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  • Trump’s Got a Mega-Bomb Designed to Hit North Korea

    04/19/2017 8:55:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 19, 2017 | David Axe
    In 2004, the Pentagon began development of the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, a 15-ton conventional bomb specifically designed to collapse all but the deepest buried facilities in Iran and North Korea. MOP was ready for combat in 2011. Each of the Air Force's 20 B-2 stealth bombers based at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri can carry two of the 21-foot-long munitions.
  • Is Iran Taking the China Road?

    01/19/2016 4:23:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | January 19, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Is the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme leader of the Islamic Republic, a RINO -- a revolutionary in name only? So they must be muttering around the barracks of the Iranian Republican Guard Corps today. For while American hawks are saying we gave away the store to Tehran, consider what ayatollah agreed to. Last week, he gave his blessing to the return of 10 U.S. sailors who intruded into Iranian waters within hours of capture. He turned loose four Americans convicted of spying. And he gave final approval to a nuclear deal that is a national humiliation. Ordered by the...
  • America's new mega-bomb is an absolute terror — but Iran may have the last laugh

    08/08/2015 5:59:34 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 53 replies
    The Week ^ | August 5, 2015 | Paul Huard
    It 's a weapon that justifies the use of the word "awesome" to describe its power. The Massive Ordnance Penetrator — or MOP — weighs in at 30,000 pounds, is almost 20 feet long and is designed to burrow through 200 feet of earth and 60 feet of concrete before detonating. It's the king of the so-called "bunker busters" and is the largest non-nuclear weapon in the world. Delivered by the stealthy B-2 Spirit heavy strategic bomber from as high as 20,000 feet, the MOP hits the ground at supersonic speed before slamming its way toward a hardened target through...
  • Friendly reminder: We have the ability to MOP up Iran’s nuclear facilities

    06/29/2015 6:05:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/29/2015 | Matt Vespa
    It’s no surprise that the Iranian nuclear program talks are shaky; Guy has detailed the long, tedious, and sometime frustrating timeline of these diplomatic talks. So, given that we’re approaching the June 30th deadline–with the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei issuing demands that the U.S. could never agree to–what’s the military option, if there is one? The answer is MOP, or “Massive Ordnance Penetrator;” the largest and most powerful nonnuclear bomb we have in our arsenal (via Politico): …at least three times in the past year, a B-2 stealth bomber has taken off from an Air Force base in Missouri...
  • Obamacare ads targeted at red states that rejected exchanges (TV ads start day before shutdown)

    09/18/2013 11:07:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 16 replies ^ | 9/6/13 | Eric Boehm
    Millions of tax dollars will be used to advertise Obamacare in “red” states with Republican governors who opposed the federal exchanges in the Affordable Care Act. Politico reports the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has reserved more than $12 million of air time in a dozen states beginning Sept. 30 for Obamacare television advertisements. The states being targeted: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.
  • The Pentagon's New 30,000-lb MOP Bomb Is Ready To Go

    01/15/2013 11:03:26 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-15-2013 | Robert Johnson and David Cenciotti
    The Pentagon's New 30,000-lb MOP Bomb Is Ready To Go Robert Johnson and David Cenciotti, The AviationistJanuary 15, 2013, 7:20 AMThe B-2 is the only aircraft capable of delivering the 30,000 lb MOP Boeing has successfully improved its 30,000-lb Massive Ordnance Penetrator bomb UK’s Royal Air Force to support French forces deployed to Mali with airlifters. And drones. French Rafale “omnirole” fighter jets join air strikes in Mali. With brand new weapons. U.S. spyplanes, drones already flying over Mali France escalates war in Africa: Mirage 2000D bombers hit targets in North Mali Senior Pentagon officials told Congress the nation's largest...
  • Israel May Delay Attack in Return for MOP Bunker Buster Bombs

    09/04/2012 4:43:16 AM PDT · by Bobalu · 50 replies ^ | 9/4/2012 | Gil Ronen
    The United States may supply Israel with advanced Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bunker-buster bombs that can penetrate through up to 60 feet (almost 20 meters) of reinforced concrete, reports Maariv Tuesday. This is part of a deal being worked out between the countries, which also includes the supply of refueling jets. This equipment will make the job of demolishing Iran's nuclear weapon production array more feasible for Israel, should it decide to do so. In exchange for the weapons, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will agree to hold off on an independent attack until after the U.S. elections.
  • The Air Force's 30,000 Pound Bunker-Busting Bomb Is Ready For Action

    07/26/2012 4:45:36 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 26 July 2012 | Robert Johnson
    Its been nearly eight months since the Pentagon sent its largest and most powerful bomb, the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP), back to Boeing for modifications necessary to take out Iranian nuclear facilities, but the Air Force says it's now ready to go. Jeff Schogol at Defense News reports that Air Force Secretary Michael Donley says that while the MOP bomb continues to be refined and optimized, the Pentagon feels the 30,000 pound piece of ordnance is now sufficient to strike whatever targets the military may have in mind. While the bomb went back to the drawing board with Pentagon planners...
  • Bombs vs Bunkers in a Potential Iran Attack

    03/15/2012 12:45:10 AM PDT · by U-238 · 24 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 3/15/2012 | Sharon Weinberger
    The United States and Iran have engaged in a war of words over their military capabilities in the last few weeks. But if an actual war breaks out, it will not be a war of U.S. bombs versus Iranian bombs, but of U.S. bombs versus Iran's bunkers. Iran's network of nuclear facilities, some of which are underground, would be the primary target of an Israeli or U.S. attack intended to destroy Iran's suspected clandestine weapons program. As the rhetoric has heated up, the United States has been talking up its military capabilities. Whether American or Israeli bombs indeed could penetrate...
  • NO Place Safe to Hide Anymore: Introducing the USAF's GBU-57A/B 'Massive Ordinance Penetrator' (MOP)

    12/20/2011 8:59:31 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 20, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    10x more powerful than it's predecessor,  the 30,000 pound bomb can penetrate 200 ft  of hardened concrete before it goes BOOM GBU-57A/B  Military technology has indeed created some fearsome weapons over the last few decades, from the 5,000 lb GBU-28 Deep Throat bunker buster, to the 3x larger (15,000 lb) BLU-82 Daisycutter, roughly equivalent to the Russians' 15,650 lb ATBIP (Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power). Then there's the USAF's 22,000 lb Grand Slam 'earthquake bomb' and the 22,600 lb GBU-43 MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast), which approximates the effect of a small nuclear weapon. But provided you were able to find...
  • B-2 Bomber Gets Boeing's New 30,000-Pound Bunker-Buster Bomb

    11/16/2011 5:51:03 AM PST · by lbryce · 38 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 15, 2011 | Tony Capaccio
    The U.S. Air Force has taken delivery of a new 30,000-pound bomb from Boeing Co. that's capable of penetrating deeply buried enemy targets. The huge bunker buster, dubbed the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, is built to fit the B-2 stealth bomber. The Air Force Global Strike Command started receiving the bombs in September, Air Force spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Jack Miller said in a short statement to Bloomberg News. The deliveries "will meet requirements for the current operational need," he said. The Air Force in 2009 said Boeing might build as many as 16 of the munitions. Miller yesterday had no details...
  • Does a Full-Time Homemaker Swap Her Mind for a Mop?

    11/15/2011 11:54:18 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 49 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 11-15-11 | Dennis Prager
    I periodically write and regularly broadcast about male-female issues because I want to help men and women, especially husbands and wives, get along better. But I have developed a secondary reason: to elicit left-wing reactions. They reveal an enormous amount about how the left thinks. For example, one of the biggest left-wing websites (Daily Kos) wrote that "Dennis Prager advocates marital rape." Why? Because I wrote a column in which I suggested that if a woman loves her husband, and if he is a loving and good man, she might not want to be guided solely by "mood" in deciding...
  • The Root of All Oakland

    11/06/2011 7:38:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 6, 2011 | Debra J. Saunders
    The morning after Occupy Oakland's midweek violent protests, the take in the Bay Area was that it was a dirty, rotten shame that a few bad-egg anarchists hijacked a mostly peaceful protest and made an otherwise good cause look bad. That is so delusional. From the start, troublemakers have advocated violent protest during the group's general assemblies. Guys with masks and ill intent threw rocks and bottles at police before officers used tear gas -- and Iraq vet Scott Olsen, 24, sadly was injured -- to clear Frank Ogawa Plaza on Oct. 25. They were armed with incendiary devices when...
  • Broward schools docking ex-janitor paid $108,000 to teach (part-time job)

    06/22/2011 6:35:31 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 7 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 6/21/11 | Cara Fitzpatrick
    A former janitor who earns $108,000 a year to teach occasional cleaning classes for the Broward school district will see his pay docked...After the pay cut, [he] will still be one of the school system's highest paid teachers.
  • 'Iran will strike Tel Aviv if attacked'

    11/22/2009 4:51:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies · 2,279+ views
    AFP via Yahoo! News ^ | November 22, 2009
    An aide to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that if the Islamic republic is attacked, it will retaliate against the Israeli metropolis of Tel Aviv, official media reported on Sunday. "If the enemy attacks Iran, our missiles will strike Tel Aviv," the official IRNA news agency quoted Khamenei's representative in the elite Revolutionary Guards, Mojhtaba Zolnoor, as saying late on Saturday. His comments came as Iranian air defence forces were set to carry out five days of manoeuvres involving simulated attacks on the country's nuclear facilities.
  • Direct Strike Hard Target Weapon / Big BLU

    11/20/2009 8:30:29 PM PST · by Rabin · 23 replies · 1,071+ views ^ | Oct. 8, 2009. | Site maintained by: John Pike
    Some Democrats worried in 2007 that President Bush’s funding request to enable B-2 bombers to deliver effective deep penetration ordinance, could be a sign of plans for an attack on Iran.
  • Starting to look a Sweep and not a Mop Tuesday for Dems ???

    10/31/2009 4:30:12 PM PDT · by cruise_missile · 51 replies · 2,074+ views
    10/31/2009 | cruise_missile
    Obummer thought it was pretty cute to use analogy of a (socialist) mop last week. I think the analogy might be more like a capitalistic broom for what may be coming this Tuesday. I can hear the dems shaking tonight on Halloween! And it isn't because it's Halloween. I'm stoked. Freepers thought please.
  • Get a mop? Va. GOP says get a broom

    10/31/2009 3:53:57 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 28 replies · 1,439+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/31/09 | Rosalind Helderman
    <p>Republicans rallying this morning in Springfield had a new prop: A broom that read "McBolliNelli" on the handle.</p> <p>The Republican ticket is stumping throughout the state Saturday but began with a traditional GOP pep rally at Interstate Van Lines in Springfield. Gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell was joined by ticket mates Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, attorney general candidate Sen. Ken Cuccinelli and a variety for Republican luminaries, including Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, chairman of the Republican Governors Association.</p>
  • Obama aims to rescue reeling Democrats

    10/25/2009 10:22:26 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 2,325+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/09 | Stephen Collinson
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A year ago, Barack Obama and Joe Biden were in the home stretch of a pulsating White House race, belting out speeches to pumped up crowds and days away from crushing Republican John McCain. The Democratic duo, now president and vice president, are back on the stump again, but the euphoric crowds have thinned and the electrifying crusade for change seems somewhat sullied by the inevitable compromises of governing. Taking time out from multiple crises, Obama has reeled off a string of appearances, polishing his own political skills in some of the few races scheduled a year...
  • In Response to "Obama's Bring A Mop" Comments

    10/23/2009 11:30:01 AM PDT · by Hanna548 · 27 replies · 1,067+ views
    This video is a little political humor with a message, concerning Obama's remarks about us bringing a mop to clean up the mess he claims were handed to him.