October 22, 2014 11:26 pm -

[su_right_ad]It was only a matter of time, and not very much time, before ISIS got hold of weapons airdropped by the United States.

The Pentagon confirmed Wednesday that Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters took possession of a stray bundle of U.S.-airdropped weapons and other supplies in the Syrian border town of Kobani earlier this week.

The U.S. had dropped 28 bundles filled with grenades, mortar rounds and other supplies intended for Kurdish fighters in Kobani battling ISIS, but at least one had gone astray and was immediately destroyed.

However, Pentagon officials confirmed a second one had gone off course and ended up in enemy hands. A YouTube video uploaded on Tuesday appeared to show an ISIS militant going through an array of boxes, at least two of which contained grenades.

“We have determined a second bundle also went astray,” Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren acknowledged on Wednesday.”There’s always going to be some margin of error” when airdropping supplies, Warren added. “Wind can cause a parachute to move off its intended target.”


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.

5 responses to Pentagon Admits ISIS Now Has U.S. Weapons

  1. JonDQS October 22nd, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    this is new news? If one only goes back to WWII, this has happened
    countless times. And between ISIS looting/selling oil, looting
    mutimillions from banks, and looting all sorts of weapons from just
    about everyone, just what is one pallet going to do for them? You, and
    more than a few others just gave them a huge PR/propaganda victory!

  2. tiredoftea October 22nd, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    One of the worst kept secrets of this, our latest war,

    • greenfloyd October 23rd, 2014 at 12:22 am

      It’s a shame although not a very big deal compared to the American heavy weapons and equipment they took from the Iraqis earlier this year. Nonetheless the Kurds defending Kobani from these psycho-killers are holding their own, thanks in large part to US supplies they have received without incident. Meanwhile the fight for Baghdad is heating up, again.

  3. Spirit of America October 23rd, 2014 at 1:21 am

    I for one am actually quite proud of the USAF’s skill in this matter. Considering the wind(direction and speed), altitude of drop(HiALt), direction of ingress and some other factors, I’d say they did a dam* fine job. Pin point bombing is rough enough, but dropping floating objects on target?
    My view.

  4. Roctuna October 23rd, 2014 at 7:36 am

    But this won’t stop us from dropping & selling even more, no matter how many times they’re used against us and our allies.I’d much prefer the military use their dubious skills to drop food, medicine, and humanitarian aid. Do you think we’d be called the great satan if we did that instead of saturating the region in death and depleted uranium?