A man, who declined to be identified due to security concerns, touches the headstone of Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Carson Vaughn, U.S. Navy Seal, in Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery.
The world is in chaos in the vacuum of American leadership. Putin has invaded Ukraine, Islamic radicals have taken over the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, ISIS has beheaded another journalist, and yet Barack Obama doesn't have a strategy.
American officials have authenticated the video of the tragic beheading of another U.S. journalist, Steven J. Sotloff, by radical ISIS militants. Sotloff was a freelance journalist, captured in 2013 in Syria, who wrote for publications such as Time magazine and Foreign Policy. The militant claims that Sotloff's ruthless death was because of America's “arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State.” While the U.S. admittedly has no strategy yet to deal with these outright evil militants, Obama reacted to the video vowing to “destroy” ISIS. He also says the U.S. won't be intimidated.
Speaking in Estonia ahead of the NATO summit, Obama addressed ISIS. He called it a “manageable problem” if the international community comes together. Obama said, "We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISILl's sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point where it is a manageable problem.”
Obama makes it sound like we've already begun the process of shrinking their sphere of influence, which I'm not entirely sure is the case. His statement implies that at this point, ISIS is an unmanageable problem – a problem, by the way, which we've yet to establish a strategy to fix. Also, is it our goal to simply shrink ISIS' sphere of influence or are we going to destroy these barbaric militants once and for all? Managing a crisis is far different than solving the problem. Yet again, it is unclear what Obama's goals even are in this case, which explains why a strategy has yet to be formed...continue reading
Former US Ambassador to Iraq: We Need To ‘Get After' ISIS Now
When it comes to destroying the ISIS terror network, Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer says the U.S. will have to go it alone. Watch this. Sean was joined by former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, with reaction. Crocker agreed with Krauthammer’s assessment. “I certainly agree it would be a terrible mistake to create the impression that we were coordinating with the Iranians and their radical Shia allies in the fight against ISIS inside of Iraq. That will simply drive the Sunnis completely out of the political picture, when we're working so hard to bring them back in to constitute a united Iraqi front against a common enemy.” Watch the entire interview here.