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James Foley Dead: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

James Foley Video

The Islamic State uploaded a video to YouTube that shows the beheading of American journalist James Foley. Foley has been held in captivity in Syria since 2012. The original video has been removed from YouTube. Below is a censored version.

Here’s what you need to know about James Foley and this tragic development.


BREAKING NEWS — Secret rescue mission failed to rescue Foley:

U.S. Special Forces Tried to Rescue James Foley This Summer

American special forces launched a failed rescue this summer of James Foley, the journalist beheaded by ISIS in a filmed execution.

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1. The Execution Is Blamed on Recent U.S. Bombing in Iraq

James Foley Screenshots

In the video, a member of Islamic State says that the execution is in retaliation for the recent U.S. bombing campaigns in Iraq. The video, titled “A Message to America,” was uploaded to YouTube by a Twitter user named @Mujahid4life. He posted graphic screengrabs of Foley’s beheading. After uploading the video, @Mujahid4life deleted his account and advised other ISIS members to “deactivate, now.”

You can listen to the audio of the video here, via Brown Moses:


See Obama’s response to ISIS here:

WATCH: Obama ‘Appalled’ at James Foley Beheading by ISIS

President Obama spoke out Wednesday about the beheading of American journalist James Foley, saying the world was "appalled" by the actions of ISIS.

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2. Foley’s Forced Statement Calls the U.S. Government ‘My Real Killers’

James Foley Execution

Prior to his execution, Foley reads a statement in which he calls the U.S. government “my real killers.”

The full transcript of what Foley says in the video, via Brown Moses:

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.

Obama Eyes Troop Surge in Iraq, Rains Bombs on ISIS as Terrorists Vow to Behead 2nd American

As air strikes continue in an effort to take out the terrorist group ISIS, the U.S. military is considering sending additional troops to Iraq.

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James Foley Death Video

His executioner then states:

This is James Wright Foley, an American citizen of your country. As a government, you have been at the forefront of the aggression towards the Islamic State. You have plotted against us and have gone far out of your way to find reasons to interfere in our affairs. Today, your military air force is attacking us daily in Iraq, your strikes have caused casualties among Muslims.

You’re no longer fighting an insurgency, we are an Islamic army, and a state that has been accepted by large number of Muslims world wide, so effectively, any aggression towards the Islamic State, is aggression towards Muslims from all walks of life who has accepted the Islamic caliphate as their leadership, so any attempt by you Obama to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic caliphate will result in the bloodshed of your people.

Jihadi John, James Foley’s Killer: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary of England is alleged to be the ISIS killer of American journalist James Foley, according to British intelligence MI5 and MI6.

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See more shocking footage of ISIS brutality here:

WATCH: ISIS Executes 1,500 Iraq Army POWs Point Blank [NSFW]

A new propaganda video allegedly released by ISIS shows the brutal slaughter of Iraqis. They are shot in the head before being thrown into a river.

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3. Foley’s Family Haven’t Commented on the Video

James Foley Parents

James Foley’s parents, John and Diane, pictured in 2013. (Getty)

The official “Free James Foley” Facebook page put up a post saying: “We know that many of you are looking for confirmation or answers. Please be patient until we all have more information, and keep the Foleys in your thoughts and prayers.”

James Foley execution

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The White House National Security Council said:

If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist.

Free James Foley

(Getty)


See photos of Foley with his family here:

RIP James Foley: Family Photos Pay Tribute to Slain American Journalist

James Foley is the American journalist slain in an ISIS video. These photos remember him in happier times.

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4. Foley Had Been Held Hostage Since 2012

Foley was first kidnapped in Libya in 2012 and then released. He was again taken by terrorists, this time in Syria, around Thanksgiving 2012. Before his second kidnapping, Foley gave a series of interviews in which he spoke about the first kidnapping:

One friend, Clare Morgana Gillis, wrote about Foley in 2013, saying:

Jim sees the good in nearly everything and everyone. He is a master motivator. “You got this, dude!” he’ll say. “That story’s great, just file it already.” …

Everybody, everywhere, takes a liking to Jim as soon as they meet him.

Foley was a native of New Hampshire:


Find out why ISIS is terrified of female soldiers:

ISIS Hates Female Soldiers Because Getting Killed by a Woman = No Heaven

A crack in Islamic State ideology recently revealed that the jihadist men believe that if a woman soldier kills them in battle, they will not go to heaven.

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5. The Video Ends With the Terrorist Threatening to Kill Steven Sotloff

Steven Joel Sotloff Twitter

Steven Sotloff shown in the James Foley execution video.

Also shown in the video is fellow U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff.

He wears the same orange jumpsuit as Foley. He is kneeling in the same position with the man in the video saying, “The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision.”

Learn more about Steven Sotloff here:

Steven Sotloff: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Steven Sotloff is an American journalist seen at the end of ISIS' James Foley beheading video. ISIS says Sotloff's life "depends on Obama's next decision."

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  1. PSYOP – look it up if you don’t know what it is. CIA, Mossad, etc.. the warmongers (money-men & shadow governments) are trying to control your thinking. don’t let them. just say NO to endless, pointless wars run by the real evil of this world: the rich and powerful few. Stop playing THEIR games now and watch the world change for the better!

      • Too bad the majority of your people are so ignorant and full of stupidity. I’ll take a well trained military over a bunch of stinky, untrained, delusional morons, ANY DAY.

    • LOOK AT FOLEYS EMPLOYER; NOTHING THEY MAKE REACHES ANY OUTLET OF SOCIAL MEDIA. THE QUALITY OF HIS THE ‘JOURNALISM’ VIDEOS WERE THAT NO HIGHER THAN A 17 YEAR OLD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. HIS NARRATIVE, THE VERBAL DIALOGUE CONTAINED IN THE ITEMS HE MADE WERE A ‘2’ ON A ’10’ SCALE; HE WAS A RANK AMATUER, PORTRAYED AS ‘PROFESSIONAL’ LOOK AT HIS BROTHER AND SISTER, INTERVIEWED BY COURIC, NOTHING BUT SMILES (SISTERS REACTION AND ANIMATED SMILING IS UTTERLY BIZARRE) AND ZERO SADNESS A DAY AFTER THIS VIDEO, THEIR ‘BROTHERS’ GRISLY ‘DEATH’ WAS RELEASED.
      A PICTURE LITERALLY FALLS OFF THE WALL DURING THE INTERVIEW….

      THE WHOLE THING IS A FARCE

      FYI: ISIS IS THE NAME OF A LARGE PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTOR; LIKE BLACKWATER. PROBABLY WHY THE NAME WAS WAS QUICKLY CHANGED TO ISIL . GOOGLE IT IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT

  2. if you look at the full video, you see a scene where the dead body is shown with the head on the back. besides the body lies a knife. this is not the knife that the executioner had in hand when he was talking. so can the head have been photoshopped to the picture of some other poor guy?

    • THERE IS A COUP HAPPENING IN THE US, WHERE THE REPUBLICANS/NEO CONS REGAIN ALL POWER. LOOK NO FURTHER than the despotic Koch Brothers who control that party.
      ==A CLOSE EXAMINATION OF EVENTS SURROUNDING ‘MANUFACTURED REASON’ TO RESUME WAR, CANNOT BE IGNORED.
      ==REFERENCE KATIE COURIC’S INTERVIEW WITH FOLEYS BROTHER AND SISTER 24 HOURS AFTER THE GRISLY MURDER OF THEIR BROTHER…
      THEY ARE ALL SMILES. SISTERS REACTION IS BEYOND BIZARRE; even a picture on thw wall FALLS OFF THE NAIL, CRASHING. THIS IS A HOLLYWOOD PRODUCTION.
      ==FOLEYS JOURNALISM WAS OF NO HIGHER QUALITY OF A 17 YR OLD HS STUDENT; HIS NARRATIVE IS A ‘1’ ON A ‘1O’ SCALE.
      1.JFK WAS A COUP,
      2. TONKIN GULF LIE USED TO START VIETNAM,
      3. IRAN HOSTAGES RELEASED 3 MINUTES AFTER REAGAN WAS SWORN IN,
      4. NORIEGA IN PANAMA INSTALLED BY US GOVT, COCAINE BY THE TON WAS FLOWN (OBSERVERS LIKENED IT TO THE BERLIN AIRLIFT; PILOT FLEW 4 FLIGHTS A DAY) INTO A RARELY USED FORMER AIRBASE FL
      5. TO GET THE MONEY TO FINANCE BIN LADEN operation VS RUSSIA,
      6. BUSH I CAPTURES NORIEGA TO HIDE THE CRIMES,
      7. BUSH i INVADES IRAQ AFTER FAKE TESTIMONY OF BABIES TAKEN FROM INCUBATORS MADE BY DAUGHTER OF AMBASSADOR TO KUWAIT, —outraging US seniment for war —her testimony was A COMPLETE LIE
      8. 9/11 WAS A COUP D’ETAT TO TRAUMATISE AMERICA
      9. BUSH AND CO USED 935 LIES TO SELL THE WAR, WHILE EVERY INTELLIGENCE AGENCY IN THE WORLD WAS SHOUTING “NO EVIDENCE OF THESE CLAIMS”
      10. BUSH POLICIES DESTROYED MIDDLE CLASS WHILE ENRICHING MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX.
      11. 1/26/98 Project for a New American Century (PNAC)—founded by Cheney, Scooter Libby, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush, Paul Wolfowitz, and other top neocons—demands President Clinton undertake the “removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime.”
      . 6/23/98 “The good Lord didn’t see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States.”—Halliburton CEO Cheney
      Nov. 2000 Future Chief Justice John Roberts flies to Florida to advise Jeb Bush during recount
      12/12/00 Supreme Court hands presidency to George W. Bush.
      Early 2001 Enron CEO Ken Lay named to Bush Energy Department transition team. Jack Abramoff appointed to Interior Department transition team.
      1/30/01 Saddam’s removal is top item of Bush’s inaugural national security meeting. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill later recalls, “It was all about finding a way to do it. The president saying, ‘Go find me a way to do this.'” [Date the public knew: 1/10/04]
      2/14/01 Dick Cheney’s energy task force begins secret meetings with oil company executives. [Date the public knew: 4/16/01]
      3/5/01 Pentagon produces document titled “Foreign Suitors for Iraqi Oilfield Contracts” for Cheney’s task force. Includes a map of areas for potential exploration. [Date the public knew: 7/17/03]
      8/6/01 On vacation in Crawford, Bush receives a Presidential Daily Briefing warning, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in US.” FBI highlights Al Qaeda activities consistent with hijacking preparations, as well as surveillance of federal buildings. [Date the public knew: 5/18/02]
      CIA officer flies to Crawford to call Bush’s attention to document. Bush replies, “All right, you’ve covered your ass now.” [Date the public knew: 6/20/06]
      9/10/01 NSA intercepts messages that say, “The match is about to begin” and “Tomorrow is zero hour.” Not translated until Sept. 12. [Date the public knew: 6/10/02]
      9/21/01 Bush briefed by intel community that there is no evidence linking Saddam to 9/11. [Date the public knew: 11/22/05]
      10/8/01 Office of Homeland Security established.
      10/11/01 Terror alert: Terrorists could attack unspecified targets in “next several days.”
      11/8/01 The New York Times and Frontline report that an Iraqi general witnessed the Iraqi military training Arab fighters to hijack airplanes. Mother Jones later reports general to be bogus Chalabi plant. [Date the public knew: 3/1/06]
      11/21/01 Bush collars Rumsfeld physically and asks: “What have you got in terms of plans for Iraq? What is the status of the war plan? I want you to get on it. I want you to keep it secret.”—Bob Woodward. [Date the public knew: 4/18/04]
      Late Nov. 2001 Osama bin Laden, pinned down at Tora Bora, slips away.

      60 MINUTES INTERVIEWED THE COMMANDER WHO WAS ORDERED TO STAND DOWN WHILE SPECIAL FORCES TO BE DROPPED INTO THE ONLY ESCAPE ROUTE POSSIBLE, WERE ON THE TARMAC READY TO EXECUTE THE FINAL WAY TO ASSURE KILLING BIN LADEN.

      THE IRATE COMMANDER ASKS WHO GAVE THESE ORDERS…ONLY TO HEAR “THEY ARE COMING FROM THE ‘VERY TOP’
      1/23/02 Pakistani militants kidnap Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
      1/27/02 Cheney calls Gitmo detainees “the worst of a very bad lot. They are very dangerous. They are devoted to killing millions of Americans.”

      Early Feb. 2002 Daniel Pearl BEHEADED

      [Date the public knew: 2/21/02

      March 2002 “Fuck Saddam. We’re taking him out.”—Bush to Rice and three senators [Date the public knew: 12/8/03]

      3/5/02 Joe Wilson tells CIA there’s no indication that Iraq is buying yellowcake. [Date the public knew: 7/6/03]

  3. I hope this killer get hunted for the rest of his useless life. The bottom of sea is waiting him. Osama needs fellas there.

  4. Big mistake. You didn’t think this one through filth. Burying children alive. You now will be delt with, I am certain of that.

  5. Rubbish. ABSOLUTE Rubbish: type up 5 dancing Israelis on 9/11 – aint nobody talking about that…. Oh wait. ah yes.
    the khazzar owned media has diluted all this ”Arabs are terrorists” nonsense since the dawn of time. How the hell is it that this so-called arab who is cutting the head – is British accented? Oh maybe the MI6 owns him.
    oh yes the MI6 who are owned by the pentagon, who are owned by the Israelis ah yes it makes sense, and all these stupid shills underneath my comments are jew-bots who are trying to dehumanize the the poor Iraqis by bringing British accented fully linguistic English black man to perform an act, perhaps maybe too he must have been raised in GREAT BRITAIN.
    So as a result he is smarter than THAT to be a head-cutting moron, no? like the videos we are always shown through the Israel-khazzar-so-called-jew owned media in America…. Ah yes you freaks really think we’re that stupid yes? NO.
    you fools tried to fool us back in 9/11 and you’re trying again, we’re not that stupid
    It’s funny, how stan myers invented the water based engine back in 1991 and NO ONE is talking about that. ah yes the pentagon did something to him with the media taking care of the rest.
    right now youtube is filled with jew/khazzar-bots with shill accounts all seperately adding fake ”different” comments all against arabs and islam in hate. What Professional Liars.
    And the sheeple among us would enforce it psychologically by simply agreeing to the bastards by posting heartfelt condolences and ” let’s kills these bastards” nonsense.
    Everyone copy and paste this comment and spam it everywhere relating to this video if you are against the Israelis-illuminati-khazzar tribes ass holes and show them we have already woken up.
    Diabolical ass holes.

  6. False flag… Everybody wan’t to kill arabs now. That’s CIA job. Well done, another USA cyvilian killed for another war for “peace”

  7. I guess your ad price goes up more when you show tits and some poor soul getting his head cut off. Sex and death to hock your your chinsy cramp, captialism has failed us all!!!

    • absolutely it is ill-treatment but U mind your p’s and q’s. Have you ever read Koran? I don’t think so because if u read Koran you know Koran don’t order such a something. sad but true; this is work of your government’s policy.

      • I dont know exactly how often in Koran u can read to kill,behead or do something else cruel to people whi dont believe in islam so stop talking this bullshit! And ISIS is financed and supported by Turkey this … cunts!

      • I agree. USA land of the free…funniest thing I have ever heard. Haven’t people learned anything from 9/11? The USA planned it and did it themselves. This is all a ploy. Read books and actually start examining the past beyond fox news. We live in the land of stupid and naïve lazy people who know nothing of their country’s history let alone the history of other countries. All foreigners HAVE extensive knowledge about all countries and religions but our country depends on media to learn the “facts” LISTEN UP PEOPLE : THIS IS NOT ABOUT RELIGION; IT IS ALL ABOUT GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS. ONLY ONE GOVERNMENT EXISTS – THE US GOVT. PERIOD! SAD BUT TRUE.

  8. odd how this came up right after the Kajieme Powell shooting and consequent riots, and the inability to quell the public´s rage…

    • THIS APPEARS TO BE A COORDINATED EFFORT
      1. PERRY BORDER CHILDREN IN TX..PERRY MAKES IT AN ISSUE ONLY WHEN CHILDREN CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN 100 DEGREE ROOMS; ICE HAS A QUOTA FOR DETENTION BTW
      2 TEA PARTY HATE SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE AFTER ‘OPEN CARRY’ GUN LAWS ARE PASSED IN RAPID SUCCESSION, STATE BY STATE
      3. BLACK IN FERGUSON MO, MURDERED IN NEAR EXECUTION STYLE, ARMS UP, FUELS TEA PARTY GLEE
      4. OBAMA RIPPED TO SHREDS BY FOX NAZIS WHILE TAKING VACATION, AT SAME TIME CONGRESS IS ON VACATION. WASH DC HAS BEEN A GHOST TOWN FOR 100 YEARS DURING AUGUST
      5. JAMES FOLEYS ALLEGED ‘JOURNALISM’ NEVER HIT ANY MEDIA. IT WAS LOWER THAN AMATUER LEVEL. HIS EMPLOYER IS AN UNKNOWN ENTITY ON SOCIAL MEDIA
      6 ISIS IS THE NAME OF A PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTOR; OPERATING THE SAME FUNCTION AS BLACKWATER
      7. NAME IS CHANGED BY PENTAGON TO ISIL INSIDE OF TWO WEEKS
      8. RICK PERRY, SPEAKING WITH THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION LOGO BACKDROP (A KOCH BROTHERS/TEA PARTY FRONT GROUP) PUTS OUT THE POSSIBILITY THAT ISIS/ISIL MAY BE IN THE US ALREADY, HAVING IGNORED HIS OWN BORDER FOR THE 150 MONTHS HE HAS BEEN THE GOV OF TEXAS

  9. It seems to me as though he made a failed attempt to convert to Islam. They make false promises that if you convert they will not kill you. Of course, they are lying. So what is the point? You convert to Islam, hate your own country, turn your back on Jesus Christ, and then die anyway. The whole thing is these people do not think as we do. We can say stop these Wars. They will attack us anyway. People are seriously naive to think that will not come after us regardless of what we do. Everyone to them is an infadel. They are not a religion of peace. Don’t fall for it.

  10. It’s so sad… I’m so schoked by that… They are not human, they are monsters.. How can we do that to a man ? To a human ? It’s worse than animals.. They kill muslims, they kills american.. Who they don’t kill ? MONSTERS.. Shame on you.. RIP to James, hope Steven stay in life..

    • Mensagem para os cabrões do estado dito islãmico – não passais de um cobardes filhos da puta. Nao tendes o minimo respeito pela dignidade humana : fazeis atrocidades em prol de interesses financeiros e politicos pessoais e desculpais tais actos em nome da religião e de um estado (de merda). Nao passais de uns miseraveis parasitas neste planeta e como tal e uma questão de tempo de vir uma onda de merda e vos levar.
      Conselho. isto começa ja a cheirar mal meus filhos da puta

  11. Our military is tired. Let the liberal, ban guns, Obama supporters go fight!!! Yea right! Don’t be fooled. We’re not tired. Just warming up. You’re next ISIS!!!!!!!!

  12. This archaic method of execution will get you one thing and one thing only – the pursuit of the relentless. They will find you out, they will hunt you down, and they will make your wives widows and your children fatherless. There is not a shred of compassion in what you have done, and Allah (or whatever you may refer to him as) will not extend any of it to you. Good luck with your life as a fugitive because that’s all you’ll ever be.

  13. Killing a journalist is a really good sign of cowardice and then additionally believe that Islam should have a little understanding in the West …. executes a pinioned man ? Cold blooded killer is what they present themselves as, and religion has nothing to do with their motives to control Syria- only power .Syrien has a lot of psykos to handle with,thats for sure!
    All credit to James

  14. The killer should loose all his family members in the same way..lets post that on Youtube.
    Eye for an eye…no playing games.

  15. At what point do the Arabs that are non violent get tired of being portrayed as evil, hateful murderers. At what point do they get tired of being oppressed and murdered themselves before they rise up as one to confront and defeat an evil that has no care for life itself.

  16. Like anyone of any value reads these post?! Really now, who cares. Most people are worried about their latte. ISIS to them is a 1970’s cartoon show.

  17. This accent is very much an russian accent ,and also how come the flag does not have a pole to stand on , if there is valley uunderneath I am sure you cant see a flag in the far distant that tall to rise to the the mountain. and why is he wearing orange clothes from guatonoma bay. this is to drag US again in war another agenda by russians and the jews from Russia to provoke US into war and cause more harm not just to Iraqis but to americans, the FBI should listen to the accent in the video.,we are all familiar with ruussian English accents. too bad fools you are fooling your selves, foley was a good man and he was writing down what he saw the reality in Syria .and these terrorist who want to occupy the middle east for greater Israel and make a satanic country are dpoing everything to achieve their agenda forgetting that the real owner of this world is god almighty and he is surely not keeping quiet .death to the terrorists.who are creating war and corruption thru lies and propaganda amen..president Obama please don’t be fooled . like bush,.don’t be afraid to deal with terrroists dear president . god will be on your side. if you do justice. and be honest to everybody.If god is on your side you don’t need anyone else. don’t push more American and Iraqi lives in peril.again.this world will end soon, and we all will be held big time accountable. truth is not judged by the numbers who support it but it is judged by common sense. and listening to your conscience in a clear state of mind.

  18. Please pay attention…..FOLEY SAID PLEASE RISE UP AGAINST THE “REAL KILLERS” they need to be sure that this video is authentic ………. REPLAY VIDEO….what does he mean ;REAL KILLERS?

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