U.S. and Arab Nation Coalition attack ISIS yesterday with Stealth F22 Raptors, Drones and Tomahawk Cruise Missiles for a successful Offensive Strike.
The newly formed coalition against ISIS consisting of The United States, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates was a huge slam dunk for Obama yesterday by actually being able to put into action his ideas for a retaliation strike against the Islamic Extremist Group. What makes it so impressive is the fact that all the members of the partner coalition that are helping the United States attack ISIS are Sunni Muslims just like ISIL. When Obama first spoke of launching missiles at ISIS shortly after the beheading video of James Foley was released to the world, many of our military brass scoffed at the idea of air strikes without boots on the ground. It would not be enough to defeat them. That’s when Obama first spoke of training a coalition to go in on the ground to clean up the mess after we destroyed all the military targets. It appears that our military leaders feel that ISIS is to great of a threat to leave the man to man combat to inferior combat soldiers from the region. They do have a cause for concern considering ISIL steam rolled through the armies that were in their way all year long growing in numbers and taking land, money, and weapons along the way. No one expected Obama to be able to form such a strong coalition from the surrounding areas as quickly as he did.
The U.S. and the Arab Coalition carried out 14 air-strikes against ISIS targets in Syria, with the majority of the first strikes fired at Raqqa which has served as ISIS Head Quarters. Targeting training facilities, financial institutions, ammunition factories, military vehicles etc., but ISIS wasn’t the only ones on the dart board.
U.S. intelligence agencies have been examining a new threat that has had little media coverage due to it’s classified nature but has been mentioned before as a potential larger threat than ISIS and that’s The Khorasan Group. Consisting of a potential fifty members.
Rear Admiral John Kirby, Spokesman for the Pentagon spoke yesterday about The Khorasan Group and indicated that this covert Al Qaeda faction were planning “imminent” attacks against targets inside the U.S. He wouldn’t go into detail about the plots against the U.S. but assured that they are a very dangerous group, and the targets of the air-strikes inside Syria that they were eliminating were the ones behind the threat. The group has been conjugating up in Aleppo,Syria so that was one of the focal points of the Air-strikes besides Raqqa.
“We believe that the individuals that were plotting and planning it have been eliminated and we’re going to continue to assess the effectiveness of our strikes going through the day,” Kirby said
With only about a half dozen officials having knowledge of the group or at least admitting knowledge, they have also indicated that this particular faction were developing cutting edge weapons of terror that were to be used on western civilization aviation targets as told to ABC News.