WEB Notes: They lost it? You lose your wallet, you do not lose 2,300 Humvees.
How ISIS Got Weaponized—–Iraqi “Army” Abandoned $1 billion Worth Of Humvees In Mosul
(Source: David Stockman) – Curious how and why the US is “boosting” US GDP by selling over $4 billion worth of weapons to Israel, Iran and Saudi Arabia, ostensibly to provide these countries with protection against ISIS (the same ISIS, incidentally, which a leaked document last week admitted had been effectively created by the US)? Simple: by first “losing” a billion dollars worth of Humvees so that, drumroll, ISIS can be the best-armed “terrorist” force in the middle east, a force whose mere presence will demand billions in subsequent military orders from the US military-industrial complex by all those who are threatened by ISIS.
AFP reports that Iraqi security forces lost 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles when ISIS overran the northern city of Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday.
“In the collapse of Mosul, we lost a lot of weapons,” Abadi said in an interview with Iraqiya state TV. “We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone.” – Read More – David Stockman
‘2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone’: Iraq reveals number of US arms falling into ISIS hands
(Source: RT) – Iraq has admitted that ISIS jihadists captured huge caches of US-made weapons, including thousands of Humvees seized from Iraqi forces retreating from Mosul last year. The spoils of war have since then been used by ISIS to gain ground in Iraq and Syria.
“In the collapse of Mosul, we lost a lot of weapons,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an interview with Iraqiya state TV. “We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone.” – Read More – RT
— Aymenn J Al-Tamimi (@ajaltamimi) June 13, 2014
Photos showing weapons sized from retreating Iraqi Security Forces north of Baghdad. pic.twitter.com/fD3D8SceWb
— Iraqi Weapons (@iraqiweapons) May 31, 2015
2,300 HMMWVs = $1,150,000,000 of US taxpayer funds lost to IS. Not counting ammo, tanks, artillery. https://t.co/TWK3UKtmDt
— Ali Khedery (@akhedery) May 31, 2015