|Grenades dropped to ISIS.|
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- It's a fact that the CIA and our Islamist "allies" have been shipping mountains of weapons to "selected" Syrian Islamists. The British press has reported 75 planeloads of weapons were sent to the Islamists.
- So call me "crazy" when I wonder if it was an "accident" that these arms were airdropped to ISIS. A nutty Blogger like me just might think the U.S. (which is still not arming the Kurds in Iraq) is playing all sides in order to create maximum chaos in the region.
In a new video, ISIS shows American-made weapons it says were intended for the Kurds but actually were air dropped into territory they control.
An ISIS-associated YouTube account posted a new video online Tuesday entitled, “Weapons and munitions dropped by American planes and landed in the areas controlled by the Islamic State in Kobani.” The video was also posted on the Twitter account of “a3maq news,” which acts as an unofficial media arm of ISIS. The outfit has previously posted videos of ISIS fighters firing American made Howitzer cannons and seizing marijuana fields in Syria.
ISIS had broadly advertised its acquisition of a broad range of U.S.-made weapons during its rampage across Iraq. ISIS videos have showed its fighters driving U.S. tanks, MRAPs, Humvees. There are unconfirmed reports ISIS has stolen three fighter planes from Iraqi bases it conquered.
The authenticity of this latest video could not be independently confirmed, but the ISIS fighters in the video are in possession of a rich bounty of American hand grenades, rounds for small rockets, and other supplies that they will surely turn around and use on the Kurdish forces they are fighting in and around the Turkish border city.
On Monday, White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said the U.S. government was confident that the emergency airdropped supplies for the Kurdish forces near Kobani were falling into the right hands.
The Perfect Gift for Your Favorite Jihadi
The T-shirts, which are being offered by Indonesia-based websites, sell for $7 to $13.
ISIS—the Islamic militant group that’s on a scorched-earth march to overthrow the government of Iraq—is known for being as savvy on social media as it is deadly on the ground. The group’s online marketing had helped turn ISIS into a global brand, and now the terrorist network even boasts its own clothing line.
That’s right: Online retailers have begun selling ISIS-themed T-shirts and hoodies. If you’d like a unique cover-up for the beach this summer and don’t mind a lot of black, you can purchase a sweatshirt with the group’s full name—Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—written in bleak white lettering. Another design features the group’s acronym, ISIS, surrounded by automatic weapons and a map of the world, in an apparent reference to the group’s global ambition.