If you haven’t heard the news yet, President Obama just authorized US airstrikes to not only protect our forces in embattled Iraq, but to target ISIS positions as well “if necessary”. With ISIS fighters now explicitly targeting Christians – demanding that they “convert or die” – the Iraq situation is now much more than a “situation”; it is actually becoming quite dire. While I don’t ever foresee our military stepping foot in Iraq again like we did in OIF, I do think special forces will be sent in to assist if they haven’t already. After all, someone has to coordinate all those airstrikes! Speaking of airstrikes, the above video is a must see as this footage did not come from American airpower, but rather the Iraqi Air Force. It’s awesome to see how far along they’ve come; while I was only in Afghanistan, having worked with their army I can definitely relate. More discussion after the link!
Iraq Air Force Fights Back Against ISIS – Airstrike Video
Pretty awesome airstrike video, isn’t it? I think we’ll be seeing lots more of these coming out of Iraq in the coming days as this craziness unfolds. It’s still shocking to see just how fast ISIS has poured in and gained a massive foothold in Iraq; while they don’t have the numbers to seize Baghdad, they aren’t going to wave the white flag anytime soon. That’s really where this mess can turn into OIF 2 down the road if the Iraqi military isn’t bolstered – not just from our Air Force, advisors and special forces, but from regional allies as well.
We will definitely keep tabs on any/all new combat footage coming out of Iraq – in the meantime be sure to hit up our tag cloud for even more destructive goodness, like airstrike videos and Afghanistan combat videos!