By clicking on the "Accept & Close" button, you provide your explicit consent to the processing of your data to achieve the above goal.
The US dropping of a Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb in Afghanistan sends a signal to Daesh and other enemies that the United States is no longer leading from behind, Senator Lindsey Graham said in multiple statements on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On Thursday, US military aircraft dropped the 22,000-pound MOAB, nicknamed the "Mother of All Bombs," on underground tunnels used by Daesh in Afghanistan. MOAB is the largest non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal.
“The success of deploying MOAB is not body count but the destruction of safe havens and command and control centers for ISIL [Daesh],” Graham stated in the first of two Twitter posts.
“Equally important is message sent to our enemies — ISIL [Daesh] and others — [that] days of half-measures & leading from behind are coming to an end.”
The use of the weapon in Thursday’s attack was the first time it had been used in combat, and only the third time the United States had ever detonated one of the weapons, which cost $16 million apiece.
US President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that he had not personally authorized the weapon’s use, but had given his generals expanded authority to carry out attacks on Daesh as they see fit.
Military analysts told Sputnik that the United States’ decision the use the MOAB will have no discernible effect in changing the course of the war in Afghanistan.
The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules.
Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts.
The websites’ administration has the right to delete comments made in languages other than the language of the majority of the websites’ content.
In all language versions of the sputniknews.com websites any comments posted can be edited.
A user comment will be deleted if it:
does not correspond with the subject of the post;
promotes hatred and discrimination on racial, ethnic, sexual, religious or social basis or violates the rights of minorities;
violates the rights of minors, causing them harm in any form, including moral damage;
contains ideas of extremist nature or calls for other illegal activities;
contains insults, threats to other users, individuals or specific organizations, denigrates dignity or undermines business reputations;
contains insults or messages expressing disrespect to Sputnik;
violates privacy, distributes personal data of third parties without their consent or violates privacy of correspondence;
describes or references scenes of violence, cruelty to animals;
contains information about methods of suicide, incites to commit suicide;
pursues commercial objectives, contains improper advertising, unlawful political advertisement or links to other online resources containing such information;
promotes products or services of third parties without proper authorization;
contains offensive language or profanity and its derivatives, as well as hints of the use of lexical items falling within this definition;
contains spam, advertises spamming, mass mailing services and promotes get-rich-quick schemes;
promotes the use of narcotic / psychotropic substances, provides information on their production and use;
contains links to viruses and malicious software;
is part of an organized action involving large volumes of comments with identical or similar content ("flash mob");
“floods” the discussion thread with a large number of incoherent or irrelevant messages;
violates etiquette, exhibiting any form of aggressive, humiliating or abusive behavior ("trolling");
doesn’t follow standard rules of the English language, for example, is typed fully or mostly in capital letters or isn’t broken down into sentences.
The administration has the right to block a user’s access to the page or delete a user’s account without notice if the user is in violation of these rules or if behavior indicating said violation is detected.