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'Block-Buster' Truck Bomb One of the Biggest Ever
ABC News ^ | Nov 13, 2013 | JAMES GORDON MEEK and ALEEM AGHA

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

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; haqqani; terrorism; wot
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However...Afghan Companies With Insurgent Ties Still Receive U.S. Contracts

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/13/world/asia/afghan-companies-with-insurgent-ties-still-receive-us-contracts.html?_r=0

1 posted on 11/14/2013 11:46:11 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

61,500 lbs? That would leave a crater.


2 posted on 11/14/2013 11:49:04 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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Big crater. Yahoo has a more informed article but it was quoting ABC so I went there.

http://news.yahoo.com/block-buster-truck-bomb-one-biggest-ever-205450100—abc-news-topstories.html


3 posted on 11/14/2013 11:52:45 AM PST by huldah1776
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To: null and void

That IS HUGH!!!

DHS would have a lot of ‘splainin’ if God forbid the homeland had another blast like Oklahoma City


4 posted on 11/14/2013 11:52:51 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: huldah1776

Drive that sucker to the Mecca, park it, and set that baby off.


5 posted on 11/14/2013 11:53:29 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: null and void

Considering it’s in Afghanistan, that’s not a bad thing.

It would give people something to look at.


6 posted on 11/14/2013 11:56:05 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: huldah1776

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


7 posted on 11/14/2013 11:58:33 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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It would give people something to look at.

What, those sexy goats aren't enough for you to look at?

8 posted on 11/14/2013 12:00:09 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: Da Coyote

Beat me to announcing the obvious solution.


9 posted on 11/14/2013 12:09:40 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Veggie Todd

Oh baby.

You know what I like.


10 posted on 11/14/2013 12:10:22 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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... lawmakers have tried to stop the U.S. Army from giving logistics contracts to companies linked to Afghan insurgents ...

Much like liberals in the United States who have also been using our own money to fight us for decades.

11 posted on 11/14/2013 12:27:10 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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whoa


12 posted on 11/14/2013 12:39:33 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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a massive "vehicle-borne improvised explosive device,"

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".

13 posted on 11/14/2013 12:52:54 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: null and void

That’ll buff right out...


14 posted on 11/14/2013 12:53:01 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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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.


15 posted on 11/14/2013 12:57:20 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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“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.”


16 posted on 11/14/2013 12:57:50 PM PST by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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> 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.


17 posted on 11/14/2013 12:57:59 PM PST by soycd
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To: Da Coyote

Are you suggesting blowing up the black vagina rock ?


18 posted on 11/14/2013 1:22:25 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: cherokee1

I was thinking it would have been their IED supply truck.


19 posted on 11/14/2013 1:39:09 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776; Revolting cat!

No smoking!


20 posted on 11/14/2013 1:54:46 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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