Putin Vows Revenge on Terrorists Who Took Down Russian Airline Over Egypt
Russia has confirmed that the airline disaster that killed 224 people over the Sinai Desert in Egypt was caused by a bomb. ISIS has claimed responsibility.
Russian TV showed a grim President Putin receiving the report and vowed revenge by immediately launching retaliatory airstrikes against ISIS in Syria.
In a statement by The Kremlin, Putin said: "The tears in our soul and heart will remain with us forever, but this won’t stop us from finding and punishing those guilty."
Russia’s Federal Security Service, FSB, is offering a $50 million reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible in the explosion, according to AP.
President Obama, who is at a G20 summit in Turkey, was bombarded with pointed questions about his handling of ISIS.
CNN’s Jim Acosta bluntly asked: “Forgive the language, why can't we take out these bastards?”
Obama answered: “I just spent the last three questions answering that question.”
New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and Mayor Bill deBlasio say the city could be next on the ISIS hit list.
“It’s a new reality we are facing here. We know that terror can target us anytime, anywhere,” the mayor said on Monday. “We have to be ready for that, and the answer is to prepare even more intensely.”