ISIS Now Has Main Battle Tanks, Howitzers

This is the price of simply abandoning Iraq, after Obama blew up the Status of Forces agreement, along with refusing to do more than the utter minimum to stop the growth of ISIS from the get go

(The Fiscal Times) One of the earliest major setbacks in the war against ISIS came last June when the U.S.-backed Iraqi army was routed by Islamic militants in the northern Iraq city of Mosul. Government forces retreated from the Islamic jihadists’ assault. They left behind a trove of costly military hardware, including U.S.-made armored Humvees, trucks, rockets, machine guns and even a helicopter.

Last weekend, the new Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, gave Iraqi state television the first detailed accounting of those lost weapons. Some were old or barely functioning, but others were in good shape and of great value to the ISIS militants.

According to Reuters, the U.S.-made weaponry that fell into enemy hands including 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles, at least 40 M1A1 main battle tanks, 74,000 machine guns, and as many as 52 M198 howitzer mobile gun systems, plus small arms and ammunition.

The grand total comes to $656.4 million, but experts say those losses represent just a portion of the many hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-supplied military equipment that has fallen into ISIS’s hands and is being used against the U.S. and allied forces on the ground in Iraq and neighboring Syria.

ISIS has continuously added to that inventory with the fall of other Iraqi cities, as well as all the armaments, mostly of Soviet design, taken from Syria. Heck of a job, Brownie, er, Obama!

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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2 Responses to “ISIS Now Has Main Battle Tanks, Howitzers”

  1. Jeffery says:

    And here I thought is was the previous administration that unnecessarily invaded Iraq, unnecessarily killed thousands of Americans, unnecessarily injured 10s of thousands of Americans, unnecessarily killed 100s of thousands of Iraqis, wasted hundreds of billions of dollars and that negotiated and signed the Status of Forces of Agreement that mandated US forces leave in 2011.

    8 years wasn’t long enough to get ‘er done? Did Obama mistakenly install al-Maliki as Prime Minister in 2006?

    Again, top neocons advocate re-invading Iraq – some are even running for president with invading as their primary plank – proclaiming ‘fight them there so we don’t have to fight them here’. Neocons claim we should still be occupying and managing Iraq.

  2. Liam Thomas says:

    One of the great plans that the communist progressive left have in place is the concept of OIL is bad. Israel is BAD. Population is bad.

    Hence in one fell swoop they have managed to set the world in motion to solve all three problems.

    Insane Radical Reapers will destroy half the middle east Oil Infrastructure…which right now is making the commie left creaming their pants.

    They will kill millions of people, force starvation upon most of the middle east killing even more people…….thus helping to reduce the planet of unnecessary anti-communists…..

    Thirdly once everything is set they will set their eyes upon those evil Jews and Israel will most likely be forced into nuking most of the middle eastern countries…completely annihilating the oil fields, killing 100’s of millions and ending fossil fuel use for decades as the oil fields glow in the dark…

    Make no mistake the progressive communists are every bit as evil as ISIS. (there is a difference between liberals and progressives. A huge difference.) Stalin had no problem murdering millions who stood in his way.

    Progressives are using Liberals to help feed the frenzy and the poor liberals have no clue what they are about to unleash on the world.

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