ISIS Beheads Captured American Journalist, Threatens To Kill Another

Tyler Durden's picture

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.

James Foley in 2012


And the gruesome clip (fwd to 2:00 for Foley's speech) - a warning - at the end, this clip is not for the faint of heart.


Foley's monologue, as delivered under duress:

I call on my friends, family, and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the US government. For what will happen to me is only a result of their complacency and criminality.


My message to my beloved parents, save me some dignity, and don't accept some meagre compensation, for my death, from the same people who effectively hit the last nail in my coffin with their recent aerial campaign in Iraq.


I call on my brother John, who is a member of the US air force. Think about what you are doing, think about the lives you destroy, including those of your own family. I call on you John, think about who made the decision to bomb Iraq recently and kill those people, whoever they may have been. Think John, who did they really kill? And did they think about me, you, our family when they made that decision?


I died that day John, when your colleagues dropped that bomb on those people they signed my death certificate. I wish I had more time. I wish I could have the hope of freedom and seeing my family once again. But that ship has sailed. I guess all in all I wish I wasn't American.

And at the very end, ISIS threatens to kill another journalist, Steven Sotloff

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Mad Max's picture

Religion of peace?

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

These guys are mercenaries.  They are getting an added bonus for pretending to be 'religious extremists'.

They are just following orders, and playing the part in which they were cast.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

And the video is down.  Damn Youtube, didn't ISIS arrange something with them beforehand?

outamyeffinway's picture

Fight for your fucking LIFE! You know they're going to kill you. Give it all you've got!!! Fuck! Got your head cut off...!

VATICANT's picture

Liveleak has it.

And it's fucking awesome!

I would have at least bit that fucktard before he could behead me, damn hippie journalists

long-shorty's picture

so... this guy basically spouted the ISIS party line for them, and they rewarded him by lopping his head off.

Sounds like it is much safer to fight them than to agree with them. I hope this guy's brother is some sort of combat role where he gets the pleasure of bombing/droning the hell out of these horrible fuckers.

novanglus's picture

Fabrizio Quattrocchi.


If you don't know the name, look him up.

Keyser's picture

There is something ghastly about a beheading... Much like other traidtional means of torture and execution... Personally, beheading would be quick and painless, unlike something like keel hauling or the rack... Just sayin'... 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Impalement, starvation in a gibbet...

Gringo Viejo's picture

Punked out at the last moment. God, spare me that.

Escrava Isaura's picture

“How people treat other people is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves.” Paulo Coelho, The Winner Stands Alone

Harris: "I hate you people for leaving me out of so many fun things. And no don't … say, 'Well that's your fault,' because it isn't, you people had my phone #, and I asked and all, but no. No no no don't let the weird-looking Eric KID come along."

Klebold: "You've been giving us shit for years. You're fucking gonna pay for all the shit! We don't give a shit. Because we're gonna die doing it."

Eric David Harris and Dylan Bennet Klebold who committed the Columbine High School Massacre


gh0atrider's picture

gh0atrider would die 1,000 deaths for Satoshi Nakamoto!

BobRocket's picture

Just the one would be enough

MalteseFalcon's picture

It's a pageant.  We've seen it before.

mjcOH1's picture

"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"


That line was good for an easy A in J-school.   Tougher audience in the caliphate.

RECISION's picture

And of course the CIA (Mossad, SIS...) has NEVER used "journalist" as cover for one of their agents has it...

Interesting how the western establishment has got so hot under the collar about THIS journalist.

Davalicious's picture

ISIS is headed by a Jew Mossad agent. This is why they lay off Israel.

Otherwise that 88 lbs of Uranium would be decurating Israel right now. ISIS control one side of Golan. The Jews are treating "extremist" casualties in their field hospital on the other side. The other Journalist captive has a Jew sounding name. It is interesting to see they didn't dispatch him first. If he is a Jew, it will be interesting to see if he gets killed at all. Not that ZOG is averse to sacraficing low level Jews. But, of course, they prefer to sacrafice white boys.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

You want truth...!? You cannot is handle truth!

Mad Max's picture

To think that a simple question, and no more, provoked all of this rancor - the "debate" must be quite a set piece.

And yes, I'm aware of the allegations of "ISIS" or whatever being a false front for others that, superficially, would appear to be diametrically opposed.  Interesting allegations.  Even if true, does that somehow change the character of the rallying cry?

Lore's picture

Must... Not... Question the bullshit...

msmith9962's picture

Yes, when you point a finger you are really pointing three fingers at yourself.  We need a shrink to talk these guys into cutting off their own heads.

Chief KnocAHoma's picture

Somebody please tell ISIS that BO won a Nobel Peace Prize and is post racial. I don't think they got the memo.

At some point we are gonna have to nuke them. They won't stop or surrender until we show them WE mean business. Of course BO will never do it. 

fleur de lis's picture

Aren't these the same guys that John the senile moron McCain promoted as righteous rebels? He knew they would murder other Arabs but that was okay with him. Did he really think these serial killers would play nice with Americans? He should be dropped behind ISIS lines and negotiate with them. Let's see how far he gets.

Since Foley was kidnapped on Thanksgiving Day on 2012 in Syria it means that the rebels had him while McCain was posing for pictures and trying to convince us all that the Syrian government should be destroyed. So McCain really got outsmarted by the rebels. Not that it's all that difficult to outsmart a moron. 

Annapolis should rescind McCain's diploma. He is a threat to civilization.

Shad_ow's picture

Yes, McCain was Obama's front man in funding, arming and supporting ISIS in Syria in their attempt to overthrow Assad.  They can take a lot of credit for the creation of ISIS and their rise to power in Syria and branching to Iraq.  Lovely people....Obama, McCain, and ISIS.


fleur de lis's picture

If McCain doesn't resign after this the country is done.

tarsubil's picture

Bad news. This country was done some time ago.

Escrava Isaura's picture

It could have been worse, fleur de lis!

Can you believe that, there was a chance of President McCain and a stupid empty dress as vice?

fleur de lis's picture

I don't understand how he is still walking around sticking his big nose into things he doesn't understand and making trouble everywhere he goes. He should have been in a nursing home for the last 20 years.

Palin was better than he any day. She knows how to field dress a moose. He couldn't boil water.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Big Egos!  

That are heavily compensated by lots of power, attention, and money.

“How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.” — Adolf Hitler

nmewn's picture

You two do realize who is the President and who was the Secretary of State (in charge of embassies) at the time of Benghazi, right?

fleur de lis's picture

What does that mean? They are all complicit regardless of violence venue. They all have to go. We need a military coup, a return to the Constitution, and no more party hardy politicos with black checks and no accountablily. It's bad enough with diplomats, but at least we can kick them out. We're stuck with these jerks so either they do the job, leave voluntarily when they get reckess, or face charges. The dump that is called DC is nothing but a free for all death machine.

nmewn's picture

"What does that mean?"

You know good and damned well what it means. The idiot McCain is just ONE senator. He is ONE vote among one hundred. He controls jack-all with regard to running guns to ISIS or Mexican cartels.

"They are all complicit regardless of violence venue."

Some are much more complicit than others, for example, if I had my picture taken with Charles Manson BEFORE he sent his little brain dead trolls to kill, am I "complicit" in mass murder?

Its like saying my best friend in high school became a bank robber, so I'm a thief?...its not a defense of McCain for being gullible & stupid, its a realization that McCain is NOT IN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF GOVERNMENT...get a grip.

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

I think his response is simply reflective of frustration that those who have thrown gas on this flame have not personally been affected. Everyone else must suffer for them treating the ME like a chess game. Frankly, if I ever had the power, I'd hand over all of them to ISIS to do with as they wished.


fleur de lis's picture

Good idea. Hand over all the polititians who funded and encouraged ISIS to their spawn. Why are their lives any better than a Syrian soldier or a harmless street vendor. At least those people work and produce things. Our instigators are parasites.

fleur de lis's picture

You were alluding to Obama and Hidabeast, they ran like rats after Benghazi, that's what it means. We still don't know what happened. McCain went out of his way to fund rebels before he understood the history and now the whole place is up in flames. Where is he? Probably hiding in the same rat hole as the other two. Who in Zero's cabinet has come forward and admitted that we made a mistake with Syria, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, or Ukraine? That rat hole must be real cozy.

All of these places ( and those a just a few ) are inflammed with anger and violence and a goodly percentage of it comes from instigators in DC who run for cover when things go south. They can't manage the monumental task of governing this country but they somehow find the time and money to create mass carnage elsewhere. They never have to pay any kind of price for official misconduct resulting in loss of life because there is no line between that and official business. That needs to change. There has to be a way to separate the wheat from the chaff and that town has mountains of chaff. 

nmewn's picture

"We still don't know what happened."

Yes we do, they (Obama & Hitlary and Chris Stevens by extension) were double crossed because Ansar al-Sharia is no different than ISIS, only their nationality/region.

Ansar al-Sharia is the responsible party for the destruction of Sufi shrines in Benghazi, no one else.

Again...(dammit)...none of this could happen if it wasn't in their hearts to destroy & kill. Weapons don't make people crazy, if that were the case, I'd be a raving lunatic ;-)


fleur de lis's picture

Unless you are on the inside you don't know. WE still don't know. THEY know very well.


Bendromeda Strain's picture

a stupid empty dress as vice?

Sucks to be you then - demonstrably more stupid and an even emptier dress I'll wager.

Calmyourself's picture

After 6 years, she just doesn't seem that stupid.  She keeps saying the right things, must be Todd.. But it is nice to see your still frightened of her populist appeal..

fleur de lis's picture

ISIS et al needs to be vaporized post haste. Zap them. We've paid heaps of taxes for drones so use them. After that every foreign meddling office holder in that cesspool called DC needs to be turned out of office. Past that point any one of them who want to get involved in distant shit pits should be airlifted and dropped in and let them do their own regime change thing. Then we need a military coup and a return to the Constitution which aforementioned office holders have shredded at every opportunity.

There is no point in going back to them for answers. All they have to offer is more trouble near and afar while they soak up OUR money.  

conscious being's picture

Fleur, you're on fire. I like it. I'm going you guess you just arrived though because it looks like there's a few things you don't understand. Like forget about the coup. Like all the pols, the generals are owned. They're either bought, blackmailed or carrying dual passports.

Omen IV's picture

If ISIS cut off the head of a Cheney look alike that would be great Theater

Ben Ghazi's picture

You need some professional help.


Otherwise, you are just a savage political hack spewing hate.

JPMorgan's picture

Nick Berg's beheading didn't look that quick or painless (I still can't get those images out of my head).

Personally I think it's one of the most brutal ways to check out.

Beowulf55's picture

now you know what it is to be a soldier with a damaged soul for life.