They may be brutal savage monsters — with incredible social media skills — but there are also a few morons amongst the ranks of ISIS. One particular doofus tweeted a selfie of himself, which our boys in Air Force intel picked up. Let’s just say, that guy got ‘fired.”
As DefenseTech.org reports, “Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, head of Air Combat Command, described Monday how airmen at Hurlburt Field, Florida, with the 361st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group, recognized a comment on social media and turned that into an airstrike that resulted in three Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) missiles destroying am Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) headquarters building.”
“It was a post on social media to bombs on target in less than 24 hours,” Carlisle said. “Incredible work when you think about it.”
Carlisle was careful not to share all of the Air Force’s secrets to include the location of the building but this is how he told the story at the recent breakfast meeting in Washington D.C. hosted by the Air Force Association.
“The guys that were working down out of Hurlburt, they’re combing through social media and they see some moron standing at this command. And in some social media, open forum, bragging about the command and control capabilities for Daesh, ISIL. And these guys go: ‘We got an in.’ So they do some work, long story short, about 22 hours later through that very building, three [Joint Direct Attack Munitions] take that entire building out.”
We really do have the mightiest warriors on the planet. We have all the tools and gizmos and firepower to defeat any enemy. We just need the leadership and rules of engagement to let our guys do what they do best: destroy the bad guys – particularly the really stupid ones.