb”:

    Liked by 6 people

  24. maiingankwe says:

    I wonder how the Afghan officials came up with the 36 number? I’m sure a good lot of them were incinerated or buried by the collapse of tunnels. Could it have been the number they were originally fighting against these past few weeks?

    Anyways, I’m just happy we destroyed the tunnels, and all of their hidden caches of armaments. Plus, from what I have read some of these tunnel systems can be pretty elaborate and extensive. Heck, they’ve been adding on since Russia.

    The other day I had posted the wrong name of the area that bin Ladin had been fleeing. I believe the correct name of the area was called Tora Bora.

    Good Friday good Treepers,
    Ma’iingankwe

    Liked by 7 people

  25. bkrg2 says:

    MOAB dropped on ISIS – best use of my tax dollars ever!

    Liked by 10 people

  26. jwingermany says:

    If you pay very close attention in the first video at about 3 or 4 seconds…you can see the bomb drop and the shock-wave spread from the epicenter.

    I would not want to be in a cave with that shock-wave racing through it!

    Liked by 5 people

  27. Sam says:

    Wow! I don’t care whether that bomb was a MOAB or a bunker buster. That was one h— of an explosion. Anyone near ground zero was vaporized. Pressure blast with the MOAB was probably larger, but dead is dead.

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Neil Mccaully says:

    That “ground video” Is not the MOAB. That was an ammo depot explosion from a few months back. Some idiot on youtube is trying to pawn it of as the bomb strike. The MOAB would have been much much larger than that.

    Liked by 6 people

  29. Bonitabaycane says:

    Bombing the Shiite out of ISIS. 🙂

    Liked by 6 people

  30. Neil Mccaully says:

    2015 ammo depot explosion in yemen.

    Liked by 3 people

  31. Pam says:

    Liked by 7 people

  32. rumpole2 says:

    MOAC – Mother of all Crooks
    #WanderingHillary

    Liked by 12 people

  33. wheatietoo says:

    Uh oh.
    It looks like this video was not from yesterday.

    This was posted on Youtube on November 21, 2014.

    Awesome shock wave, though.

    Like

  34. freepetta says:

    I love ❤️ our president and our military!!

    Liked by 6 people

  35. drillerelite says:

    Whoooa ho ho baby! Looks like we’re back and I like how that feels. Syria schmeria, Bannon schmannon blah blah blah, I feel like we’re finally on a winning path overall. God bless the truth tellers and Happy Easter treepers!

    Liked by 1 person

  36. wheatietoo says:

    Found this on twitter:

    Liked by 9 people

  37. v4ni11ista says:

    The Donald came into the battle.
    The despots became quite unstable.
    The Lame Stream were itchin’ to tattle.
    The Mad Dog put nukes on the table.

    Our enemies on distant shores
    Now know just what we’re fighting for.
    Red lines invoked by your poisonous gas
    Will invoke a Tomahawk right up your ass.

    Sabre rattles from Kim Jong Un
    Will soon result in Kim Jong Done.

    And our old friend, ISIS, the Islamic State,
    Busy creating their dark caliphate,
    Where heads and hands are liberally chopping,
    Between the gang rapes, we’re gonna be dropping
    Persuasion to give your mountains concussions.
    Your terrorist gig is not up for discussion.

    Liked by 2 people

  38. parteagirl says:

    I just went to the YouTube link for that USA Today drone footage and the second comment was: “I dropped one like that this morning” with almost 1200 likes on it. Wew…I needed a good laugh.

    Liked by 1 person

  39. Franknowzad says:

    Never send a man where you can send some ordnance.
    I wonder how long ISIS spent digging their graves into that mountain?

    Like

  40. SteveInCO says:

    Sixteen million bucks per each, I understand.

    One nickel from every US Citizen.

    Personally I’d put in fifty bucks for a thousand of these.

    Like

  41. SteveInCO says:

    Semi related: Big blasts. This one took well over a minute judging from the fact the explosion had happened before the video started. Chelaybinsk meteor, a few years ago. Thousands of injuries from flying glass when windows shattered.

    Like

  42. youme says:

    That bomb was dropped on the wrong country. More than 50,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, the most ever. Heroin deaths alone rose to 12,989. Most of the drugs come from Mexico. So what the hell are we doing in Afghanistan since 2001?. 2394 American dead. No end in sight. What is our biggest national security threat? Mexico.

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  43. youme says:

    Like

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