Bloodthirsty militants in Iraq released a horrific video on Tuesday that shows the apparent beheading of American journalist James Wright Foley — with the execution aimed at forcing President Obama to put an end to US airstrikes.
Foley, a 40-year-old photojournalist kidnapped in 2012, was forced to recite anti-American hatred from his Islamic State in Iraq and Syria captors as his final words before a masked killer put the knife to his neck.
The video — which was posted on YouTube until the site yanked it down — shows Foley dressed in prisoner orange and on his knees in the desert area. His head is shaved. Behind him is a man covered head to toe in black. It’s titled “A Message to America.”
A stone-faced Foley — who was last seen on Thanksgiving 2012 while working for Agence France-Presse — then bravely reads a clearly coerced statement.
“I call on my friends family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the U.S. government. My message to my beloved parents: Save me some dignity and don’t accept any meager compensation for my death from the same people who effectively put the last nail in my coffin,” he said.
“I call on my brother who is in the Air Force. I call on you, John. Think about who made the decision to bomb Iraq. Who did they really kill? Did they think about me you and our family when they made that decision? I died that day, John. When your colleagues dropped that bomb, they signed my death certificate. I wish I had more time. I wish I had the hope of seeing my family one more time.”
As a final insult, his last forced words were, “I guess all-in-all I wish I wasn’t American.”
The video then shows another American — Time journalist Steven Joel Sotloff — and the group says he is next unless the US backs off.
He is being held by the collar as he kneels in the desert, also wearing prisoner orange and a shaved head.
Sotloff was abducted in Syria in August 2013.
p style=”padding-left:30px;”>“The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision,” the masked man says.
ISIS is essentially one of Obama’s own creations. He stood down in Iraq, blundered in Afghanistan, funded, armed and trained future ISIS wings in Syria and allowed them to fester in Libya and elsewhere. So what does Obama do after stoking racial tensions in Missouri, Obama went back to vacation.
America was warned about Obama’s hope and change, twice, and chose not to listen.
Full video here. (Warning, very graphic – coming to America soon)
It should also be noted that Muslims like CAIR, the ACLU and many others who do the bidding for terrorists like ISIS want to prevent law enforcement from being trained about this Islamic threat.