U.S. Won’t Launch Syria Strikes Alone


isis2The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. said other countries have agreed to launch air strikes against ISIS in Syria. “We will not do the air strikes alone,” Samantha Powers said on CBS’s Face the Nation today. She made it clear that the U.S. has received confirmation from other countries that they will launch air strikes in Syria, but refused to specify which ones.

“We’re going to leave it to other nations to announce for themselves what their specific commitments to the coalition are going to be,” she added.

The U.S. has already launched air strikes against ISIS militants in Iraq, and Obama has authorized strikes in Syria. On the other hand, France launched air strikes in Iraq, but President Hollande ruled out Syrian involvement. However, Powers reiterated her belief that the U.S. will not go it alone with air strikes in Syria.

“I will make you a prediction. We will not do the air strikes alone if the president decides to do the air strikes,” she said on ABC’s This Week. Read more.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}