Transcript of Steven Sotloff execution video from SITE

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This was transcribed in-house from the SITE Intelligence video…we assume it authentic.

OBAMA: The USA will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. We will be vigilant, and we will be relentless. When people harm Americans anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done – and we act against ISIL standing alongside others.

<text on screen: A SECOND MESSAGE TO AMERICA>

SOTLOFF: I am Steven Joel Sotloff. I am sure you know exactly who I am right now, and why I am appearing before you. And now it is time for my message. Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for the preservation of American lives and interests. So why is it that I am having to pay the price of your interference with my life? Am I not an American citizen? You’ve spent billions of US taxpayer dollars and we’ve lost thousands of our troops in our previous fighting against the Islamic State. So where is the American ppl’s interest in re-igniting this war. From what little I know about foreign policy, I remember a time when you could not win an election without promising to bring our troops back home from Iraq, Afghanistan, and close down Guantanamo. Here you are now, Obama, near the end of your term and having achieved none of the above.  Deceivingly marching us, the American people, into a blazing fire.

EXECUTIONER: I am back Obama and I am back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State. Because of your insistence in continuing your bombings and <??> the Mosul Dam, despite our serious warnings. You, Obama, yet again have through your actions condemned <?> yet another American citizen. So just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people

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EXECUTIONER, NOW WITH BRITISH JOURNO: We take this opp to warn the governments who have entered the evil alliance of America against the Islamic State to back off and leave us alone.

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