Skip to comments.Pentagon: Iraqi rebels may have captured US military equipment
Posted on 06/12/2014 4:24:59 PM PDT by ColdOne
The Pentagon Thursday said Islamic militants in Iraq might have captured U.S. equipment and vehicles as an al-Qaeda linked group advanced toward Baghdad.
Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has seized control of two major cities, have been posting pictures on Twitter, claiming to have taken equipment given or sold by the U.S. to the Iraqi army.
ADVERTISEMENT A defense official said claims the group had captured a U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter were wrong, but that Humvees and armored vehicles might have fallen into the militants' hands.
"I don't have any indication that the reports of them getting Humvees from Mosul are false," said the official.
"It's something that we are consulting the Iraqi government on, as part of our overall consultations with them to get a clear picture of what's happening," the official added.
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Well of course they did. Duh!
And we’re going to send them more.
They said that two days ago. I guess their newspaper came late.
Considering that the Iraqi military uses weapons we provided for them and they dropped those weapons and ran, its a pretty fair bet that ISIS just went in and picked them up.
Obama and the Pentagon were advised
of this coming weeks and weeks ago.
what did they do?
They released 5 Generals to the Enemy of the
Get ready for the excuses...Oh no the weapons/stingers were not some gun running Bhenghazi conspiracy thing...they were taken in Mosul!!!!!! Just now!!!
Hey NAPA? This is Abdul in Fallujah.
You got oil filters for 2004 General Dynamics M1A1?
Is that possible?
obama is the dumbest damned idiot to sit in the White Hut in a long, long, long time.
Who made the stupid decision to leave it there?
Do you want to know a major reason why the Roman empire fell?
Because the Roman Legion lost it’s technological edge.
Gone were the days of the plate armored legion and they became alsmost indistinguishable from the barbarians.
Second the barbarian technology improved, like calvary technology.
What happens when Asymmetrical Warfare turns back into Symmetrical Warfare?
More incompetence of Obamaian proportions.
And Big Media doesn’t care ....
Recruiting Germans and other non-Romans didn’t help, either.
I discussed all this - and everyone was tired if hearing about Iraq...and it’s all come full circle...
This ideology is dangerous and a direct threat to the US - beyond the present administration...and US News...
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi shows why hes the worlds most dangerous man (ISIS leader in Iraq)
Instituting Roman Law and having local officials remain in office or taking the local tribal leader's kids back to Rome as hostages seemed to carry them for a one time. Also, winning some major battles along the way.
When the empire was split up, by the Romans, it was a death knell ransom and tribute for foreigners to protect you can only go so far.
Duuuuh! It’s been going on for years. How many times have we heard munitions have disappeared and warehouses have been emptied? How much of that was secreted away to the enemy is the big question.
My concern exactly!!!
It’s gonna get ugly soon.
This crap + the border...
All will be up to Us to keep the Homeland intact. The rest of the World is on their own.
140 Abrams tanks in the Iraqi inventory.
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