Posted: 3:01 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013
By Rick Couri
The new bomb is not big, it’s massive.
Pentagon sources have leaked that this latest bunker buster can take out any nuclear facility in Iran with no trouble.
The US has been showing film of the new behemoth to officials in Israel to help convince our partners the US can help defend friendly nations from any threats.
In part the cajoling is to keep Israel from deciding on striking with nuclear weapons of their own.
The bomb called the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, weights 30,000 pounds and is the biggest non nuclear bomb in the US arsenal.
One key with the big boom is its ability to penetrate a bunker and then explode once inside.
One US military official said "hopefully we never have to use it, but if we had to, it would work."