Skip to comments.American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq
Posted on 08/07/2014 2:36:01 PM PDT by LeoWindhorseEdited on 08/07/2014 2:38:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
American military forces bombed at least two targets in northern Iraq on Thursday night to rout Islamist insurgents who have trapped tens of thousands of religious minorities in Kurdish areas, Kurdish officials said.
Word of the bombings, reported on Kurdish television from the city of Erbil, came as President Obama was preparing to make a statement in Washington.
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Pentagon says no.
Pentagon is denying they are bombing. If that is true, NY Time may have jumped the gun and ruined this operation.
The Arab Spring has sprung.
Maybe it was the French
Failure of this operation is no option.
the highers are just trying to protect the information until the POTUS can announce it himself . F that
We should 100% attack ISIS and allow Israel to 100% attack Hamas . Utterly destroy them both and if anyone in the UN ( in NYC) objects , they can start packing . Deport them
I sure hope they are. I’d doubt it, though.
I know the Kurds and this minority group asked Iraq for help, and the Iraqis came and dropped off water, but they had no more military support to give.
So I’d say it’s Iraqis, but somebody must have made Bambi cut loose with the equipment and materiel.
I wrote over on HA that my bet is on Putin or Assad. There were Suhkois sent to Iraq by Putin and Assad’s pilots have some recent experience in ground attack against ISIS.
I would like to see us get fifty thousand of these slime on one place, and splatter their guts over every fencepost for a mile around. More rubble, less trouble. Let’s have an Islamist bloodbath like none since the days of Genghis Khan.
Obama creates a disaster then tries to get credit for doing a small cleanup on aisle 5.
Anything Obama touches turns to dung. Then he wants applause for waiting a year or two, then getting some paper towels and picking up a portion of that dung.
LOL///Obama’s surge...Uh, duh , I thought we ended the War in Iraq...maybe not so much...
Obama wanted to be able to announce it himself, all the while patting himself on the back. I think the main reason he wanted to make the announcement is that he wants to control the message. Bombing Iraq has a bit of history and baggage attached to it, and he wants to frame it as a humanitarian event. Looks like the NY Times didn't get the embargo memo. I kind of prefer the way Drudge reveals it: Obama Bombs Iraq?
They are denying that they did this. Maybe someone else did it...or maybe not. Who knows anymore? Truth is gone.
obama just double crossed the people he said he was going to support
oh, boy, it’sa going to be a baddddd summer...
I don’t believe it. Why would Obama want to bomb those he trained and armed. In other words, where it benefit Obama?
Whether he did or not, he is probably just back from, or enroute to a fund-raiser.
The NY Times wrote this to focus test the idea. Their mission is to provide cover and air support for Obama.
And that is no lie.
I agree. It might be Putin filling the American vacuum and defending Western values against the throwbacks.
(Do I really need a < sarc > tag?)
Western Values <> Kleptocracy
Obama needs some war. Though they have really let these terrorists rip Iraq apart.
When will the leftists be screaming that it’s all about oil again?
Gonna get interesting.....
or Israel or maybe the British, Italians or Iranians. Who know what is going on anymore?
Air power could solve a LOT of problems domestically too.
Baghdad (AFP) - A spokesman for the Kurdish peshmerga force said US warplanes on Thursday bombed Islamic State jihadist targets in two areas of northern Iraq.
“F-16s first entered Iraqi airspace on a reconnaissance mission and are now targeting Daash (Islamic State) in Gwer and in the Sinjar region,” Holgard Hekmat told AFP around 2100 GMT.
Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said that reports of US air strikes were false. “No such action taken,” he said on Twitter.
The Kurdish official said: “They just struck the bridge linking Mosul to Gwer. The bridge had been used by Daash to channel reinforcements and ammunition to Gwer.”
Press reports that US has conducted airstrikes in Iraq completely false. No such action taken.— Rear Adm. John Kirby (@PentagonPresSec) August 7, 2014
So who did this?
CNN says the Iraqi Air Force is bombing ISIS. 40 American troops in Northern Iraq in danger.
Agreed. Get the Valerie Jarretts (And J EFFING Kerrys) out of the way and start pounding these terrorist bastards. Enough of the tentative ‘considering’ BS and give go-ahead orders to commence pulverizing ISIS. Sorry, VJ.. Grab more hankies, ladies..
Obama could get all the hip hop groups together and "fundamentally transform" Woodstock
It isn’t us. Could be the Iranians, though.
Don’t stop with HAMAS and ISIS. Go to the roots, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan. Kill them all, EVERY SINGLE ONE, then irradiate the area so nothing can live there for 5000 years.
He does this a lot.
Maybe we can sell Syria all our “useless” excess A-10s?
I believe you meant Arc Light. In any event, I agree that is what is needed.
Arc Light, unless you’re renaming arch as in triumphal?
It would sure be a good start.
Might be Iraqi fighters. They have a few F16s and Sukhoi 25s.
CNN: 100 American advisers in danger from ISIS advances.
If we kill 'em all, I'm good with that.
However! Leave it safe for us to work our newly acquired oil fields.
some of us remember exactly what that was
We need to deploy that strategy again .
Iraqi Air Force, no doubt.