The Washington Times reports that the beheading of James Foley by ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State thugs has pushed the White House to look at airstrikes on ISIS units in Syria. I guess they called the President on the 9th hole and asked him if its OK;
Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said the videotaped beheading of Mr. Foley “was a savage act of terrorism.”
“It stands out because [the Islamic State] is trying to further political goals and is using this beheading for political purposes,” Col. Warren said.
Yeah, it sounds pretty tough doesn’t it? I’m sure they’re scared now. The folks in the White House are “considering” stuff – you know, like they’ve been considering stuff for a few years now.
The Associated Press warns that ISIS may be here in the US already;
Federal and New Police York Department officials have estimated that at least 100 Americans could be fighting with the Sunni extremists who have seized territory in northern and western Iraq. In April, a Colorado woman and convert to Islam was arrested before she could travel to Syria to marry a fighter she had met online. More recently, a Texas man who was arrested trying to board a flight to Turkey pleaded guilty to terror charges alleging he wanted to join the group.
In a Pentagon news conference, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey called the Islamic State an “immediate threat,” in part because of the number of Europeans and other foreigners who have traveled to the region to join the group.
“And those folks can go home at some point,” he said.
So, we have that going for us. Maybe we won’t have to deploy troops to Iraq or to Syria…if the Obama Administration “considers” stuff long enough they’ll be here.
Category: Terror War