Lt Muath al-Kasabeh, the Jordanian pilot ISIS burned alive, did not die in vain.
Jordan has responded to this infamy with vows to “wipe out” ISIS and they appear to be willing to put firepower into the endeavor.
Here are Jordan’s military objectives against ISIS:
1. Target top leadership, with al-Baghdadi at the helm.
2. Stop illegal revenues which ISIS has been getting from fuel.
3. Weaken and destroy training centers and logistical centers.
These are sound military objectives.
From CBN News:
“We are determined to fight IS until we achieve the goal of this war, which is wiping out the IS completely,” al-Jabour said, adding that this is the beginning not the end of their campaign to defeat ISIS. There’s some speculation that Jordan is planning a limited ground campaign. Meanwhile, Britain’s Prince Charles visited King Abdullah at the start of a six-day Mideast tour. The prince told the BBC the plight of Middle East Christians was an agonizing situation. King Abdullah faces a daunting challenge. He needs to mobilize and maintain his country’s fight against ISIS while realizing that a significant minority of his citizens sympathize with the Islamic State. The king will be looking for the military and moral support from the U.S. and other coalition partners as he fights for the future of his kingdom.