People Congregate in Front of White House to Blame US for Use of ‘Mother of All Bombs’ in Afghanistan
TEHRAN (FNA)- Protesters staged a demonstration in Washington to condemn use of the largest non-nuclear bomb by the US in Afghanistan, days after Pentagon carried out another military action in foreign’s soil, Syria, which killed and wounded several civilians.
Tens of people gathered in front of the White House on Sunday, shouting slogans and carrying placards, as well staging a die-in, to express their anger at the administration of President Donald Trump for escalating the war in Afghanistan.
Some of the Afghan-American warns that the US forces are destroying Afghanistan and dehumanizing its people, denouncing US military interventions around the world.
The US military dropped a GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), also known as ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ against what it called the ISIL position in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province on Thursday.
The event marked the use of the weapon on the battlefield for the first time in history. The bomb is nicknamed the ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ for its 11-tonne blast yield and it is worth $16 million.
Although President Ashraf Ghani supported the move, many Afghan officials, including former President Hamid Karzai, condemned the attack, slamming the US for using their country as a testing ground for new and dangerous weapons.
“I vehemently and in strongest words condemn the dropping of the latest weapon, the largest non-nuclear bomb, on Afghanistan by US military,” Karzai said, adding that “this is not the war on terror but the inhuman and most brutal misuse of our country as testing ground for new and dangerous weapons. It is upon us, Afghans, to stop the USA.”
Afghanistan is still suffering from insecurity and violence years after the United States and its allies invaded the country in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror.