We will destroy ISIS and any other organisation that tries to harm us: Obama

Quick Register
User Name:
Human Verification

Go Back   UNP > Chit-Chat > News

UNP Register


Old 07-Dec-2015
Miss Alone
We will destroy ISIS and any other organisation that tries to harm us: Obama

President Barack Obama on Sunday described the mass shooting in California an "act of terrorism", vowed to "destroy" the Islamic State group and branded its fighters "thugs and killers", in a rare address from the Oval Office, four days after the California mass shooting by a couple of Pakistan origin.

"They had stockpiled assault weapons, ammunition and pipe bombs. So this was an act of terrorism," Obama said in a rare televised address, only his third, delivered from the White House Oval Office. "We will destroy ISIS and any other organization that tries to harm us. The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it", he added.

The Pakistani-origin couple gunned down 14 people at a social service agency that was celebrating the upcoming holidays in the US with an office party. Over a dozen other people -- many of them disabled -- were injured in the shooting.
One shooter, Syed Rizwan Farook, was an American citizen of Pakistani descent, and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, was a Pakistani-born legal resident of the U.S.

Obama said the Muslim couple who mounted the attack "had gone down the dark path of radicalization and had embraced a perverted interpretation of Islam that calls for war against America and the West."
Obama outlined the various steps the US will take to combat terrorism

Referring to the manner in which the woman attacker in San Bernadino was allowed into the US, Obama said "...we should put in place stronger screening for those who come to America without a visa so that we can take a hard look at whether they've traveled to war zones." The government is working members of both parties in Congress "to do exactly that," he added.

Post New Thread  Reply

« India, Pakistan back on talks table, NSAs meet in Bangkok | The Big Idli sets a fine example in citizenship »