Skip to comments.Iraq crisis: 'It is death valley. Up to 70 per cent of them are dead'
Posted on 08/12/2014 9:43:12 AM PDT by Dave346
On board Iraqi army helicopter delivering aid to the trapped Yazidis, Jonathan Krohn sees a hellish sight
Mount Sinjar stinks of death. The few Yazidis who have managed to escape its clutches can tell you why. Dogs were eating the bodies of the dead, said Haji Khedev Haydev, 65, who ran through the lines of Islamic State jihadists surrounding it.
On Sunday night, I became the first western journalist to reach the mountains where tens of thousands of Yazidis, a previously obscure Middle Eastern sect, have been taking refuge from the Islamic State forces that seized their largest town, Sinjar.
I was on board an Iraqi Army helicopter, and watched as hundreds of refugees ran towards it to receive one of the few deliveries of aid to make it to the mountain. The helicopter dropped water and food from its open gun bays to them as they waited below. General Ahmed Ithwany, who led the mission, told me: It is death valley. Up to 70 per cent of them are dead.
Two American aid flights have also made it to the mountain, where they have dropped off more than 36,000 meals and 7,000 gallons of drinking water to help the refugees, and last night two RAF C-130 transport planes were also on the way.
However, Iraqi officials said that much of the US aid had been useless because it was dropped from 15,000ft without parachutes and exploded on impact.
Handfuls of refugees have managed to escape on the helicopters but many are being left behind because the craft are unable to land on the rocky mountainside. There, they face thirst and starvation, as well as the crippling heat of midsummer.
Hundreds, if not more, have already died, including scores of children.
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I guess it’s just too bad for them that they got chased up there while Queen Barry was in the vineyard ;/
Like any LIVs are aware of the chaos from Ø.
Ø is but a symptom of the disease that killed this republic.
Until the DOEs, EPA, IRS et al are abolished it will only get worse.
I cursed W after he created the DHS. There is no difference between Rs and Ds.
as far as the iraqi officials claim that the food drop was a failure
THIS is the tried abd true way to DO IT
All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing...EB
reggie, my putter
Obama is trying to get a ruling as to whether these bodies would be considered loose impediments on the course.
THE WORLD should put this squarely around the neck of our electorate!!!
Exploding food on impact..yeah that’s something Obama would do..but hey he can go on TV and say he gave it the good ol college try
Agreed. What can we do to help? This is happening right now in the 21st Century. I'm at a loss. Is there anything we can do?
Sodom and Gomorrah will rise up in condemnation of this generation.
Just trying to keep Moochelle happy too, can’t let them eat just anything, but have to give an appearance of caring...
If this is true, whose spectacularly stupid idea was this?
“Iraqi officials said that much of the US aid had been useless because it was dropped from 15,000ft without parachutes and exploded on impact. “
A classic example of Obummer doing too little, too late.
Dropped from 15,000’ ? Our people flew over there and dropped supplies from 15,000’ and they exploded on impact.
There are a lot of questions here
Their blood is on his hands and the hands of the msm for letting him get away with nothingness.
is that skinny legged guy the same one the media so shamelessly flouted a picture of in 2008 with no shirt to fit in with our low brow celebrity culture?