Submitted by ub on Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:35

The American Eagle is once again spreading it's wings, but this time attacking ISIL in Syria, as well as in Iraq indicating that there will no longer be a safe haven for any terrorists.

US and Arab airstrikes targeted the Islamic State military strongholds in Syria against a group said to be plotting to attack the US and Western interests. Although this is good political theater, what has not been highlighted is that: First, US is now indirectly helping Syria's Bashar al-Assad. Second, air strikes alone will not do the job without Arab boots on the ground. Third, where are all of our allies when we need them. Where is Turkey, for example? How the Islamic State Took Turkey Hostage…

The US, along with five Arab nations attacked the Islamic State using land- and sea-based U.S. aircraft as well as Tomahawk cruise missiles launched from two Navy ships in the Red Sea and the northern Persian Gulf. These five Arab nations, which either participated in the airstrikes, or provided unspecified support were Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

9/23/14: ISIL compound strike:

U.S. and Arabs allies launch first strikes on fighters in Syria via @reuters

U.S., Arab countries unite to bombard Islamic State

U.S. military begins airstrikes in Syria | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour via @NewsHour