Hours after chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee that it might be necessary to send U.S. ground troops to join the military campaign against ISIS in Iraq, the Islamic State militants released a video Tuesday indicating the White House and U.S. troops as possible targets for further bloodshed.
The “Flames of War” video echoes a type of Hollywood movie trailer, boasting the “fighting has just begun” and that more is “coming soon.”
The perceived threat was released the week following President Obama’s vow to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the organization.
Among the multiple explosions captured in the video, masked men are seen standing behind kneeling prisoners with guns pointed to their heads. The video also includes a short clip of Obama, as well a dark and shaky image of the White House, which appears to be captured from a moving vehicle.