As Iraq Burns....

The reports coming out of Northern Iraq are absolutely horrific.     This was shared courtesy of the Financial Times Borzou Daragahi:

The narrative is in Kurdish.   However, the scenes of the desperate Yazidis is heartbreaking to watch. This is as Haaretz has reported that scores of Yazidi women have been kidnapped by the Islamic State to potentially be married off to the Islamic State Thugs.

The thugs of the Islamic State are threatening Irbil and a few cities have fallen.   Although the decision by President Obama is a welcome one, it is simply not enough as this profound tragedy continues to unfold.  But Vijay Prasad noted that the Islamic State will have a fight on its' hands as it decides to take on the Peshmerga:

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