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September 24, 2014
Um...about that 'coalition' bombing ISIS in Syria...
President Obama addressed the UN today about a host of issues, including our bombing campaign of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. He bragged about the coalition he put together to fight ISIS - Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, UAE, and Bahrain. Except, when it came to the actual bombing operation, the overwhelming majority of strikes were carried out by the US. New York Times: In disclosing the identities of the five Sunni Arab nations that joined or supported the attacks in Syria — Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan and Qatar — the Obama administration sought to paint a picture of an international coalition resolute in its determination to take on the Sunni militant group. Jordan said that “a number of Royal Jordanian Air Force fighters destroyed” several targets but did not specify where; the Emirati Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the air force “launched its first strikes against ISIL targets” on Monday evening, using...(Read Full Post)