The ISIS installations in Northern Iraq came under attack yesterday Friday by the US, which earlier armed and funded the terror group in Syria.
According to US president Barak Obama, the strikes were aimed to "American personnel, and a humanitarian effort to help save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are trapped on a mountain without food and water and facing almost certain death."
"To stop the advance on Erbil, I've directed our military to take targeted strikes against ISIL terrorist convoys should they move toward the city. We intend to stay vigilant, and take action if these terrorist forces threaten our personnel or facilities anywhere in Iraq, including our consulate in Erbil and our embassy in Baghdad."
Interestingly, the US president is calling the ISIS members as terrorists. Doesn't it ring a bell? Earlier in June, Republican Senator Rand Paul told CNN that these ISIS militants "would not be in power in Iraq, if we were not providing safe haven in Syria by arming their allies." He claimed that the US government armed the terrorists in Syria, adding "we have been fighting alongside al-Qaeda, fighting alongside ISIS." ISIS is now emboldened in two countries.
There he warned that the ISIS terrorists could pose a threat to the United States.
In his Friday's statement, Obama said the United States cannot and should not intervene every time there's a crisis in the world and that the US intervenes in this case due to "the innocent people facing the prospect of violence on a horrific scale," and the request from the Iraqi government.
But it seems more likely that the US government cannot turn a blind eye to the heinous acts of ISIS because they themselves helped the grotesque Frankenstein to grow to this extent that it poses a direct threat to not only Iraqi civilians but US civilians and personnel.