Iraq Releases Gun Camera Footage Of Deadly Air Strikes On Al-Qaeda Forces

Tyler Durden's picture

It may not be quite as exciting (yet) as CNN's night vision coverage of the air bombing campaign from Operation Desert Storm, but in an attempt, we assume, to boost morale and to show that the Iraqi army isn't folding like John Boehner at the first sign of Al-Qaeda ISIS troops, moments ago the Iraqi defense ministry, via AP, released the following footage which is said to show "deadly airstrikes on militants in the Salah al-Din and Nineveh provinces" from Wednesday night, shortly after ISIS captures two strategic Iraq cities.


The flipside to the video above, and one which Iraq will never release, is the following clip released earlier today which allegedly shows over 4000 Iraqi soldiers captured by ISIS and being transferred who knows where.

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kliguy38's picture

I just came out of the bomb shelter......we're saved!! now lets squeeze the shorts tomorrow and save the world.....oh ....and sell gold!

Big Corked Boots's picture

Yeah, this will all end up OK. NOT.

maskone909's picture

thats alot more than 4000 troops

DarthVaderMentor's picture

Hush! You sound reasonable and knowledgeable and providing solid military intelligence to the American sheeple. That's deadly dangerous and a criminal act in the Obama Nation nowadays.

You are hereby sentenced to one State Department hashtag to stop the invasion of the Yeti.......LoL

max2205's picture

Boner folding...miss Dole and his blue pill

ZerOhead's picture

Ladies and Gentlemen...

The 2007 Cheney Biden map for the division of Iraq.

jonjon831983's picture

Nahh... no way.  This is amazing we should elect these people for their ability to predict the future.


Did I miss something?

BraveSirRobin's picture

Can't wait for my $350,000 a year job offer to go shoot arabs. I shall ask for payment in gold.

SWRichmond's picture

...over 4000 Iraqi soldiers captured by ISIS and being transferred who knows where.

They're being transferred to the newly wealthy ISIS paymaster, where they will be signed up, re-armed, and sent back out to help kick the damned foreigners (us) out of Iraq (again).

You guys really don't know how this works, do you?

kaiserhoff's picture

Let's see if we can swap four million kleptocrats, for those French style surrender monkeys.

Freddie's picture

No bagels and donuts from Nudelman and the NWO-Soros Inc.?  Where is tailgunner McCain and his tail happy sidekick Miss Lindsey plus the other RINO NeoCons, Obama and all the Democreeps?

TheReplacement's picture

4,000 or 40,000 makes no difference.  The point is the same.  These guys are far better than the guys they are fighting and they will win without outside intervention. 

What seems odd to me is that ISIS would move on Iraq when they haven't finished Syria.  The US cannot bomb them in Syria.  In Syria they are also less of an enemy to the US but with success would end up face to face with Israel.  Instead they drive through Iraq opening themselves to attack from the US and Iran.  For what exactly?  It reminds me of Hitler opening a second and third front in the west and south in what has to be one of the biggest self defeating moves of all time.

I just don't get the risk/reward on this one.

cifo's picture

What kind of fucking army is that? In normal war circumstances it would take at least 10k to capture 4k armed men. Ridiculous.

Quus Ant's picture

Are you insinuating the MIC never trained the troops?  That they pocketed the money and used it for other nefarious porpoises? 


Quus Ant's picture

Or are you insinuating the MIC provided ISIS logistical and tactical support to catch the Iraq military with their figurative pants around their figurative ankles? 

Double Ha!

SWRichmond's picture

For sale: French military rifles, never fired, only dropped once.

kchrisc's picture

I am not much of a French fan myself, but they did courageously and successfully defend Paris in 1914. They even used taxis to get to the front.
Just thought many should know.

Gunga's picture

Please don't forget the contribution the United States Marine Corps made at the Battle of Belleau Wood in 1918. The area was renamed by the French government to Woods de Brigade Marine in honor of the sacrifice the young Americans made this month 96 years ago. The Marines stopped the Germans and at the time were creditted by the French for saving Paris.

kchrisc's picture

I was talking about the fact that the French have made at least one courageous military stand and also successfully defended Paris in 1914 right at the beginning of WWI.

That was long before the DC US tricked the American people into the racket known as World War I.

BraveSirRobin's picture

"Rock of the Marne." Simply from an academic perspective, that was one Hell of a military feat. I remember reading a German officer's report on the fighting. Paraphrasing, he said the Americans were unlike the British or the French in that they returned a huge volume of fire, excelled in small unit close quarters fighting, and "shot everything without mercy and did not show an inclination to either take prisoners or become prisoners." Reading German government documents, it was clear the Germans surrendered because of the entry of the US into the war. It was simple manpower equation. The German army was shrinking in size. New cohorts of 18 year olds did not nearly match required casualty replacement rates, and 4,000,000 new Americans would simply overwhelm them. The French and British armies were also collapsing in size as well. Many French units, showing good judgement, were still simply refusing to go on the offensive, though the were cohesive on the defense. Europe was spent.

This was not a USMC action, but rather, a 3rd US Infantry Division action.

Belleau Wood was an offensive action, or rather a counter-attack, really, but it was the 3rd ID (army) that was credited with saving Paris during a heroic stand on the Marne. I am not trying to take away any USMC 2nd DIV achievements, but Belleua Wood and the Marne were separate and notable actions of great distinction. 

Analyse2's picture

While France was fighting since August 1914, the United States entered in the war only in April 1917 (more than 2 years and 8 months later), not to rescue the French (who by the way were not at all defeated in 1918), but because, President Wilson judged it was the US national interest to do it in response to the declaration by Germany of a total submarine war against US ships.

The United States came significantly in action (1 division) at the battle of Seicheprey in April 1918 (only 7 months before the end of the war) and then at the Battle of Belleau Wood in June 1918.

Therefore the US intervention had not the character of a rescue for the French, but was an appreciated help to accelerate the end of war and victory – and was indeed very desirable, regarding the enormous human cost of the war for France *

* World War I cost France 1,697,800 dead, 4,266,000 wounded (of whom 1.5 million were permanently maimed) and 537,000 made prisoner or missing — exactly 73% of the 8,410,000 men mobilized (for a total population of 40 million). This means that 60% of men between the ages of 18 and 28 died or were permanently maimed. An they DID NOT SURRENDER ...

Analyse2's picture

Even in 1940, French military leadership and strategy was tragically inadequate, but this does not mean that the French did not put up a “real fight”.

In the six week Battle of France, from May 10 to June 22, 1940, the French lost, in military personnel alone, 260,000 wounded and 108,000 killed. A total of 368,000 casualties in six weeks is not something to pass off lightly.

Yes, the Germans gave the French a terrible beating. But it took the combined strength of the United States, Great Britain, Soviet Russia, Canada, etc., to beat the Germans. It’s asking rather a great deal of France to match such strength against hers – with an air inferiority of 1 vs 5. ”

The US never faced mor than 15% of the Wehrmacht – 80% were in the East -  when France had to face alone 100% of Hitler's war machine in 1940.

In fact, the Germans would have walked straight over the British or American armies if any of these places would have been directly adjacent to France.

sushi's picture

4k unarmed men against two Toyota pick-ups.

And Toyota wins?


MisterMousePotato's picture

I was thinking earlier that, if we could just keep Toyota from doing business in Africa and the Middle East, a lot of the world's problems would just go away.

One of We's picture

5 GM for 1 Toyota vehicle swap and we'd be able to establish permanent US hegemony over the brown countries and make room for more domestic channel stuffing....

knukles's picture

Why were they shooting up empty streets and dirt fields?

DarthVaderMentor's picture

Cause the Iraqi forces are incompetent shooters my dear bitch!

stant's picture

One of my best friends old high school football bud etc was weapons spc in the navy . Stayed naval reserve and they sent is ass over there in his late 40 to teach those clowns how to shoot. Tough as nails moved from Akron to my rural ky town as a kid. He said they can't hit shit past 100 yards because there eye sight is shit from generations of drinking bad water with some parasite. They sent him because of his age . Had to grow the tactical beard. Because that's what they respect. That trip cost him his marriage. He didn't deserve that.

gmrpeabody's picture

Now maybe he will find a more deserving mate...

Just saying.

BraveSirRobin's picture

They can't hit shit over 100 yards because they use AK-47's (or actually AKM's. The AK-47 was a gun disaster and ceased production in 1958 - I have no idea why the West insists on calling the AKM the AK-47. Yes, the AKM was derived from the AK-47, but the AK-47 sucked balls - it was very expensive to manufacture, was inaccurate, and very unreliable). It (the AKM) simply is not a very accurate gun, although it has other fine features, mainly low cost and high reliability even when abused and neglected. 

knukles's picture

Hold the Fucking Boat.
Iran is starting air strikes on the AlCiaduh guys trying to over throw the government that the US installed in Iran after we invaded them after finding no WMDs and rebuilt the nation who are the ones and sames AlCiaduh that the US is likewise supporting in Syria and Libya that our ambassador died running arms to by the hand of AlCIaduh and...

I am seriously confused.

This truly shows that in the ME the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

I'm sure Susan Rice will clarify this by telling us to Google it.

Der Wille Zur Macht's picture

Try not to get to caught up in purported allegiances. You'll only end up with a headache. 

knukles's picture

Purported?  Purported!
Willie, it's like a mass of Yeti come down from the highlands spiriting away all the women, children and small animals and it's purported?
These fuckers are gonna rape the goats and then ship the carcasses to NYC for high end lamb meat.
This shit has to be stopped before they take over the west's food supplies and health care system!

(do I really need to do the sarc tag or what?)

kaiserhoff's picture

Congrats to the Tylers.

  After brilliantly predicting 6 of the last 1 war(s),  looks like they've finally got one on the line;)

  As the fish rap editors say, IF IT BLEEDS, IT LEADS!

DarthVaderMentor's picture

Amen.....but it's risky to say this in Obama Nation.....

"You can always rent an Arab, but you can never buy one".....John Le Carre "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"


kaiserhoff's picture

Our kind of spy.., and a man who respected the trade craft.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


Hold the Fucking Boat.
Iran is starting air strikes on the AlCiaduh guys trying to over throw the government that the US installed in Iran

... cough ... Iraq ... cough ... pardon me. Carry on.

knukles's picture

Sorry, honest mistake.
Or, as my progressive left of the edge of the earth buds might say.. details, details...


Oe even better, as Ed McMahon would a said "That's rrrrriiiiight, sir!"

StychoKiller's picture

Hmm, have a cookie, I guarantee that by the time you finish it, you'll feel as right as rain!

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

There are apparently youtube videos of kids pelting iraqi forces leaving with rocks in mosul, and again, there is open indications that there was help from the "inside" with Sunni military officers standing down which to me says, this is some sort of let it happen show by someone...


IT is, as I said before, mind bending. The numbers of forces on either side and in general, this just doesn't make sense unless there was some sedition from the army, and an undercurrent of support from the populace.

BigJim's picture

They failed to break Syria. Maybe 'they' have decided it's time for a Sunni state in Iraq to counter Iran. I suspect those 4000 troops are about to be Srebrenica'd, poor fuckers.

Our overlords need to exercise a bit of caution. The Muslims like gold and don't like usury. I could see their budding caliphate getting taken over by non-stooges and voila! an ME-wide gold standard. Ha!

ZerOhead's picture

It appears we are finally witnessing the long awaited division of Iraq.


Perhaps not exactly as Joe Biden & NeoCon Friends would have wanted to see it implemented it but at least with the same inevitable result. It seems simply amazing (or was it?) that the NSA, CIA and all the other alphabet soup intelligence agencies missed this one but hey... what do you expect for a measley $80 billion or so per year?

 "The report suggests that the ISIS is not a ragtag amalgam of rabid fanatics, but a highly-motivated and disciplined modern militia with clearly outlined political and territorial objectives. If this is the case, then it is likely that they will not march on Baghdad after all, but will tighten their grip on the predominantly Sunni areas establishing a state within a state. And this is precisely why the Obama administration may choose to stay out of the conflagration altogether, because the goals of the ISIS coincide with a similar US plan to create a “soft partition” that dates back to 2006.

The plan was first proposed by  Leslie Gelb, the former president of the Council on Foreign Relations, and then-senator Joe Biden. According to the New York Times the “so-called soft-partition plan ….calls for dividing Iraq into three semi-autonomous regions…There would be a loose Kurdistan, a loose Shiastan and a loose Sunnistan, all under a big, if weak, Iraq umbrella.”

Canadian Dirtlump's picture

Again, points well made. Dislodging the kurds from tikrit may well be difficult. The only issue I think we may find is that the virulent ilk of wahhabi filth of the hour, regardless of what is on their black flag will want it all - but smashing countries or dissecting them follows the playbook.



waterwitch's picture

Are those black swans over Mosul?  Just asking.

JJdog's picture

Didn't Obumer said he "decimated Al Qaeda and send them running"? I guess they didn't care about Obama's lies and red lines. lol 

TheReplacement's picture

The heat seeking hashtags just haven't hit yet.


post turtle saver's picture

well you can't hold the ground from the air, but you sure as hell can bomb the shit out of it