In New Audio, Video ISIS Says "We Downed" Russian Plane, Threatens Putin With Bowie Knife From Front Yard

Tyler Durden's picture

The thing about the ongoing “war” on terror is that it seems to get more surreal by the day and indeed, the videos, pictures, and claims that emanate from ISIS’ media arm are at times so outlandish, violent, and outright bizarre that quite a few observers have questioned how they can possibly be authentic. 

There was the clip purporting to show members building flying landmines out of condoms for instance and let’s not forget the nearly hour long video (that at times appeared as though it walked right out of a high school social studies class) explaining why ISIS intended to wean the world off of fiat money and transition back to the gold dinar.

And of course no critique of ISIS propaganda would be complete without mentioning their uncanny ability to produce Hollywood-esque murder montages violent enough to make Quentin Tarantino blush (a few installments back, ISIS filmed the drowning of a handful of “spies” and judging from the video, high quality underwater video cameras are something you regularly come across in the Syrian countryside).

Finally, in what has to be considered the silliest terror-related story of the year, al-Qaeda was out this week calling ISIS leader Bakr al-Baghdadi a “feeble, failure person." ISIS responded by calling al-Qaeda a bunch of “donkeys.” If you want to understand just how surreal the whole thing is, look no further than the following picture (note that everyone looks to be wearing white, high top Nikes):

Well, the story took a further turn for the ridiculous on Wednesday after IS Sinai, apparently aggravated by claims that their video of an exploding plane doesn’t actually depict the destruction of the Russian passenger jet that crashed in the Sinai Peninsula last Saturday, released an audio message to confirm that they did indeed “down” the plane and that they’ll prove it when they’re good and ready and not a minute prior. 

Some highlights:

  • "We downed Russia plane, so die in your rage."
  • "Bring your black box, and do your analysis...prove we didn't down it...we will reveal the way at the time we wish."
  • "We are the ones who downed it thank to God and we are not forced to reveal how we downed it."

The group says that for now, the proof is that the attack coincided with the one-year anniversary of IS Sinai's pledge of allegiance to Baghdadi (Ayman al-Zawahiri's "feeble, failure person") but the dates appear to be questionable. 

Whatever the case, it doesn't seem to have occurred to IS Sinai that they are asking the world to prove a negative. 

Meanwhile, the home office in Raqqa is out praising the supposed "downing." In a new video, five ISIS members praise the actions of their "Sinai brothers" and then go the extra mile by directly threatening Vladimir Putin. The video:

Here's a screenshot for your amusement:

And yes, that is an actual still shot from the video.

Five guys sitting in the front yard waving a bowie knife at The Kremlin. 

There you go Moscow. Your move. 

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Mr Pink's picture

Hmmmm....not one of these dudes appear to be Middle Eastern. Are those poppies growing in the background?

SickDollar's picture

Come on Langley, you can do better than that!!!

General Decline's picture

All this ISIS propoganda looks so cheaply staged. They should take a page from NASA and hire the likes of a Stanley Kubrick to assist. High Quality Propaganda - It's important

Whoa Dammit's picture

How come they never threaten O, or the starter of the mess, W, or even W's bro Jerb? (Jerb is my new name for him, short for Jerbil, as you never know who's ass he is going to crawl up next.)

BurningFuld's picture

WTF! Is Arkansas attacking Syria?

pods's picture

I wonder if all those ISIS/Agency guys are wearing tennis shoes so Obama doesn't break his "no boots on the ground" promise?

This is laughable.  

Even if they did bring down a plane, and killed a couple hundred people. Do they realize that Russia is going to Kill them All?


Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

Vlad will take the offer for a fight, win, then cut your balls off for entertainment. These people stupid as I think?

Latina Lover's picture

To me, it seems like these ISIS actor/clowns are angling for a reality show, arab rednecks who chop off heads instead of eating possum.

I'll bet that the CIA film studios are trying to use up funding before year end, so that they can beg for more next year.

J S Bach's picture

They look like a rock band.  Maybe it's just a David Bowie knife.

HopefulCynical's picture

There's no point in doing anything except popping some corn, cracking a cold one, and chillin' on the counch. Propaganda? Legitimate? Who knows? Who cares? And is there really a difference at this point? The whole world has become bankster propaganda, in some form or another.

SMG's picture

Hey  CIA-SIS.  How's that Syrian campaign going lately?

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

Brian De Palma is making the movie.

You better be wearing Depend on when you see it.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

New school bluegrass band...the Jihadi Jacks! The guy with the knife plays stand up bass.

Son of Loki's picture

Is that Timothy "LSD" O'Leary's son second from the left?

PP's picture

Not Possible to cut off Putin's head and make a video then upload to Internet.  Even if IS captures Putin, Russian will treat it as war, ICBMs will nuke every city Is' held, perhaps every Muslim's City on the Earth not only Is'. Then Putin will die, but Internet will be destroyed, and Is' executioner and video maker evaporate to the air.

Russians never said "no first use of nuke". if it is a war, then Russian may use nukes at any time.

And think about Stalin. Putin may fire a ICBM to Is's capital and at meantime start to clean Muslim in Russia. Stalin killed millions of Russian's oppositions, not to mention different nationals. Regardless of good or bad, Shia or sunni, Putin may just put all of them into jail, then kill. Thought he couldn't do it?

So this is a really bad idea to openly threaten Russian's president. Russian have more than 8000 nuclear warhead and maybe 30,000+ old stocks. Suggest those Muslim teenagers to visit Hiroshima, Japan and try other methods.

Offthebeach's picture

Need another 500 million dollars. Cash. Minu Van full of recruits just drove up.

No, you can't speak to them, they're secret.

Next month we'll we might need a billion FRN's if the kids keep pouring in.

Offthebeach's picture

Need another 500 million dollars. Cash. Minu Van full of recruits just drove up. No, you can't speak to them, they're secret. Next month we'll we might need a billion FRN's if the kids keep pouring in.

ml8ml8's picture

The next war will apparrently be fought on social media?  I'd like to see these ISIS knobs just get it over with. Yes, you know what I'm talking about.  They need to have a dance-off with Putin.

Surviver22's picture
Surviver22 (not verified) ml8ml8 Nov 4, 2015 11:54 AM

You are right.

Surviver22's picture
Surviver22 (not verified) ml8ml8 Nov 4, 2015 11:47 AM

All the weapons in the world won't matter once ISIS army kick into gear!

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Surviver22 (not verified) ml8ml8 Nov 4, 2015 11:49 AM

Good post

PT's picture

Yeah, but the one on the left looks like Wolverine.  Weerf Hucked!

Mr. Schmilkies's picture

Looks like they glued those beards on. You know, "for effect."

justdues's picture

And I thought George Harrison was dead.

Crash Overide's picture

Is that a picture of the latest hipster indie band?

nosam's picture

Does ISIS shop off the Lands End catalog? Those are somewhat stylish outfits for alleged desert barbarians.

hannah's picture

i dont know if these shirts/pants are the same but i have looked at military reg camo shirts/pants that go for $350-$750 a pair. outrageous shit but classic gov pricing....

Max Cynical's picture

Shot in front of US Afghan poppy production/distribution HQ.

Give up. Reality is not scientific nor even mathematical.'s picture
Give up. Reality is not scientific nor even mathematical. (not verified) jaap Nov 4, 2015 9:34 AM

These clowns certainly do have that Rita Katz trademark similarity to Muppet characters.  I've got to admit.  She certainly knows her audience well.  LoL

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

John McInsane: "hey BoysTown boys... come on in out of the yard and I'll fix you some KoolAid and Rohipnol before the our sponsors from the lodge arrive"

waterwitch's picture

...WTF! Is Arkansas attacking Syria?


No. We have our own Damascus. As well as Moscow. And yes we did produce the "Arkansas Toothpick". 

AlaricBalth's picture

ISIS threatens Putin. Isn't that the same as the US threatening Putin via proxy?

BorisTheBlade's picture

There is a long list of people who threatened or underestimated Putin on somebody else's behalf:

- Berezovsky

- Gusinsky

- Khodorkovsky

- Basaev

- Saakashvilli


Put deceased / missing / in jail / butthurt for no good reason at all, against each one of those. The guy is on a grand hunt, which still continues.

hannah's picture

i think putin is very intellegent and ruthless as hell but i still go with dzerzhinsky. i have his original print 'autobiography' and that guy was putin on steroids...the methods of torture they developed make our cia look like idiots....just ask georgy rosenblum.

Hulk's picture

LOL, they look like a bunch of stoners I went to high school with !!!

tenpanhandle's picture

Wheres the other two and snow white.

mkkby's picture

Yeah, they look like cheech and chong.  Hit the bong too hard and threatened Vlad.  If they ever showed him that knife he'd ram it up their asses faster than you can say "CIA hoax".

hungarianboy's picture



What a bunch of idiots. I truly hope Vlad is going to kick their ass even harder and also their allies and those who funded them.

Mr. Magoo's picture

Isn't that an old picture of Crosby, Stills Nash and Young

Bastiat's picture

The guy with the long wavy hair looks more like George Harrison.

Dog Will Hunt's picture

All things must pass away.