As we reported earlier, the Obama administration failed to act swiftly enough to protect innocent citizens from the brutality of the Assad regime and instead waited until the Al Qaeda led rebels began fighting a real war inside Syria. Now our government is in bed with those Al Qaeda groups, supplying them arms.
As we reported last week, one of those rebel leaders committed cannabalism by eating a man he'd just killed. Russian President Putin even questioned whether the USA really wanted to throw in with that kind of person.
Now this beheading tells us quite clearly that our delay in taking action has had horrible consequences.
Of course there will be many who say "It's not our problem and our national interests are not at stake so we should not intervene in any way."
How about this for national interests. We know that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction at one time. We suspect those weapons were secreted out of Iraq just before our invasion and made their way to Syria.
Do we really want Al Qaeda to get them? Or to have Assad keep using them? Or to let them remain in the hands of radical Islamist like the Muslim Brotherhood?