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President Obama on Thursday announced he had authorized limited airstrikes against Islamic militants in Iraq, scrambling to avert the fall of the Kurdish capital, Erbil, and returning the United States to a significant battlefield role in Iraq for the first time since the last American soldier left the country at the end of 2011.
Speaking at the White House on Thursday night, Mr. Obama also said that American military aircraft had dropped food and water to tens of thousands of Iraqis trapped on a barren mountain range in northwestern Iraq, having fled the militants, from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, who threaten them with what Mr. Obama called “genocide.”
“Earlier this week, one Iraqi cried that there is no one coming to help,” Mr
originally posted by: parad0x122
What I'm curious about now, though, is how are we going to determine and ONLY airstrike ISIS? I don't know a ton about the subject, but I thought ISIS was almost an abstract term that included multiple groups of people spread throughout. I don't see how an airstrike could ONLY affect the bad guys and not cause more collateral damage.
originally posted by: SirKonstantin
Why is one side of the world seeming to Fair better than ours?