BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Video footage has emerged of a large formation of US military helicopters flying past a firebase belonging to Iraqi forces in Kirkuk Province. The footage was taken by an individual Iraqi soldier who adds some controversial commentary, claiming that ISIS only shoots at Iraqi helicopters and not American ones.

The video shows what appears to be the movement of an American air assault battalion past Iraqi positions. Virtually all of the Iraqi soldiers present in the footage a seem jubilant, cheering on the US display. However, the cameraman (himself an Iraqi soldier) makes the  remark that if it were Iraqi helicopters, they would be attacked.

This remark most likely has come about with the observation by these local Iraqi soldiers (who are likely stationed near the front with ISIS) of selective engagement by ISIS forces of only helicopters with Iraqi Army aviation markings.

The comment made by the cameraman comes as further evidence that there is a common belief among many Iraqis (and Syrians), true or not, that the United States and the ISIS terrorist group are secretly in cahoots with one another.

 

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Amerikkkan-Democrazy
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Amerikkkan-Democrazy

as usual, the Amerikkans a always upto no good.

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Nestor Arapa

Son dos casos: primero creo que sirven de espía y segundo ven como soltar mas paquetes armas a ISIS, dicen por equivocación o error de cálculo. la hipocresía de EE.UU. y la doble moral que manejan, habrían que preguntarles a los medios occidentales que piensan de ello.

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Flay the Daeshbags

They probably know that the Americans would fire back

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With only 11 Mi-28N and 14 Mi-35 gunship choppers, an Iraqi Army flight of choppers is much less likely to have such an escort. Add to this that Russians haven’t launched the mass production of their Ugroza guidance kit, thus, while guided rockets in pods are now pretty generalised on European and US choppers, it’s far to be the case on Russian ones, as much you’re more likely to see 2-3 Gatlings mounted on a Chinook, moreover, Russian S-series rockets have lesser range than US ones which already have lesser range than the French or Canadian ones (a Thales ILGR… Read more »