Written by The Brewster
8-7-14 2:05 PM thru 6:50 PM EST: With Several Updates Added! Who or what is going to stop ISIS? Hunderds of Non-Muslims are being slaughtered. Christians are fleeing. One man near the Kurdish region was forced to convert and was then beheaded.
Men, women, and children are pleading for help and are wondering where it might come from. And what about the current Iraqi government and military of Iraq? Is there even such a thing? I've read reports of of an airstrike or two but that's about it.
Two CNN videos below. Look at the scenes and listen to the people. Neither bear what should be resemblances of a modern world. It's more like a bunch of 7th century cretins have been transported to 2014.
Will anyone stop ISIS?
(CNN) -- If you're following the news about ISIS, which now calls itself the Islamic State, you might think you've mistakenly clicked on a historical story about barbarians from millennia ago.
In a matter of months, the group seized territory in both Iraq and Syria and declared an Islamic caliphate, celebrating its own shocking slaughter along the way.
"I don't see any attention from the rest of the world," a member of the Yazidi minority in Iraq told the New Yorker. "In one day, they killed more than two thousand Yazidi in Sinjar, and the whole world says, 'Save Gaza, save Gaza.'"
In Syria, the group hoisted some of its victims severed heads on poles. One of the latest videos of the savagery shows a Christian man forced to his knees, surrounded by masked militants, identified in the video as members of ISIS. They force the man at gunpoint to "convert" to Islam. Then, the group beheads him.
ISIS has targeted members of numerous minority groups in the region, including Christian nuns, Turkmen and Shabaks, according to Human Rights Watch.
France called Thursday for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council. Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said his country is "highly concerned about the latest progress of ISIS in the north of Iraq and by the taking of Qaraqosh, the largest Christian city of Iraq, and the horrible acts of violence that are committed."
The United States is considering emergency air drops to help thousands of stranded Yazidis, a U.S. Defense official told CNN. The department also is weighing "other military options" to provide humanitarian support, a senior State Department official said.
Earlier this week, ISIS fighters tried to...
White House now "considering" what to do about the possible genocide which could take place in Iraq, and by genocide I mean, more genocide, as some has already occurred. Chris Wallace joins in on this one. As you might guess, the White House is "monitoring" all this, like your standard hall monitor I suppose.
There's a battle over a major dam too, and if ISIS gets control of that they could flood many cities in Iraq including Baghdad. That will surely call for some extra intense White House monitoring, along with several more hours or days of dithering, pontificating, indecision, and, uh, let's see...oh yeah, more genocide.
Update: Militant takeover of Iraq’s largest Christian city, mountaintop siege fuel calls for aid
It's been reported that 7 kids have already died on that mountain. It's a mountain the people there think Noah's Ark landed on way back when. Based on this latest video with Shep Smith, it sounds as if ISIS has already taken that dam with which they could flood cities killing millions of people. At least that's how I interpreted what Smith was saying. Wow. Time to kick the monitoring up a notch. God help those folks.
OBAMA FLASHBACK: 'WE'RE LEAVING BEHIND A SOVEREIGN, STABLE AND SELF-RELIANT IRAQ'
The above is just further proof of what a non-prescient big fat stupid lying nothing this guy is. He doesn't even risew to the level of an empty suit.
Obama Weighs Airstrikes or Aid to Help Trapped Iraqis, Officials Say
(This NYT story above says 40 children have already died)
6:26 PM EST Update: There are reports floating around that the U.S. has bombed ISIS a couple of times. The Pentagon has denied those reports. The NYT ran that story earlier, apparently based on Kurdish reports. The link the NYT had to that story no longer goes to that story but to another, which still says that the White House is "considering" doing something. They must've jumped the gun based on wishful Obama thinking. You know, Obama, who is still thinking, and stinking.
"The Pentagon firmly denied that American forces had begun a bombing campaign. But Pentagon officials said it was possible that allies of the United States, either the Iraqi or Turkish militaries, had conducted the bombing." (NYT)
OBAMA WEIGHS AIRSTRIKES, AID TO HELP TRAPPED IRAQIS "Decision expected 'imminently – this could be a fast-moving train'
Uh huh...G.W. Bush is looking quite good right now by comparison.