In the latest chilling story about the radical Islamic militant group, ISIL, it appears that a second beheading has taken place. American journalist Steven Sotloff appears in a video in which he makes a statement asking why American foreign policy that was supposed to protect Americans seems to be instead costing American lives.

There is no indication as to whether or not this video is displaying an actual execution or if it is a hoax. Either way, what is clear is that ISIL is an organization that means business and they have little fear of American reprisal.

There are so many elements to this developing story, but obviously there is no end in sight. The future looks like a violent one.

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