Meanwhile Near Mosul
Update: Obama Takes Decisive Action, releases a statement on Dept of State website condemning ISIS.
The United States is actively monitoring the situation in the Sinjar and Tal Afar districts of Ninewa Province where the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has launched a series of offensives against civilian populations, including in the town of Sinjar. We are gravely concerned for the safety of civilians in these areas, including the vulnerable minority communities who for years have been targeted by ISIL and its progenitor, al-Qa’ida in Iraq (AQI). We deeply regret the displacement of innocent civilians and mourn the loss of life from recent fighting, including from the ranks of courageous Kurdish Peshmerga units who have been fighting to defend these areas. The United States is supporting the Iraqi Security Forces and Peshmerga Forces working to defend these areas against ISIL. Our Joint Operations Centers in Erbil and in Baghdad are sharing information with ISF and Peshmerga commanders. Ambassador Beecroft has met this morning with the President of Iraq, Fuad Massum, and the Deputy UN Special Representative for Iraq, Gyorgy Busztin, to discuss a coordinated approach to the humanitarian situation. We urge all Iraqi authorities, civil society, and international partners to work with the United Nations to deliver lifesaving humanitarian assistance. The ISIL assault over the past 48 hours on territories along the border of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region and focusing on towns and villages populated by vulnerable minorities, demonstrates once again that this terrorist organization is a dire threat to all Iraqis, the entire region, and the international community. We will continue to facilitate coordination between authorities in Baghdad and Erbil and provide direct assistance wherever possible. We further call on all Iraqi leaders to move swiftly pursuant to their constitutional timeline to form a new government that can help pull the country together and harness national resources against this common enemy.Oooooh, "actively monitoring the situation." that should leave ISIS quaking in their sandals, no? On the bright side at least Obama has the idea of actively supporting the Kurds. I consider actively supporting to be a bit more than a few bags of USAID flour. Like maybe some air support or wiping out some ISIS convoys. So I'm waiting (foot stamping impatiently) Update: Although its not specifically mentioned in the release it appears the above atrocities occurred in Deir-ezZor province Syria. Although those claims are as foggy as the original release.
Posted by: Gus Bailey at August 07, 2014 11:13 AM
Posted by: Gork at August 07, 2014 11:18 AM
As long as these assholes continue to live, the slaughter will continue.
Posted by: Kristophr at August 07, 2014 11:30 AM
Posted by: Spiny Norman at August 07, 2014 12:23 PM
Posted by: BIEBO SUNCLOUD THE PROGRESSIVE at August 07, 2014 12:34 PM
Then gather around in a crowd and gawk while watching them rot in the sun.
Posted by: obsidian at August 07, 2014 01:18 PM
Posted by: obsidian at August 07, 2014 01:19 PM
Posted by: bauhaus at August 07, 2014 01:59 PM
Posted by: bauhaus at August 07, 2014 01:59 PM"I thought active members of F.A.G. were cool with enemies of Amrika like ISIS, no?
Posted by: MtTB at August 07, 2014 02:47 PM
October 1st to 6th Huge numbers of the Umah will converge on Mecca to dress naked under sheets all sweaty jammed packed together.
Many fresh from the killing in Syria, Iraq and all parts of Islamic Africa.
splashed with the blood of those possibly infected and 21 days incubation after stoning Satan they all head home. By air, by bus, by rail and by car.
Then, 28 days later this Ebola strain may get a new name......, EBOLA MECCA.
All it will take is one infected and communicable Hajji and this disease will spread to everywhere Muslim's live, forget quarantine, it's a religious right to make the Haj no government in the world can stop it, the only hope is the denial of return until after incubation goes to full blown Ebola.
Ebola Zaire is bad enough, Ebola Mecca may just end the world.
Posted by: obsidian at August 07, 2014 05:51 PM
Posted by: Papa Whiskey at August 07, 2014 07:49 PM
Posted by: captain*arizona at August 07, 2014 08:12 PM
Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at August 08, 2014 07:07 AM
These people really have no idea what they doing, do they?
Wow. Just wow.
Posted by: Mistress Overdone at August 08, 2014 10:08 AM
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