Air strikes not deterring ISIL advance against Kurds
U.S. planes pounded Islamic State positions in Syria for a second day on Wednesday, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area where fleeing refugees told of villages burnt and captives beheaded.There is a video at the link above. We don't have sufficient aircraft in place to attack their movement to contact at this time. The air strikes have been hitting infrastructure targets mainly at this point. As noted in a post below we are finally shipping some A-10s to the area that should be operational next month. Those planes could attack the ISIL ground units.
U.S. President Barack Obama, speaking at the United Nations, asked the world to join together to fight the militants and vowed to keep up military pressure against them.
"The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force, so the United States of America will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death," Obama said in 40-minute speech to the U.N. General Assembly.