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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 06:36 AM

The US Spends $7.5 Million A Day On Military Operations Against The Islamic State In Iraq


A tribal fighter aims his weapon during an intensive security deployment to fight against militants of the Islamic State in the town of Haditha, northwest of Baghdad.

U.S. military strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq cost an average of $7.5 million per day, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday. In total, the government has spent about $500 million since military operations in Iraq began in mid-June.

“(The cost) has varied since the beginning in mid-June but on average it’s costing about $7.5 million per day,” Rear Admiral John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman, said via Reuters. “That’s based on a snapshot of the operations that have occurred as of the 26th of this month.”

As of Wednesday, the Pentagon’s official count of U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, stood at 101, the Wall Street Journal reported.

As military officials continue to weigh the possibility of an expanded military response to the threat posed by the Islamic State, U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday he wasn't ready to raise the subject with Congress.

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.com/us-spends-75m-day-military-operations-against-islamic-state-iraq-pentagon-says-1673838#ixzz3Bs1yh3po

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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 07:22 AM

1. I will probably be ostracized for putting this on here

It sure seems logical

This shows how ISIS came about and is funded and why.

Maybe it's all made up or maybe it's true. It sure sounds logical. Watch it all the way through before blowing it off.

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