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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Coin View Post
    Good news, hope it won't be the next fake "red line" we are used to lately.
    No lines have been drawn.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Fighter jets are involved in the air-drop by protecting the transports. Whether they needed to lay down some suppressive fire is not known.

    I'm not sure if those people will be able to get to the supplies, if they don't use some air support?
    The supplies are for some of the Yezedi who are trapped on a mountain between Kurdish and IS forces, it will not help those facing the continued Islamist offensive and savagery.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The supplies are for some of the Yezedi who are trapped on a mountain between Kurdish and IS forces, it will not help those facing the continued Islamist offensive and savagery.
    It will if we sustain the air strikes it in all their areas and eventually get Iraqi troops back in there.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by USViking View Post
    21st century aircraft weaponry would absolutely slaughter anyone sitting in a lousy trench.

    Furthermore those trenches have to be supplied over flat, open ground: another slaughter.
    well they are not in trenches. they are in city buildings they are mixed with civilians
    entrenched does not mean trenches.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Hopefully the planes making non lethal aid drops are out of range of IS fighters.
    IS fighters as in jets? Ground troops right?
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Obama in 9.30 Press conference:
    ... says we HAVE already hit ISIS, as well the humanitarian mission, and it will continue "if Necessary".
    The humanitarian mission [on-the-mountain] will certainly Have to continue.

    Erbil, a city of 1.5 Million, including a US Consulate staff of 30-50, and 40 Military advisers, is under possible threat.
    Erbil is a Huge center of commerce and oil. A city that is a modern boom town due to Investments from all over the world.
    It cannot fall.
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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    U.S. Drops Aid to Iraqis; Militants Are Hit


    WASHINGTON — United States military aircraft on Thursday dropped food and water to thousands of Iraqis beseiged by Islamic militants on a mountain top in northern Iraq, according to a senior Pentagon official.

    The military made the announcement after the planes had delivered the supplies and left the area. President Obama was scheduled to discuss the mission in a televised address Thursday night.

    Kurdish and Iraqi officials said Thursday night that airstrikes had begun on towns in northern Iraq seized by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but Pentagon officials firmly denied that American forces had begun a bombing campaign. They said it was possible that allies of the United States, either the Iraqi or Turkish militaries, had conducted the bombing.

    Kurdish officials said the bombings had initially targeted ISIS fighters who had seized two towns, Gwer and Mahmour, near the main Kurdish city of Erbil.

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    Room for Debate: A Return to the Fight in IraqAUG. 7, 2014
    Administration officials said that Mr. Obama was considering airstrikes on ISIS targets in northern Iraq that would be aimed at preventing the fall of Erbil, as the Islamic militants continued to press advances. Such a move would involve the United States in a significant battlefield role in Iraq for the first time since the last American combat soldier left at the end of 2011.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/wo...-say.html?_r=0


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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    Apparently, the Pentagon Press Secretary has disputed the NYT story:

    https://twitter.com/PentagonPresSec/...88631599464448

    Pentagon: No U.S. air strikes have taken place in Iraq | Reuters

    It has been reported that humanitarian drops took place: Obama Authorizes Air Strikes in Iraq - ABC News

    Perhaps witnesses might have confused the humanitarian drops with air strikes.
    It was both. Two missions. There's a large group of people (families with children) trapped that ISIS is going after. We authorized an airstrike, after Iraq asked for help. We authorized, Obama says, because we CAN avert a wholesale slaughter (genocide, he said) of those families. The humanitarian drops were ordered because children were on the brink of dying from thirst and such. ISIS has been killing everyone, including children.

    I'm not clear whether they are Kurds or a Christian city.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    A bit late, but good news nonetheless. I would hope that our involvement is not strictly limited to protecting religious minorities, but also aiming to regain crucial cities and facilities as well.
    I hope it's to save innocent people.

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    Re: American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Unfortunately it doesn't appear to be true. What a tragedy.
    It is true. Both airstrikes and humanitarian drops. Families are trapped in the mountains on the verge of being massacred, and kids are on the brink of dying from lack of water, etc.

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