MOPSomething fishy’s going on in the Department of Defense. An ABC news report yesterday seemed to suggest that America is accelerating the production of the MOP.

This is not just any MOP. This is a very, very big MOP, and an explosive one that can bust through several meters of concrete. This MOP doesn’t clean floors. It destroys them. It is the Massive Ordnance Penetrator.
The Massive Ordnance Penetrator weighs in at 30,000 pounds. This is even heavier than the MOAB – the Massive Ordnance Air Blast, or Mother of All Bombs, and it is twice the size of the Daisy Cutter.

Listen to the language used in explaining why they need this bomb, just now, at this convenient time, when it might just be that someone in the western world is going to have to blow up these enrichment labs all over Iran. Get ready for more unnecessary acronyms you’d only get out of the US army:

“The Department has an Urgent Operational Need (UON) for the capability to strike hard and deeply buried targets in high threat environments. The MOP is the weapon of choice to meet the requirements of the UON.”

It makes you wonder. Do these guys use acronyms at home with their wife and kids? “Honey, we have an urgent FDN here, and only food can solve the FDN. (Family Dinner Need, ha, I’m so creative.)

The price tag on this bomb – below $52 million. A paltry price to get rid of the Ayatollah’s nuclear madness.