ISIS released a video on Wednesday that showed the gruesome, heart-shattering murder of captured Jordanian pilot Al-Kaseasbeh. The video showed the pilot in a cage wearing the ISIS signature orange jumpsuit doused in gasoline. An ISIS militant lit a trail of flammables leading to the pilot where he was engulfed in flames and burned alive after which a bulldozer buried the pilot and the cage with a mound of dirt.
Previous clips show the pilot had been beaten speaking under extreme duress and sporting a bruised eye. The pilot was captured on December 24th, but reports say that he may have been killed earlier than the tape’s release. The video’s release came just three days after the beheading of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto.
A member of ISIS was on the video speaking in Arabic blasting Jordan and other Arab countries for participating in the U.S.-led airstrikes against the terror group. They also offered rewards if any Muslim living in Jordan kills more Jordanian pilots whose pictures and information were shown.
King Abdullah of Jordan, vowed to relentlessly pursue ISIS until they ran “out of fuel and bullets” during a private meeting among U.S. lawmakers. One of the law makers in attendance was Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) Duncan relayed the sentiments of the meeting by saying, “He said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn’t seen. He mentioned Unforgiven and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie.”
There had been talks with ISIS regarding a possible negotiation of a prisoner swap, but after numerous attempts of requesting proof that the pilot was still alive, they received no response until the video was released. The fact that the innocent pilot had probably been dead all along has sparked outrage among Jordanians.
Military leaders had a similar response to the murder saying ISIS can expect an “earth-shaking” response, proportionate to the magnitude of the tragedy of all Jordanians”. The King didn’t hesitate to respond to the cowardly act in the only appropriate way. He executed two prisoners, one being a woman, accused of terrorist activity and were part of the original negotiations.
King Abdullah displayed that he had an emotional attachment to the pilot and what his fate may be. Al-Kaseabeh had graduated from King Hussein Air College, a school named after Abdullah’s father. He met two times with the pilots father after he was captured where he expressed that he thought of the man as a son. “The King told me that he was following up personally on Muath’s case. He said Crown Prince Hussein, may God protect him, is no dearer to me than Muath.”
Obama’s reaction was sterile where he added a typical diatribe saying, “redouble the vigilance and determination on the part of our global coalition to make sure they are degraded and ultimately defeated. It’s just one more indication of the viciousness and barbarity of this organization.”
Organization? ISIS is now an organization? First they are a JV team, now they are an organization? Why has it been so difficult for this administration to say the words “Islamic extremist” or “terrorist” when speaking about ISIS? The inaction and every action that Obama takes speaks volumes. From the way he treats Israel to the very ring on his hand, it would seem he supports Muslims.
King Abdullah is vowing to take down ISIS, while Obama is vowing to release more terrorists. Maybe the King can give some lessons on how to protect and honor your country to our King, King Obama.