Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Iraqi "army" isn't worth a Tinkers Damn.
Will we never learn?
Link above is to Fox news story. It's enough to make a stone statue weep.
Want to buy an Iraqi Army rifle? Never been fired and only been dropped once.
The Iraqis are modifying the M1 tanks supplied by America to better suit Iraqi tactics. Once modified the tanks feature two forward gears, seven reverse gears, and backup lights.
An Iraqi company was moving through the sand dunes when a lone ISIL fighter appeared at the top of a dune, shouted taunts, and then disappeared behind the dune. Outraged, the company commander sent a four man fireteam to eliminate the taunter. The men disappeared over the dune. Then there were shots, explosions and blood curdling screams .
After a moment, the ISIL figure reappeared, repeated his insults, and vanished behind the dune. The outdone commander sent a 13 man squad, only to experience the same humiliating outcome. Enraged, he sent a 48 man platoon. Shouts , screaming, gunfire and explosions rent the air. Over the top of the dune rolled an Iraqi soldier, gravely wounded. As the remaining Iraqis gathered around him, with his last breath he gasped " In the name of Allah, flee! It is a trap , there are two of them!"