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    Iraq lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul: PM

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    Iraq lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul: PM | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

    Iraqi security forces lost 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles when ISIS overran the northern city of Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday. "In the collapse of Mosul, we lost a lot of weapons," Abadi said in an interview with Iraqiya state TV. "We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone." While the exact price of the vehicles varies depending on how they are armored and equipped, it is clearly a hugely expensive loss that has boosted ISIS's capabilities. 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. Clashes began in Mosul, Iraq's second city, late on June 9, 2014, and Iraqi forces lost it the following day to ISIS, which spearheaded an offensive that overran much of the country's Sunni Arab heartland.

    The militants gained ample arms, ammunition and other equipment when multiple Iraqi divisions fell apart in the country's north, abandoning gear and shedding uniforms in their haste to flee. ISIS has used captured Humvees, which were provided to Iraq by the United States, in subsequent fighting, rigging some with explosives for suicide bombings. Iraqi security forces backed by Shiite militias have regained significant ground from ISIS in Diyala and Salaheddin provinces north of Baghdad. But that momentum was slashed in mid-May when ISIS overran Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, west of Baghdad, where Iraqi forces had held out against militants for more than a year.

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    Re: Iraq lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul: PM

    What did everyone expect here? That an Iraqi military so prone to running away from ISIS would ensure they took all the Humvees with them?

    Again, I do not think enough people realize what so many years and Presidents worth of foreign policy has really yielded us here. It is not pretty, and by all evidence is bound to get worse.
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    Re: Iraq lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul: PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Tax money well spent.

    Iraq lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul: PM | News , Middle East | THE DAILY STAR

    Iraqi security forces lost 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles when ISIS overran the northern city of Mosul, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Sunday. "In the collapse of Mosul, we lost a lot of weapons," Abadi said in an interview with Iraqiya state TV. "We lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul alone." While the exact price of the vehicles varies depending on how they are armored and equipped, it is clearly a hugely expensive loss that has boosted ISIS's capabilities. 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. Clashes began in Mosul, Iraq's second city, late on June 9, 2014, and Iraqi forces lost it the following day to ISIS, which spearheaded an offensive that overran much of the country's Sunni Arab heartland.

    The militants gained ample arms, ammunition and other equipment when multiple Iraqi divisions fell apart in the country's north, abandoning gear and shedding uniforms in their haste to flee. ISIS has used captured Humvees, which were provided to Iraq by the United States, in subsequent fighting, rigging some with explosives for suicide bombings. Iraqi security forces backed by Shiite militias have regained significant ground from ISIS in Diyala and Salaheddin provinces north of Baghdad. But that momentum was slashed in mid-May when ISIS overran Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, west of Baghdad, where Iraqi forces had held out against militants for more than a year.
    The investment of blood and treasure in the invasion of Iraq just keeps paying dividends, doesn't it?
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    Re: Iraq lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul: PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The investment of blood and treasure in the invasion of Iraq just keeps paying dividends, doesn't it?
    We cashed out on that 'investment' in 2011.

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    Re: Iraq lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul: PM

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    What did everyone expect here? That an Iraqi military so prone to running away from ISIS would ensure they took all the Humvees with them?

    Again, I do not think enough people realize what so many years and Presidents worth of foreign policy has really yielded us here. It is not pretty, and by all evidence is bound to get worse.
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    Re: Iraq lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul: PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    We cashed out on that 'investment' in 2011.
    We cashed out on that investment when the 2006 NIE concluded that the invasion and occupation of Iraq caused an increase to global terrorism, and made America less safe.
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    Re: Iraq lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul: PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    We cashed out on that investment when the 2006 NIE concluded that the invasion and occupation of Iraq caused an increase to global terrorism, and made America less safe.
    And what was done, can't be undone.
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    Re: Iraq lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul: PM

    That's ok, ISIS is just part of the moderate rebels we want to oust Assad.
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    Re: Iraq lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul: PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    We cashed out on that investment when the 2006 NIE concluded that the invasion and occupation of Iraq caused an increase to global terrorism, and made America less safe.
    Wrong. As usual. We were still fully invested in 2006. In fact we were about to double down.

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    Re: Iraq lost 2,300 Humvees in Mosul: PM

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Wrong. As usual. We were still fully invested in 2006. In fact we were about to double down.
    In FACT, the same time the intelligence agencies were giving Bush an F on his war efforts, the Islamic State in Iraq (ISI) organized.
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