President Barack Obama says he has authorized the U.S. military to launch targeted airstrikes if Islamic militants advance toward American personnel in northern Iraq. He also has announced that the military carried out airdrops of humanitarian aid Thursday to Iraqi religious minorities threatened by the extremists.
“Today America is coming to help,” he said in a late night statement from the White House.
The announcements marked the deepest American engagement in Iraq since U.S. troops withdrew in late 2011 after nearly a decade of war.
obviously we can expect warning leaflets to be dropped before each air strike.
The air strikes must be proportionate meaning, the amount of militants America kills must be the same exact amount as the American troops killed. If not, the UN will STRONGLY condemn American for acts of genoside
Well, I demand that America show “restraint” and make sure not to “escalate” the tension! They better not kill “innocent” “women” and “children”! I call upon Mr. Moon to open an investigation of war crimes against Mr. Obama!
World police is acting ..
Was America attacked? What right does he have mixing into the Iraqi people’s internal affairs? Were we asked to meddle in? That war is really NOT justified!
And we can xpect cnn to b sure to give balanced reporting from the muslim perspective
HYPOCRITE!!!!! He makes me sick & I am so glad I made Aliyah & escaped from this Muslim abomination.
To commenter No. 7: I am also glad you made aliyah. But do you really think that, in Israel, you have escaped Muslim abominations? Do you take public buses? Eat in pizza shops?