Obama has been stagnant when it comes to the fight against ISIS. That’s why the military is now largely being led by its leadership who are gung-ho about beating back the ISIS scourge and hitting them wherever they live.
Not only that, but as ISIS grows stronger because of social media, they also grow larger because of large contributions and funding from many sources – until now.
Recently, the US military, under no direct orders from Obama, bombed a bank in Mosul with ISIS cash in it, vaporizing millions in assets and effectively making the ISIS agents in the region flat broke.
In an extremely unusual airstrike, the U.S. dropped bombs Sunday in central Mosul, Iraq, destroying a building containing huge amounts of cash ISIS was using to pay its troops and for ongoing operations, two U.S. defense officials told CNN.
The officials could not say exactly how much money was there or in what currency, but one described it as “millions.”
Two 2,000-pound bombs destroyed the site quickly. But the longstanding impact may be even more significant. The officials said the U.S. plans to strike more financial targets like this one to take away ISIS’s ability to function as a state-like entity.
This is a similar expansion to the target list as happened several weeks ago, when U.S. warplanes began hitting ISIS oil trucks.
The U.S. considers the Mosul strike extremely sensitive, as the building is in an area where civilians are also located, and there was a significant risk of civilian casualties.
Officials would not say how the U.S. learned of the location. But after getting intelligence about the so-called “cash collection and distribution point,” U.S. aircraft and drones watched the site for days trying to determine when the fewest number of civilians would be in the area.
Because civilians were nearby during the daylight hours, and ISIS personnel were working there at night, the decision was made to strike at dawn on Sunday.
Looks like they were following Trump’s “bomb the **** out of them” advice to a tee!