President Obama denounces execution of U.S. journalist by Islamic militants

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

August 20, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – President Barack Obama assured the American people that his administration will do what it takes to protect people from terrorist acts.

This comes after ISIS militants beheaded one American journalist and threatened to kill another if U.S. military operations in Iraq don’t stop.

“Today, the American people will all say a prayer for those who love Jim,” said President Obama. “All of us feel the ache of his absence. All of us mourn his loss. We keep in our prayers those other Americans who are separated from their families. We will do everything that can to protect our people and the timeless values that we stand for.”

President Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic militants in the wake of the murder of American journalist James Foley, by the terror group ISIS, which posted a grisly video of his beheading.

Obama pledged the United States will do what is necessary to see that justice is done to those who harm Americans.

Meantime, the U.S. government has expanded its surveillance of its citizens, according to classified government documents obtained by the intercept.

The report shows that nearly half of the people on the U.S. government’s watch list of terrorist suspects are not connected to any known terrorist group – while other suspects belong to terrorist groups like al Qaeda and Taliban.

Are you confident that the Obama government can protect America against terrorism?

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  • Mario
    22 August 2014 at 1:33 am - Reply

    A CIA retired military said, Foley rescue attempt by Special forces Failed, because Obama was slow to give the go ahead,he waited too long,and that it leaks to the ISIS. Defense Sec Hagel admitted the failed rescue attempt on Foley. After the beheading,Obama delivered a short speech without no emotion at all ,then went to the golf course together with former Miami Heat, Alonzo Mourning.Obama does not care, when it comes on foreign policy. Obama cares only on the next move of the Republican Party, that is why the GOP is so scared of him, they are quiet again.

    • wil
      23 August 2014 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      As tragic as Mr. Foley death is, no-one told him to go there. He was warned not to go. You can not just go into a country and rescue folks. You must plan it and develop intel or you may end up with more dead Soldiers/Sailor/Marines. The war going on in the Middle East is a civil war. The United States should stay out of it. Saudi Arabia is financing the Sunnis and Iran the Shiites. No of them are stepping up to the plate and helping the U.S. Why should we go there? We are not the worlds police force.

  • JRB
    25 August 2014 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I think it’s about time we Americans show the world that we are not taken any shit from all this 3th world country anymore. Kill all of them if they hurt America, don’t give the 3th world countries any help like food, money, war weapons, no help at all. And watch all this Animals die in “HELL.” America lets think about our self not anyone else.