Late today President Obama ordered Navy Fighters and Cargo aircraft into the skies over Iraq. The area of concern is in and around Abril. ISIS is advancing on the city and there are perhaps two dozen diplomats at our consulate there.
In addition there are dozens of US military advisers in the area working with Iraqi troops. Perhaps of greater concern are Christian minorities in the region. IRIS ordered them to convert to Islam or be killed. They fled into the mountains and are dying of thirst and starvation .
Obama will order cargo drops of food and water, perhaps as early as tonight. IRIS has been put on notice: Pull back or else.
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