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Pentagon: Iraqi rebels may have captured US military equipment
thehill.com ^ | 6/12/14 | Kristina Wong

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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KEYWORDS: alqaedainiraq; iraq; iraqmeltdown; isil; isis; mosul
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1 posted on 06/12/2014 4:24:59 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Well of course they did. Duh!

And we’re going to send them more.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 4:25:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ColdOne

3 posted on 06/12/2014 4:25:53 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: ColdOne

They said that two days ago. I guess their newspaper came late.


4 posted on 06/12/2014 4:26:40 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

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.


5 posted on 06/12/2014 4:27:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ColdOne

Duh.

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
American People.


6 posted on 06/12/2014 4:29:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: cripplecreek

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!!!


7 posted on 06/12/2014 4:29:48 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: ColdOne

Hey NAPA? This is Abdul in Fallujah.
You got oil filters for 2004 General Dynamics M1A1?


8 posted on 06/12/2014 4:30:02 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: ColdOne
Captured? Or given to them by the "freedom fighters" in Syria that we have been arming?
9 posted on 06/12/2014 4:31:38 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: ColdOne
...Islamic militants in Iraq might have captured U.S. equipment and vehicles...

No!

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?

FUBO.

10 posted on 06/12/2014 4:31:52 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: ColdOne

11 posted on 06/12/2014 4:32:00 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: ColdOne; cripplecreek; 2ndDivisionVet; SkyDancer

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?


12 posted on 06/12/2014 4:34:09 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: ColdOne

More incompetence of Obamaian proportions.

And Big Media doesn’t care ....


13 posted on 06/12/2014 4:34:12 PM PDT by canuck_conservative (this space for rent)
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To: KC_Lion

Recruiting Germans and other non-Romans didn’t help, either.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 4:35:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: ColdOne

I discussed all this - and everyone was tired if hearing about Iraq...and it’s all come full circle...

http://www.amazon.com/Babylons-Covert-War-J-White/dp/0615319874/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1402615982&sr=8-1

This ideology is dangerous and a direct threat to the US - beyond the present administration...and US News...


15 posted on 06/12/2014 4:35:32 PM PDT by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: ColdOne

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi shows why he’s the world’s most dangerous man (ISIS leader in Iraq)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3166656/posts


16 posted on 06/12/2014 4:36:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It would seem clear that the population of one city could not rule a large empire over any period of time.

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.

17 posted on 06/12/2014 4:41:40 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: ColdOne

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.


18 posted on 06/12/2014 4:41:43 PM PDT by bgill
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To: nascarnation; SgtBob

My concern exactly!!!

BLOAT!

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.

FUBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


19 posted on 06/12/2014 4:41:46 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: ColdOne

140 Abrams tanks in the Iraqi inventory.


20 posted on 06/12/2014 4:42:15 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Aren’t the “freedom fighters” from Syria these same ISIS terrorists?


21 posted on 06/12/2014 4:42:50 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Back to Iraq

There would seem to be no leadership in the middle east which is against these fanatics. Maybe Eqypt, Saudi or Syria? But they won’t help much outside of their own country.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 4:44:15 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: cripplecreek

The second I read the headline, I thought “cover story for benghazi” since said weapons will get “mixed-in” and difficult or impossible to trace back to hussein.


23 posted on 06/12/2014 4:45:01 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: ColdOne

The bush chickens are coming home to roost.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 4:46:08 PM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals (I hope to earn a name in battle)
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To: canuck_conservative

Not incomptetence..at all.

this is what he set out to do and he did it.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 4:47:15 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: ColdOne

The Pentagon pinheads receive the 2nd NSS (No Sh** Sherlock) Award of this week. ...and they pay these people?


26 posted on 06/12/2014 4:47:51 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Blue Highway

They are fighting for the freedom to kill infidels.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 4:48:15 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: SpeakerToAnimals

No.NO. No.

the Obama chickens are coming home to roost. we won the Iraq war, the country was on good footing (way better than Germany or Japan was)..then Obama split and created the VOID.


28 posted on 06/12/2014 4:49:43 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: ColdOne

The main difference between Bagdad Bob and the current Pentagon PAOs is that Bagdad Bob was funny and really had a sense of humor.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 4:50:20 PM PDT by Rodentking (There is no God but Yahweh and Moses is his prophet - http://www.airpower.blogspot.com/)
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To: Zhang Fei

Didn’t the Clown Prince nobama fools cancel the A4 Warthog? Great timing.


30 posted on 06/12/2014 4:50:23 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: P-Marlowe

Exactly. And the whole WAR on Terror was turning in our favor when we won Iraq...but then obama said, “Oh, its all done...”and got out. On purpose.For purely political reasons.


31 posted on 06/12/2014 4:51:12 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: SpeakerToAnimals
The bush chickens are coming home to roost.

No this actually goes back to the end of WWII when we stopped fighting to win wars and started fighting to a negotiating point.
32 posted on 06/12/2014 4:51:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

It amazes me how many people are helping him destroy this nation. And I’m not talking about idiot voters. I’m talking about Reid, Pelosi, Hagel, the republicans....what in the hell is going on? Oh, wait. The answer is in the question.


33 posted on 06/12/2014 4:51:35 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: ColdOne

This is just like Viet-Nam.

Thousands of American fighting men and women perish in both wars and then the cowardly government gives up and goes home. Only problem is that they left thousands dead. Another problem is that those people over there didn’t want us in the first place.....we had to “save the children” so to speak with the blood of our military wasted and pissed to the wind.

We need to protect AMERICA and gird our loins in preparation of the total swarm and invasion by the barbarians to the south.

It’s not just coming.....it’s happening now!


34 posted on 06/12/2014 4:51:39 PM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: ColdOne
They darn sure captured a Toyota dealership...


35 posted on 06/12/2014 4:53:40 PM PDT by moovova
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To: KC_Lion

Romans didn’t have M16’s or F16’s ... and tanks. BTW, there was a site that had letters from Roman soldiers stationed in Scotland and Germany that sounded just like they were written today ... things never change ...


36 posted on 06/12/2014 4:54:48 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: cripplecreek

That would be the Obama chickens. We had actually won the war and were stabilizing the country until Obama and the Cindy Sheehan wing got into power. It was the retreat that did us in, not the victory or even the war.

It’s true, though, after WWII we were happy with standoffs. However, this wasn’t even a standoff. We had won and most Iraqis were very happy about it. And then Bambi gave the store away to AQ (under whatever acronym you wish to use).


37 posted on 06/12/2014 4:55:07 PM PDT by livius
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To: VerySadAmerican

It all makes me feel utterly helpless to save our country...when you have half the Americans not giving a da@mn about America, its just hopeless.


38 posted on 06/12/2014 4:55:49 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: ColdOne

Captured?

Has anyone considered that perhaps Obama was sandbagged in Syria. Responding to ever more requests for arms, training and yes money that was stockpiled by the rebels for this ISIS/ISIL operation...???

That’s the $492 million dollar question it seems. They did knock down a berm for a truck convoy from Syria to Iraq.


39 posted on 06/12/2014 4:55:52 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: cripplecreek

EXACTLY!

We should fight to win, until the enemy completely surrenders and then we take control UNTIL we are completely assured we don’t have to have problems with them anymore!


40 posted on 06/12/2014 4:57:09 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: ColdOne

Yeah, we know Pentagon, we already saw pictures of them enjoying what we left behind.


41 posted on 06/12/2014 4:58:32 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; P-Marlowe
And the whole WAR on Terror was turning in our favor when we won Iraq...but then obama said, “Oh, its all done...”and got out. On purpose.For purely political reasons.

Baloney.

The "War on Terror" was lost when the U.S. allowed the Iraqi government to adopt a constitution in which Islam is enshrined as the official state religion.

There was no War on Terror, dude. "Islam is a religion of peace" and all that bullsh!t -- remember?

42 posted on 06/12/2014 4:59:25 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("What in the wide, wide world of sports is goin' on here?")
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To: ColdOne; Oldeconomybuyer

Time to go to Costco to buy a case of poppable popcorn to watch this stuff unfold:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3167041/posts?page=1

As jihadists take aim at Baghdad, Iran steps in to help historical foe
FOX News ^ | June 12, 2014 | By Lisa Daftari
Posted on 6/12/2014 4:16:43 PM by Oldeconomybuyer

Iran is coming to the aid of its historic nemesis, sending elite fighters to Iraq in the wake of a Sunni insurgency that has claimed two key northern cities and now threatens Baghdad, Fox News has learned.

Some 150 fighters from the Revolutionary Guards elite Quds force have already been dispatched by Tehran, and the division’s powerful commander, Qassem Suleimani, met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Thursday and pledged to send two notorious Iranian brigades to aid in the defense of Baghdad. That could amount to as many as 10,000 soldiers sent to fight the Sunni group known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

Maliki is believed to be considering the offer, especially in light of reported decisions by the U.S. to reject his request for American airstrikes.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com


43 posted on 06/12/2014 5:00:07 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Herr Obozo will not divert resources from his war on Americans to help our Veterans!)
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To: 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.

Just as Obama intended.

44 posted on 06/12/2014 5:02:40 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: ColdOne
Nothing like going out on a limb...

all this spy stuff going on’

all this data collection

all this eavesdropping

all these satellites

and this all we can come up with ?

45 posted on 06/12/2014 5:10:53 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: ColdOne

OBama supplied them with US military hardware for Syria and then they used it in Iraq


46 posted on 06/12/2014 5:11:26 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Alberta's Child

Obama screwed that up...He didn’t even TRY to deal with Iraq. That is a red herring, dude. Obama used that and other points as “excuses’to not negotiate.

But the reality is you can’t negotiate if we don’t fight to WIN.


47 posted on 06/12/2014 5:12:45 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Bush won the War in Iraq, Obozo lost the peace..and gave Iraq back to the Terrorists!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Yep. We’ve been buffing up this stateless horde of jihadists from North Africa to Syria, and now they have a State. Sort of. Arab Spring my ... donkey.


48 posted on 06/12/2014 5:12:58 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Happier than a Svoboda skinhead with a free new armband.)
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To: KC_Lion
What happens when Asymmetrical Warfare turns back into Symmetrical Warfare?

I pray for the day. We'll absolutely dominate, especially in the desert.

49 posted on 06/12/2014 5:17:17 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: ColdOne

That would be a YES.


50 posted on 06/12/2014 5:19:17 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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