US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a stern warning about ISIS in a joint press conference. Hagel said ISIS were “beyond anything we have ever seen” and saying they represent “an imminent threat to every interest we have, whether it’s in Iraq, or anywhere else.” Hagel added that they are “just as organized and well-funded as any group we have ever seen.”
Hagel talked about how ISIS can’t be confined to Iraq and defeated there, because the terrorist group has major roots in Syria as well. Something that wasn’t mentioned in the press conference was the US’s failed attempt to rescue journalist James Foley, who was beheaded in a video posted to social media by ISIS.
It has been revealed that the US failed in an attempt to free ISIS hostages, including James Foley, in July because they had the wrong location. Foley was brutally beheaded in a video posted on social media by ISIS. The video has since been confirmed as being authentic. Foley managed to escape ISIS during the two years he was held captive, but was captured and punished.
Dozens of special operative forces stormed an unknown location during the attempt, only to find that there were no hostages. President Obama has been slammed for giving a speech on Foley’s death from Martha’s Vineyard, where he is vacationing, and then returning to golfing after the speech.
ISIS have posted a horrific video on social media showing the beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley. He was working in Syria in late 2012 when he was captured and had been missing since. In the video, Foley is coerced by his captors to slam the US as his “killers” before he is beheaded.
After the gruesome video, a member of ISIS, masked and robed, speaks in a British accent, informing America that the next victim will be Steven Joel Soltoff, also a journalist. Soltoff is taken in front of the camera before being taken away. Just yesterday, ISIS told the US “we will drown you in blood” in revenge for the US helping Kurdish fighters retake Mosul Dam.