Lethality or Leaflets: The Strange Killing Rules in the ISIS Campaign

When it comes to battling ISIS, both the rules of war and the rules of engagement—who can be killed, and when—have been wounded in action.

Republican lawmakers expressed anger at a hearing Tuesday after Defense Secretary Ashton Carter explained why the U.S. military warned Syrian tanker-truck drivers, who smuggle the oil that helps fund ISIS, time to escape U.S.-led bombing.


Let God sort them out.

The pic is the aftermath of a Russian strike on ISIS oil tankers, that’s called doin it right.

  • Blow. Them. All. Up.

  • Al_the_Fish

    ‘Warned Syrian tank-truck drivers…” you spelled Turkish wrong.

    • simus1

      Aka employees of Erdogan Oil Transport Co.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Why are the Russians consistently more rational than the West?

    • terrence

      Well, for one thing Putin does not HAVE to be politically correct and bow down to the mooslimes

  • Clausewitz

    Rules of engagement are a very important thing. In most military encounters, who shoots first usually decides the winner. Why the US and Canada force their soldiers to not fire unless fired upon is a killer both literally, but also to the morale of the troops as well. With the Progresso Pussies in charge why would anyone want to march into battle with both hands tied behind their backs.