So President Obama finally has taken action against the Islamic State in the Levant (ISIL).
He has authorized limited airstrikes against those forces threatening civilians and American personnel and has authorized humanitarian airdrops for an ethnic minority surrounded by ISIL in Iraq. This is a worthy agenda, and I am glad President Obama took this action to help these people avoid genocide.
However, the Boston Herald reports that Obama’s goal is to contain the terrorists and not destroy them. This goal shows a fundamental misunderstanding of the threat and of America’s role in the Iraq disaster the Obama administration created. We are witnessing a complete lack of leadership in dealing with Islamic extremism worldwide, and we will pay the price if we do not confront this evil.
Over the weekend, reports with corroborating images surfaced in international media of ISIL exterminating Christians via crucifixions and beheadings. There were even multiple reports of Christian children being executed by having their heads cut off. What I want to know is: where is the outrage from this administration?
President Obama is the leader of the free world, and he says nothing and only acts when pressure from world opinion and the press gets too great; and then, he only acts in a limited fashion. Why hasn’t he held a press conference and called out these Muslim thugs for what they are? Why isn’t he leading an international coalition to fight Muslim extremism? Why hasn’t he called on Muslim leaders worldwide to condemn these brutal acts of murder?
Killing in the name of Allah is evil, but killing a scared child should bring on the wrath of the world. There is a reason child molesters are usually killed in prison; even murderers can see the horror of hurting a defenseless baby.
President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry had no problem in the last few weeks condemning Israel for causing the deaths of children while they tried to destroy Hamas. Yet they are silent on Muslims killing thousands of Christians in the most brutal and horrible ways. They have said nothing, and it makes me sick.
Who are these people running our country? This is worse than Nazi Germany. America is better than this. We should be leading the world to confront this enemy and its evil. The bully pulpit of the American president is still the most powerful position of leadership in the world, and we are silent.
What is even more disturbing is that it is not just in Iraq with ISIL. It is in Africa, Gaza, Iran, et cetera, et cetera. People say Israel is wrong to warn of the consequences if Iran gets a nuclear weapon. I say we are only beginning to see the evil that could be unleashed in the world. If the Muslim extremists get the bomb, what we are seeing now will look like child’s play.
President Obama says America is coming to help. What I want to know is why that doesn’t apply to Christian babies having their heads cut off.