In a show of brutal force, the US military was ordered to drop “the largest ever made” 11 ton bomb on a tunnel complex in Afghanistan close to the border with Pakistan.
Afghanistan is the world’s leader in opium production and the lucrative proceeds must be channeled into the right hands in order to control the profits made with the exclusive poppy cultivation.
The GBU-43 bomb contains 11 tons of explosives and is the US military largest non-nuclear device. The weapon was developed during the Iraq War, and its deployment was signed off by the commander of the US forces in Kabul. It was the first time the monster weapon has been used in combat by the USA.
The super bomb was designed to hit ‘soft targets’, such as surface facilities, tunnel entrances and troop concentrations. It was pushed out of the rear of a MC-130 and guided to its targets by GPS, slowed by a parachute.
CENTCOM assured the United States took all necessary measures to avoid civilian casualties during the operation.
Sputnik / AA Magnum News 2017.