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Airstrikes against IS ‘only the beginning’: Pentagon

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Washington, Sep 23 :

The airstrikes on the Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria overnight Monday were “only the beginning” of a coalition effort of the US and its Arabic allies in the anti-IS fight, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby
Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby

“I can tell you that last night’s strikes were only the beginning,” Xinhua quoted Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby as saying during a press briefing.

The strikes had been “very successful” and would continue, the spokesman noted.

Meanwhile, another military spokesman William Mayville detailed the airstrikes, saying that the initial attack came in three waves. The first was launched from sea by cruise missiles followed by waves of US and Arab bombers and fighters.

For the first time, the US Air Force used its stealthy and expensive F-22 fighter in combat, he said.

A number of Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, participated in the second and third waves of attacks, the official said, adding the mission for Arab nations ranged from combat air patrols to strikes on targets.

Separately, the US also took action to disrupt the imminent plots against the US and Western interests conducted by a network of seasoned Al Qaeda veterans, known as the Khorasan Group, he said.

The group has established a safe haven in Syria to develop external attacks, construct and test improvised explosive devices and recruit Westerners to conduct operations.

US military forces and partner nations used a mix of fighters, bombers, remotely piloted aircraft and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles and conducted 14 strikes against IS targets, a statement released by US Central Command said.

(IANS)

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  1. Notice how strange is that ISIS threatened Europe and the entire World but not Israel which is next to it. This masquerade goes on in this great stage while the future of all people depends precisely from how ISIS, Al Qaeda and 9/11 are intended. A new World apparatus should thoroughly investigate the events of 9/11. There is no need for another US Commission that pretends to investigate and that is why it takes an external Commission. Also a second investigation should be launched against Senator John Mc Cain after it has been revealed that he had met with the founder of ISIS. “Here’s the problem. He [Sen. John McCain] did meet with ISIS, and had his picture taken, and didn’t know it was happening at the time.” —Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in an interview with the Daily Beast, Sept. 16. How will it be possible to remove from the public arena the traitors of the Human race? These are not just some of the many dishonest politicians or just simple criminals. They deserve a category all of their own. The chief of ISIS is that same Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who spent time in a US prison and in a meeting with Mc Cain before being released in 2009. It seems straight from Hollywood the new strategy of filming horrific beheading. The tragic images broadcasted by ISIS are not less spectacular than those planes crashing on buildings about 13 years ago. A sense of spectacle far more familiar to a Jew from Hollywood than a Muslim from the deserts. There is no doubt that the Zionists have all the means to enlist mercenaries of all Countries and Islamic extremists without having to show their face or their wallet. A World War has already been planned. The World conspiracy is not a theory. Obama is under strong pressure from all media and from the many US politicians on payroll of Israel (like Mc Cain) to commit US troops on the ground against ISIS and to begin this War on behalf of Israel. The US president recognizes the Zionist trap and is resisting for now from sending those troops but will he recognize the next trap? Even if president Obama were to stay out of trouble until he leaves office, in two years, when Jeb Bush will be US president, this manipulated War will be all set to appear like one between two blocs: US, UK and Israel at the helm of a western bloc versus Russia, China and the Arab States for a presumed eastern bloc. The Conflict instead must be redefined from the beginning only pro or against Equality without distinctions for Religion, race or Country. That will be the Solution to confront this plot from the presumed “chosen people”.

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