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US Begins Bombing in Iraq

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Hours after President Barack Obama opened the door to military action to protect the Kurdish-controlled city of Erbil from the advancing militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the U.S. military aircraft launched the first airstrikes against the alleged militants.

Two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near Erbil. ISIS was reportedly using the artillery to shell Kurdish forces near Erbil. Of course the White House claims there are “Vital national interests … at stake.” They never quite explain how other than to the current administration whenever those words are used.

There is no way any limited engagement will have any impact upon a religious war that has been brewing for more than 10 years. Once weakness was detected, attack was imminent. Nevertheless, keep in mind that these are really the same people who were being funded to overthrow Syria.