ISIS supporters have taken to tweeting to mock U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, reports the Gateway Pundit. The tweet in question, which has reportedly been seen on numerous jihadist websites and Twitter accounts, features Michelle Obama holding up a sign that reads ‘#BringBackOurHumvee.’ The tweet mocks Michelle Obama for the ‘#BringBackOurGirls’ hashtag she released last month in respond to the kidnapping of 200 Nigerian girls by terrorist organization Boko Haram. Furthermore, the release of the tweet coincides with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) recent capture of a significant number of weapons.
According to the Free Beacon, captured weapons include everything from Humvees to Bell OH-58 Kiowa military helicopters, Bell 407 civil utility helicopters and T-55 && M1 Abrams ‘main battle tanks’. Vocativ reports that ISIS militants allege that they also captured a Black Hawk helicopter. However, the the U.S. government vehemently denies this claim on the basis that they never sold Black Hawk helicopters to the Iraq government.
U.S. intelligence officials became aware of the weapons capture after ISIS militants began posting pictures of their loot on their online social accounts. Some of these pictures are included below:
ISIS is supposedly transporting all these captured weapons (tanks, trucks, Humvees, helicopters, etc.) to Syria to help al Qaeda rebels in their fight against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. While the U.S. is clearly aware of what’s going on, it’s not expected to respond, as is evident by the following statement Pentagon spokesperson Commander Bill Speaks made to Fox News:
“We are certainly concerned about these reports and are consulting with the Iraqi government to obtain solid confirmation on what assets may have fallen into ISIL’s hands… [but this is] really a matter for the Iraqi government to speak to publicly [because] it is their equipment.”
This despite the fact that ISIS is is suspected to have looted over $425 million from Mosul’s central bank, thus making it the “richest terrorist organization in the world.” This also despite the fact that number of captured weapons is expected to increase as ISIS continues its devastating assault on Iraq. And this also despite the fact that Lukman Faily, the Iraqi Ambassador to the United States, shared with The Guardian his strong belief that ISIS militants will commit ‘ethnic cleansing’ unless Obama takes immediate action to thwart them.
Mind you, many Americans still remain war-weary from the last decade, though neo-conservative types like Senator Lindsey Graham are trying their hardest to explain to Americans why action is purportedly necessary:
“To the American people, I know you’re war-weary, I know you’re tired of dealing with the Mideast. But the people that are moving into Iraq and holding ground in Syria have as part of their agenda not only to drive us out of the Mideast, but to hit our homeland.”
Image via [Gateway Pundit]