Archive for June, 2015

Where’s Frank Capra when you need him

Saturday, June 6th, 2015

Why we fight – acknowledgment to Frank Capra
Iraqi security forces left 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles when ISIS overran the city of Mosul in June 2015. The United States is supplying Islamic State with tools of war they cannot acquire from its patrons. Iraqi forces abandoned 40 M1A1 main battle tanks, arms and ammunition, 74,000 machine guns, 52 M198 mobile howitzers.

The United States also continues to spend money: 3,000 American soldiers training Iraqi soldiers; $1.2 billion spent in 2015, plus $25 billion since 2003. The returns: In Mosul 30,000 Iraqis ran from 1,000 ISIS fighters. In Ramadi 10,000 Iraqi soldiers ran from 400 ISIS fighters. While running, Iraqis left behind weapons for 40,000 soldiers.

To replenish Iraq’s losses, U.S. State Dept. approved 1,000 Armor Upgraded Humvees, machine guns and grenade launchers, 250 Mine Resistant Armored Personnel carriers (MRAPs), plus huge amounts of material when American forces left. In addition, the US is moving 175 M1A1 Abrams tanks, 55,000 rounds of main tank-gun ammunition, $600 million in howitzers and trucks, $700 million worth of Hellfire missiles and 2,000 AT-4 rockets.

The Hellfires and AT-4′s, anti-tank weapons, are to destroy American armor in the hands of ISIS. The US is conducting air strikes to destroy weapons seized by ISIS. It’s a surreal that American weaponry is being sent to destroy American weapons.

The US Government’s answer — its simple, just do more of the same and send more military hardware

And the majority of Citizens vote to surrender their Liberty to this Government, and give this Government unlimited control of their lives, health, and future.