ISIS Negligently Tweets Location of New Command Center – Hilarity Ensues


Not the actual attack, but one very close to how it would have looked.

It was a post on social media to bombs on target in less than 24 hours,” Carlisle said. “Incredible work when you think about.”

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.”

  • Sir Roderick Spode

    How hard would it be to setup a hoax tweet and implicate the USAF in blowing up a civilian target?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Likely they had multiple sources of confirmation (which they are not talking about) which made them confidant enough to order the strike that quickly.

      • Sir Roderick Spode

        I am sure you are right. I think it is just a PR giggle to bring some much needed cheer to the folks at home. This would be a far more subtle shell game than it appears at first blush.

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          It’s so hard to tell the exact process, but that is by design.

          Fortunately ISIS/ISIL is as dumb as a box of hammers and have, in the past, tweeted pics with GPS metadata not stripped out that has lead to some catastrophic losses of key personnel over the past months.
          Supposedly, the strike that crippled their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was the result of one of those ‘oops moments’ in social media.
          We also go to a lot of trouble to conceal effective methods of targeting, so it’s always hard to say exactly what was the final piece that filled in the puzzle.
          I am speculating that we (western-civ team good guy) are getting actionable information from many areas you won’t ever read about.

          • Sir Roderick Spode

            They have done it a few times before so it’s hardly giving the game away. It is a shame we get so much hype from a completely credulous media about how Media Savvy ISIS is and it reminds me of the “Reds under the beds”. It would be interesting to know a bit more about the dynamics of the movement. How they would go about vetting the new recruits who must be a very strange assortment. The really useless ones I am assuming get tabbed for suicide ops. I wonder how they would view a kid wanna be gangster convert who cant speak Arabic and knows nothing about Islam. It must be like herding cats.

          • Norman_In_New_York

            Like so many other psychopaths, the ISIS commanders feel the need to boast of their crimes.

    • just a thought

      My thoughts, exactly. But even if the hoax could be seen through, it would take work, and if the hoaxers did a lot of that, it could waste a bit of time, even if no non-enemy target was actually blown up.

      I guess as long as we stay a step or two ahead of the Islamo-geniuses, we can do them some harm.

    • T.C.

      Actually it’s probably the difference between a highly professional military that
      evolves and adapts according to circumstances vs. amateur third-world stumble-bums who think they are dangerous because they cut some poor bastards head off.

  • Ron MacDonald

    He probably posted a photo, but forgot to turn off his camera’s GEO Tagging.

  • andycanuck

    And they still had to clear it through the JAG first.

    • simus1

      And Emperor Barry.

      Sounds like one of those gee whiz tales taken to a meeting to distract from all the other stuff that went nowhere usful.