A third American hostage has been beheaded by ISIS. Aid worker and former Army Ranger Peter Kassig was beheaded in yet another gruesome online video posted by ISIS. It appears that he was executed by “Jihadi John”, the same man who beheaded American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff as well as British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning. Kassig wa present during Henning’s execution last month. During his captivity, Kassig converted to Islam. Fat lot of good that did him.
The video also showed several Syrian soldiers being beheaded.
President Obama condemned Kassig’s killing “an act of evil by a terrorist group.” Depite his condemnations, Obama’s military strategy against ISIS has been ineffectual and has not deterred ISIS one iota. Seeking Iran’s help is a fool’s errand.
I wonder how many more Americans ISIS is holding. The State Department hasn’t been forthcoming with that information. But as long as ISIS is holding Americans there will be more videos. That is unless we can find a way to rescue them.
UPDATE: ISIS is now threatening to execute an American female aid worker being held in Syria. Her identity has not been revealed, but have a bad feeling that it soon will be.