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.
Aren’t the “freedom fighters” from Syria these same ISIS terrorists?
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.
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.
The bush chickens are coming home to roost.
Not incomptetence..at all.
this is what he set out to do and he did it.
The Pentagon pinheads receive the 2nd NSS (No Sh** Sherlock) Award of this week. ...and they pay these people?
They are fighting for the freedom to kill infidels.
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.
The main difference between Bagdad Bob and the current Pentagon PAOs is that Bagdad Bob was funny and really had a sense of humor.
Didn’t the Clown Prince nobama fools cancel the A4 Warthog? Great timing.
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.
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.
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!
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 ...
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).
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.
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...???
Thats the $492 million dollar question it seems. They did knock down a berm for a truck convoy from Syria to Iraq.
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!
Yeah, we know Pentagon, we already saw pictures of them enjoying what we left behind.
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?
Time to go to Costco to buy a case of poppable popcorn to watch this stuff unfold:
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 divisions 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.
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Just as Obama intended.
all this spy stuff going on’
all this data collection
all this eavesdropping
all these satellites
and this all we can come up with ?
OBama supplied them with US military hardware for Syria and then they used it in Iraq
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.
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.
I pray for the day. We'll absolutely dominate, especially in the desert.
That would be a YES.