Press TV – ISIL militants equipped with US anti-tank missiles



Top Daily Story …  Press TV,  Tehran


Anti-armor munitions are devastating
Anti-armor munitions are devastating

[Editor’s Note:  The photo above came as no surprise as these TOW missiles could have been sourced from a variety of players, especially from old supplies.

But that then requires the technical skills to refurbish them to operational grade and keep them that way.

Hoodlum Jihadis recruited from the neighborhood gangs in Arab countries certainly do not have the skills to maintain these weapons, nor are they being sent to training school, other than on how to shoot them like the guy above. Western contractors, including Intel agencies, including Turkey…are on the short list who have the capacity to provide those skills.

The big surprise for me was the caption describing an extremely valuable TOW being wasted in an intra-insurgent territorial fight, versus being saved to use on Syrian Army armor, where they can fire up a tank like lighter fluid on a tissue paper box.

The NeoCons in Congress have long been pressing to provide the Free Syrian Army with these more sophisticated weapons to help stem the tide of their being rolled up by the Syrian Army.

They were warned from people like VT that the training and weapons would find their way over to the hard core Jihadis as the process of the switching sides to whoever seemed to be more successful and could pay more was already established.

A Jihadi fighter changing groups and bringing over a TOW missile can get a nice cash reward for his efforts, and this also is happening.

But those we warned about this had no fear of being held responsible for “arming the opposition”.

Hardly anyone takes any responsibility for disasters these days, from the top down. This contributes greatly to what we call these “slow motion train wrecks”, where they just go on and on and on, despite the obvious reality that the policy, and strategy is not working.

It takes superior leadership to acknowledge a non-working strategy and adjust the game plan, which can include withdrawal.

We have to figure out how to break out of this paradigm…but selling “taking responsibility” is a tough task as everyone interprets that is advocating a sacrificial lamb be found to blame, and they have a very good point there… Jim W. Dean ]


–  First published  …  December,  2014  –


The ISIL Takfiri group has released a photo showing one of its members preparing to launch a US-made TOW anti-tank missile against rival terrorists in Syria’s strategic and mountainous Qalamoun region along the border with Lebanon.

The ISIL militant is shown aiming at the positions of the Jaysh al-Islam militant group on the outskirts of al-Qaryatayn, located approximately 120 kilometers (74 miles) northeast of the capital, Damascus.

Political analysts say the photo shows the scale of threats the ISIL militants pose to Qalamoun region against fighters of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement. On October 5, Hezbollah fighters killed scores of Takfiri militants after the gunmen crossed from crisis-hit Syria into eastern Lebanon and attacked the Lebanese resistance movement’s posts.

Most of the militants killed during the clashes were from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front. Two Hezbollah fighters were also killed in the shootout.

Meanwhile, Ghuraba al-Sham Battlion and Lions of Shahba Battalion, both allied to the so-called Free Syrian Army, are reportedly training their members in a camp set up in Qalamoun.

Over the past months, Lebanon has been grappling with terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda-linked militants and  rocket attacks, in what is said to be a spillover of the conflict in Syria.

The Takfiri ISIL terrorists currently control parts of Syria mostly in the east and north. They have also seized large swathes of land in neighboring Iraq.

More than 1.1 million Syrian refugees are currently taking shelter in Lebanon. The influx of Syrian refugees is exerting huge pressure on Lebanon’s poor infrastructure, education and health systems.

Syria has been grappling with a deadly crisis since March 2011. Western powers and their regional allies – especially Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey – are the main supporters of the militants operating inside Syria.

More than 200,000 people have died so far in the conflict in Syria, according to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein.


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  1. The anti-Talmudia resistance in Gaza should have these! And more. Hopefully the Syrian Army ( with a little help fm Hezbollah ) will kill more of these Takfiri, Wahabi terrorist scumbags.

  2. No problemo! The Zio-Israeli war-mongers will now be able to supply even more Spike missles to NATO members. Again, everything goes back to those trouble-makers in that little kosher ghetto state. AlarmaFor several years, the Israelis have succeeded in having many NATO member states replace their stock of TOW anti-tank missles with their home-built Spike family of ATMs. And the big question is, what do these countries do with their old American built anti-tank missles? The answer: how about giving them to our ISIS buddies?
    The disturbing trend here is the degree of Israeli military arms creep into NATO. It makes one wonder why, up to now, it has not become an official NATO member, when it is undeniably a de facto one.

  3. Mr. Dean,





     THE 3-AXIS, have asked Obama to send Afghanistan’s Armored Vehicles and Lethal Weapons to Ukraine, but the Afghanistan’s government said, NO WAY. “The issue is directly connected with sustaining the Afghanistan’s Strategic Partnership with the USA.” Pentagon said no such plans at the moment.”
     Georgian’s Saakashvili who was Chased out of Georgia, said “I live in New York, The Netherlands, Kiev and Washington — give speech at Leadership Institute about our region, and said, the “3-AXIS” are trying to change my USA Tourist Visa Status, so I could work in Ukraine.”
     USA & NATO have supported Ukraine over the conflict with anti-government forces in the country’s east. “In November, USA Air Force General Philip Breedlove, commander of USA European Command and NATO Allied Command Operations, said there is a plan to address the requirements of Ukraine’s military, with parts of it being executed. Speaking about sending Lethal Equipment to Ukraine, he said nothing was off the table.”
     Russia NATO Ambassador, Grushko said, “Russia is taking the necessary steps in response to the intensified military activity of NATO.” “We have to Maintain Military Presence in the Western Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, the Caribbean & the Gulf of Mexico.”
     “Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said, Long-Range Bombers will also fly over the Russian border, Arctic Ocean and will increase security over Crimea.”

  5. ALWAYS a good idea to remember the origins of ISIL.. US/UK/NATO-trained/supported/armed/supplied Egyptian terrorists imported into Libya under the guise of ‘construction workers’ who then banded together as ‘resistance’ to Gadaffi – originally called Al-Qaeda in Libya by the mainstream media.. Their antics (beheading/slaughtering) were developed and refined in Libya.. Blame for this mess needs to be laid firmly at the feet of the American/British/Canadian/French Neo-Cons and Bankers who plotted the overthrow of Gadaffi and the blatant theft of Libyan gold and assets.. Can only hope that ‘Pandora’s Box’ is a reality and that those Americans and Israelis (and others including Hillary Clinton) responsible will be held to task and summarily punished.. WE came, WE saw, THEY died.. The bought-and-paid-for-press purposely fails to remind us of the origins of these global problems, but stuporificly wonders aloud and without any follow-up research as to the origins of the massive supply-chain required by ISIL to continue their war.. The time for turning the other cheek is OVER…The time for conciliation has PASSED.. The time for ALL the dirty, grubby, pox-ridden TRUTH is HERE..