Decrying genocide marked by the beheadings of innocents, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Bell wants the United States to expand airstrike operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
President Barack Obama this week ordered airstrikes against Islamic State militants, stopping their advance on the city of Erbil. Bell wants more, arguing that what the President has done so far will prove ineffective without bombing intensification.
“The advance of ISIS is a highly disturbing development that is, in large part, a result of the current administration’s instinct to withdraw America from the world stage,” said the U.S. Senate candidate.
“The growth of ISIS not only creates a humanitarian nightmare but also is of great security concern to U.S. interests at home and abroad. Our intervention should, therefore, be driven by humanitarian goals as well as by a refusal to see a terrorist organization with its roots in Al-Qa’ida thrive in Iraq and Syria,” he added. “Even as ISIS tears through Iraq, it maintains a hostile posture towards the United States. In a video purportedly released by ISIS, the group vows to ‘drown all (Americans) in blood.’ ISIS is a barbaric terrorist organization that has every intention of harming the United States and therefore represents a real security threat that must be neutralized.