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    U.S. Officials: Video Shows Beheading Of American Journalist

    U.S. Officials: Video Shows Beheading Of American Journalist CBS DC

    UPDATED: Aug. 19, 2014 11:50 p.m.
    WASHINGTON — A video by Islamic State militants released Tuesday shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley, say U.S. officials. The extremists called the killing retribution for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Foley’s family posted a statement on a Facebook page that was created to rally support for his release, saying they “have never been prouder of him.”
    Foley, a 40-year-old freelance journalist from Rochester, New Hampshire, went missing nearly two years ago in northern Syria while on assignment for Agence France-Press and the Boston-based media company GlobalPost.
    At the end of the video, a militant shows a second man, who was identified as another American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warns that he could be killed. Sotloff was kidnapped near the Syrian-Turkish border in August 2013 and freelanced for Time, the National Interest and MediaLine.
    The Internet video of the beheading appears to show the increasing sophistication of the Islamic State group’s media arm. It begins with scenes of Obama explaining his decision to order airstrikes in Iraq. Then it switches to a balding man in an orange jumpsuit kneeling in the desert, a black-clad Islamic State fighter by his side. Foley’s name appears in both English and Arabic graphics on screen.
    The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists estimated Tuesday that about 20 journalists are missing in Syria, and has not released their nationalities.
    So... yeah.

    They have at least 1 more american in their grasps and they don't care about such things like freedom of the press or the fact that the americans in question aren't officials, they don't represent the USA, they just represent themselves... but they're americans, and more to the point, they're infidels... so they have to die.

    And there are at least 20 more journalists missing.

    This is ofc, just 1 more in a long line of executions that have been done by ISIS. There are countless reports, some posted here on this forum too, about how they've executed 700 of these people, 100 of those people, 1000 over there... etc.

    Btw, the guy who did the execution is a muslim who left from britain to join the jihad, one of about 3000 according to latest confirmed figures and the number of people who join the jihad are growing, it's not slowing down.
    EDIT: 3000 muslims from all over Europe, not from Britain alone. From britain it was like 500-600 if I'm not mistaken. From france about 800-1000, etc.
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    Re: U.S. Officials: Video Shows Beheading Of American Journalist

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    So... yeah.

    They have at least 1 more american in their grasps and they don't care about such things like freedom of the press or the fact that the americans in question aren't officials, they don't represent the USA, they just represent themselves... but they're americans, and more to the point, they're infidels... so they have to die.

    And there are at least 20 more journalists missing.

    This is ofc, just 1 more in a long line of executions that have been done by ISIS. There are countless reports, some posted here on this forum too, about how they've executed 700 of these people, 100 of those people, 1000 over there... etc.

    Btw, the guy who did the execution is a muslim who left from britain to join the jihad, one of about 3000 according to latest confirmed figures and the number of people who join the jihad are growing, it's not slowing down.
    I saw the video on LiveLeak. Just awful. It showed the very beginning and then skipped to the aftermath, but not the actual act.

    These folks don't care about life, or anything for that matter. Just for them to be in power and force their religion on the world.
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    Re: U.S. Officials: Video Shows Beheading Of American Journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    I saw the video on LiveLeak. Just awful. It showed the very beginning and then skipped to the aftermath, but not the actual act.

    These folks don't care about life, or anything for that matter. Just for them to be in power and force their religion on the world.
    saw the liveleak one too just in the same manner you did.

    But I didn't wanna post it here.

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    Re: U.S. Officials: Video Shows Beheading Of American Journalist

    This will not have the effect ISIL desires. I can see it steeling the will of the Administration and Congress to ramp up pressure on it.
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    If we attack, it makes them madder & incites other likeminded people. If we don't attack, it inspires them to do crazier ****.

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    Re: U.S. Officials: Video Shows Beheading Of American Journalist

    First of all, I thought that the journalist acted pretty damn brave. I think that if it was me on my knees in an Orange Jumpsuit (which is what the U.S. used in Guantanamo and Abu Gharib), I would of been whimpering like a lost dog and begging to live.

    But, I also think that these fighters view Western journalists as CIA assets because of so many instances in the past where this has been proven to be true. The same could be said for the NGO's which are funded by the CIA.

    Maybe these fighters view Western journalists as "Enemy Combatants" and without a drone, or a cluster bomb, they used other tools.

    Dead is dead!

    Whether beheaded or a victim of a drone strke and where the shrapnel of cluster bombs slice off every limb on your body.

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    This is just horrible. My thoughts go to James Foley's family and loved ones.

    The western world needs to look at concerted and joined up thinking in how to rid the world of this threat - apparently even al-Qaida have distanced themselves from this group for their repeated atrocities.

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    Beyond disgusting, they are revolting animals.

    I have no doubt that he knew the dangers involved in front-line journalism, his prior experiences and the fact he chose to continue is testament to that. No one ever said that stepping into a zone where no one else wants to go will be safe and easy. For some, the passion to carry on regardless, is stronger than most will ever understand. He was a brilliant journalist and being familiar with his fundraising efforts and reporting relating to the struggles of Aleppo's Dar al-Shifa hospital, this has been terrible news.

    RIP James and condolences to his family and friends.

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    Re: U.S. Officials: Video Shows Beheading Of American Journalist

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    I saw the video on LiveLeak. Just awful. It showed the very beginning and then skipped to the aftermath, but not the actual act.

    These folks don't care about life, or anything for that matter. Just for them to be in power and force their religion on the world.
    I saw the same video Beau, and in between crying and shaking, I didn't know what to do. It's going to haunt me forever. My heart goes out to his family.

    Those people are maniacal bastards, and on the verge of being sub-human.

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    Re: U.S. Officials: Video Shows Beheading Of American Journalist

    Why even watch the video? Our media outlets here aren't showing it and i'm not searching for it on the internet. I won't give those pigs the satisfaction.

    That's what these ****heads want you do.....They want to **** with you and get in your head.

    They're scum, don't allow them to manipulate you like that.

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