News broke Thursday afternoon the President Donald Trump and American forces dropped what is known as the "Mother Of All Bombs" against ISIS forces operating in Afghanistan.
As the second bomb-dropping by the Trump Administration in a consecutive, two-week period, Twitter exploded (no pun intended) yesterday with mixed reactions to the newest bombing, that has reportedly killed upwards 36 ISIS members.
For starters, there are many that are pleased with the actions taken by President Trump:
Good kill them all ISIS! #MOAB Anyone who doesn't want to stop ISIS can go live with them :P— Kynelia (@Freyja37) April 13, 2017
ISIS gets the MOAB. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch. https://t.co/T5jXpuJfxm— David French (@DavidAFrench) April 13, 2017
Others, though seemingly on the fence, are fighting to stay reasonable:
@DictatorPlesa He dropped a 21,000 pound bomb on a Isis training facility. You're welcome for adding facts :)— Michael Evans (@M_EvansOKC) April 13, 2017
...Did people forget we were at war in Afghanistan or is all of this shock related to the size of the bomb used?— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) April 13, 2017
Remember that we killed a lot of people attending weddings under Obama. This isn't new. It's just more dangerous w/a moron in control.— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) April 13, 2017
Others are more-or-less pissed... or at least severely unimpressed:
kind of scary to think that donald trump has confirmed he can distract the media by blowing stuff up— Alazar 🇪🇹 (@zarzarbinkss) April 13, 2017
In the Fox News green room, everyone is in shock, jaws dropped, as we learn about the large bomb dropped in Afghanistan. At Fox.— Nomiki Konst (@NomikiKonst) April 13, 2017
@thehill But yeah, Hillary was the war-monger. 🙄— Jake Berlin (@jakoberlin) April 13, 2017
The Syria strike was a gateway drug for Trump.— Grace Parra (@GraceParra360) April 13, 2017
@thehill later on fox an interview featuring another amazed interviewer losing their shit over how cool this is while trump gloats about cake— lastnightinamerica (@americalastnite) April 13, 2017
We are all going to die https://t.co/O3ZTem8Tn6— Tom McKay (@thetomzone) April 13, 2017
Last but not least, there are those who don't give a hoot about anything other than the bomb itself:
@ReaganBattalion That's a pretty amazing bomb. Hate to think how much they cost. Hope it worked. Gonna admit i'd love to see the explosion that makes.— Sean Roper (@MrSeanRoper) April 13, 2017
What's your take?
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