What impeccable timing.
— JT Smith (@jt4congress2014) September 2, 2014
And about 12 hours later, we get this news.
ISIS has released a video that shows the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and says the murder is retaliation for the Obama administration’s continued airstrikes in Iraq.
Sotloff is the second American journalist to be killed by ISIS, and his death comes two weeks after James Foley was executed in a similar video.
In the video entitled ‘A Second Message to America,’ Sotloff appears in a orange jumpsuit before he is beheaded by an Islamic State fighter.
The executioner appears to be the same man who killed Foley – known as ‘Jihadi John’ – and tells the camera: ‘I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State.’
He also threatens to kill a Briton held hostage by the group next. MailOnline is not identifying the hostage.
This afternoon British Prime Minister David Cameron condemned the video, calling it ‘an absolutely disgusting and despicable act’.
Obama, meanwhile, has yet to comment.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) September 2, 2014