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New Front in 16 Year War on Afghanistan
by Curt
Thursday Apr 13th, 2017 3:21 PM
One had to search the NY Times for today's lead story (World News section, subcategory Asia Pacific), U.S. Drops 'Mother of All Bombs' on Afghanistan; White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced the action in his daily briefing:

"The U.S. has dropped the largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan."
President Donald Trump says he is very proud of the U.S. military after what he called a "very, very successful mission." Whether the political establishment elects to bestow gushing praise on the first-time use of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, as they did for the airstrikes on a town in Syria last week, is as yet unknown. But it is imperative that today's strike on Afghanistan be contested, not "normalized" as just another (albeit bigger) bombing-as-usual in America's war on the world.

MOAB Bombing "Should Terrify Everyone," http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/04/13/commander-chief-trump-drops-mother-all-bombs-afghanistan