ISIS has threatened to attack Washington D.C. and while President Obama believes that ISIS is “contained,” folks want to know what this terrorist group would look like if it wasn’t contained? Apparently Paris is not the only city that ISIS has set its sights on with their latest threats to hit other cities around the world.
MSN News reports on November 16, that while ISIS has verbally targeted Washington D.C. in their threats, other cities around the world are also on the ISIS map. ISIS is going after any country that takes part in something they call the “Crusader Campaign.”
ISIS released a video that showed an ISIS spokesperson dressed in fatigues and wearing a turban. In sub- titles the man is identified as Ghareeb the Algerian. The translation of what this man was saying also appeared in subtitles. He said:
“We say to the states that take part in the crusader campaign that, by God, you will have a day, God willing, like France’s and by God, as we struck France in the center of its abode in Paris, then we swear that we will strike America at its center in Washington.”
According to Fox News, President Obama is not budging when suggestions are made to put boots on the ground for hunting and taking down ISIS. He has called the Paris attacks by ISIS a “set back.” His words saying that ISIS is “contained” have come back to haunt him.
He made that statement just hours before Paris was attacked, according to Bill Reilly on Fox News live. He elaborated on that statement after the Paris attack saying, “they control less territory than they did last year.” This is what he meant by saying ISIS is contained.
The deadly Paris attacks left 129 people dead, 415 people in the hospital with 42 of them in critical condition. France is mourning today and the rest of the world has them close to their hearts after all they’ve endured. Obama’s slow and easy type approach to ISIS is in contrast with many of the politicians and lawmakers in Washington.
Mitt Romney took to The Washington Post to say “now is the time, not merely to contain the Islamic State, but to eradicate it once and for all.” He published an op-ed saying:
“We must wage the war to defeat the enemy, not merely to harass it. For over a year, the president has clung to the hope that an air campaign is sufficient. It demonstrably is not,” he said, saying the administration must be willing to devote “whatever resources are required to win – even boots on the ground.”
“This is war. This is massive savagery on the part of ISIS,” Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News on Monday. “We have to show much more of an intensity.”
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., told MSNBC “frankly I’m not overwhelmed with 20 airstrikes by the French.” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said “if we just drop a few bombs on these guys and that’s it, they’ll be stronger than ever.”
This is not the America of yesteryear. Assigning words to these terrorist attacks to make them seem something other than what they really are is ludicrous. The president of France calls this an “act of war.” He called it what it is. But for some reason a declaration of war on ISIS is not in this administrations cards. Bill O’Reilly reports Monday night, “President Obama has lost control of the war on terror.”