Trump Won't Say If He Signed Off On MOAB Strike: 'We' Have Given Military 'Total Authorization'

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Apr. 13, 2017

President Trump declined to say whether he personally signed off on dropping the largest non-nuclear bomb ever on an ISIS tunnel network in Afghanistan on Thursday.

When asked whether he "authorized" the strike by the media in his first comment after the event, Trump responded saying, "Everybody knows exactly what happens."

"So, what I do is I authorize our military," he said. "We have given them total authorization and that's what they're doing."



According to CNN:
Sources told CNN that Gen. John Nicholson, commander of US forces in Afghanistan, signed off on the use of the bomb. The White House was informed of the plan before the MC-130 aircraft delivered its 21,600-pound payload.

Trump has given military commanders broader latitude to act independently on several battlefields where US forces are involved, which Trump touted as making a "tremendous difference" in the fight against ISIS.
It really sounds like he didn't even sign off on dropping the "mother of all bombs."



One of his "Dr. Strangelove" generals made the decision and it sounds like he merely informed him of it.

That's not a good sign, folks. He supposed to be the commander-in-chief.

This is another indicator there's no "4D chess" going on, instead it appears there's been a silent coup and he's no longer running the show.

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