Germany is stepping up to help the Kurdish people being persecuted by ISIS by sending them rifles, ammo, and tanks to fight. Meanwhile, Obama is here playing golf and fundraising. Check it out…
AP: Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it’s in Germany’s interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.
The government decided Sunday to send 16,000 assault rifles, millions of rounds of ammunition, hundreds of anti-tank weapons and several armored vehicles to forces fighting the Islamic State group, breaking with Germany’s previous reluctance to send weapons into conflicts.
Merkel on Monday told a special session of parliament the decision was “very carefully weighed.”
She said German officials faced a choice between “taking no risks, not delivering (weapons) and ultimately accepting the expansion of terror” or supporting those fighting the extremists.
Merkel said “the immense suffering of many people cries out and our own security interests are threatened.”
Read more: ABC News