Skip to comments.'Block-Buster' Truck Bomb One of the Biggest Ever
Posted on 11/14/2013 11:46:11 AM PST by huldah1776
Afghan national security forces near the border with Pakistan recently intercepted one of the largest truck bombs ever built, a massive "vehicle-borne improvised explosive device," or VBIED, packed with some 61,500 pounds of explosives.
***snip*** An ABC News investigation, which aired on "World News with Diane Sawyer" this week, showed that lawmakers have tried to stop the U.S. Army from giving logistics contracts to companies linked to Afghan insurgents including the deadly network run by Jalaluddin Haqqani and his son Siraj
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61,500 lbs? That would leave a crater.
Big crater. Yahoo has a more informed article but it was quoting ABC so I went there.
That IS HUGH!!!
DHS would have a lot of ‘splainin’ if God forbid the homeland had another blast like Oklahoma City
Drive that sucker to the Mecca, park it, and set that baby off.
Considering it’s in Afghanistan, that’s not a bad thing.
It would give people something to look at.
After further review and looking at the pic.. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting.. They look like they just tossed stuff in and on top until it filled the canvas covered enclosure.. Imaginative? No. Stinky? Probably
I was more envisioning Oprah and a load of her audience supporters,, 30 tons worth or so. :-o
What, those sexy goats aren't enough for you to look at?
Beat me to announcing the obvious solution.
You know what I like.
Much like liberals in the United States who have also been using our own money to fight us for decades.
Wasn't an IED something were you took a dud artillery shell, replaced the trigger with the receiver from a garage door opener and used that as a roadside bomb? At over 30 tons it doesn't sound the slightest bit "improvised".
That’ll buff right out...
Throwing the BS flag on the story after checking the pic. That’s not a truck that could haul 30+ tons of anything anyplace. Looks like they intercepted a laundry truck. Whatever is in those bags is dry, meaning it’s not an ANFO bomb. Maybe Paki is hauling fertlizer but it’s not yet assembled into something that would do anything more than burn——and stink. Reporting this as a “big bomb” is someone trying to boost somebody’s creds, probly himself.——there it goes wwwhhhheeeee.
“According to Afghan sources, the driver was a Pakistani who set off a grenade in the cab of the truck. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he detonated a suicide vest and killed himself, officials said.”
I’m guessing they just might want to review their protocals for frisking them for weapons and explosive vests.
“No - my me-ma make vest for me, very precious.”
> According to Afghan sources, the driver was a Pakistani who set off a grenade in the cab of the truck. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he detonated a suicide vest and killed himself, officials said.
WTF? Sets of a grenade in the cab, survives it and then sets of his suicide vest at the hospital! Some real morons running the show there.
Are you suggesting blowing up the black vagina rock ?
I was thinking it would have been their IED supply truck.
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