Last Updated Aug 7, 2014 1:52 PM EDTThe Pentagon (click here) is looking at conducting emergency air drops to the estimated 15,000 stranded ethnic minority Yazidis in northern Iraq, reports CBS News national security correspondent David Martin,
A decision is expected today. Martin says if the U.S. military makes drops, the transport planes would almost certainly be escorted by fighters.
Reuters, citing Turkish officials, reported Thursday that thousands of Yazidis had fled to the Turkish border to escape the the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has advanced to northern Iraq....
There are other Arab nations in the area able to conduct air drops. Saudi Arabia has a very nice air force.
There will be no military movement by the USA Pentagon into Iraq or around Iraq by the USA without the direct permission of both houses of Congress.
Take a good long look, this is what happens when wars are engaged for Wall Street profits (Halliburton) and vengeance by Presidents.
The Pentagon already has it wrong. This region is in chronic flux with borders changing on a regular basis. There is no Iraq as there was under "W." That is the first thing. Additionally, with changing borders and any American presence there will be doubt as to whom exactly the USA is assisting. Right now the brilliance of the USA Pentagon has failed the people of the former Iraq by entrusting huge amounts of American equipment and munitions to militants. ISIS would never have it's success without the "War Pollution" of the USA Pentagon.
If the USA were ever to return to Iraq according to it's old borders, there would be deaths of USA soldiers at the hands of what is usually considered Iraq military and police officers, any militants in area, it would confront Syria with the extent of ISIS and when Syria is confronted then Russia is involved.
The USA did the right thing by insisting Syria disarm from chemical weapons. We did our part and I am sure Syria would state the weapons were used against the current ISIS. Makes no difference.
There are NGOs all over the Middle East and the Red Crescent is always there. I strongly suggest those with planes in the MIddle East consult with the Red Crescent and formulate a solution, both long term and immediate.
The USA is OUT OF THERE and the Middle East should be grateful. Don't let the USA open the door again!