The ACTUAL footage is even more impressive than the test footage.
Straight out of Dante’s Inferno.
Yesterday, we were all looking at file footage from a decade ago, trying to project what that would mean in the real world.
Now we have the real thing.
The massive destructive power of the MOAB bomb is revealed in new aereal footage of the moment of impact.
The Pentagon released new video that shows the 21,000 ‘Mother of All Bombs’ that the U.S. dropped in an effort to try to wipe out members of a terror group in Afghanistan.
The stark black and white images are soundless, but features of the landscape make clear the range and power of the munition that the U.S. deployed in battle for the first time.
The footage shows the moment of impact of the GBU-43B, the largest non-nuclear munition in the U.S. arsenal. At first, it reveals the video shows only a moving above-ground image of a mountain valley area sprinkled with trees.
Then, the explosive hits, forming a huge black plum forms. The explosion then radiates outward across the landscape, as a large black cloud rises above the presumably devastated area.
… The government’s decision to release the video ensures that potential adversaries get the opportunity to see the devastation wrought by the powerful weapon as it unfolds, at a time when the Trump administration is facing down a tense situation in North Korea, just days after launching 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield.
The Mother Of All Bombs that obliterated 36 ISIS militants and a rat-nest network of tunnels and caves was ‘the best weapon to clear an obstacle’ in an ongoing offensive against 20 terror groups in Afghanistan.
After dropping the most powerful non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat in Eastern Afghanistan, the Pentagon has confirmed it received no orders to flex military muscle and that it had been merely a decision taken on the ground. —DailyMail
We are hearing reports that there were no civilian casualties and that the ISIS stronghold, including weapons caches, has been taken out.
Perhaps the most surprising feedback is that some of the locals are pleased by the result, and would welcome more such attacks. Maybe they’re no fans of their uppity neighbors, either.
Would it leave a lasting impression? You bet! Here’s a description:
In the milliseconds following the initial blast in Afghanistan, all the oxygen would have been forced out of the tunnels and for hundreds of feet around, literally sucking the life out of ISIS terrorists, suffocating them as their lungs imploded.
Then, in a flash the fiery shockwave would have radiated outwards at the speed of sound for up to a mile, causing huge blunt force trauma injuries to anyone caught in its path, leveling buildings and trees.
Ears would have been left bleeding and internal organs battered by the sheer force of the shockwave.
The blast would also have caused many within two miles of the blast to lose their hearing.
Anyone caught inside the tunnels would have been crushed as the force of 19,000 pounds of highly complex explosives caused them to collapse on top of the ISIS terrorists.
Those left alive would have been shocked and left in awe by the sight of a terrifying mushroom cloud – the psychological scars staying with them forever.
The Pentagon estimates that 800 ISIS terrorists were in the area.–DailyMail
Good Morning ISIS.
That leading from behind thing? Yeah. We’re done with that.