"...The individual who persecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster." Voltaire.
If the murder, while in captivity at the hands of the Islamic State(IS), of a young Arizona Saint - a daughter, a neighbor, a friend and an American, falls short of being a direct and an inferred imminent threat upon the security of nations and upon the existence of all humanity; then what is? The death of one more? Four? 43? 421? 5,000? or 200,000?
Is the deliberate murder of an innocent solely because of nationality or religion not a threat to civilization?
Hence the mode and the degree of actions against such monsters cannot be sustained at levels prior to the atrocity event. Decisive direct action against these monsters of humanity and against their reign of terror must be mobilized and executed now.
Kayla Jean Mueller must not be allowed to have died in vain. Neither should James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines, Moaz al-Kasasbeh nor Kenji Goto.
There should be no delay to rendering the necessary approvals needed for action to avert an imminent threat. Action must not be delayed until after festivities of the heart or vacation. Now is the hour for action by air, sea and land against a growing threat to humankind. To delay direct involvement by another hour is to embolden an enemy for another hour.