I think we ARE going to see strikes against ISIS in support of the Kurds soon.
Tens of thousands Christians and other religious minorities are in a dire situation as well
In today's press conference, Obama seems to be giving in.
I think it's pretty Dam urgent we act to help them.
I strongly advocate this, tho not any strikes helping Maliki's mini-Iraq in the South.
U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq
ISIS claims control of strategic Mosul Dam, Yazidi community under threat
Thomson Reuters Posted: Aug 07, 2014 8:42 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 07, 2014 2:52 PM ET
U.S. considering 'limited' military action as militants gain in northern Iraq - World - CBC News
U.S. President Barack Obama was said to be considering airstrikes and emergency relief airdrops to help 40,000 religious minorities in Iraq who are trapped on a mountaintop after threats by Islamic militants, according to a report Thursday in the New York Times.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest later said any U.S. military action would be "very limited in scope" and tied to Iraqi political reforms, adding: "There are no American military solutions to the problems in Iraq."
Islamist militants surged across northern Iraq towards the capital of the Kurdish region on Thursday, sending tens of thousands of Christians fleeing for their lives, in an offensive that sparked talk of Western military action.
Reuters photographs showed what appeared to be Islamic State fighters controlling a checkpoint at the border area of the Kurdish semi-autonomous region, little over 30 minutes' drive from Arbil, a city of 1.5 million that is headquarters to the Kurdish regional government and of many businesses.