September 3rd, 2014
02:28 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Biden's warning to ISIS militants: 'We will follow them to the gates of hell'

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday issued a sharp warning to ISIS militants, saying after the United States is done grieving the death of two American journalists, their killers will have to answer for their actions.

"They should know we will follow them to the gates of hell until they are brought to justice," he forcefully told an audience at an event on the New Hampshire-Maine border. "Because hell is where they will reside. Hell is where they will reside."

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  1. Chris..E.Al

    Thats the best speech ive heard in years coming from a democrat i think Hillary must be shaking in her shoes if shes not she should be . Clinton dont have chance against shotgun Joe . Not one iota or a smidgen .

    September 3, 2014 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  2. John Williams

    This ponderous over cautions response to ISIS must end. Biden was right today. We must go after ISIS with all we have, this is war, now, they have declared it just like Pearl Harbor. Our personal security is at stake NOW. New leadership is badly needed.

    September 3, 2014 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. Smitty

    More lip service comes to mind.

    September 3, 2014 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  4. smith

    Why did somone give this guy a platform to speak on? ugh..smh.

    September 3, 2014 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  5. rs

    John Williams

    This ponderous over cautions response to ISIS must end. Biden was right today. We must go after ISIS with all we have, this is war, now, they have declared it just like Pearl Harbor. Our personal security is at stake NOW. New leadership is badly needed.
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    Certainly the sub-human behavior of IS certainly makes more, and more instantaneous action more desirable. The problem is, that is precisely what they want. They believe such ground-war action is what will bleed America dry- and any assessment of the Bush "go-to-war-and-cut-taxes" acts in Iraq and Afghanistan bear out that is more real than we might wish to admit. It certainly helped bring on the failure of the Soviet regime.
    This is not a war against a nation or a leader. It is a war against an ideology- one that transcends borders. Thus as we discovered in Afghanistan/Iraq, getting the Taliban got us al Qaeda, getting al Qaeda got us ISIS/IS.
    This battle requires partners from within and outside of the Middle East. It requires policy- not just bombs and bullets, and it needs clear objectives, metrics and an end.
    Mr. Biden may make us feel good right now, but the saner approach is the long game that the President is playing.

    September 3, 2014 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  6. reality check please

    John, personal safety, are you serious? Maybe to our citizens in the region, which I'm sure their aware of, I don't think I want to know what you would call leadership, invading another sovereign country?

    September 3, 2014 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "Our personal security is at stake NOW"

    How? Please explain to the class how militant Islamic forces carrying out violent operations in Iraq and Syria is an immediate threat to me while I'm taking my morning dump tomorrow and then follow it with an explanation of how simply "going all out" and "bombing them to kingdom come" in Iraq and Syria will protect me during tomorrow morning's ablutions. Hint: No, "something something show them who's boss" and its myriad cowboy doublethink politispeech variants are not an answer.

    September 3, 2014 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  8. sifto77

    He sould take his double barrell shotgun and shoot into the air to scare them away...lots of bluster from this dude..not much else..

    September 3, 2014 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    smith

    Why did somone give this guy a platform to speak on? ugh..smh.
    -------------------------------
    Your disrespectful dislike of Pres. Obama is well known. Your distinction between "moderate" and "independent" is quite unique. Most people are "independent" because their beliefs do not fit into one party or the other, but the same can also be said about "moderates". Most "independents" actively involved in politics tend to be extremists on at least one major issue, and it is the one issue that fuels their voting habits.

    September 3, 2014 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |