Yesterday an MC-130 Combat Talon gave the massive, 22,000-pound GBU-43/B, aka MOAB, its maiden voyage. The target was a tunnel and cave complex in a remote area of Afghanistan that was held by ISIS.
At 0:03 you can see the MOAB enter the frame from the top right of the frame at about the 2 o’clock position.
Initial reported that 36 ISIS fighters were killed.
Now the death toll has climbed.
In Pashto, the spox for the Nangarhar provincial governor says the ISIS death toll from the MOAB was 92 https://t.co/3f62VBwxF6
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) April 14, 2017
If anyone has the time or inclination to excavate the tunnels and caves that were collapsed by the blast, the count will go still higher. And there is no way of knowing how many were in the immediate area of impact and were simply vaporized.
For you lefties who are trying to calculate the number of Meals on Wheels deliveries that were not made because we used the money to build a bomb, you need to grab your calculator.