In the recent ISIS video showing the gruesome murder of a Jordanian pilot burned alive in a cage for the whole world to see, the King of Jordan reacts with the wrath of air strikes on ISIS camps in Iraq and Syria.
King Abdullah II of Jordan has promised to seek revenge against the Islamic State and in retalliation to avenge the death of their beloved Jordanian First Lt Moaz al-Kasasbeh pilot.
The citizens of Jordan rose up in outrage over the slaughter video from ISIS and the King of Jordan ordered the death of two Islamic state prisoners, including a woman who was thought to hopefully be traded on a prisoner swap with the caliphate. The female captive was involved in a 2008 hotel bombing plot in Jordan. The two IS prisoners were executed by hanging immediately after the ISIS video of the pilot surfaced and was word was spread by Jordan.
King Abdullah II of Jordan said in a statement on Jordanian media to “Make the earth shake under Daesh” a derogatory name used in the middle east that shows disrespect to ISIS. He also answered the Pilots father by saying that Kasasbeh is a son of Jordan and the King takes this personally.
The next day after the video was released Jordan asked for assistance from the US and the US responded by supporting Jordan with $4 billion dollars for them to fight the caliphate. As many as 20 air strikes a day Jordan has launched since, striking key ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria. King Abdullah II then released a photo oh him dressed as a fighter pilot, as he really is a pilot ready to strike at ISIS himself. The King also said they will fight the caliphate till they run out of bullets in a recent statement.
King Abdullah II Quotes Clint Eastwood
Jordan is taking the war to the terrorists, not only on land but on the propaganda front, where Islamic State has had the high ground for a while. Jordan’s will to win is injecting new energy into the war on terror.
The king also morally delegitimized the terrorists, saying they had zero claim to the name Muslim — powerful, given that the king is a direct descendant of Muhammad. He was buttressed by Jordanian officials, who called the terrorists “daesh” — a derogatory word in Arabic that’s as nasty as it sounds, and one that IS hates.
“He mentioned ‘Unforgiven’ and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie,” Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., a Marine Corps veteran of two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, who was in the meeting with the king, told Fox News Channel in an interview aired Wednesday.