President Trump and the Pentagon dropped the “Mother of All Bombs” on an ISIS stronghold in Afghanistan Thursday.
If you think back to November 2015, you’ll recall then-candidate Trump promising to “bomb the shit” out of ISIS…
… and it didn’t take long for the blue checkmarks on Twitter to start complaining about Trump actually keeping said promise.
— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) April 13, 2017
Reporters: Check yo’self before you wreck yo’self on the #MOAB being the largest non-nuke bomb out there.
— Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) April 13, 2017
— Mohamed Soltan (@soltanlife) April 13, 2017
— Partisangirl (@Partisangirl) April 13, 2017
— RAMZPAUL (@ramzpaul) April 13, 2017
Lord only knows what cake Trump was eating when he dropped today’s MOAB bomb on Afghanistan.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) April 13, 2017
— Scott Santens (@scottsantens) April 13, 2017
Wait, they actually paint “MOAB” on the bomb itself? Pardon my French folks, but that is pretty fucked up. pic.twitter.com/8ncFGuhzq2
— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) April 13, 2017
If you’re gonna blame anyone for this MOAB that fell on Afghanistan, blame yourselves. WE did this. We gave Trump a reason to bomb.
— Josh Shahryar (@JShahryar) April 13, 2017
I’ve studied the #MOAB for yrs. It’s a disgusting device, designed to inflict maximum casualties. It’s a carpet bomb. Should be illegal.
— Josh Fox (@joshfoxfilm) April 13, 2017
— Cheri DiNovo (@CheriDiNovo) April 13, 2017
Many people and news outlets struggling to see the difference between 11 tons of TNT in MOAB bomb and 15 kilotons in bomb used on Hiroshima.
— Paul Sacca (@Paul_Sacca) April 13, 2017
is MOAB a bigger bomb than the Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead in the Finals though?
— Adrian Crawford (@Crawf33) April 13, 2017
The bomb is often called MOAB. Interesting to note that residents of Moab, Utah did not like that name back in 2003https://t.co/VqOMzYs82q
— Devon Dewey (@DevonDewey) April 13, 2017
they really should remain the Moab bomb The Compensator pic.twitter.com/Eqiv4Ehkie
— john r stanton (@dcbigjohn) April 13, 2017
GBU-57 MOP every time the MOAB is called America’s largest non-nuclear bomb: pic.twitter.com/10oj18X8gE
— Hope Hodge Seck (@HopeSeck) April 13, 2017
Trump *would* drop the “mother of all bombs.” US military targets ISIS tunnels in Afghanistan with #MOAB—largest non-nuclear bomb ever used.
— Erin Schrode (@ErinSchrode) April 13, 2017
— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) April 13, 2017
@JoyAnnReid Don’t worry, Trump made sure we have a 2nd MOAB bomb before he dropped first one. Too bad it’s an “unmanned” bomb or we could put him on it
— Terry J. Richard (@trichardpdx) April 13, 2017
So the “most beautiful piece of chocolate cake” went w the Syria bomb, did like a whole cake go with this one? #Moab
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) April 13, 2017
“Wait! There’s a bomb called MOAB? And I can just use it any time I want? Cool!” – Trump, earlier today
— Max Weiss (@maxthegirl) April 13, 2017
Is the super-bomb called Moab because using it means we’re going Old Testament on them?
— (((Mark Krikorian))) (@MarkSKrikorian) April 13, 2017
Reminder: In the Bible Moab was son by incest of Lot and his daughter. Is that a good name for a huge bomb?
— Daniel Nasaw (@danielnasaw) April 13, 2017
*MOAB bomb immediately renamed The This Is The Day He Became President Bomb* https://t.co/CsCh4zxUDs
— Hend Amry (@LibyaLiberty) April 13, 2017
My understanding of MOAB is that it’s more a psy-ops bomb than anything. Equally-effective destruction can be done with more, smaller bombs.
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) April 13, 2017
Which Leonard Cohen song does the MOAB bomb remind you of?
— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) April 13, 2017
Russia has a bomb that it claims is four times bigger than the MOAB the U.S. just dropped on Afghanistan https://t.co/VUrJRjCHkt
— Keegan Hamilton (@keegan_hamilton) April 13, 2017
— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) April 13, 2017
So the MOAB is just mass destruction consolidated into one bomb, not 21 individual ones. That’s awesome… Thanks https://t.co/nsNKC539xR
— BC (@MrCraw4D) April 13, 2017
Trumpeting the size of the bomb, rather than the results (if there were any), is basically the way the government narrated the Vietnam War.
— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) April 13, 2017
A subtle reminder that it’s possible to oppose ISIS and still be concerned about the brutality of dropping a 21,600-pound bomb. #MOAB
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) April 13, 2017
— Shuja Rabbani (@ShujaRabbani) April 13, 2017
You can’t please everybody.