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ISIS Beheads Captured American Journalist, Threatens To Kill Another

An American journalist, James Foley who was previously held captive by pro-Gaddafi forces for six weeks in Libya, was captured again in 2012 in Syria by - at the time 'unidentified' gunmen - which we now know was ISIS. James Foley - a freelance reporter from Boston - was kidnapped Thanksgiving Day 2012. We now know the sad ending of this young man's life. In the following shocking clip just released from ISIS, Foley explains - at the point of a blade - "I call on my friends, family members and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. government" - and is then gruesomely beheaded. In the last few minutes, the captor shows another poor soul.


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I had the fortune of meeting

I had the fortune of meeting and working with Mr. Foley in Afghanistan in 2010. In fact he emailed my mother a couple of times to let her know I was ok. He was by all accounts a nice guy,a truth seeker, and a proud American.That is him in the video, and I do believe it is real and it makes me pretty sick with anger to see it.

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Is this even a remote possibility?

I haven't seen the video, so your input about this is important.
James Foley Isis Execution Tape: FAKE??
I pressed play and watched with one hand to my face ready to cover my eyes. It was nerve racking to think this guy is about to have his blood spilled all over the place. The executioner put the knife to Foley’s throat—I cringed and almost p-worded out, but kept my eyes open enough to notice: There was no blood!

I rewound and zoomed in, full screened, slowed it down. There was no mistaking it—it had to be a fake. Granted, the video released on the internet cuts away about 7 or 8 saws into Foley’s neck, but c’mon. A person’s throat is where they bleed from the most. That’s why pigs’ throats are slashed when they are slaughtered—it bleeds them out the fastest. It’s the same with us humans. That’s why Wu-Tang is always telling you to protect your neck. We definitely would have seen a lot of blood when they knife connected with Foley’s skin. This isn’t even to mention how calm he looks and sounds seconds before a brutal death.

After the camera cuts away and shows Foley’s apparent body with its head cut off and placed on its back, the camera cuts to the same executioner with another American reporter in front of him that he says ISIS will kill just like Foley if Obama doesn’t back off. But the executioner, the same guy who had just decapitated a man, had no blood on himself whatsoever—his hands, clothes, knife, shoes; nothing. How could this be?

To me this seems like an amateurly edited propaganda film, but you be the judge.

Is the man.

Is the man left on the picture supposed to be the leader of this barbaric gang called ISIS?

His name is 'Caliph' Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the picture is taken in the Syrian town of Aleppo, in april 2013. I am not sure if it is the same guy, but if he is, then that surely raises a lot of questions about John McCain being present in the same room.

In Holland, a woman working for the security agency recently claimed ISIS was in fact a zionist project rather than a genuine islamic insurgency. She was fired instantly.

Maybe she was fired for speaking the truth??

I don't know, but something doesn't add up here.

Am I the only one who watched on Live Leaks

and thinks this was staged? Maybe I missed the whole video, but the one I viewed only showed what appeared to be the start of a beheading, then faded to a picture of a head on top of a body that any Hollywood make up team could have fabricated in half an hour. If this is all the footage released, then I for one think no one has died and there is the usual "other" agenda behind this.


Our tax dollars at work.

Our tax dollars at work. Mccain's buddies. Didn't Clinton and Obama arm the ISIS through Libaya?

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This is a tragic

thing that happened to Mr Foley, which the West looks at as inhumane. However, what's the difference of cutting ones head off or the blowing of ones head off? Either, way it's killing another human being, and the US has been doing this for many years now, or just dropping bombs on people, blowing them to smithereens.

I heard a radio commercial today, trying to stomach listening to the Mark Latrine Show, who was on vaction, that stated 'we must evenge the death of Jame Foley and from the Old Testament release almight destruction against ISIS'. What makes his life any different from the millions of Iraqis, Afghans, Syrians, Libyans, and all the other we have murdered any different? This was supported by a Christian (apostate) group calling for haphazardly bombing ISIS, not caring about the other innocent Iraqis who might be killed. Evil, Lucifer, Satan, or what ever you want to call it is the dominant power not only in America, but throughout the World, and it will get much worse before it ever gets better.

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Here's the site Foley was doing work for:

Doesn't look like a neo-con or CFR crowd news site, reminds me a bit of the Guardian in its seeming lack of agenda.

His bio is virtually non-existent on Wiki, the bio on the 'Free James Foley' site run by his family has been taken down.

Not sure what to think of this yet, undoubtedly it will be used as an excuse for further attacks on IS. (Notice they keep changing the name, like Blackwater?)

for the doubters...

Here's more on his background-

ISIS grew out of al-Qaeeda in Iraq. They changed their name to IS because they claim they are now an Islamic State, beyond Iraq and Syria.

Caution, very graphic, IS beheads child because she was a Christian-

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as America ( supermodel ! ) loses appetite for war . . .

Military Industrial Congressional Complex devises ever-more-desperate countermeasures

You know why I haven't been beheaded over there?

Because I stay home!

Why should I feel sorry for people who repeatedly put themselves in danger?

And by the way, good thing we got rid of that bad guy, Saddam Hussein.

Because having some kind of

Because having some kind of compassion is what a decent human being would have?

Moreover, do you really want a neutered press that didn't go anywhere dangerous for fear of just this happening?

Whatever his political views were, this reporter was doing the most fundamental aspect of his job: seeking out information no matter what. He was fulfilling his sacred duty to the American people; trying to get the scoop.

Do you also have such disdain for the firefighter who died while saving a family from the burning home?

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I think it's safe to say that

I think it's safe to say that Iraq is a craphole, and that this guy knew the risks going back over there. I was told he was captured before by Al Queda or some terrorist group and escaped, and now chose to go back over there. We have no business being over there in Iraq. Now we have cities burning down here in the U.S., why do we need or should care what happens overseas anymore when we have problems on the home front?

Predictable response

Before all the facts are in, people are getting outraged and calling for retaliation

Whichever groups are ultimately responsible for this tragedy have perfectly achieved what they wanted - more war for the USA.

Out of the 235 years of existence, the USA has been at War for 214 of them. If you count concurrent wars, it's way more than that!

The reasons for America to be at war will change, but her involvement in war never will.

My condolences and this sure...

... is a tragedy, but beheading someone with a knife is no different from beheading someone with a bomb.

When their countries are invaded, their citizens bombed and the enemy's military might are used against them, hatred, bitterness and vengeance ensue, which in turn lead to unspeakable acts of brutality... and so the cycle of violence continues.

This is why "going over there" hasn't made us any safer. It just spawned another terrorist group, made them bolder and made it easier for them to attract recruits.

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So if we did the same, what would they call us?

Beasts, uncivilized tyrants? It just doesn't add up. Why does the journalist denounce America while so bravely facing death? So much incongruity. Why not denounce them while being brave? If you are going to kill me, I am going to curse you with my last breath. This just smells wrong. Why do their bidding if you know they will kill you anyway?

This is a really bad plan for ISIS to adopt, it will enrage the American right, embolden the American left. I don't see any utility for their cause. I do see some utility for the war hawks to provoke a military response. That just seems really unwise for ISIS to do, so I wonder who is really behind this. If ISIS, they are really dumb on PR.

mock executions

He likely had been through the same thing dozens of times. Early on when he'd resist, they'd torture him. He's been held captive since 2012.

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Begs the CFR 'dis-info' question...

Consider the 'win the lottery luck' of this 'journalist/CIA' winner...

First... "previously held captive by pro-Gaddafi forces for six weeks in Libya...". (One wonders, was he also 'beheaded' by the Libyans?) In any case, then we blow up Libya, take their gold, make them serfs in debt, and send them back to the dark ages for future resource mining!

Then, he "... was captured again in 2012 in Syria by - at the time 'unidentified' gunmen - which we now know was ISIS...". Ha... I don't think so! Of course they are really trained and supplied by the CIA/USA/CFR directors of globalist operations!

And.. again we try to send Iraq back to debt, serfdom, division, and future mining operations, having failed the first several times!

The odds of this happening are lower than winning the lotto twice! Wake up folks!

In all it's romantic splendor, it is just another psy-op with bad photography, like the previous displays, made to order for shock and gruesome awe...

... made to order for US couch potato consumption,

... made to order for maintaining the status quo of Tweedledee and Tweedledum tossing the White House back and forth every four years!

It is high time the DP returned from it's fascination with media-hyped soap operas of chaos, the dis-info of globalist change! These be distractions designed to fill the charts, the blogs, the minds, so that hope fades, and efforts dwindle from bringing hope to the precincts.

Lighting brush fires of liberty in the precincts remains the only and best hope of change, away from 'Truth is Treason in the empire of lies', to Truth is Hope.

It is high time DP returned to the far more important task:

"White-out Congress", and "Write-in Liberty"!

this was a real person with a family

Here's a photo of his parents during a vigil for their son when he was captured in Libya-

Remember when you make these wild, speculative statements without any evidence whatsoever, that this journalist was a real person, who is now dead. Don't you think it's offensive to suggest this is fake?

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None of us know the truth of

None of us know the truth of what happened. There is no proof that anybody is dead, especially with how easy it is to make a convincing video these days. You are in no position to claim that someone's opinion is "offensive" based on your assumption that somebody is dead.

That's a link to a long

That's a link to a long meandering thread of forum posts. Please link to and quote the evidence.

There are multiple people

There are multiple people posting there who knew this man. Go tell them it's a hoax.

This forum...

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I'm not asking who knew him

I'm not asking who knew him or who recognizes him. I'm asking for evidence that the video actually shows someone being killed.

The video looks fake. You

The video looks fake. You never see any blood when he starts cutting and then they cut away. In the next scene where he's holding the other captured journalist, not a drop of blood on his hands or clothes.

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I watched the video...

They cut away when the masked man allegedly beheaded the journalist. Why would they do that? Was it one of those moments - "Oh, this damn thing just won't come off"? I doubt it.

I'm not completely buying this.

It is a real joke of a

It is a real joke of a "journalist" that puts a link to a violent video on YouTube. I mean COME ON. We all know they don't let videos like that on and it will get deleted. There are dozens of video hosting services that would allow it. Just plain lazy.

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A CIA photo-op?




The video is on Liveleak and it is beyond disturbing. It seems wrong to dismiss the reality of this and just throw out speculation without any evidence. Don't we want facts?

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