Wednesday, February 04, 2015

At least he didn't say "inflame"

The atrocious murder of Jordanian pilot Flight Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh results in only the tired rhetoric of "resolve" in Washington DC (via Reuters):

Islamic State's burning to death of a captured Jordanian air force pilot is likely to harden Jordan's position as a member of the U.S.-led coalition striking the militant group in Syria, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Jordan has not retrenched from the air campaign against Islamic State since the group captured pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh after his jet crashed in northeastern Syria in December. One official said he expected al-Kasaesbeh's killing "to have an electrifying effect" on Jordan. 

There've been so many events over the years that have supposedly strengthened our resolve, it's a wonder that any terrorists are left at all!