U.S. veteran joins the Kurds to fight ISIS

Jeremy Woodward is a 28-year old from Mississippi. He is a veteran of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. And he has taken it upon himself to join the Kurds in the fight against ISIS. In this short BBC video report Woodward talks about why he made the decision:

ISIS has been killing innocent people, raping women and children, selling the children into slavery, running everybody from their homes. I kept putting my daughter in that situation and my own family. What if they’re over here and that was happening to them? Someone needed to come over here to show a little bit of hope to the people that other people in countries do care and want to get involved to fight against these people.

…Killing an ISIS member, I mean, to me that’s doing a good deed to the world. I mean, all of ‘em need to get wiped out. You can’t talk to people like that. There’s no reasoning. At all. Um. There’s going to be a war. There is a war. And, I mean, we have to eliminate ‘em.

Woodward seems committed to fighting as long as it takes, acknowledging that he could die in battle. By leaving his family to ensure the enemy does not wind up threatening them, he may never again see the loved ones he so wants to protect.

May God bless this man and keep him safe from harm.  

Hat tip: The Right Scoop

Jeremy Woodward is a 28-year old from Mississippi. He is a veteran of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. And he has taken it upon himself to join the Kurds in the fight against ISIS. In this short BBC video report Woodward talks about why he made the decision:

ISIS has been killing innocent people, raping women and children, selling the children into slavery, running everybody from their homes. I kept putting my daughter in that situation and my own family. What if they’re over here and that was happening to them? Someone needed to come over here to show a little bit of hope to the people that other people in countries do care and want to get involved to fight against these people.

…Killing an ISIS member, I mean, to me that’s doing a good deed to the world. I mean, all of ‘em need to get wiped out. You can’t talk to people like that. There’s no reasoning. At all. Um. There’s going to be a war. There is a war. And, I mean, we have to eliminate ‘em.

Woodward seems committed to fighting as long as it takes, acknowledging that he could die in battle. By leaving his family to ensure the enemy does not wind up threatening them, he may never again see the loved ones he so wants to protect.

May God bless this man and keep him safe from harm.  

Hat tip: The Right Scoop