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Posted: 6/16/2014 4:03:42 PM EDT
U.S. officials with access to the latest U.S. intelligence on Iraq told Fox News it "appears likely/probable" that U.S.-made Stinger missiles have fallen into the hands of Sunni insurgents.

It is possible that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters acquired them from army bases they have taken over in recent days, the sources said.

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The Stinger missile is a shoulder-fired surface-to-air weapon that is used against aircraft.

As ISIS forces have advanced through Iraq, concerns have increased that more U.S.-made weaponry could fall into the hands of the radical group.

Iraqi intelligence officials said ISIS fighters managed to take control of two big weapons depots late last week holding some 400,000 items, including AK-47 rifles, rockets and rocket-propelled grenades, artillery shells and mortars. A quarter of the stockpiles were quickly sent to Syria in order to help the group's comrades there, they said.

Also last week, according to a report from the West Point Combating Terrorism Center, the ISIS "now possesses scores of Iraqi military equipment originally provided by the United States, from Humvees and cargo vehicles to small arms."
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ISIS captures US made Stingers
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Great...
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:06:30 PM EDT
Why would we give Iraq stingers to fight insurgents?
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:06:39 PM EDT
Be nice to Eldest Son a sizable quantity of those.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:06:59 PM EDT
Yeehaw!
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:07:01 PM EDT
Here comes the Civil War
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:07:53 PM EDT
Like I need another reason NOT to fly!
If it not the TSA its the god damned terrorists
getting their hands on MANPADS.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:08:03 PM EDT
How long before one of them is state side?
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:08:04 PM EDT
How long do the batteries last?
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:08:33 PM EDT
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck............

How long until ISIS captures some of the M1A1M Abrams we were retarded enough to give the Iraqis and sells them so Russia and Iran?
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:09:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By benw8887:
How long before one of them is state side?
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With the fluid border to the south?


give it a couple weeks.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:10:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
Here comes the Civil War
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which one? ours or theirs?
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:12:02 PM EDT
Their new HQ for ISIS will be the US embassy which we made sure to build strong as hell to withstand bombs.


Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:12:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Anchor_Shot:
How long do the batteries last?
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If these were taken from US military bases, they are probably good to go.

Hmm, article only says army bases. If it was Iraqi army, who knows unless we gave them brand new stingers.
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:

If these were taken from US military bases, they are probably good to go.
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Originally Posted By WilliamGray:
Originally Posted By Anchor_Shot:
How long do the batteries last?

If these were taken from US military bases, they are probably good to go.



Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:15:26 PM EDT
how long until a commercial airliner is taken out by one?
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Originally Posted By nightmare0331:
how long until a commercial airliner is taken out by one?
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They will blame it on the tea party.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:16:25 PM EDT
Emperor Barack's greatest achievement. So far.
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Originally Posted By bob1946:
Why would we give Iraq stingers to fight insurgents?
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Some idiot general probably thought it was a great idea at the time
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:17:07 PM EDT
For fucks sake
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:18:15 PM EDT
We didn't want them anyways.

What difference at this point does it make?

An off-ramp to a peaceful exit strategy.

The moon isn't made of cheese.

Etc.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:19:22 PM EDT
And all we get are louse illegals crossing the border.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:19:45 PM EDT
I don't believe we armed the Iraqis with Stinger.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:19:50 PM EDT
Is it unreasonable to think the US could have bombed those bases and weapons depots before or shortly after they were overrun?
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:19:55 PM EDT
Gonna be getting real sporty over there now.

TRG
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:20:43 PM EDT
I'd be really enjoying this if not for the nagging feeling that our troops might be called back out there.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:21:27 PM EDT

What a joke this whole presidency has become.

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Originally Posted By netstorm:
Their new HQ for ISIS will be the US embassy which we made sure to build strong as hell to withstand bombs.

http://rasica.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/6-us-embassy-baghdad.jpg

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Interesting. That facade is eerily reminiscent of Nazi designs I've seen.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:22:18 PM EDT
Why the fuck did we give the Iraqi's STINGERS?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:22:24 PM EDT
Why again did we give ANYONE Stingers?
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:23:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By IHC53:
Like I need another reason NOT to fly!
If it not the TSA its the god damned terrorists
getting their hands on MANPADS.
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TWA 800...
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:23:54 PM EDT
There was no reason for us to give Iraq Stingers. If we had a status of forces agreement in place we could have agreed to maintain a stockpile of Stingers on our facilities that we would share if the situation warranted it. Barring a status of forces agreement, there was no reason to leave those weapon in Iraqi hands whatsoever.


Jeeze, who's making these decisions?


Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:24:01 PM EDT
It's ok guys obama wants to reduce gun violence by restricting us; while allowing these guys full automatic weapons, and stinger missiles. What a champ! Thanks Obama!
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:24:16 PM EDT
So how soon will they be on a slow boat to Central America and than up through Mexico on someone's back and into America via the free for all aka our southern border.

Israel best watch its ass.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:24:18 PM EDT
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Fucking jughead can't even keep his lampshade straight, how's he supposed to handle foreign affairs.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:24:23 PM EDT
well that's no fucking good.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:24:31 PM EDT
Coming soon to the Taxi & Limo lot @ JFK...........
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:24:44 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By dphill:

TWA 800...
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Originally Posted By dphill:
Originally Posted By IHC53:
Like I need another reason NOT to fly!
If it not the TSA its the god damned terrorists
getting their hands on MANPADS.

TWA 800...


Another discussion, but not brought down by a MANPAD.



Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:25:28 PM EDT

Will a Stinger missile take out a commercial passenger jet? We're about to find out!

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Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:26:10 PM EDT
I'm not too sure, but from what I've heard MANPADS can only really hit airplanes on takeoff or landing. They aren't going to hit them 30,000 feet up, but i'm not a MANPAD expert.
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Originally Posted By Der_Hans:
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck............

How long until ISIS captures some of the M1A1M Abrams we were retarded enough to give the Iraqis and sells them so Russia and Iran?
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Already got em.

Pics posted in the 40+ pg Iraq/ISIS thread.

Apparently they were stripped-down "monkey models", though.
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Originally Posted By nightmare0331:
how long until a commercial airliner is taken out by one?
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Tic Tok..........
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:27:20 PM EDT
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More likely, these are the Stingers and MANPADS that Obama and Hillary shipped to them in Syria from Benghazi. I've been waiting for them to show up. The administration is grasping the story that ISIS got them from the Iraqis in a desperate attempt to keep the truth suppressed.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:28:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 1911SFOREVER:
I don't believe we armed the Iraqis with Stinger.
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I'm skeptical of this.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:28:40 PM EDT
Fucking wonderful.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:29:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By C-4:

Will a Stinger missile take out a commercial passenger jet? We're about to find out!

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Not to mention that if Obama decides to deploy air assets to keep ISIS out of Baghdad it will be a complication for the pilots flying those missions, perhaps a fatal complication.



Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:29:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By netstorm:
I'm not too sure, but from what I've heard MANPADS can only really hit airplanes on takeoff or landing. They aren't going to hit them 30,000 feet up, but i'm not a MANPAD expert.
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Well that's comforting.
Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:29:35 PM EDT
Good job, entire Democrat party!!



Imbeciles, the fucking lot of them.

Link Posted: 6/16/2014 4:29:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Der_Hans:
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck............

How long until ISIS captures some of the M1A1M Abrams we were retarded enough to give the Iraqis and sells them so Russia and Iran?
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Not sure if serious.

Russia is allied with Assad in Syria, and the Iranians are allied with the Shiite government in Iraq. Both countries are the enemy of ISIS.
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