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originally posted by: charlyv
originally posted by: imitator
Is this a joke.... bombing ISIS? We have gangs in Chicago and Detroit that are more dangerous than ISIS..... ?
Are you kidding? Those gangs would love a chance to get a crack at these assholes. Why not enlist them? It's called "likely resource allocation".
originally posted by: stumason
a reply to: khnum
Politics. With the Scottish vote on and one of the Yes campaign tactics was to complain about "illegal wars" etc, he couldn't be seen to launch another with the vote as close as it was. You will see UK jets in action either today or tomorrow though. You don't use the aircraft we sent there for rec, they are ground attack (the Tornados)
That's what I think anyway
originally posted by: all2human
Interesting to see What Russia and Iran's response will be to this flagrant violation of international law,and against an ally nation
definitely a big poke at the bear
This could get ugly
Although there was no shock and awe, the bombing air strikes opened up a return for America into what may very well be a generational involvement in war. ISIS was sent a clear message when waves of a small coalition of American and Arab airplanes bombed approximately 20 targets as ship-based Tomahawk missiles were also launched into the Syrian city
Eight civilians, including three children, have been killed in US-led air strikes targeting IS fighters in Syria, Reuters reported.
The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and the U.S. undertook a separate, unilateral air attack on what it called an al-Qaida affiliate elsewhere in Syria.
Commenting on the incident, Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon, said that the Syrian warplane had “approached Israeli territory in the Golan Heights in a threatening manner, and even crossed the border.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the warplane had been bombing areas outside Quneitra, a Syrian town near the Israeli-held side of the frontier, at the time it was shot down.
The decision to down the aircraft was taken after it had spent 1 minute and 20 seconds in Israeli airspace..
Moscow has repeatedly warned that those who initiated one-sided military scenarios bear full international legal responsibility for the consequences.
Attempts to pursue own geopolitical goals through violating the sovereignty of other states only escalates tensions and aggravates the situation even further,
originally posted by: gatorboi117
Looks like it's getting started! I just got an update from the CNN App and NYTimes App on my phone, but this was the only link I could find.
Let's hope all goes well with these operations, things are going to rapidly escalate from here, I believe!