WikiLeaks sent the “built by CIA” tweet out 4 days ago, following the United States military dropping the ‘Mother of all Bombs’ or MOAB on a network of tunnels and cave complex in Afghanistan.
WikiLeaks sent the tweet out 4 days ago, following the United States military dropping the ‘Mother of all Bombs’ or MOAB on a network of tunnels and cave complex in Afghanistan.
The largest and powerful non-nuclear bomb ever to be used by the US military cost $170,000 per MOAB unit, as opposed to the initial reports of the disputed $16 million – though any figures are still yet to be confirmed by the US Air Force. The outcome of the drop – aimed at between 600 and 800 terrorists in the complex – was between 90 and 100 ISIS militant deaths, according to the Afghan Ministry of Defense.
Numbers aside, the irony of bombing a CIA-made tunnel is not lost on WikiLeaks or Edward Snowden. NSA Whistleblower Snowden tweeted “Those mujahedeen tunnel networks we’re bombing in Afghanistan? We paid for them. #Blowback.”
Tweeting a link related to a Sept. 2005 New York Times article, a similar cave complex was described in detail. The “Tora Bora” complex was “miles of tunnels, bunkers and base camps, dug deeply into the steep rock walls.” The “fortified caves” were built and financed by the CIA “for the mujahedeen” and constructed with the help of Osama Bin Laden’s family.
“Bin Laden had flown in dozens of bulldozers and other pieces of heavy equipment from his father’s construction empire, the Saudi Binladin Group, one of the most prosperous construction companies in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Persian Gulf,” the NY Times article reported.