October 13, 2014 7:28 am -

Much of the ammunition ISIS has came from Iraqi security forces, meaning the arms are from the United States.


The data, part of a larger sample of captured arms and cartridges in Syria and Iraq, carries an implicit warning for policy makers and advocates of intervention.

It suggests that ammunition transferred into Syria and Iraq to help stabilize governments has instead passed from the governments to the jihadists, helping to fuel the Islamic State’s rise and persistent combat power. Rifle cartridges from the United States, the sample shows, have played a significant role.

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“The lesson learned here is that the defense and security forces that have been supplied ammunition by external nations really don’t have the capacity to maintain custody of that ammunition,” said James Bevan, director of Conflict Armament Research, the organization that is gathering and analyzing weapons used by the Islamic State.

Providing weapons to the regional proxies, Mr. Bevan added, is “a massive risk that is heightened by poorly motivated security forces that are facing great challenges.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

4 responses to Most ISIS Ammunition Comes From China And U.S.

  1. rg9rts October 13th, 2014 at 9:01 am

    So??? Sold to the highest bidder…Like Lenin(? or Marx) said…A capitalist would sell you the rope you’ll hang him with

  2. tiredoftea October 13th, 2014 at 11:53 am

    We are our own worst enemy.

  3. Dwendt44 October 13th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    No good deed goes unpunished.

    • tiredoftea October 13th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      And, bad deeds always come back to get you.