Obama To Address Nation On ISIS Threat

BULLETIN: (Updated 2:09 p.m. EDT U.S.A.) The White House has announced that President Obama will address the American people at 9 p.m. EDT tomorrow on the threat posed by ISIS, a terrorist group that has seized lands in Iraq and Syria. ISIS, the asserted Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, also is known as ISIL.

ISIS is responsible for the beheadings of two American journalists overseas and is believed to be holding other individuals captive.

Here is the full statement by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest (italics added):

The President will deliver an address to the nation from the State Floor of the White House Wednesday night at 9:00 PM EDT to discuss with the American people the threat posed by ISIL and to lay out the United States’ strategy for degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group.

 Also see AP story dated today via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that quotes a New York City police official talking about the “mass marketing of terrorism.”

Thursday is the 13 anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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