Skip to comments.Arms Windfall for Insurgents as Iraq City Falls (Mosul)
Posted on 06/10/2014 1:19:57 PM PDT by mojito
The insurgent fighters who routed the Iraqi army out of Mosul on Tuesday did not just capture much of Iraqs second-largest city. They also gained a windfall of arms, munitions and equipment abandoned by the soldiers as they fled arms that were supplied by the United States and intended to give the troops an edge over the insurgents.
The problem is not a new one, but it looms larger now that the United States is shifting its counterterrorism strategy away from using American armed forces directly, and toward relying on allied or indigenous troops and security forces supplied and trained by the United States. President Obama proposed last week that a $5 billion fund be set up to finance such efforts. But those proxy forces do not always prove equal to the task, and when they buckle, the United States finds itself having unwittingly armed its enemies a problem the Obama administration has been trying to avoid in Syria by carefully limiting its aid to the opposition there. The militants who swept into control of Mosul on Tuesday are believed to be connected to the main Islamist militant group fighting in Syria.
Inadequate or unreliable local allies have allowed American military aid to fall into the wrong hands a number of times in recent years.
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I’m sure Barry and Kerry are very upset!
Barry has just found out about this on CNN. Boy is he tripple dog-dare ya concerned!
Not surprising didn’t a reporter capture 150 or more with a news team!
They will not fight, you could see this coming straight away!
Absolutely true. Clearly, arming insurgents AKA terrorists was part of the plan from the get go.
Well, since Obozo no longer has a need for a military or border guards, they either go to the terrorists or cops, ATF, Homeland Security, the VA, BLM, etc.
Choices, choices. Enough to confuse a committed Marxist - ALMOST.
Who EVER could have seen that coming?????
All according to the soetoro / jarrett / muslim brotherhood plan.
Imagine if this piece of crap was president after we secured Japan and Europe after WW2? That part of the world would look a lot different right now.
Barry would have handed Europe and Japan over to Uncle Joe faster than you can say “Whitaker Chambers.”
Somehow we always seem to ally ourselves with the losers, while the enemy gets the winners.
I admit to limited knowledge about many things in Iraq - but I always thought the Mosul area was heavily Kurd and not subject to a takeover by the Islamonazis.
This is a big, big F’ing deal yet it is not being covered widely by the MSM. The collapse of Iraq is at stake. That will have ramifications throughout the region.
Yes, I would consider the establishment of an al-Qaeda state in the former Iraq to be a such a deal. One that might not resound to 0’s credit (however much he might desire it), and hence the reticence of our MSMs, still reeling from the implications of the Bergdahl trade. I don't think they're quite ready to get their little brains around this one yet.
Obama’s failure to get a SOFA is the reason the country is disintegrating. But this isn’t about Obama and partisan politics, it is about our national security.