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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

GRENADA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST ISIS

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     Just in from St. George's, Grenada. The island nation has joined a number of countries that have signed a United Nations resolution against terrorism sponsored by the United States. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell said he was horrified at the atrocities committed by members of the Islamic State who have taken responsibility for the beheading of at least three Western journalists in Syria.


“You cut off somebody neck with a knife. I have seen fowls been killed with a knife and I have difficulty watching it and for a human being to go through that process it is quite frightening,” Mitchell said.
     Trinidad and Tobago co-sponsored the US resolution with Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar noting that her country is a “firm believer in the ability of the United Nations to contribute to the resolution of international problems such as terrorism”.
     The resolution was signed and passed by over 100 countries last Wednesday, and requires nations to “suppress the recruiting, organizing, transporting, equipping” and financing of “foreign terrorist fighters”. President Barack Obama said it also calls on government to “help build the capacity of the states on the front lines of the fight.”
     Mitchell said that Grenada would be monitoring “every aspect of potential violent activity in our country” saying St. George’s would be cooperating with other regional countries in the fight against terrorism. “There are a lot of things that go on behind the scenes in regional security meetings where we are cooperating,” he said, adding that the new technology has reduced the difficulty in improving the level of cooperation.

Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S. loves the Caribbean and writes the online spy series "Corey Pearson- CIA Spymaster in the Caribbean".