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You have to hand it to the country of Jordan, and it takes a lot to say that about a lot of countries in the Middle East. When they say something, unlike the current US administration and their “red lines”, they actually mean it and follow through with it.

The US Herald reporting about the prisoner swap that Jordan was prepared to make with ISIS. The trade was Sajida al-Rishawi, a female terrorist, for al-Kasaesbeh a Jordanian air force pilot. With America trading high-value detainees for new age Benedict Arnolds, it is hard to judge.

Unfortunately, despite their concessions and multiple attempts, ISIS did what everyone would have assumed they would do. As Mad Word News reported, a disturbing video surfaced Tuesday purportedly showed the Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage. Jordan, within their concessions, also warned that the ISIS fighter Sajid al-Rishawi would be executed if anything happened their fighter pilot.

Unlike King Obama, King Abdullah apparently means what he says. Following the surfacing of the video, Jordan issued a “death sentence” to “be carried out on a group of jihadists, starting with al-Rishawi.

The investigation into the video is underway, and the biggest question on Jordanians' minds are, when was it made? Jordanian officials, according to the Telegraph, are concerned that the execution by fire was committed weeks earlier. Early reports suggested it happened in January, and they now believe it was January 3.

The Jordanian Information Minister said the response to ISIS would be “earth shattering”.

Well, sure enough, the response began Wednesday. This was just as Jordan's King said it would be. According to Reuters, Jordan hanged two Iraqi jihadists on Wednesday. Rishawi was one of those executed at dawn. King Abdullah said, or rather quoted on state television, that he will wage a “relentless war” on ISIS.

"We are waging this war to protect our faith, our values and human principles and our war for their sake will be relentless and will hit them in their own ground."

The Jordanian Information Minister Momani said that all of their military and security agencies are “developing their options”.

One has to wonder, what if President Obama had the same reaction to all of the terrorist attacks that have happened under his watch, or even if he stood with these other countries to fight back against ISIS. Considering many prefer America to work with the world community on issues of war or fighting, this response would seemingly receive a lot of support.

Then again, it is was not terrorism, it was “work place violence”. It was not Islamic terrorism, but “violent extremism”. With King Obama versus King Abdullah, apparently words speaks volumes and actions break the sound barrier, but the wrong words create a deafening silence.

 

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