The US and France will do whatever is necessary to protect and support the Kurds
President Barack Obama authorized targeted airstrikes to protect Kurds and help the Peshmerga.
The US and France will do whatever is necessary to protect and support the Kurds now they are in danger. Dozens of American consular staff and military advisers working with the Peshmerga in Erbil. The US directed the military to carry out targeted strikes against Islamist militants should they move towards Erbil.
France is highly concerned about the latest progress of ISIS in the north, and the United States is considering emergency air drops to help thousands of stranded Yazidi refugees, and also is weighing other military options.
The US now faces urgent challenges to confirm the strategic long- term partnership between US and Kurdistan Region. It must protect and support the Kurds and help arm the Peshmerga.
The US needs to supply the urgent humanitarian assistances for thousands of refugees to prevent the genocide of the Yazidis and to stop ISIS from continuing to conquer swaths of land in the Middle East.
A huge humanitarian crisis is emerging with minority groups facing possible slaughter and starvation. The ISIS has targeted members of nu- merous minority groups in Iraq, including Christians, Yazidis, Turkmen and Shabaks.
The Kurds need coordination, air support, and logistical help from the US. A powerful ISIS attacks the Kurdish Peshmerga units. The Kurdistan Regional Government>s forces are fully engaged. The United States should certainly support its historic allies in this fight. The US army has fought alongside the Peshmerga in the past and can provide urgently needed assistance again. Weapon deliveries could be part of this effort, in particular, antitank rockets, armored vehicles …etc.
Bombing the ISIS posi- tions would help the Kurdistan Region and save the Yazidis. Supporting the Kurds is key to success on both counts. The ISIS has received financial and propaganda support from the Islamist radicals movements. They are backed by the Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region. There are some remnants of Saddam’s regime among the terrorists. The Arab tribes believe that they have a chance to carve out a purely Arab Sunni state. Moreover, the Assad regime seems to have benefitted from the ISIS presence in Syria. But that is no evidence that Assad is responsible for either the group’s creation or its clashes with fellow rebel organizations. The regime of al-Assad is working with al Qaeda in order to divide the Syrian opposition. The argument that they are in cahoots finds fertile soil because it is obvious that the Assad regime benefits from the presence of ISIS, Al-Qaeda and other jihadists in Syria.
Some Americans believe that the U.S. responsibility is only to protect its own citizens and that Washington should deal with other governments on that basis alone. After the Second World War, the United States had come to consider the Middle East a region most strategically important area of the world. One of the greatest material prizes in the world history. It was not until around the period of the World War II that America became directly involved in the Middle East region. At this time the region was going through great social, economic and political changes and as a result internally the Middle East was in turmoil. Politically, the Middle East was experiencing an upsurge in the popularity of nationalistic politics and an increase in the number of nationalistic political groups across the region. The US senator, Sam Zakhem, said that although the US had made many mistakes in Iraq, the Kurds will achieve a bright future as long as they stay united.