Tuesday, September 9, 2014

US Forms 'Core Coalition' to Counter Iraq Militants

Well this is fine as far as it goes but it's likely just another of Obama's imaginary red lines.  However there needs to be more than a "core coalition" to fight just IS in Iraq.  There needs to be "total coalition" of all non-Muslim nations to fight the global jihad on all fronts, everywhere on Earth.  In case you weren’t looking, a stealth jihad is being waged in addition to the violent jihad.  The stealth jihad takes advantage of the West's preoccupation with the violent jihad it can do it's work with willing cooperation from stupid kuffars, useful idiots and the just plain cowards. 


US Forms 'Core Coalition' to Counter Iraq Militants

Friday, 05 Sep 2014 08:10 AM

The United States said on Friday it was forming a "core coalition" to battle Islamic State militants in Iraq, calling for broad support from allies and partners but ruling out committing ground forces.

President Barack Obama sought to use a NATO summit in Wales to enlist allied support in fighting the Islamist militants, but it is unclear how many nations might join the United States in air strikes in Iraq.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel told foreign and defence ministers from 10 nations on the sidelines of the summit that there were many ways they could help.

"We need to attack them in ways that prevent them from taking over territory, to bolster the Iraqi security forces and others in the region who are prepared to take them on, without committing troops of our own," Kerry told the meeting.

"Obviously I think that's a red line for everybody here: no boots on the ground."

Ministers from United States, Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Australia, Turkey, Italy, Poland and Denmark met to discuss a strategy for addressing the Sunni militant group that has taken over swathes of Iraqi and Syrian territory.

"This group here this morning is the core coalition," Hagel told them. "It is the core group that will form the larger and extended coalition that's going to be required to deal with this challenge."

Kerry said he hoped the allies could develop a comprehensive plan for combating IS in time for this month's annual U.N. General Assembly session in New York.


British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande, the leaders of Europe's main military powers, told Obama in private meetings that Washington had to do more than simply order air strikes on IS targets in Iraq and needed an overall strategy, European officials said.

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