Mission accomplished eh?
“We broke the [ISIS] siege of Mount Sinjar,” Obama said. “We helped vulnerable people reach safety, and we helped save many innocent lives.” The situation had vastly improved, he said, and thus the US would not attempt the hinted-at military rescue mission and will likely not continue its humanitarian airdrops, either.
But the UN disagree’s:
Contra Obama, a UN official JUST briefed the press, saying the situation on Mt. Sinjar is exceedingly dire. several thousand stranded
— Mark Leon Goldberg (@MarkLGoldberg) August 14, 2014
As well as relief organizations:
Pentagon says about 5,000 #Yazidis still on mountain. Relief orgs report many still dying on way to refugee camps.
— Barbara Starr (@barbarastarrcnn) August 14, 2014
As the Islamic State continues successfully and brutally taking over territory I have a feeling Obama is gonna wish he hadn’t of said these words.
But ‘what difference does it make’ anyhow.