Jordan made good on its promise of an “earth-shaking” response should ISIS go forward with executing pilot 1st Lt. Moaz Kasasbeh.
On Wednesday morning, the Jordanian government hanged two Islamic terrorists as retribution.
The two terrorists were affiliated with the radical Islamic organization al-Qaeda, not ISIS, however. Among the executed were Sajida al-Rishawi, the female suicide-bomber that ISIS militants were demanding in exchange for Lt. al-Kasasbeh, and al-Qaeda terrorist Zaid al-Karbouly.
Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. (R-CA) elaborated on Jordanian King Abdullah's commitment to fierce retaliation by saying:
“He said there is going to be retribution like ISIS hasn’t seen... He mentioned ‘Unforgiven’ and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie.”
The growing ISIS threat has drawn support for the Jordanians from American politicians. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has vowed to provide weapons and assistance. He said of King Abdullah:
“He needs some types of weapons very badly... We'll be working immediately to try and achieve that for him.”
Further retaliation is expected by the government of Jordan and other coalition forces.