Massive ordinancy air blast

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U.S. is Dropping World's Biggest Non-Nuclear bomb in Afghanistan
By Laura Flanders, Wirking For Change, 8 November 2001. The so-called Daisy Cutters, named BLU-82, is dropped from aircraft, and releases a cloud of inflammable ammonium nitrate, aluminum dust, and polystyrene slurry which is then ignited by a detonator. The result is a firestorm that incinerates an area the size of five football fields, consumes oxygen, and creates a shock-wave and vacuum pressure that destroys the internal organs of anyone within range.
Depleted Uraneium in bumker bombs: America' big dirty secret
By Robert James Parsons, Le Monde diplomatique, March 2002. The US boasted this month of its new bomb currently being used against al-Qaida hold-outs in Afghanistan; it sucks the air from underground installations, suffocating those within. The US has also admitted that it has used depleted uranium weaponry over the last decade against bunkers in Iraq, Kosovo, and now Afghanistan.
Mother of all bombs may be tested in Iraq war
By Michael D. Wallace, Wednesday 26 February 2003. The United States, if it goes to war with Iraq, intends to use a new monster weapon whose explosive punch is equivalent to a small nuclear device. MOAB is a 21,000-pound bomb that will be pushed out of the back of a C-130 transport and guided by satellite because it is not dropped by parachute, as was the old Daisy Cutter. It is intended to obliterate a command center hidden in tunnels and bunkers or a concentration of Iraqi tanks.
Bigger, better bangs: new weapons on trial
Sir Timothy Garden, The Guardian, Tuesday 18 March 2003. The hype declares the massive ordnance air blast munition (MOAB) to be the world's largest non-nuclear explosive device: it packs a punch well above the renowned daisycutter BLU-52 used in the hunt for al-Qaida in the caves of Tora Bora. Moab may not be ready for action, but it is obviously being trialled as part of the psychological warfare against Iraq.