Dear JFK Murder Solved Forum Members and Readers:
12.18.2007 - I Originally Posted the Headline below:
KREMLIN TOUTS DAD OF ALL BOMBS.
04.12.2017 - THE U.S. DROPPED THE MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS IN SYRIA.
Peace negotiations have not developed very well in the intervening 10 years.
OPINIONS AND FEEDBACK HAS BEEN FROM EXTREME RIGHT TO EXTREME LEFT. FROM
VERY PRO TO VERY CON ADDRESSED TOWARD BOTH TRUMP AND THE MILITARY. AS
WE ALL KNOW, THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITIES CERTAINLY FIGURED VERY HEAVILY
IN THE EQUATIONS.
What are your thoughts ?
HAD JFK LIVED WHERE WOULD WE BE TODAY ?
DOESN'T THIS UNDERSCORE WHO REALLY KILLED JFK ? WHY IT IS STILL COVERED UP ?
WHY THE TRUTH WILL NEVER BE REVEALED ? WHO BENEFITS ? AND WHO HAS THE
CONTINUING INTEREST AND POWER TO CONTINUALLY COVER UP JFK, MX, MLK, RFK,
THE OKLAHOMA BOMBING, 09.11.2001, FALSE FLAGS, AND BEYOND ?
DOZENS KILLED AFTER U.S. DROPED THE “MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS IN AFGHANISTAN’S
THE MASSIVE DESTRUCTIVE OFRCE OF THE MOTHER OF ALL BOMBS USED TO BOMB
ISIS IN AFGHANISTAN:
Thirty six Islamic State (Isis) militants were killed when the US forces dropped GBU-43/B, the biggest
non-nuclear bomb ever used in a conflict, in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. The Afghan defense
ministry said no civilians were affected by the bombing and the Kabul administration was kept in the
loop regarding the attack.
Pentagon had earlier announced that GBU-43/B device – colloquially known in the military circles as
the 'mother of all bombs' – was used for the first time in a combat on Thursday, 13 April. The 9,800kg
powerful explosive targeted a tunnel complex used by the Isis insurgents, who have been gaining a
foothold in Afghanistan in the last few years.
"The air strike was designed to support the efforts of the ANSF [Afghan National Security Forces] and
US Forces as well as minimize the risk to ANSF and the US Forces conducting clearing operations in
the region," read a statement from the Afghan presidential palace. Kabul authorities said precautionary
measures were taken to avoid civilian casualties in the region.
The blast occurred at about 7.30pm local time in the Nangarhar province's Achin district after the 30ft
GPS-guided massive bomb was dropped from an MC-130 aircraft.
Don't miss: Dozens killed after US dropped 'mother of all bombs' in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province
The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb, primarily designed to destroy underground targets,
wiped out a large cache of weapons when it struck a network of caves used by the Isis. The weapon
was built during the Iraq war and tested in 2003 but never put into combat use.
The escalation in Afghanistan sends a powerful message as it follows similar sudden strikes in Syria,
which targeted President Bashar al-Assad's key airfield. The assault on Isis has also come as a
warning by the Donald Trump administration to recalcitrant states like North Korea, which is widely
suspected to be on the verge of carrying out yet another nuclear test.
When asked whether this major anti-Isis bombing is a thinly-veiled message to North Korea, US
President Donald Trump responded: "I don't know if this sends a message; it doesn't make any
difference if it does or not. North Korea is a problem, the problem will be taken care of."
Afghanistan 'mother of all bombs'
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By Ahmad Sultan and Hamid Shalizi
ACHIN, Afghanistan/KABUL (Reuters) - The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan said on
Friday that the decision to deploy one of the largest conventional bombs ever used in combat was
purely tactical, and made as part of the campaign against Islamic State-linked fighters.
As many as 36 suspected Islamic State militants were killed in the strike on Thursday evening in the
eastern province of Nangarhar, Afghan defense officials said, adding there were no civilian casualties.
Amaq, the news agency affiliated with Islamic State in the Middle East, carried a statement denying
that the group had suffered casualties in the attack, citing an unidentified source who had been in
The statements could not be independently verified, and on Friday Afghan and foreign troops in the
vicinity were not allowing reporters or locals to approach the scene of the blast.
The strike came as U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to dispatch his first high-level delegation
to Kabul, amid uncertainty about his plans for the nearly 9,000 American troops stationed in Afghanistan.
Nicknamed "the mother of all bombs," the weapon was dropped from an MC-130 aircraft in the Achin
district of Nangarhar, bordering Pakistan.
Nicholson said he was in constant communication with officials in Washington, but the decision to use
the 21,600-pound (9,797-kg) GBU-43 bomb was based on his assessment of military needs and not
broader political considerations.
"This was the first time that we encountered an extensive obstacle to our progress," he said of a joint
Afghan-U.S. operation that has been targeting Islamic State since March.
"It was the right time to use it tactically against the right target on the battlefield."
Afghan and U.S. forces were at the scene of the strike and reported that the "weapon achieved its
intended purpose,", Nicholson said.
Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri said no civilians were harmed in the massive blast
that targeted a network of caves and tunnels that had been heavily mined.
"No civilian has been hurt and only the base, which Daesh used to launch attacks in other parts of the
province, was destroyed," Waziri said in a statement.
He was using an Arabic term that refers to Islamic State, which has established a small stronghold in
eastern Afghanistan and launched deadly attacks on the capital, Kabul.
The GBU-43 is a GPS-guided munition that had never before been used in combat since its first test in
2003, when it produced a mushroom cloud visible from 20 miles (32 km) away.
The bomb's destructive power, equivalent to 11 tonnes of TNT, pales in comparison with the relatively
small atomic bombs dropped on Japan at the end of World War Two, which had blasts equivalent to
between 15,000 and 20,000 tonnes of TNT.
In Achin village, about 3 miles (5 km) from the remote, mountainous area where the bomb was dropped,
witnesses said the ground shook, but homes and shops appeared unaffected.
Qari Mehrajuddin first saw "lightning like a thunder storm" followed by the roar of an explosion, an
all-to-familiar sound for residents of the war-torn area.
"I thought there was a bombing just outside my home," he said. In reality, the blast was around three
miles away, its massive impact bigger than any before seen in the region.
Some locals welcomed the strike.
"If you want to destroy and eliminate Daesh, then even if you destroy my home we won't complain,
because they are not human beings, they are savages," said Mir Alam Shinwari, using an Arabic term
for Islamic State.
Away from Achin, reactions were mixed.
"The fact is that America used their big bomb here to test its effectiveness," said Kabul resident
Asadullah Khaksar. "If America wants to eliminate Daesh, it is very easy because they created this
Residents of Achin said they had got used to seeing militants climbing up and down the mountain,
making occasional visits to the village.
"They were Arabs, Pakistanis, Chinese and local insurgents coming to buy from shops in the bazaar,"
said Raz Mohammad.
On Friday, the village was swarming with Afghan and international troops, as helicopters and other
aircraft flew overhead.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's office said in a statement the attack was a part of a joint operation by
Afghan and international troops.
"Afghan and foreign troops closely coordinated this operation and were extra cautious to avoid any
civilian casualties," it said.
But former president Hamid Karzai condemned the use of the weapon on Afghan soil.
The Taliban, the main security threat to Afghan and NATO forces trying to quell their stubborn insurgency,
also denounced the bombing.
"Using this massive bomb cannot be justified and will leave a material and psychological impact on our
people," the Taliban, who compete with Islamic State in Afghanistan, said in a statement.
American officials said the bomb had been positioned for possible use in Afghanistan for "some time"
since the administration of former president Barack Obama.
The United States has steadily intensified its air campaign against Islamic State and Taliban militants in
Afghanistan, with the Air Force deploying nearly 500 weapons in the first three months of 2017, up from
300 in the corresponding 2016 period.
Thursday's strike was not the first time Islamic State fighters have been targeted by heavy American
bombardment in Nangarhar, where a U.S. special forces soldier was killed battling militants a week ago.
Last year, B-52 bombers operating out of Qatar flew at least two missions in Afghanistan for the first
time since 2006.
Such aircraft can carry as much as 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg)of bombs, missiles, or other weapons on
In March, U.S. forces conducted 79 "counterterror strikes" against Islamic State in Nangarhar, killing as
many as 200 militants, according to the U.S. military command in Kabul.
U.S. military officials estimate there are about 600 to 800 Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan, mostly
in Nangarhar, but also in the neighboring province of Kunar.
The United Nations has raised concerns that the American air campaign is swelling civilian casualties in
Last year, air strikes by international forces caused at least 127 civilian deaths and 108 injuries, up from
103 deaths and 67 injuries in 2015, the United Nations said.
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