Obama Authorizes Airstrikes in Iraq to Counter Islamic Militants


obama7President Barack Obama announced Thursday: “Today I authorized two operations in Iraq – targeted airstrikes to protect our American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death.”

“I said in June – as the terrorist group ISIL began an advance across Iraq – that the United States would be prepared to take targeted military action in Iraq if and when we determined that the situation required it.

“In recent days, these terrorists have continued to move across Iraq, and have neared the city of Erbil, where American diplomats and civilians serve at our consulate and American military personnel advise Iraqi forces.

“To stop the advance on Erbil, I’ve directed our military to take targeted strikes against ISIL terrorist convoys should they move toward the city.”

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. Mr president be careful. Its only a fear that maybe Americans will be hurt. No such thing happened yet! This is not proportionate! You can’t just drop bombs to protect us or them . I demand the UN quickly put a stop to this

  2. this action by America is ok, right? but Israel, which has been bombarded, CAUSING SEVERAL AMERICANS TO BE KILLED OR HURT, that’s not ok? goyishe kop! and don’t expect help from the UN. it’s the same goyishe kop

  3. The only thing that will stop ISIS is when they capture and destroy the Shiite shrines in Karbala and Najaf. Then they will be stopped. By IRAN. It’s so helpful to any regime to have specific and consistent priorities, and not just play it by ear, looking at the others’ faces and futilely counting cards. Guess who’s going down.