Obama may not want to directly fight ISIS, but he seems to have no problem giving them our tax dollars. A report from the Lebanon Daily star saysÂ Iraqi security forces lost 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles when ISIS overran the northern city of Mosul.
Last year, the State Department approved a possible sale to Iraq of 1,000 Humvees with increased armor, machineguns, grenade launchers, other gear and support that was estimated to cost $579 million.
“In the collapse of Mosul, we lost a lot of weapons,”Â Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in an interview with Iraqiya state TV. “We lost 2,300 Humvees in MosulÂ alone.”
Clashes began in Mosul, Iraq’s second city, late on June 9, 2014, and Iraqi forces lost it the following day to ISIS.
In an article from Zerohedge, the author does the math writing,
” It is therefore safe to say that 2,300 Humvees would be worth a little over $1 billion: a great investment considering now the US can sell over $4 billion in weapons to countries “terrorized” by those same weapons.”
ISIS moved a truckload of our humvees from Iraq to Syria after the attack, sending this image during the transfer.
Ali Khedery, a political negotiator and adviser addressed the huge loss tweeting,
ISIS has made use of our lost vehicles. Monday, at least 30 troops in western Anbar province were killed whenÂ Isis militants drove Humvees seized from the Iraq army into a police base in the Tharthar area.