British Jets Hit ISIS in Syria After Parliament Authorizes Airstrikes

LONDON — The British Parliament on Wednesday authorized airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State, in a vote that became a wider test of British willingness to play an active role in international affairs, and British warplanes made their first attacks hours later.

Early on Thursday, the Defense Ministry said that four Tornado jets took off from the Akrotiri Royal Air Force Base in Cyprus and returned to base safely after carrying out airstrikes, according to British news reports. The ministry did not provide specific details of the airstrikes.

  • Actually they did provide some details of the strikes, on Sky News last night. They actually showed a map. Apparently the first British sorties were going to hit ISIS oil assets — specifically one of the oil fields (can’t remember the name). Reason being the oil fields are THE EASIEST TARGETS because they are permanently stationary, until they get better intel for more complex targets.

    Did you hear that Obama? — the oil fields are THE EASIEST TARGETS. No excuse, and no excuse for the NYT not publishing the truth.

    • Hard Little Machine

      Obama will have to drag them before the Climate Court for crimes against mother nature.

  • tom_billesley

    Britain has no aircraft carrier, so it’s as well it hung on to the sovereign base area of Akrotiri on Cyprus

    • Mark Steyn wrote (and I always believe him) that Britain couldn’t fight the Falklands War today.

    • Just curious, but Britain has no aircraft carrier? Britain used to have one of the most powerful Naval forces in the world. What happened, did they scrap them all? The Harrier jet, which is one of Britain’s premiere favourites, is specifically designed for aircraft carriers — they won the Falklands war with that jet — totally decimated the Argentinian air force.

      • tom_billesley

        Harriers were scrapped too. Britain is buying some F35 jets for the RN which will be delivered long before the fist QE class carrier is commissioned.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I’m concerned that this action is getting to be a case of too many cooks.

    • mobuyus

      There can never be too many bombs dropping on terrorist, their friends and all that give them comfort.

  • Shebel

    They should have dropped the first bomb on those assholes in the above pic.

    • mobuyus

      The first bomb would be my limit…to start.