Here's White House intelligence guy Ben Rhodes speaking to the media about the beheading of James Foley..
A terrorist attack against America, absolutely. Here's State Dept spokeslady Jen Psaki today, on the apparent beheading of US journalist Steven Sotloff..
No characterization. In other words, these are "terrorist attacks against America" but we are not at war with "ISIL", despite the spokeslady's proud recital of over 100 bombing raids against this non-enemy. Apparently it's now the policy of the United States to bomb entities using the War Powers Act that we are not at war against. Just because they attack us and threaten our people and we bomb doesn't make them enemies at war with us. Just disagreements. It takes a true believer to stay on such a crooked path, folks.
In the meantime US drones may have taken out the leader of al-Shabaab in Somalia. Awaiting confirmation. There are some places, such as sub-Saharan Africa for instance, where we can wage the fight against radical Islam (and even Joseph Kony, who hasn't declared war or killed Americans) without worry over politics or political correctness.
If the report on the eleven missing airliners in Libya is correct (it depends on who has them), well, that's troubling enough, but consider there's also significance with the number eleven that goes beyond the date of the 9/11 attacks. Surely the intelligence pro's haven't missed that coincidence.
LEADER SPEAKS 9/3/14
....and says we will DESTROY ISIL... into a manageable problem. That's so Obama.
A bit surprised that the bigger story isn't the audio/video shown on Fox News last night showing Obama bragging that if he were elected president it would be so awesome for the world because peace would break out everywhere. If he really believed that it might explain why he's stumbling around now over all the problems in the world--dealing with a crumbling personal worldview is difficult, but probably 1000X difficult if you're the biggest leader of that world and suddenly realize that everything you used to believe is bullshit.