America is back in Iraq, but not on the ground with boots. But with airstrikes to send ISIS to their place in hell where they belong. President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. will launch airstrikes targeting ISIS in an attempt to stop their genocide towards the Yazidi people. The U.S. is also doing airdrops of humanitarian aid as this is a situation the U.S. can’t ignore. So far, there have been two rounds of strikes on them and they have hit convoys that are getting close to the city of Irbil in Iraqi Kurdistan. The city is very important because the Kurdish forces have not lost anything since this conflict began except for the Mosul Dam which lies in the city of Mosul which ISIS fully controls.
There is no timetable when the U.S. involvement may end because it has just begun. The administration is saying that this will not be a prolonged involvement, but there is not guarantee that this will happen. But the ending for the U.S. involvement must be the ultimate defeat of ISIS and the removal of troops who are not from Iraq. This includes Iran, Hezbollah, and the Baathist’s who just want to be back in power rather than support ISIS’ goals.
Two U.S. F/A 18 fighters first struck an ISIS artillery unit outside of Irbil, dropping two 500-pound laser-guided bombs at about 6:45 a.m. ET Friday, Pentagon spokesman Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. Later, a drone targeted an ISIS mortar position, Kirby said. When ISIS fighters returned to the site a short time later, the drone struck the target again, he said. Shortly after that, the second round of air fire was launched.
What about Syria? It is most likely that this current mission is to defeat ISIS in Iraq. But Syria could bring a challenge. Al-Qaeda affiliates there are also our enemy and Bashar al-Assad, and his supporters. Syria provides more enemies than allies. But the U.S. will got involved in Syria whether it is hitting Assad or the terrorist groups there. It doesn’t matter. All bad elements of the world must be eliminated if they don’t reform or change for the good. This is just the beginning of the end for ISIS and we should be all proud of it.
That Benghazi Committee that was set up to find any wrongdoing by Obama found no wrongdoing by him or anyone in his administration. The Republicans were hoping to find a scandal when there wasn’t any scandal at all. All of the Republicans and the Democrats on the committee voted unanimously in agreeing that Obama didn’t do anything wrong. MSNBC is the only network so far to report this news as well as Media Matters. CNN has not reported it because they are focused on the current conflict between Gaza and Israel which proves why CNN is falling out of favor by many Americans who watch news and this doesn’t include Fox News as news.
Fox News will not report this because they want the investigation to keep going when the investigation is already over. Fox helps waste time and money within the government as well as fund the project for the GOP. Also everything for the right-wing was related to Benghazi when it clearly wasn’t. Fox is not going to say the truth because it’s not their job as the “media” to report the truth.
Fox’s sudden lack of interest in congressional investigations into Benghazi comes less than one week after Rep. Trey Gowdy, head of the select committee, announced – in what Fox News billed as an “exclusive” interview – that he would hold more public hearings on the attacks in September.
“The American people have not been given clear answers to things like Benghazi,” Bill O’Reilly said Friday night on Fox. Monday night, O’Reilly’s audience didn’t learn the answers that the House Intelligence Committee declassified last week.
On July 31, the day the House Intelligence Committee adopted its report, Fox News signaled its intention to continue politicizing the Benghazi tragedy by immediately pivoting to Hillary Clinton.
“The Republican head of the powerful House Intelligence Committee told Fox News that there was no intelligence failure and that all roads lead to the State Department,” Herridge said on America’s Newsroom.
Hours later, the conclusion that there was no intelligence failure had evaporated from her reporting. “The chairman of the House Intelligence Committeee says, Hillary Clinton’s State Department has more explaining to do,” Herridge claimed on The Kelly Report that night.
That assessment was based on questions answered long ago about who signs diplomatic cables at the State Department.
But Fox News is still pushing lies about the attack on Sept. 11, 2012 on the U.S. embassy.
After being so stubborn to fight ISIS by trying to unify the country, Maliki has done something that is just as good. He is sending air force units to help the Kurds fight the terrorists. This is the first step into having better relations with the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. But ISIS is continuing it’s onslaught as it takes over the towns of Zumar, Sinjar, and Wana in the triangular border corner between Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. The Kurds from Syria who are involved in the Syrian Civil War to fight for their independence have sent troops across the border to aid the fighting. The announcement by al-Maliki comes after requests from Kurdish officials for arms from Washington. American officials, eager to keep Iraq intact, has opted against sending weapons to the semi-autonomous Kurds thus far.
Battle of the Dam
In the city of Mosul which is captured by ISIS have fully secured the dam from Kurdish forces. The idea about who was in control was disputed but ISIS was reported to be in control when the fighting began because of the groups ability to take what they want in their vision of complete dominance of the Middle East. The dam is considered to be the center of the flow of water in Iraq, especially Baghdad. Considered to be the world’s dangerous dam, ISIS could now release all of the water from the dam and cause huge flooding that will be somewhat apocalyptic just like in the movies. But with help from Maliki, the Kurds can possibly count on him for help.
The city of Arsal came under attack by ISIS in retaliation for the arrest of Abu Ahmad al-Jumaa, a former commander in the Free Syrian Army who later declared allegiance to ISIS. Officials said they arrested Jumaa because he planned to attack an army outpost. Lebanon has frequently come under attack from the spillover effect of the ongoing Syria Civil War. ISIS said they would leave if Jumaa was released. The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, which controls the area to the west of Arsal, has vowed to help the Lebanese Armed Forces retake the city from the insurgents. The fighting is ongoing and it could go on for a while and if ISIS get this town, then the war will expand beyond expectations.
On July 24 during an episode of Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Hannity, Sean got into a heated exchange with Yousef Munayyer, the Palestinian executive director of the U.S.-based Jerusalem Fund, by jabbing a finger at his guest and demanding to know how he would react if thousands of rockets were being fired into his neighborhood — a reference to Hamas firing rockets into Israel. Munayyer attempted to answer several times but was interrupted by the increasingly infuriated Fox anchor, and the interview reached its nadir when a visibly agitated Hannity bellowed, “What part of this can’t you get through your thick head? Is Hamas a terrorist organization?” before cutting the interview short with a terse “goodbye.” The segment was branded “Sympathy for the Terrorists”.
So Russell Brand decided to talk about this on his YouTube channel and he does make fun of Sean, but he does show that what Sean did was wrong and that is not how an interview is done. But he and Fox don’t care. Sean made a remark to Yousef by saying he had a thick head. Russell called him out for that. Take a look below.
Hannity would strike back with a remark on Twitter and talking about it with a biased panel on his show on July 31.
The panel never talked about Hannity saying thick head when referring to Yousef and all they did was make fun of him without actually having a debate about it. The segment called “Hamas & Hollywood” is probably the most dumbest and an awful right-wing tactic by Fox to put fear into people watching the show. There is no connection between Hamas and Hollywood. Russell Brand is not involved with Hamas and doesn’t defend them. He said that Gaza has no army and if you are smart, you would say Hamas is the only force that stands as a reasonable army for the people of Gaza. That is not defending Hamas, that’s knowing the facts. Hannity keeps using the rockets as his argument and the dome system of Israel is 90% effective into taking out these rockets and you don’t hear about 3,000 rockets hitting Israel and causing massive damage because the dome works. But Russell strikes with a second and video and still owns Sean over Sean’s own stupidity.
David Silverman is back and this time he takes down a panel of four other people who believe in the myth known as religion. He doesn’t use facts per se, but he still wins the debate.