Obama Says He Will ‘Destroy’ ISIS [VIDEO]
After killing United States journalist, Steven Sotloff, President Obama said the U.S. plans to fight ISIS until the group is terminated and justice is served for killing Americans.
“The bottom line is this, our objective is clear and that is to degrade and destroy (Islamic State) so that it’s no longer a threat not just to Iraq but also the region and to the United States,” Obama said during a live news conference.
He goes on to say “Whatever these murderers think they will achieve with killing innocent Americans like Steven, they have already failed. They failed because, like people around the world, Americans are repulsed by their barbarism. We will not be intimidated.”
Both United States and British officials reviewed the video, and it appeared to be the same ISIS member who was in a previous video featuring Foley. Because of this fact, all officials agreed the video must be real.
America continues to attack Iraq even though the murders are taking place in Syria. Aware of ISIS strong base also in Iraq, Obama orders more air strikes to hit the nation.
“This is not going to be a one-week or one-month or six month proposition because of what’s happened in the vacuum of Syria, as well as the battle hardened elements of (Islamic State) that grew out of Al Qaeda in Iraq during the course of the Iraq war … it’s going to take time for us to be able to roll them back.”
In his press conference, Obama said that Americans were “repulsed” by the death of Steven Sotloff by ISIS, also stating “horrific acts only unite us as country.” He goes on to state the United States will not accept “the kind of barbaric and empty vision that [ISIS] represents.” He says destroying ISIS will “take some time but it is going to get done,” adding: “We will degrade and destroy [ISIS] so that it is no longer a threat to Iraq, the region and United States.”
Obama will be sending three top officials to the Middle East, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco “in the near-term to build a stronger regional partnership” against ISIS.
Tamara Williams | News Cult