With the murder of second American journalist Steven Sotloff, American President Barak Obama has said he will “degrade and Destroy” ISIS according to Reuters news agency. Mr. Obama who is currently in Estonia was speaking to reporters during a news conference said “The bottom line is this, our objective is clear and that is to degrade and destroy (Islamic State) so that it’s no longer a threat not just to Iraq but also the region and to the United States.”
It seems the same person might have again carried out the gruesome beheading of Steven Sotloff and that both British and American intelligence agency are hard at work to find the real identity of this cold blooded killer. Mr. Obama made it very clear that it will take a lot of time to dismantle the Islamic State and that it could only be achieved through by building coalition including local Sunni communities. He also said the power vacuum in Syria has played a major role in the development of ISIS.
With the killing of another American, it is quite clear that a definite plan on how to tackle ISIS will be put in place. President who has been saddened by the killing of two American reporters also sad “Those that make the mistake of harming Americans will learn that we will not forget and that our reach is long and that justice will be served” and “This is not going to be a one-week or one-month or six month proposition because of what’s happened in the vacuum of Syria, as well as the battle hardened elements of (Islamic State) that grew out of Al Qaeda in Iraq during the course of the Iraq war … it’s going to take time for us to be able to roll them back.”
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