So ISIS isn't responsive to Obama arrogantly lecturing these guys about the "true" nature of Islam? Really?! Can someone please tell me exactly when nanny lecturing began to be considered a foreign policy? My bet is it happened some time right around 2008.
From The Daily Mail:
ISIS has released a video that shows the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and says the murder is retaliation for the Obama administration’s continued airstrikes in Iraq.
Sotloff is the second American journalist to be killed by ISIS, and his death comes two weeks after James Foley was executed in a similar video.
In the video entitled 'A Second Message to America,' Sotloff appears in a orange jumpsuit before he is beheaded by an Islamic State fighter.
The executioner appears to be the same man who killed Foley – known as ‘Jihadi John’ - and tells the camera: 'I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State.'
He also threatens to kill a Briton held hostage by the group next. The identity of the hostage is widely available online, but MailOnline is not identifying him at the request of the British government.
This afternoon British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the video, calling it ‘an absolutely disgusting and despicable act’.
I'm not sure that this killing inspired Obama to stop golfing or not.
Meanwhile our super-duper-absolutely-the-most-intelligent State Department ever is slowly coming to the realization that murderous thugs aren't readily accepting of arrogant and officious outreach from a president with a Muslim-sounding name. Huh. Who woulda thunk that?
From The Chicago Tribune via Jammie Wearing Fools:
Washington has contacted about two dozen countries for help in freeing the three, but no foreign government appears to have influence over or even significant contact with IS, which has declared an Islamic caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.
“What we’ve found is that ISIS isn’t responsive” to outreach, said a senior U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity and using an alternate acronym for the group.
Brilliant. I bet our State Department is preparing another hashtag assault on these killers. I bet it'll work this time. Sickeningly, that would still be more of a response than when these ISIS butchers were killing helpless people by the hundreds-- at times crucifying them.
"I totally don't get it. I mean why can't all the mean people just go and fight on an island somewhere. It would be so much cooler for the rest of us... Anyway, I'm busy because it's happy hour now!"