Leaders fear IS terror - "Tomorrow it could be Europe"
Foreign Affairs Minister says horror being inflicted by 'genocidal jihadis' can no longer be ignored, writes Carol Hunt
We can be assured it's not just a humanitarian problem but also a political and security crisis when Barack Obama and David Cameron are forced to interrupt their holiday plans.
"Iraq," to quote one commentator, "is a bloody mess". Meanwhile, Europe is finally facing up to the escalating horrors - and dangers - of what is happening in Northern Iraq.
Last Friday, Foreign Affairs Minister Charles Flanagan attended an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels, which discussed the horrific brutalities being perpetuated in Iraq on innocent men, women and children by the Jihadi group now known throughout the world as IS (Islamic State).