One month ago, President Donald Trump announced that he had ordered that the U.S. military detonate the Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) in Afghanistan’s Nanganhar province.
The bomb absolutely decimated ISIS and sent a strong message that the United States wasn’t messing around when it came to the war on terror.
“This was very effective — many of ISIS’ training camps are gone, bunkers destroyed,” Gen. Qadamshah Shahim, chief of the general staff of the Afghan Ministry of Defense, told Fox News.
The blast zone is still deemed a no-go zone. See below, pictures of the bomb site.
Conservative Tribune reports:
A high-ranking Afghan defense official, speaking with Fox on condition of anonymity, said the decision to use the bomb was made carefully. In fact, it came only after all other options had been explored.
U.S. Navy Capt. William Salvin, an American military spokesman, told Fox that the bomb was used for a “specific tactical purpose on the battlefield.”
No doubt, one of those purposes was to show that the United States is not going to play around with terrorist groups anymore.
Cmdr. Ahmad Muslem Hayat, a security adviser for the U.S. contractor TigerSwan, said the decision was necessary and one of the only ways to show ISIS that the United States was serious about the war on terror.
“This wasn’t about sending quick messages to show strength to other threatening countries like North Korea,” Hayat said. “This was about saving innocent Afghan lives from ISIS torture.”
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