ISIS Beheads American Journalist, Chinese Netizen Reactions

James Foley ISIS beheading video.

From NetEase:

ISIS Releases American Journalist Beheading Video

ISIS has just made public a video of an American journalist being beheaded, using this to threaten [United States President] Obama, demanding that he stop interfering in Iraqi affairs. The name of the murdered journalist was James Wright Foley, 40 years old, who worked for the American GlobalPost company. He was previously captured in Libya and later released. In 2012, he was again kidnapped in Syria. ISIS also stated that if Obama does not act in time, the next to be beheaded will be American journalist Steven Sotlof.

American journalist James Foley was beheaed in a video released by ISIS.

Comments from NetEase:

f131d5115cdc8748c7b97975 [网易江苏省徐州市手机网友]:

A bunch of beasts, America should hurry and exterminate them!

网易北京市手机网友 ip:114.242.*.*

This organization truly is too evil.

熊熊快跑 [网易北京市崇文区手机网友]:

Those who kill journalists are the most incompetent/pathetic.

大众神器 [网易北京市手机网友]:

Weren’t [Osama] Bin Laden, Saddam [Hussein], and a great deal of African terrorist leaders supported by the United States before? It’s the same with the Syria-born ISIS. This is trouble American created for itself, so it should deal with it on its own.

网易福建省福州市手机网友 ip:223.104.*.*

Too cruel!!! They must be annihilated! Resist/oppose terrorism!

网易江苏省南京市手机网友 ip:122.96.*.*

This faction has been very active lately. May Shaolin Abbot [Shi] Yongxin go forth and subdue them!

网易安徽省合肥市手机网友 ip:58.243.*.*

What happened to the US Navy SEALs?

网易福建省泉州市手机网友 ip:61.154.*.*

The Iraqi terrorist group is the indirect consequence of the United States’ flagrant invasion of Iraq: The American economy had problems, and in order to make money, in order to divert attention from domestic problems, it launched a war abroad, to make money from war. The war led to internal strife, led to violence… So the terrorist group came into existence!

网易浙江省杭州市手机网友 ip:124.160.*.*

Too bloody.

kb198968 [网易河南省平顶山市手机网友]:

Fuck.

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  • Rick in China

    War journalism is one of the most ballsy jobs. It’s so important that the world have insight into what’s really happening on the ground in these type of areas, but being a good journalist often means you have to throw yourself into the thickest midst without an army backing you up. Most countries abide by the rules, don’t fuck with journalists intentionally….but when things like this happen, it kind of makes bombing the fuck out of these people’s group’s territories much less hard to stomach.

    • 금정산

      Don’t say “it kind of… much less hard to stomach”. It’s better to say what you think and be open to criticism rather than use weakly defined language.

      The death of innocent civilians comes from bombings too. Especially when these groups operate in civilian areas to avoid such attacks.

      • Lwcasu

        He was saying what he thought – that he thinks it is wrong to bomb these guy’s territories, however because of retaliation like this, he believes he is second guessing his original thought.

        • 금정산

          He didn’t |directly| say what he thought. This is my point.

          [he thinks it is wrong to bomb these guy’s territories, however because of retaliation like this, he believes he is second guessing his original thought.]

          Second guessing? No; from what he said, his original and only thought was to […].

          He didn’t say bombing these regions in response is somehow justified; because the idea can be criticised.

          • Zhegezhege

            And the award for “most fun at parties” goes to 금정산

    • DavidisDawei

      “Ballsy” is one word for it.
      This fellow (James Foley) was captured in Libya and saw a colleague killed and went onto Syria shortly after.
      When you do something like this long enough, the odds catch up with you…some shit cannot be controlled or anticipated and no backup means “Zaijian.”

    • Disney English

      This journo came to a fairly grim end, but try to keep things in proportion eh?

      • Disney English

        Apart from anything else, if there are still other journalists being held by this group then bombing them to hell is more than likely to result in the deaths of several more journalists.

        • mr.wiener

          The alternative being…?

          • Disney English

            My point was that his reaction to the death of one journalist is to advocate a response that could very easily lead to the deaths of several more journalists. If his aim is to prevent the abrupt deaths of these journalists then he should resist advocating ‘bombing the fuck out of’ IS turf.

          • mr.wiener

            You cannot reason with these people, they are fanatics.Even other terrorist groups are scared of them (Hezbolla because they are Shia and Al Kaeda because they felt they are too extreme) What will happen now in all likelyhood is that the Americans will degrade their heavy weapons and supply lines until select divisions of the Iraqi army.The Kurdish peshmerga and the Syrian army can finish the job.
            You do not negotiate with a jihadi wannbe with a Londinistan accent when he saws the head off a US journo with a blunt butter knife…You put a hellfire missile up his arse when he is back celebrating with John, Paul and Ringo..

          • David

            I agree. I think the only answer is the Roman answer. A Roman citizen was free and safe to travel in most parts of the empire. If one was killed or taken as a slave there were serious repercussions (like destroying a village serious). I unerstand that would be thought of as barbaric by most countries but you really can NOT reason with religious fanatics or terrorists. Killing them is the only actual solution. That being said war should ALAWYS be the choice of last resort but our citizens dying (like in Libya) is not a negotiable option.

      • Rick in China

        Did you click on my name, and respond to every one of my last posts? What’s up with this influx of drivel. What do you even mean by “keep things in proportion”, anyways? Do you mean keep things in perspective?

        I’m glad I wont have to send my child to an overpriced sham of a licensing deal to learn her languages.

        • Lwcasu

          Oh come on, he made a simple typo. No need to insult him.

          • failure

            Insulting is his thing. He can’t help it.

        • Disney English

          Ad hominem? On the internet? You’re going to have to troll harder than that if you want to upset me.

    • Germandude

      In war, the truth dies first. For each beheading that is shown on youtube, there are 100s, if not 1000s of kills by either side that go unreported.

      This video is shocking, because it’s intentionally set up, fed to you and the others on your side. It’s a tool to gain support for them (ISIS) as much as it is for those opposing them.

      Better wonder what kind of cruelty you don’t see on a daily basis, e.g. drone victims, Palestinian civilists shredded by Israeli rockets etc.

      In war, the truth dies first. And violence creates counter-violence. Who is earning? The answer to that, is the cancer to fight.

    • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

      Well it certainly rallies support against them, proof of their incompetence, but I would say it justifies bombing the general area it is assumed they operate. There isn’t a guarantee you’ll even get them all.

    • Hank

      Most of the kidnapped ‘journalists’ were freelance thrillseekers not backed by any news organization and were not well planned nor organized, hence they get caught. Very much different scenario for Anderson Cooper to get kidnapped.

      • David

        Still very sad. This man was also kidnapped in the Middle East a few years ago but was freed after two years. Came back here and got caught again. He has actually been in custody for a while and monetary demands were made for his release. The Special forces were sent in to rescue them but when they got to the place they HAD been held it looked like they were moved a day or two earlier. Terrible.

    • Dr Sun

      “Most countries abide by the rules, don’t fuck with journalists ”

      incredibly naive

  • narsfweasels

    Doctors, teachers, journalists, nurses, sanitation workers, waitresses… all civilians should be off limits in a time of war. This is not cool, man.

    • KamikaziPilot

      Of course it’s not cool, but war isn’t cool either and the killing of civilians happens all the time. Of course what’s extraordinary about this is that it was recorded for the whole world to see. Dumb move by ISIS, they’ve just given the world more ammunition to annihilate them.

      • Fumanchu

        do you think we can ?

  • HarryMohan

    Friends of Pakistan and mullah ideology…..wait till it knocks on your door!

  • SongYii

    All right, all right everybody, just calm down. Let’s not lose our heads over…. oh, nevermind.

    • mr.wiener

      Too soon.

      • ex-expat

        I don’t think any period of time would make that appropriate,
        or funny.

    • David

      so you up voted your tasteless joke 4 times. Not one person would put their name on those up votes.

      • SongYii

        its not supposed to be funny. its meant to reflect the tastelessness of the story. many beheading videos have been published since 2001, and i havent watched a single one because that gives the purveyors power and influence.

        anyone who views these videos gives them power.

        jokes arent real. unique views are.

        • David

          OK, well, I understand that much better. Thank you for explaining what you were trying to do.

          • SongYii

            im not an idiot… i knew my comment would rub people the wrong way. but the mass popularity of the video rubs me the wrong way. and i think having millions of people watch your family member get his head cut off with a knife rubs the family the wrong way. condolences and lamentations are pointless. we should be discussing better ways for the public to react to the video rather than talking about how we just hate isis so much and should destroy them at all costs.

            my comment is among the least offensive on this thread.

  • b duck

    o, no!

  • donscarletti

    “What war cry would you hear from a typical American?”

    I believe the term is “carpet nuke them”.

    ISIS is great. Obama just has to wait until they conquer the whole middle east, then he can get his second Nobel Peace Prize by going there and exterminating every living thing larger than a rat.

  • DavidisDawei

    He’s dead in the first minute, but it takes about 10 minutes to completely remove the head the way they do it. I am told they consider this one of the most humiliating ways to kill an infidel.

    People ask why would this guy go along and read that statement?
    I suspect they have done dry runs and conditioned him to believe it was just another “rehearsal”, only this time this guy cuts his throat.

    If I was one of these people being bombed by the USA, then I would probably look for a way to strike back, but killing innocent people tells a lot about these fucks!

    • Lwcasu

      No they tortured him until he agreed to say what he said. The look on his face after he reads the statement and you can see he knows that he’s a dead man.

  • b duck

    ????

  • AbC

    Ignorant fool… At least use some sort of an imaginary thought process to back up your unsubstantiated claim.

  • Brian227

    “What happened to the US Navy SEALs?” A question only someone who’s played too much Call of Duty could ask.

    • Alex Dương
      • Brido227

        The comment displays a childlike faith in the abilities of the US Navy Special Forces, not recognising that they’re not superhuman, can’t be everywhere and can’t guarantee success – particularly when basic intelligence like the hostages’ location is lacking.

        Military action is inherently risky and disaster-prone. Professional organisations like SEALs don’t just swan off into the ulu in the hope of stumbling on their intended objective, they act in accordance with credible information.

        • Alex Dương

          It was a one-liner, and it could be interpreted in at least two ways: (1) how come they didn’t save him, and (2) why didn’t they try?

          They did try, but as you pointed out, they aren’t superhuman and can’t guarantee success.

    • AbC

      It’s a pretty reasonable question for someone who’s not aware of current US policies.

      After all, the Navy Seals are a counter-terrorism unit who also specialises in hostage rescue/recovery (amongst many other roles they play). It’s not too far fetched for a foreigner to ask why the seals weren’t designated to rescue a hostage from terrorists.

    • Probotector

      To be fair, no COD game has ever let you play as a US Navy SEAL.

  • Probotector

    …and the masked coward who beheaded him is British: born, raised and radicalised, though only identified as one of the ‘Beatles’. The UK is the epicentre of homegrown radical Islam in the West.

    • AbC

      There are Muslims all over the world who fights for ISIS including the USA. For example, Forbes just identified a group of 15 American citizens from Minnesota (of Somalian background) fighting for ISIS. The NYPD also stated that they believe there are at least 100 home grown Muslims training to become part of ISIS.
      Singling out the UK is somewhat prejudiced.
      I’m just saying that all these terrorist wannabes comes from all walk of life and all corners of the world. None should be allowed back home, or at least captured and imprisoned the moment they show their passport.

      • Alex Dương

        He’s being critical of his own country.

      • Probotector

        Well the UK is my country, so you can cut me some slack. Granted, homegrown Islamic terrorism comes from many countries, but the UK is the biggest hotbed for radical mosques and radical preachers.

        • AbC

          That I agree with as the facts points out UK with the most home grown ISIS fighters from the western World. There’s also dozens of them from Australia (where I’m from).
          All these idiotic extremists who fights against the freedom and liberty they’ve enjoyed their whole life should just shoot themselves in the head.

        • Dr Sun

          the UK is a hot bed from the primagage of grace, the levellers right through to the IRA to now

      • Fumanchu

        there are also muslims from all over the world including those British Muslims serving in the Armed forces fighting these extremists.

        • AbC

          Agree with you. I didn’t mean to use the term Muslim negatively in the context. But it’s just a fact that you need to be Muslim to be part of ISIS. I am sure the majority of Muslims are against the actions and goals of ISIS.

          • Dr Sun

            as im sure most Irish were against the IRA, but was sadly heavily supported financially, ideologically and with USMC mercenaries, by the Irish Americans pre- 9/11

    • Honibaz

      I think the degree of Islamic radicalization in European countries is correlated with the prevalence of left wing ideology. To me, UK seems to have a very strong conservative political base (otherwise the Cameron government wouldn’t have won the election in 2010), and that base is preventing Islam from becoming too much of a nuisance. A much more left leaning country like Sweden on the other hand, would be an area of greater concern, because Swedes are much more tolerant of differing beliefs compared to other European nationalities.

      • Probotector

        “I think the degree of Islamic radicalization in European countries is correlated with the prevalence of left wing ideology.”

        Correct, the more liberal a society is, the more pervasive anti western (including extremist Islam) attitudes are.

        “To me, UK seems to have a very strong conservative political base (otherwise the Cameron government wouldn’t have won the election in 2010), and that base is preventing Islam from becoming too much of a nuisance. ”

        Incorrect, the UK has a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government, and the UK has been, ever since Blair’s time, the most left-wing nation in Europe and one of the most in the world. They do not curtail the rise of radical Islam, but appease it.

      • Fumanchu

        you mean like the tolerance shown by mao and stalin, that sort of leftwing tolerance ?

        • ClausRasmussen

          No, he mean the political correct wishy washy multi culti Western Europe left wing

  • Zsari Maxim

    8 years ago Chinese were against the illegal invasion of Iraq, and today Chinese are telling the US to clean up the mess they have created exactly by that invasion. What turnabout?

    • Fumanchu

      when,where did China say that ?

  • samuk1000

    The second image should be removed. This is the first location I have found and it shows the lack of morals of the site owners, propagating the terror message by seeking out this kind of snuff porn and photoshopping it. Take it down. Even liveleaks don’t seem to have stooped to this level. The days are numbered for this business, for sure.

    • ptptp

      It’s been up on many other websites – news sites, blogs in the US, but it is horrifying and disturbing to look at.

  • Osk. A

    Uh, what? In what way? Yes they pollute, but they’re not really attacking any country, yes they pollute. But it’s said to reduce dramaticly over the next 50 years as green power becomes a norm.

    • Jahar

      The pollution is going to get much worse before it gets better. I’d say a good 30 years before their fossil fuel consumption stops increasing.

      • David

        YEa and “green power” has lots of their own problems.

      • takasar1

        strange… most experts put 2030 as the limit

        • David

          Yes but I remember well how the experts said fossil fuels would run bone dry globally in 20 years. That was about 1977. What they can not predict is new ways finding and extracting oil, new techniques that allow better refining and new technologies that provide for more efficient use and transportation of that oil (or coal, or natural gas).

          • takasar1

            they were talking about conventional reserves which have in fact become far more rare. unconventionals were seen as a pipe dream. secondly, china’s fuel mix matters far more than the sum of total mtoe from different resources. if coal, the most polluting, falls to 50% of china’s total energy mix from 68% (of today) by 2030, being replaced by natural gas and renewables, then china’s total emissions could actually stagnate with the next 2 decades. additionally, as the economy rebalances with consumption overtaking construction, energy consumption will grow at a slower rate. china will most likely be a super-aged society by 2040 anyway, further decreasing the rate of energy consumption growth. personally, I feel india will likely take this baton soon.

            these are all valid concerns which support my point. experts in the last century were extremely dismissive of the role of technology in bringing unconventionals online. it proved to be their flaw. I dont really think rapidly iincreasing energy consumption in china, throughout the next two decades, is likely due to the economic, geographic and demographic reasons listed above.

  • Insomnicide

    Yellow peril fear-mongering aside, how exactly did the USA ‘create’ China?

    • Germandude

      Rock-paper-scissors. Obviously…

    • firebert5

      Maybe by not listening to Douglas McArthur’s strategy of dropping A-bombs on China and Russia while we were dropping them on Japan to make sure they didn’t become a threat? ‘Cause preemptive nukes are likely to solve all the world’s problems.

      • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

        I thought MacArthur wanted to nuke China for pushing the U.S back to the 38th parallel during the Korean war.

        • firebert5

          He wanted to do it earlier than that, but he always found a new excuse to justify it. Thankfully, Truman was having none of it.

      • Insomnicide

        If we’re really going by what-ifs, then the US not abandoning the KMT would have done a better job at ‘creating’ China.

  • Insomnicide

    Different websites have different views.

  • Osk. A

    It’s a real shame that we in Europe take refugeés under our protective wings. Foster, mend and educate them with a society that we’ve developed in over 30 to 60 years. And then they go back and force thousands of innocent civilians up a mountian preparing to genocide them, beheading and putting heads on spikes and brainwashing a whole generation into thinking that is OK. Sad.

    • xv

      The irony is they all come here, then bleat on about how the west is so terrible. Meanwhile their countries of origin are utter toilets.

  • Ryo Saeba

    Wait, he was previously captured, and released. Then he went back at it again!? Honestly, I wouldn’t of push my luck like that. RIP brave warrior. Anything for a story I guess.

    • Chaz

      Adrenaline junky. Should have folded while he was ahead. Crapped out.

  • KamikaziPilot

    Civilians have been both targeted and been the victims of collateral damage since the beginning of warfare so the killing of this civilian really isn’t anything out of the ordinary. Of course what is extraordinary is that it was recorded for the whole world to see. While the beheading was barbaric, is it any more barbaric than being hit by a drone missile and having your legs blown off and squirming and bleeding out over 20 minutes before finally dying, or being burned from a bomb dropped on your house? What strikes me is the shear stupidity of ISIS to pull this off. I know they want revenge but this is an extremely dumb move by ISIS. They’ve just dealt a death blow to the their image around the world and given the rest of the world more of a reason destroy them and we all know the US was itching to get back into the fight in the Middle East. Now ISIS will feel the full wrath of US airstrikes. I’m against US involvement in the Middle East but ISIS has just given the US a “justification” to become more involved. In other words they’ve signed their death warrant, all because they wanted to behead one person.

  • Germandude

    I love your post…. and your user name. Actually, your user name and your post are creating a lovely relation. Here is why:

    First, the name @420mao is showing your advancement in trolling. The usual troll calls himself wumao, popular in the west as “50 cent army”. You however are 420mao, showing your expertise that certainly deserves a salary increase. And what an amount it is. Receiving 420 mao, or 42 Yuan per post is simply mind-taking. Earning 42 Yuan for 2 lines of text, that’s simply incredible. Many readers on cS will be jealous as the commoner is paid far less on here.

    Having shown my deepest respect and thrown a virtual high-five to you, it’s time to get to the facts.

    You managed to write 2 lines, 3 sentences, without any spelling mistake. That gives you already the full amount of grammar points as there is nothing to complain about.
    Additionally, you score 5 points for figuring that America created China. When Columbus discovered America in approx. 1492 BC, he immediately told the native Americans to build China. Obviously, he kinda screwed that one up because of 5000 years of building weren’t enough. Now the imminent implosion of China, founded on weak bricks, is imminent, giving you the bonus score of predicting the destruction of the world.

    10/10. Your post is fucking awesome. Maybe not for the average cS reader, but certainly for me. A drunk German that simply admires your skill in efficiently typing bullshit in short posts. Congrats. You r my man.

    • Jahar

      I think the 420 is about the pot smoking time.

      • Lwcasu

        I think his response was full of sarcasm

    • Trollll

      420mao would be 210 kuai

      • Kai

        No, it’d be 42 kuai.

      • AbC

        You are confusing mao with wumao. Mao being 10 cents and wu meaning five. 420x10cents as opposed to 420x50c.

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    What are you smoking? I think you need to switch to something lighter.

  • Don’t Believe the Hype

    one sided much?

  • Don’t Believe the Hype

    they both kill innocents, one is just better at killing in general

  • DavidisDawei

    I’m sure George Washington was considered a terrorist by the British, but because he won, he is a hero.

    Winner writes the history!!

    You ask who is right?

    2000+ dead on one side vs. how many dead on the other side? Who really has the power there?

    If Mike Tyson came up to you and started beating you, you could not go toe to toe with him (probably), maybe you would try to bite him. You would probably try something if you couldn’t run away or you would die. Eventually people are going to fight back any way they can.

    Did you see the video of the cops who shot Kajieme Powell in St Louis? They shot him at least 4 times after he hit the ground. He may have committed a crime or had a warrant, but this is not what Police are supposed to do. The cops had all the power. They became judge, jury and executioner – who is to say it won’t be you or me next time.

    I try to leave emotion out of it and judge actions.
    Words are cheap. Anyone can say anything, but if their actions don’t support those words…they forfeit their credibility in my eyes, need to be held accountable and should not get the benefit of the doubt when they say “trust me”.

  • IsurvivedChina

    Asking for millions of dollars for the release of prisoners does not denote fighting for a cause. They’re no better then the guy who robs a bank and then once caught takes hostages until the city pays up! This has nothing to do with freedom of religion but more to do with how much money can we make from one guy!

    • RagnarDanneskjold

      Terrorism isn’t free!

      • IsurvivedChina

        When will they learn that they can have separation of religion and politics!?

        • David

          about the time they meet Allah face-to-face. Seriously, in most middle eastern countries there is no such thing as separation of church and state. Like most western countries until after the 17th century.

          • IsurvivedChina

            We have to educate to elevate… if you’re only reading one book then you’re doomed to be stuck in the dark ages…. the twisted interpretations of the Koran are partly to blame… it’s a fucked up world indeed… imagine if the rest of the world read only the Bible… we’d be stuck in the dark ages for sure!

  • Lwcasu

    Except, America didn’t create China.

  • Gerhana

    I cringe every time there is a news about ISIS, they should definitely not be acronym to ISIS, because in the future, whenever people think of ISIS, they would think negatively and associate it with this terrorist group, rather than the Egyptian antiquity. Same like swastika.

  • ThinkBlue

    Look how everyone is calling on the US to act. The US has received so much criticism when its fought terrorist groups in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past decade plus, but as soon as the US leaves the region and as soon as this happens everyone is like, “wheres iz da youuu esss ayyy? where da naybee seelz? mayk dem all go boom!”

    and what does China have to say about these things?

    China is like, “Nun ow bizness. doont intafeeya wit udda cuntrees intarnuh prublams”

    Well just wait China. You’ve already had to evacuate thousands of workers from this country and that country in north Africa having revolutions and riots. Wait till its a country that you are heavily invested in or one you are importing large quantities of essential goods. Then you’re going to think again about not wanting to interfere in other countries’ affairs.

    • vincent_t

      The moment China send in their troops, the West would start fear mongering that China begin practicing expansion policy.
      And come on, I think best leave this to the US and Arab countries. It is already complicated enough with US and Iran in the mess.

    • AbC

      Somewhat funny but racist nonetheless.

      But vincent_t is right, if anyone other than the US or it’s allies interfere by military action in foreign soil, it’d be deemed ‘act of provocation’ or ‘acting aggressively’ ‘hostile invasion’…etc by western governments.

  • simon

    They say that ISIS branched out from Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda was a result of the prior US support for Osama? ISIS is a scum organization but sometimes i wonder how the hell these radical groups originated in the first place. Somewhere there’s got to be a root cause to all these radical groups, probably have to dig back in history somewhat, what are the grievances that made these radical clerics have such hatred against other races, religions etc.

    I’d like to say nuke them all, but from the ashes will just rise up another branch of terrorists. Is there actually a solution to the middle east? The west gets involved and there’s all this muslim hate, the west doesn’t get involved and all hell breaks loose with terrorists seizing power. This is a damned if you and and damned it you don’t case. Seems like it’s going to be an endless cycle.

    • ClausRasmussen

      >> Somewhere there’s got to be a root cause to all these radical groups

      Saudi Arabia 1400 years ago

  • Kai

    As those above have said, there’s still a diversity of views, and even a diversity of opinions within the same person depending on the specific situation.

  • David

    No offense but the fact that you describe China as “an ancient civilization that has existed for more than a thousand years” indicates to me that you either really don’t know that much about China or are really bad at numbers in English. 1000 years is a weird age to list. Are you counting from the end of the Tang dynasty or the beginning of the Song? Besides the troll was saying the United States CREATED China, not that we wanted to destroy it. Also, the Roman Empire lasted 400 years (and the Roman Republic 400 years before that) while the Ottoman Empire (very strange comparison) lasted about 600 years.

  • chandlerpatrick

    time for this

  • b duck

    American splashes hate all over the world, now more and more revenge they just get.

    • optinion

      Actually, they supposedly had this one coming for being sympathetic to their cause of deposing the philosophically genocidal fascist Assad. So no.

  • takasar1

    funny, cause china benefits the most from the stretching of us resources

  • FYIADragoon

    Its ironic, because every time they pull one of these, it just leans the American public towards more support for American intervention overseas. It sounds like ISIS wants a few more predators jammed up their asses. RIP Foley.

  • Zhegezhege

    Presumably you also feel that the PRC is also reaping what it sowed in Xinjiang.

  • Truck Furniture Maker

    I honestly am amazed that these people think they are super manly or tough for killing a reporter. It’s like Hamas celebrating the killing of a 4 year old by a recent missile or the three teenagers which started the conflict. Is killing a kid or reporter really something to pride yourself on?

  • KamikaziPilot

    So it’s not a dumb move? The American public is getting weary of war halfway around the world where there just happens to be a whole lot of oil, but after this public spectacle even the most liberal, anti-war factions will have trouble arguing against increased involvement in the region. So yes, it is a dumb move.

  • AbC

    Wumao is fifty cents. I don’t really know your point though.

  • Guest

    Hard to believe.

  • SongYii

    obama has already received credit for ending the iraq war. ive read it in numerous ameran newspapers.

  • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

    The side that isn’t kidnapping non combatants and holding them for ransom?

  • David

    Yes, we are so mean, just going around cutting peoples heads off all the time, letting little girls burn because they dared to attend school and hanging homosexuals. With the modern weapons we have. the amount of collateral damage we do is the least of any army in the past. War sucks, nobody likes it when innocent people die (as an ex soldier I promise that). But the other side does not seem to care so like to hide themselves and weapons in places full of innocents. As long as they do that we have no choice..

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