August 8, 2014
President Barack Obama has now authorized airstrikes in Iraq for the purposes of allegedly targeting Sunni extremists and ISIS militants currently running rampant across the country. Obama can now authorize the strikes if it is deemed necessary to “prevent a potential act of genocide.”
"I therefore authorized targeted air strikes if necessary to help forces in Iraq as they fight to break the siege and protect the civilians trapped there,” Obama said.
Obama reassured Americans that he will “not allow the United States to be drawn into fighting another war in Iraq,” even as he stated that “America is coming to help.”
As ABC News reports, “The announcements marked the deepest American engagement in Iraq since U.S. troops withdrew in late 2011 after nearly a decade of war.”
Although Obama claims that combat troops (in addition to those already stationed in Iraq) will not return, he also stated that, if ISIS reaches the city of Erbil, he would authorize the targeted strikes.
Obama stated that airstrikes may be used to ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid to Iraqis.
As I have pointed out in previous articles, the reason that Western powers stood idly by while the death squad agents known as ISIS that they funded and directed seized territory all across Iraq were twofold.
First, it was an attempt to destabilize the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in an effort to weaken the Iraq-Iran-Syria alliance and end shipments of Iranian aid to Syria.
Second, the reign of ISIS can now be used as a justification to engage in a “targeted” bombing campaign across the border of Syria for the purpose of doing further damage to the secular Assad government forces and creating a buffer zone to be used for further staging grounds for Syrian death squads.
Ultimately, of course, the goal is to weaken Russia through the destruction of its ally and one of its last “sphere-of-influence” states.
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Brandon Turbeville is an author out of Florence, South Carolina. He has a Bachelor's Degree from Francis Marion University and is the author of six books, Codex Alimentarius -- The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1and volume 2, and The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria. Turbeville has published over 300 articles dealing on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville's podcast Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.