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US drops Massive bomb on Afghanistan

Ben Holda, Assistant Editor-In-Chief

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For the second time in a week, just 7 days, after US President Donald Trump issued the call to launch 59 missiles into a Syrian Airfield 

According to The New York Times, On Thursday, April 13th 2017, the US dropped a GBU-43 bomb, which is 22,600 pounds. Dubbed “The Mother of all Bombs,” this bomb is the largest non nuclear bomb that the USA has ever deployed in combat.

The Moab, short for Massive Ordinance Air Blast, was dropped on an ISIS controlled bunker. Weather or not the bunker was inhabited by foot soldiers, people of importance, or even inhabited at all is still in question.

“It is still too early to tell whether or not the bomb was a success.” Ethan Brockwell, a computer engineering major said. “If the insurgents were present, and their top tier leaders were present, and it had wiped all present out, then the bomb would be to me well worth it. In the case that the ends justified the means. However if none of those categories previously stated were met then no it was a waste of money to drop the bomb.”

With the dropping of the bomb, the US has increased their militaristic presence in the Middle East, and Donald Trump has shown that he means business. Trump is also keeping true to his campaign promise when he said he would, “Bomb the sh*t out of them (ISIS).”

We will still have to wait and see how ISIS or any others involved will react to such a large scale bomb. One thing is for sure though, the US isn’t going to take the Middle Eastern conflict as delicately as the Obama Administration did.

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