Skip to comments.US Begins Humanitarian Airdrop Mission in Iraq
Posted on 08/07/2014 3:35:34 PM PDT by Perdogg
The United States is sending cargo planes to drop pallets of humanitarian aid and supplies to stranded Iraqi citizens threatened by the militant Islamic group ISIS, U.S. officials said today.
The air drop mission has begun, officials told ABC News
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Drop bacon grease to rub on their bullets.
We need to do some “humanitarian” carpet bombing at the same time.
We were told that the US was not at war with Islam — but Islam is at war with us, and the rest of the civilized world.
Gotta do SOMEthing with all those Meals Refused by Ethiopians (MREs).
Airdrops only effective in defensible areas.
Who will defend these areas?
The psycho, criminal Islamists are crowded together. A few MOABs will solve the ISIS problem in short order.
Big difference, we had troops on the ground in Berlin to distribute the goods.
Just dropping them is asking for trouble as people fight over the goods.
The Obama airlift. Quiche, a fine Merlot, roasted oysters, Lemon Chiffon pie and a healthy salad.
Opps. Sorry. That is the White House dinner menu.
MRE’s for the masses in Iraq. They are actually good, according to my son who ate one a day during operations in Iraq. Sandstorm of biblical proportions stopped all ground supply operations, even in the 100 mile long convoy he was driving in. MREs came through.
The only thing Obama is going to drop is the phase, “Drop Dead” to our Kurdish allies and refugee Shiites and other ethnic minorities fleeing from the Hitlerian ISIS.
Shades of the Cambodia/Laos/S. Vietnam sell-out by the Democrats, esp. the racist from Arkansas, Sen. Fulbright, Sen. Church, Sen. McGovern, and the reds in the House, when they cut funding for all US air ops in Indochina after August 1973. Gave Hanoi and the Khmer Rouge the red light to go on the offensive, just as Obama’s sudden withdrawal from Iraq has given ISIS the “green light” to launch their religious genocidal offensive.
Obama: GUILTY OF WAR CRIMES AND COWARDICE!
I hope we included AKs and ammo so these people can defend themselves.
The powers that be must have heard your show today.
Better late then never I guess. It has been going on for about 2 months already. So we know now that Obama has a 2 month decision time response. The perfect person to be in charge of the football.
I hope this story is true. It can’t be soon enough, for water and food.
Shocking the WH spxmn, Earnest Josh, didn’t know anything about this action, but stood there like a loon saying the administration was, “concerned”, and watching this development.
Now CNN says the Iraqi Air Force is bombing ISIS.
With that food, they should also be dropping ammo for the Kurds.
John Bolton on FNC saying air drops are the least effective method of providing aid.
Let’s hope there’s a few pallets of grenades and other ammo to kill ISIS with, because they are going to want those MRE’s.
So after the Islamists finish the slaughter they can eat. Killing is simply famishing.
It is the least Obama could do. And I really mean the least.
Did I distinctly remember hearing Obama, or his minions, say years ago that if there were problems in Iraq, we would keep people there to take care of it? Or am I confused?
Nothing will tarnish Obama’s pristine objections to Dubya’s Iraq operations.
Given that ISIS is armed with AKs or worse. This could likely turn into a massacre of anyone trying to pick up the food, unless Iraqi troops or some other ground force is supporting the refugees.
The Iraqis were begging for help and we wouldn’t give it to them. They even tried to drop water for these people but they weren’t able to reach them. And the US was refusing to support them (the Iraqis).
What happened? Who made Obama allow support for the non-Islamist side?
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The “Optics” were making him look bad and dropping supplies is the one thing that gives the least amount of support. Now all those voices, even and now including, over the past day or two, Libtard ones, demanding he “do something” can be answered.
You know, I think you are right; he is going to keep them alive long enough for isis to get to them and claim their muzzie prize.
Probably. With Bambi, the optics are all.
And he can’t be accused of supporting Christians, since this tribe is an odd group that still practices a pre-Christian pagan religion, so I guess that means it’s probably easier for him to permit support for them.
That said, I wonder where the pressure came from for him to permit this. He’s a total dictator and doesn’t allow the military to do their job. This move is not consistent with his pro-Islamist policies, so who is responsible for it?
These drops will be scattered all over. The only way to ensure a pinpoint drop is to come in “slow and low” so that the target drop site is hit. Doing so would make our aircraft very vulnerable to ground fire. Without sufficient preparatory bombing and continual air support to defend these cargo planes this would be suicide.
Of course if Obama wants to drop stuff for the sake of dropping it so that the media thinks he is doing some good....