The United States hit ISIS with a money shot. On January 11, we dropped a 2,000 pound bomb on an ISIS structure housing an estimated millions of dollars. The explosion sent clouds of burning, fluttering cash into the air, which was captured in a glorious video.
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US airstrike hits ISIS cash collection facility near Mosul, Iraq, destroying tens of millions of dollars. pic.twitter.com/lbocYNuHUn
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God that shit makes me hard.
The Department of Defense touts the strike as a significant one. They add that this isn’t the first time we’ve dropped our payload on an ISIS cash pile. The more we do, the harder it will be for the terrorist group to recruit new fighters and pay existing ones.
Officials did not say exactly how much money was there or in what currency, but it was described as “millions.”
“It was a good strike. And we estimate that it served to deprive ISIL of millions of dollars,” said Gen. Lloyd Austin, head of the U.S. Central Command, using another name for ISIS. “And combined with all of the other strikes that we’ve done on ISIL’s gas and oil production and distribution capabilities and strikes against his economic infrastructure and the various sources of revenue, you can bet that (it) is feeling the strain on his checkbook.”
It was an especially heavy loss for ISIS Fighter Aba Allababa, who will now be unable to afford a wedding collar for his beloved wife. She had this to say about the unfortunate turns of events:
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