James Foley, an American Journalist who had been working and traveling with the FSA through Syria reporting stories many would call flat out “bias and untrue,” was kidnapped 22 November 2012 by “armed gunmen” in a village called Taftanaz in Syria.
His buddy, Matthew VanDyke (who many believe is merely a CIA agent with free reign over anywhere posing as a ‘filmmaker’), who acts like an expert in his documentation from Syria, worked to try to get James freed. He spent much of his time blaming the government of Bashar al-Assad for having custody of James Foley. He even went so far to say,” New info in journalist James Foley disappearance: Foley is being held by Assad regime Air Force intelligence in Damascus.”
For somebody who depends on an untrue documentary about Syria to rise him to fame, his reputation is now pretty much shot.
Yesterday, somebody posing as an Islamic State militant (clad in all black with a British accent), released a video showing the supposed beheading of James Foley. I have some problems with the video myself. I studied it. Something to me seems to tell me this is a fake. Other than the fact that I have watched at least 100 beheadings of innocent Syrians, something sets this one out, like its too staged. I cannot authenticate the video obviously, but it sure hit the MSM fast. A little too fast if you ask me. Somebody was beheaded, but I have my doubts it was James Foley.
I question why he is seen in an orange suit, like some kind of prison garb. Also, his hands are held with actual handcuffs, not tied. Of the 100 plus beheadings I have watched, neither of these small details have occurred in any of them. Innocent people are tied, never cuffed. Another interesting fact (as gruesome as it is, and I apologize for it), is the militant saws back and fourth 10 times before the video fades to black. During that time, not one drop of blood spills. I slowed the video frame by frame, on all 10 motions back and fourth. Never have I witnessed that either. Why would they choose an English speaking British militant? This, again, is a first for me to see. Where are the “Allahu Akbar” shouts? Why are they alone, in the desert, with microphones on? The knife the militant holds appears to have an 8 inch blade or so, with a piece of leather string hanging from the handle. The knife pictured on the ground does not look like the same knife to me, and appears to possible be 10 inches, with no leather string. (Again, these are my own observations). None of this makes any sense to me. These are just a few of my personal observations. The “Message to America” appears to rehearsed to me, both by James, and by the British militant.
The British militant goes on to ‘threaten’ US President Obama with the life of another journalist Steven Joel Sotloff, who looks quite calm in this picture, if more US airstrikes are carried out against the militants in Iraq.
I was thinking to myself, “if” this was merely propaganda (as I could not swear that the severed head does indeed belong to James), what would be the reason behind it? Perhaps because they (the western governments behind the propaganda), would hope the beheading would enrage the ‘public opinion’ so much that they may choose to rally support for military intervention. Kind of like Matthew VanDyke does with his ever so popular speaking engagements of what ISNT happening in Syria. Or what is according to HIS truth. Either way, I dont buy it at face value, and I question “WHY” this rehearsed staged video was made this way in the first place.
I must add that this behavior represents the Saudi bred Wahhabi tribe, but does NOT represent Muslims of true faith at all…
Tony Cartalucci writes an interesting article for ‘Information Clearing House’ on answering the “WHY” question…
Staged Provocations Ahead Possible US-Syrian War
August 20, 2014 “ICH” – “NEO” — With the alleged brutal murder of American journalist James Wright Foley, a wave of anger and aggression across Western audiences has been generated. Upon that wave rides two objectives. One is to create plausible deniability for the West which created the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), the other is to create a further pretext to justify a resurgence of direct US military intervention across the region.
While the focus has been on ISIS in Iraq, there is still another war -linked directly to Iraq’s current conflict – being waged across the border in Syria. Syrian forces have continued making gains across the country, routing NATO-backed terrorist forces and restoring order in cities and towns that have been ravaged by war for years. ISIS strongholds in the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa, have until now long escaped the focus of Syrian forces occupied by more urgent campaigns around Hama, Homs, Damascus, Daraa, Idlib, and Aleppo. Now, the Syrian Army is shifting forces east.
While the West feigns an adversarial position regarding ISIS, it was the West itself that created it, specifically to confront the Iranian arc of influence stretching from Tehran, through Baghdad, Damascus and along the Mediterranean in Lebanon. The elimination of ISIS and other terrorist organizations fighting under or alongside its banner without first achieving regime change in Damascus would effectively mean defeat for the United States and its collaborators in the Middle East.
To intervene before the deathblow is delivered to NATO-backed terrorists in Syria and before the tide is turned against them in Iraq, the West may attempt to provoke, stage, or otherwise create a pretext to militarily intervene in Syria, and expand its operations in Iraq.
More Dead Journalists, Another Downed Airliner…
The alleged death of James Wright Foley has created significant outrage amongst public opinion. It has created the illusion of confrontation between ISIS and the United States, and has served to further vilify ISIS itself. The Western media is still struggling to maintain the illusion that ISIS stands apart from other terrorists operating in Syria, and with that narrative, the West is simultaneously bolstering ISIS in Syria under the guise of arming and aiding “moderates,” while it conducts token airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq.
At the end of the video production featuring Foley’s death, it was revealed that ISIS was also holding missing TIME reporter Steven Sotloff. He was last seen in Aleppo and is believed to have been held in the now besieged Syrian city of Raqqa. The Epoch Times reported in an article titled, “Steven Sotloff: Missing TIME Journalist Steven Joel Sotloff Has been Threatened by ISIS, Report Says,”stated:
According to The Wire, he went missing near Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 4, and his family said they were aware of the situation but did not want to publicize the information. He was being held in Raqqa.
Another dead American reporter could perhaps tip the scales in terms of public support for a possible US military intervention in Syria at a critical juncture in the near future. Within the same report, an AP update indicated that (emphasis added):
Warnings from an international research group and the Federal Aviation Administration underscore the rising threat to commercial aircraft posed by hundreds of anti-aircraft weapons that are now in the arsenals of armed groups in Syria and could easily be diverted to extremist factions.
Armed groups opposing the Assad regime in Syria have already amassed an estimated several hundred portable anti-aircraft missiles that are highly mobile, difficult to track and accurate enough to destroy low-flying passenger planes, according to a new report by Small Arms Survey, a respected Switzerland-based research organization that analyzes the global flow of weapons.
Of course, while AP attempts to continue differentiating between armed groups and “extremist factions,” the fact that “extremist faction” ISIS had captured Sotloff in Aleppo where these alleged “armed groups” are supposedly operating, indicates that it has been “extremists” fighting Damascus all along and that it is “extremists” who now possess a large number of anti-aircraft weapons, thanks to the US, Europe, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar.
Warnings that these weapons might be “diverted to extremist factions” when they have been in their hands for years, portends a possible gambit involving the downing of yet another civilian airliner to serve as a pretext to further advance the West’s agenda. The tragic MH17 disaster in Ukraine has long been buried and forgotten by the Western media after baseless accusations against Russia allowed the West to push forward further sanctions against Moscow and further military aid for the regime in Kiev.
The potential downing of a civilian aircraft in the Middle East – or anywhere in the world – attributed to “extremists” operating in Syria and Iraq would give the West a pretext to possibly intervene with direct military force in either country.
The West has proven that it will stop at nothing to advance its agenda in even the most incremental ways. The loss of human life is of no more of consequence to them and their hegemonic designs than the loss of a pawn is in a chess game. That their staged provocations still manipulate large segments of the population and still effectively manipulate public perception is precisely why these tragedies continue on in earnest. Exposing them and disarming global hegemons of this weapon is essential in preventing more tragedies like MH17 and the senseless death of Foley, and thousands of Syrians and Iraqis who have died like him, in the near future.