US Sends Warships and Airship Carrier to Arabian Gulf
Secretary of defense Chuck Hagel today ordered the aircraft carrier U.S. Bush to the Arabian Gulf, along with a guided-missile cruiser and guided-missile destroyer.
The Bush will be accompanied by the guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea and the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun. The ships are expected to complete their transit into the Gulf later this evening.
ISIS is conducting mass executions of soldiers. Today they posted photos of truckloads of captured Shia soldiers in Tikrit. Here's a website with all the photos depicting the mass killings. (Not for the squeamish.) This Twitter account also has graphic photos released by ISIS. Here's one photo that gives you a pretty good idea of the horror, and another, but again, don't click if the graphic nature will upset you. Here's a photo of the Iraqis being rounded up at gunpoint. The accompanying text tweets by ISIS are not in English, but some on Twitter say ISIS is claiming to have rounded up and killed 1,700 soldiers.
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