Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saudi King: Kill ISIS Now

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The killing spree by ISIS through Syria and Iraq is horrific.  The eyes of ISIS are on creating a caliphate, and eventually world domination.

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action.

A concerned ally?  Or just another Muslim leader hoping to use the United States to eliminate an enemy?

"Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East," said the king who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony on Friday for new ambassadors, including a new envoy from Saudi ally the United States.

ISIS advances in both Syria and Iraq, killing hundreds of people, including in gruesome beheadings and mass executions.

Lack of action would be "unacceptable" in the face of the phenomenon, King Abdullah said.

"You see how they (jihadists) carry out beheadings and make children show the severed heads in the street," he said, condemning the "cruelty" of such acts.

"It is no secret to you, what they have done and what they have yet to do. I ask you to transmit this message to your leaders: 'Fight terrorism with force, reason and (necessary) speed'."

President Barack Obama has yet to decide whether the United States should launch raids against positions held by the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria to follow US air strikes on IS activities in Iraq.

US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a global coalition to combat Islamic State fighters' "genocidal agenda".

The Saudi King says, act now, act swift, and act decisively.  President Obama has essentially responded, "I don't know, we want to be careful here."
Meanwhile, the slaughter continues, and Israel, Europe, and the United States are next.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

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