Though some of America’s finest military aircraft catch flak for being “too old” for combat, one of these fine military specimens recently rained down fire in stunning fashion on the Islamic State’s key bargaining chip: oil.
In a video posted to YouTube on Monday, the Nov. 15 mission that destroyed 116 Islamic State group fuel trucks traveling through the Abu Kamal area in Syria showed with stunning clarity the power of the United States military as it enforces justice for the terror the group has wrought around the world.
The video began with a large tanker truck centered in the crosshairs of a surveillance drone. A bomb was deployed seconds later and the entire truck was quickly engulfed in a massive explosion.
This scenario was repeated again and again as the precision of the pilots and A-10s was demonstrated when the trucks were destroyed from both close and long range.
According to Fox News, the operation was conducted by A-10 Warthogs out of Incirlik Air Base in Turkey as part of the larger coalition effort against the Islamic State group known as Operation Tidal Wave II. At the beginning of this particular mission, the area was strafed with 30mm canons followed by bombs dropped by the A-10s.
Revenue-producing sites like oil refineries and fuel trucks remain a primary target for coalition forces in the region. Recent missions like those conducted by the Warthogs out of Incirlik have been accelerated in view of increased interest from the French following the attacks in Paris.
In light of the recent attacks in Paris and Mali, it has never been more evident that radical Islamic terrorism must be stopped. At this point in the fight, it is only drastic measures like these bombings that will control the actions of these terrorists.
This video is just a short example of what America and its allies can do to protect the freedom of their people. The enemies in this fight are cold-hearted and barbaric. America and its allies are simply returning the favor.
Western World – 1. Islamic State – 0.
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