Video shows Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting American M1 tank

The screen shot above marks the first evidence of Iranian-backed militias having M1 tanks at their disposal. It is unclear if the Hezbollah Brigades seized the M1 from an Iraqi Army unit that dissolved in the face of the Islamic State’s onslaught, or if the Iraqi military gave the militia the tank.

A video uploaded to YouTube appears to show a large Hezbollah Brigades convoy transporting weapons, troops, and armored vehicles to the front to fight the Islamic State.

Several American-made military vehicles, including an M1 Abrams tank, M113 armored personnel carriers, Humvees, and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAP), as well as Iranian-made Safir 4x4s and technicals (armed pickup trucks) are in the convoy.

The Hezbollah Brigades is US-designated foreign terrorist organization that has been involved in killing American soldiers in Iraq…

  • luna
    • Frau Katze

      He seems very fond of Iran.

  • mauser 98

    Abrams tank is super complex.electronics, turbine engine. burns lots,lots of specific fuel
    how many goatbusters can keep it running?
    ..or US defectors operating them?

    • Clausewitz

      The Muzzies probably can’t even find the gas cap, let alone run all of the computer assets on this tank.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Actually, an Abrams can burn damn near any kind of fuel.
      Turbines are good like that. Diesel, kerosene, jet fuel, gasoline, benzene, what ever will burn in a liquid form will probibly power an Abrams.

      Hezbollah’s ability to maintain one after even the first minor breakdown is pretty suspect.
      One thing the Iranians have to know, is that to be combat-effective for any amount of time, that the M-1 needs a sizable logistics train following it.
      And yes, they are very thirsty beasts.

      The worst part is if the Iranians have them, then the Russians do too.

      The Iraqis really are feckless pieces of sh*t.
      I hope ISIS kills ’em all.

    • It will end up in Iran and then in China. One tank is of no use to the ISIS or Hezballah.

      • mauser 98

        NSA , CIA, drones, satellites. all knowing .all seeing
        why was it not destroyed?

  • winniec

    Boneheaded! Hillary and Obummer sent complicated weaponry to the barbarians and they simply SOLD it to enrich themselves!
    CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE causing vast suffering and DEATH.
    Perhaps the worst US president.

  • I wonder how this all transpired…

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Survey says: re-captured from ISIS, or more likely given to them by the Sheites in the Iraqi Army.

      • Never under-estimate the power of cowardice, corruption and/or stupidity.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Especially cowardice, which is woven into the very fabric of islam, and which is especially well practiced and demonstrated by muslims with dicks (I cannot in all honesty refer to a practicing muslim with a dick as a “man” or “male”).

          • But… technically…

            Aw, forget it! They’re cowards who won’t fight for their own causes and now they’re stuck.

  • bob e

    not sure who to cheer for here ..
    but i love seeing muslims killing each other ..
    * real catchy tune also * ..

    • Justin St.Denis

      They need to work on their soundtracks. they tend to all sound the same.

  • Why wasn’t this convoy destroyed? (Obama is a weenie.)

    Bomb the front and the back. Stop the convoy. And finish it off.

    Just like the highway of death in Iraq.

  • This tank is already in Iranian hands.

    • Frau Katze

      I strongly suspect so.

  • Doug Kursk

    Well, it certainly is the right terrain for tank warfare: however, one or two won’t make much difference. As stated, it’s a thirsty beast, heavy on maintenance and if you want to shoot ‘ole bessy, you will need access to specific types of ammunition that I cannot see being in endless supply there.

  • Hard Little Machine

    That’s a high maintenance piece of machinery. Even the US Army only keeps about half of them operational at any one time.