Bevor US-Präsident Barack Obama in der kommenden Nacht (0300 MESZ am 11. September) in einer Rede zum weiteren Vorgehen der USA gegen die islamistischen ISIS-Terrorgruppen Stellung nimmt, hat er schon mal 25 Millionen US-Dollar für die entsprechende Militärhilfe freigegeben.
Von der Webseite des Weißen Hauses:
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I hereby delegate to the Secretary of State the authority under section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to direct the drawdown of up to $25 million in defense articles and services of the Department of Defense and military education and training to provide immediate military assistance to the Government of Iraq, including the Kurdistan Regional Government, to aid their efforts to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and to make the determinations required under such section to direct such a drawdown.
Mehr Details werden wir dann am (morgigen) Donnerstag wissen.
(Foto: President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with members of the National Security Council in the Situation Room of the White House, Sept. 10, 2014 – Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)