Speaking to the nation tonight President Obama said a massive humanitarian effort is underway to parachute in food, water, medical items and other supplies to up to 40 thousand Christians and other religious minority surrounded on a mountain in northern Iraq.   Cargo planes began dropping huge loads of material this evening.


Obama also warned ISIS, if they move on the US Consulate in that area, he has authorized Navy Carrier based fighter jets and bombers to attack.

The White House says there have NOT been any airstrikes as of 9:40 Thursday night.