I am forgoing my usual sports and music material to discuss a more serious matter. In a video that surfaced on the internet on Tuesday, United States journalist James Foley is seen being beheaded by the ISIS Terrorist Group in Syria. During the video, James Foley reads a statement that was most likely scripted by the ISIS Group saying that the United States must pull out of the Syrian State or more blood will be spilled. Foley closes with saying that the blame for his murder belongs on the United States Government. The chilling video then shows the ISIS militant taking a knife and cutting off Foley's head. Then it shows Foley's body with the head placed on top of the body. Then another journalist, reportedly Steven Softloft, who was kidnapped in 2013at the SYRIAN-TURKISH border, is shown kneeling as the militant threatens that the journalist's life hangs in the balance unless President Obama pulls out our troops from Iraq.
ISIS, which refers to itself as The Islamic State, is a radical militant group of terrorists that have carried out numerous executions and beheadings...many of which have been videotaped and spread on the internet. Their goal is to establish an Islamic Dictatorship that would stretch from Syria into Iraq. Foley disappeared on November 22, 2012 in south west Syria, as he was abducted by masked gunmen. The authenticity of the video has been reportedly positively as real. The masked executioner makes it known that the reason for this execution is in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. ISIS is believed to be holding at least five more American journalists in captivity.
ISIS (THE ISLAMIC STATE), is a group of militant terrorists that is made up of Islamic Extremists, many of whom come from Britain, who are among the most vicious and ferocious Terrorist Groups today. The Group ISIS has not only been terrorizing adults, but they have even went to the lengths of beheading innocent children. This Group is not a group to be taken likely. They are the new Al-Quaeda, and have even been denounced by Al-Quaeda leaders because of the horrific nature of their violence. The following video shows some horrific and graphic video, so please be advised that you may not want to watch it. However, I as a writer believe that we as Americans should be aware of what is going on overseas.
As you can see, this ISIS Group does not have any regard for human life. These violent acts go way over the line and this Group must be stopped. Just as 911 made America see the serious nature of terrorism world wide, these activities need to do the same for the American community. Now, of course this brings up some very serious political debates. However, when we see one of our own citizens being brutally murdered in cold blood, then enough is enough. I have no personal vendetta against President Obama. In fact, I think that he has done some very good things in America today. However; it is obvious that Obama has ignored these actions as if they are not really happening. The murder of James Foley must be addressed as soon as possible.
America cannot ignore these terrorist acts! I understand that America does not negotiate with terrorists. However; the time has come to rise up as a nation and stop these violent animals. And that is what I consider these groups...animals. The other journalist that has been threatened will end up losing his life regardless of what Obama decides to do unfortunately. But, if Obama does not take these threats seriously, then there will be more violence that may even spread to America. Many of these terrorists from ISIS are actually of British descent. This means that these terrorists can flee back to Britain and blend in with every day citizens. This means that they can also travel to other countries and carry out their terrorist activities. As I said, I do not think Obama is a terrible president and that he is a bad guy. However, what i do feel is that President Obama fails to recognize the serious nature of these overseas terrorist groups. Sometimes I feel as though our government ignores what is going on, almost like it is a mirage.
Something has to be done. America has the largest military in the world and we have the most advanced weaponry. We must handle this as an act of war, just like 911. I understand that this is just one life, but that is not the point here. Even one life lost is one too many. And when one of our own is murdered, there must be a retaliation. America must respond with full force. Tens of thousands of people have suffered the same fate as James Foley. We need to take our special forces and go full force into battle. If I was advising the President, I would send in our military and air force to move forward and fight. President Obama is supposed to make a statement on the beheading at 12:45PM today, so I am interested to see what he will say and what reaction we as a country will retaliate.
Terrorism is bad in any form. However, this Group ISIS is extremely violent and horrific in their actions. They use beheading and also suicide executions. They have no regard for human life. At this point, we need to look out for ourselves as a country and not worry about wether Iraq or Syria is ok. This was an act of war and now its on. I plead for other Americans to rise up and speak your mind. These terrorist acts are unacceptable and we as a nation have to strike back. ISIS must be destroyed no matter what cost. How many more lives need to be lost for us to react and fight back. This is an outrage and I am appalled at the lack of response and coverage of these terrorist acts by ISIS. What does it take? I guess it takes the death of an innocent journalist for the United States to wake up and address the violent nature of these terrorist groups. My condolences go out to the entire family of James Foley as well as the other countless innocent American families that have lost loved ones. Enough is Enough. Something must be done!!!