Selfie sticks are all the rage right now. And even Islamic State fighters arent immune to the fad. But when one ISIS jihadist decided to Tweet himself for his fellow jihadists, a different kind of follower gave him a response he did not expect…
3 JDAM bombs, courtesy of Uncle Sam.
Military.com (via Kyle Becker) gives us an ISIS selfie story that went horribly wrong:
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 selfie pic and comment on social media and turned that into an airstrike that resulted in three Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) missiles destroying am [sic] 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 told Military.com. Incredible work when you think about [it].
The post was careful not to reveal any secrets that could jeopardize any other ISIS morons revealing their locales via social media.
The guys that were working down out of Hurlburt, theyre combing through social media and they see some moron standing at this command, Carlisle said. 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.
This is how you take a selfie, ISIS schmucks courtesy of the Red, White and Blue:
“@MilitaryWorld: F-16 pilot”s #selfie while firing a missile!” #Airforce #Army #NATO pic.twitter.com/vhnK5bsr0H
SpecGhost (@SpecGhost) April 19, 2015