With an American citizen beheaded at the hands of the Islamic State, and members of both parties claimed that the president extend the military campaign against the Caliphate of terror. The slaughter a second has not only increased the pressure to the point that Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, announced on Wednesday his decision to present a bill to grant Barack Obama the authority required by the Congress to attack jihadists of the Islamic state in Syria.
“This way there will be little doubt that the president has the legal authority it needs to bomb Syria,” Nelson said. “We must pursue the Islamic State from now because America is the only one capable of forming a coalition to halt the cruel and barbarous intentions of the group,” said the senator.
With already confirmed the authenticity of the video showing the second beheading of an American journalist, President Obama claimed Wednesday from Tallinn (Estonia’s capital, where the president is on an official trip) that ” the Islamic state will not intimidate us.” “We will do justice,” said the president, who used the word “push” to set the overall mood. “We will not forget,” assured the president that 10 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11 could have given chase to announce Osama Bin Laden. “We will not be intimidated,” said Obama, immediately afterwards to report that these ” heinous acts ” only served to reinforce “our resolve” to end the extremists.
The president who now forcefulness and speed required by his performance against Syria gave a retreat that is considered infamous when forces attack Syrian regime just a year ago by his fear that neither Congress nor the people American support their decision. That same Congress now demand a greater role by the United States in the war on EI. Both the president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House, Republican Ed Royce and Democrat heavier therein, Eliot Engel, also called for an air campaign against Syria and jihadist militias EI.
“We must aim at EI and EI training camps where thousands of young militants who come from around the world to teach indoctrinate perform terrorist activities,” Royce said. “These camps and ammunition in them should be subject to our attacks also” insisted the Republican lawmaker.
Calls for action after the beheading of Steven Sotloff add to those made ??last weekend the leaders of both congressional intelligence committees. Both Republican Representative Mike Rogers as Sen. Dianne Feinstein criticized the alleged paralysis of the White House. “One thing I’ve learned is that this president is very cautious,” Feinstein said to qualify then maybe this time was being “too cautious”. Rogers was harder and said that Obama’s foreign policy was not alone in “free fall” but had given wings to enemies like North Korea, China and Russia.
Throughout the summer, but especially since last week the president said at a news conference he did not want to put the cart before the horse and have not yet declared a “strategy ” on what America should do to attack the EI in Syria, many voices have been raised against him. On Wednesday, Obama insisted that there would no military strategy in Syria up to have absolutely clear ” objectives and know it’s a mission that will work.”
“We must organize to stop this cancer [ referring to the Islamic State ],” said Obama, who by organization concerned cooperation “of the countries of the region” and the rest of the “international community”, which certainly it will be debated during the NATO summit in Wales to the president arrived last night.
Domestic concerns, the president said he needed the support of Congress and the American people. The latter seems to have it. In the first months of his presidency, according to a Pew poll, only 38% thought the president was “not tough enough ” in terms of American security was concerned. Today that percentage rises to 54%, a figure that includes more than a third of Democrats.