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2015-02-09 Iraq
ISIS recruited Soviet army officers, seized 1700 bullet-proof Hummers , says Barzani
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Posted by trailing wife 2015-02-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10797 views ]  Top
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#1 ISIS is clearly now established as a mercenary army. I have always held that all terrorism is, at it's roots, 'state sponsored.' Where is the funding coming from? Which state(s) is it ?
Posted by Besoeker 2015-02-09 03:26||   2015-02-09 03:26|| Front Page Top

#2 1700 Hummers? I feel sorry for their maintenance guys.
Posted by gorb 2015-02-09 03:42||   2015-02-09 03:42|| Front Page Top

#3 You nailed it gorb, except there are no 'maintenance guys.' What you now have is 1700 coalition targeting confirmations, which may or may not be flying black flags. BTW, the term "bullet-proof" is clearly a misnomer.
Posted by Besoeker 2015-02-09 03:54||   2015-02-09 03:54|| Front Page Top

#4 They got Soviet Army officers huh?

How successful has the Red army been the last few outings?

Ya guys might want to get your money back...
Posted by DarthVader 2015-02-09 10:01||   2015-02-09 10:01|| Front Page Top

#5 It's an improvement over "no training."
Posted by Pappy 2015-02-09 11:39||   2015-02-09 11:39|| Front Page Top

#6 "The terrorist group has also seized 1,700 American armored bulletproof Hummer vehicles."

Bullet resistanr, maybe. Mk82 and 30mm API proof...not so much.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2015-02-09 11:55||   2015-02-09 11:55|| Front Page Top

#7 Where is the funding coming from? Which state(s) is it ?

States that our current administration is unwilling to confront?
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2015-02-09 12:47||   2015-02-09 12:47|| Front Page Top

#8 (i) Chechens?
(ii) Aren't they a bit long in the tooth by now?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2015-02-09 13:27||   2015-02-09 13:27|| Front Page Top

#9 In my experience, "Chechens" is being used to designate Russian-speakers.
Posted by Pappy 2015-02-09 14:26||   2015-02-09 14:26|| Front Page Top

#10 Pappy. Chechens are Chechens (and, incidentally, they do not speak Russian among themselves).
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2015-02-09 14:35||   2015-02-09 14:35|| Front Page Top

#11 From open-source, "Chechens" is the term being used among the IS and other groups in that region to designate Russian-speakers. Sort of like the way "African" is also being used as a designator, regardless of their origin on that continent.
Posted by Pappy 2015-02-09 16:34||   2015-02-09 16:34|| Front Page Top

#12 Besoeker: my rumint suggests: a) Turkey, b) Iran.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2015-02-09 17:13||   2015-02-09 17:13|| Front Page Top

#13  Where is the funding coming from? Which state(s) is it ?

Or c) Qatar.
Posted by Woodrow Stalin1308 2015-02-09 19:46||   2015-02-09 19:46|| Front Page Top

#14 BTW, the term "bullet-proof" is clearly a misnomer.

Maybe they captured 1,700 MRAPS. Did we leave 1,700 MRAPs behind?

And if we did what a diabolical thing to do!
Posted by badanov 2015-02-09 20:25||  2015-02-09 20:25|| Front Page Top

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