Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Execution of James Foley

The President's lack of response of the murder of James Foley should be compared with his reactions to Trayvon Martin, of whom he embraced as a "son", and the recent shooting in Madison, where he embraced Al Sharpton as an advisor.

Who is the racist?

If James Foley had been black, would there have been a reaction?  Would Obama have gone back golfing?

Have you seen the video uncensored?

Do you recall the statement by President Bush when he said, "terrorists have hijacked a peaceful religion"?

Is this something any Jew could embrace?

I did see the video, inspire of the gruesome nature.  Heather has chosen not to.   The anger we feel at the murder was heightened at the lack of reaction from our president.

Americans of all races deserve justice.  James Foley did not assault a police officer.  James Foley was not a young budding career criminal.

He was a journalist.

His brother was in the Air Force.

Islam, or "order", seeks to subjugate America, even with its massive inroads, via immigration into Europe, and stands pathologically against the very existence of Israel, something the world recognized, after the attempt by Adolf Hitler to eradicate all Jews from Europe in the 1930's and 1940's.

For those who bow on the alter of tolerance must consider those without tolerance towards much of what we hold sacred.

The video is below.  Decide for yourself if you wish to see it.

Ronald Reagan refused to negotiate with terrorists as he knew it would only empower them and lead to more deaths.

Barak Obama traded enemies of our country for an enemy of our country with citizenship.  The legality of such is in question, but the outcome, for the family of James Foley, is not.

Would Barak Obama had gone golfing had James Foley been black?

Racism, or in the ancient language, "regard of faces" is superficial folly.  In business, I will hire the best candidate regardless of pigmentation because production demands common sense, that is, a sense that doing what is best for the business, is, in itself, best, which should be understood without explanation.

Our country is tired of race baiters who produce nothing but exploit victims' families.  We are in need of a strong leader, regardless of the pigmentation of his skin.


Sus said...

Please look at the text of the ransom email again. ISIL is enraged at America and especially President Obama because we are the nation who will not deal with them. Other nations do pay ransoms and trade prisoners. There is nothing more insulting than to be treated of no importance, and I can see in their email ISIL is insulted. They want to create unrest by the American people.

Statement Analysis Blog said...


that is the point.

We did bargain with one, but not another?

This was to insult ISIS.

They made good on their threat.

This is why the hard line stance must either be held 100% or not at all, and once given in, it means danger for innumerable Americans.


Sus said...

Trading prisoners has been done in war since the beginning of time, by every nation. It is a part of war. So it's not trading prisoners that is the problem per se, it is determining who we, the US, acknowledges and gives power to in a region. The people of the world resent this power and control of their region.

Sus said...

Also from the email, they are goading the US into a full attack on IRAQ. That worries me. ISIL has money. They can afford WMD and they are ready to be martyrs. I pray President Obama continues his restraint and resists the call of war.

Sus said...

After I answered you, I see we're saying the same thing. :-) It is difficult to deal with nations with so many different factions. It will be nice when Hillary is back in the Whitehouse. :-)

Anonymous said...

Don't expect Peter to agree with you. He is a big repug, not to mention being a name dropper....

Shut up said...

Anonymous said...

Until yesterday, I had not watched the video, as I believed it was real and horrinle and gory. Then I came across some still shots from the video, and noticed something. The shot with his head lying perfectly positioned on top of the body looked, well, "off." Then I noticed the head didnt match the color of the arms...then, I zoomed in a little, and the arms looked a little bit strange...almost fake. But wait, I had been reading about how everyone seeing this video was just sickened by the gore. So, I took the chance, prepared myself for some "gross," and watched. WOW. JUST WOW. It is NOT gory. Mr. Foley, for one, does nkt seem to be the nervous, terrified man about to be beheaded I expected. He seems to be reading a dramatic movie script. Then, as the man in black moves to begin, it is CLEAR AS DAY, there is an edit in the video, and suddenly, as the man in black is tilting "Mr. Foley back to cut, it appears that he is tilting back a solid object (think CPR dummy) with Me. Foleys head digitally inserted onto this dummy. No blood is seen as he begins to curve the knife around the neck. Then the video cuts, and the next image is the one that caused me pause in the first place. An image of a CPR DUMMY body, with a Foley head digitally/photoshopped on there, and tilted and lying perfectly so, on the large solid looking cgest with WHITE as snow plastic looking arms and hands. The blood on this Foley head looks as if it was poured on top or photoshopped on. Go ahead. Watch again and REALLY WATCH. There is no gore in this video. Am I not seeing the same thing everyone else is seeing????? What is going on here, Peter?????? Please let me know what you think after watching it again. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

Im sorry for the typos. Also I am not a conspiracy theory nut or anything like that. Just a 37 yr old mom and wife who noticed something VERY strange.

Anonymous said...

I dont know now. I watched it again, and I just dont know what to believe anymore. I do see his leg move when he tilts him back... but something just looks off about the next shot that has him lying there, seemingly on his stomach...I just dont know. Peter???

Anonymous said...

And I cant pause the video to get a good look, either.

Buckley said...

I agree that Obama made a huge mistake with the Bergdahl exchange and that playing golf after his response to the Foley killing was incredibly insensitive.

What I don't agree with Peter about is:

The President's lack of responseof the murder of James Foley should be compared with his reactions to Trayvon Martin,

Obama did issue a response. If we are to compare his "response" about Foley to his "reaction" (why the different word? In SA there are no synonyms) to the Martin killing, we'd actually have to look at the statement he made. To ignore it and claim he didn't make it is kinda strange to me.

Would Obama have gone back golfing?

"Back" from what? Giving a response. This seems akin to "then" or "left" which often implies missing info.

Buckley said...

Obama's response to the killing of James Foley:

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Good afternoon, everybody.

Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away.

He was taken hostage nearly two years ago in Syria, and he was courageously reporting at the time on the conflict there. Jim was taken from us in an act of violence that shocked the conscience of the entire world. He was 40 years old, one of five siblings, the son of a mom and dad who worked tirelessly for his release. Earlier today, I spoke to the Foleys and told them that we are all heartbroken at their loss and join them in honoring Jim and all that he did.

Now, Jim Foley’s life stands in stark contrast to his killers. Let’s be clear about ISIL. They have rampaged across cities and villages killing innocent, unarmed civilians in cowardly acts of violence. They abduct women and children and subject them to torture and rape and slavery. They have murdered Muslims, both Sunni and Shia, by the thousands. They target Christians and religious minorities, driving them from their homes, murdering them when they can, for no other reason than they practice a different religion.

They declared their ambition to commit genocide against an ancient people. So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just god would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.

People like this ultimately fail. They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy. The world is shaped by people like Jim Foley and the overwhelming majority of humanity who are appalled by those who killed him. The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. We will be vigilant and we will be relentless. When people harm Americans anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done and we act against ISIL, standing alongside others. The people of Iraq, who with our support are taking the fight to ISIL must continue coming together to expel these terrorists from their community. The people of Syria, whose story Jim Foley told, do not deserve to live under the shadow of a tyrant or terrorists. They have our support in their pursuit of a future rooted in dignity.

From governments and peoples across the Middle East, there has to be a common effort to extract this cancer so that it does not spread. There has to be a clear rejection of this kind of nihilistic ideologies. One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century. Friends and allies around the world, we share a common security and a common set of values that are rooted in the opposite of what we saw yesterday. And we will continue to confront this hateful terrorism and replace it with a sense of hope and civility.

And that’s what Jim Foley stood for, a man who lived his word, who courageously told the stories of his fellow human beings, who was liked and loved by friends and family. Today, the American people will all say a prayer for those who loved Jim. All of us feel the ache of his absence. All of us morn his loss. We keep in our prayers those other Americans who are separated from their families. And we will do everything that we can to protect our people and the timeless values that we stand for. May God bless and keep Jim’s memory. And may God bless the United States of America.

ME said...

The"president"set a"president" :)

Anonymous said...

So I am NOT the only one calling that video FAKE, after all!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's the magical mystery tour from London to Ammerica to Syria to China.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone hear what Peter said? Anyone?

There is nothing that will pacify ISIS. There is nothing short of an epiphany that will cause Obama to see how dangerous his unreasoned hopefulness is.

Obama is a terrible leader. Terrible. In a few short years he has undone the greatness of a country it took 200 years to build, all because he thought the world would somehow magically fall into peace and order if the USA stepped back from leadership. If we all end up with our heads chopped off it will be because we deserve to, as we have separated our minds from our bodies already.