More than two years after ISIS began its sweep across Iraq and into Syria, massacring thousands and displacing hundreds of thousands more, the US finally declared ISIS guilty of genocides. Secretary of State John Kerry made that declaration earlier today, according to the Associated Press, after first hinting he would miss today’s deadline on that determination. Kerry refers to ISIS as “Daesh” in his statement this morning:
This is a major step in the right direction. I can’t imagine what took them so long and why the Obama administration waited until the last moment to do it but it’s still good news.
Now that we declare it genocide, the question is, what are we going to do about it?