The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, the largest non-nuclear bomb it has ever used in combat, in eastern Afghanistan on Thursday against a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the military said.
It was the first time the United States has used this size of bomb in a conflict. It was dropped from a MC-130 aircraft in the Achin district of Nangarhar province, close to the border with Pakistan, Pentagon spokesman Adam Stump said.
Also known as the “mother of all bombs,” the GBU-43 is a 21,600 pound (9,797 kg) GPS-guided munition and was first tested in March 2003, just days before the start of the Iraq war.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Pyongyang is a problem that “will be taken care of,” as speculation rose that North Korea might be on the verge of a sixth nuclear test.
Trump, responding to a question about what his message is for North Korea, said, “North Korea is a problem. The problem will be taken care of.”
Comment: Many people don’t just want war, they want the total destruction of the present political morass, because they see no hope for it.
Consider, for example, that the United Nations is supposed to be the force that transcends selfish, nationalistic war, but in fact what the United Nations actually does is send child abusers to act as “peacekeepers.”
From 2004 to 2007, nine Haitian children were exploited by a child sex ring involving at least 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers, according to an internal UN report obtained by The Associated Press.
Often the children were given cookies or a few dollars in exchange for sex. Although 114 of the peacekeepers were sent home, none was ever jailed for the abuse.
In probably unrelated news:
April 7, 2017 by usapoliticsnow admin
An attorney who was working on multiple legal cases against members of the elite pedophile ring was shot dead in Atlanta on Monday.
Trinh Huynh, 40, was working pro bono with abuse victims on several legal cases involving high-profile elite pedophiles outside of her regular work at a law firm, and was said to have a “take no prisoners” attitude towards pedophiles, regardless of their status in society.
The brave attorney was executed in the street by multiple gunshots at 7:40am in midtown Atlanta on Monday in what police have described as a “targeted killing“.
The killer was captured on CCTV released by police and can be seen “acting calm” before identifying and approaching Huynh, shooting her in cold blood, and then casually jogging away after the killing.