“The U.S. military conducted a second wave of attacks on (parked) ISIS oil tankers in Syria on Sunday, Nov. 22, but the attack fell short of its goal,” cnsnews.com reports. “They ran out of ammunition . . . But the desire was to destroy every single truck there,” pronounced Army Col. Steven Warren, spokesman for the U.S.-led coaltion fighting ISIS. Despite the click bait headline above (sorry), this isn’t what I’d call a scandal. As Col. Warren points out . . .
“It’s not a movie where you kind of fly along and just strafe, and you know, the trucks blow up. No, it’s — they struck each truck, or groups of two or three trucks. It is a machine gun, so there is a certain area aspect to it, right? You know, the gunfire isn’t laser guided…So it’s individual strike a truck, or two or three trucks; move to the next batch, strike them; move, strike; move, strike.”
Here’s the real scandal: the U.S. military is shooting-up oil trucks because the Obama Administration doesn’t want them to blow-up oil wells. Environmental destruction and all. Maybe something about post-ISIS reconstruction or our alleged allies’ need for cheap oil? Anyway, political correctness.
So ISIS’ financial enablers keep pumping oil, American pilots’ lives are put at risk and U.S. taxpayers are soaked for tens of millions of dollars – that could have been better spent bombing the hell out of ISIS’ oil production facilities. Go figure.