Obama unveils plan to use air strikes against ISIS, train rebels

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Sept. 11, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – President Barack Obama announced his military plans against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, in a nationally televised address last night.

President Obama says it is time the United States goes after ISIS in Iraq and Syria as he reveled his broad campaign against the terror group.

It includes broadening U.S. air strikes to support an Iraqi offensive and to potentially target ISIS militants across the Iraqi border in Syria.

The president says small groups of killers are still capable to do great harm.

“That was the case before 9/11 and that remains true today,” said Obama, “And that’s why we must remain vigilant as threats emerge.”

Vowing to degrade and ultimately destroy the terror group ISIS, also known as ISIL or the Islamic State, President Obama says he would not hesitate to strike at ISIS targets in Syria.

“This counter-terrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out ISIL wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partners’ forces on the ground,” the president said.

The president also called on Congress to authorize additional support for moderate Syrian rebels to fight ISIS extremists.

He says he is also working with allies to fight the Sunni militants.

President Obama also says he’s sending an additional 475 U.S. service members to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces with training and intelligence.

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  • noz
    11 September 2014 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    ISIS is surely the baddest compared to bin laden – obozo and his bozos was boasting osama is dead the terrorists are on the run. it shows how this government is without wisdom, but more of a propagandists to make people believed he is capable to tackle serious issues affecting the lives of the populous. ISIS is now in control of lands with the oil fields, how it will be used to finance their terroristic activities remain to be seen. did this wake up the sleepy obozo?, or is it his slipping numbers in the polls push him to get into actions in time for the mid-term election. does obozo understand strategies in conflicts against the war in terror to win is the only thing?. we’ll see how this commander in chief really will terminate this ISIS as he said he will.

  • Delia
    11 September 2014 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    I didn’t watch last night’s performance, but I have seen this plot played out many times in the past . Obama’s favorite scripted line: “We’re Americans. Those who are guilty will be brought to justice.”

    The only person that may have been brought to justice was OBL and that was due to the efforts and surveillance set up by W. Frankly I don’t know of anyone who actually saw OBL’s body although we did “hear” that it was dropped in an ocean somewhere. The Clown In Chief is a disgrace to America and he’s an incompetent buffoon to the rest of the civilized world. But, when you look at the whole picture, nobody… and I mean NOBODY, can be that dumb, that inept, and wrong 100% of the time.

    America and the world have tuned him out he is all talk and , he has an alligator mouth with a canary a$$ to back it up.

  • Mario
    12 September 2014 at 4:16 am - Reply

    Air strike is the military plan,announced by Obama, this model is being use in Yemen and Somalia and we have been bombing them for long years. My fear is they will overthrow SAAD with disguise bombing ISIS inside Syria. This will drag Russia into the war,who is the protector of Saad.Russia’ will not give-up his strong Mediterenean Naval fleet which is base in Syria for several years.