James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head

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James Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists. He didn’t travel to report on a story, but to promote an agenda. And the agenda was obvious from his Twitter feed.

Any human life lost is tragic, but a moral individual would have much more empathy for the Syrian Christians who suffered at the hands of Foley’s favorite Jihadists than one of their pet propagandists. For the most Foley only mentioned Syrian Christians when he was promoting the myth that the Sunni Jihadists were actually a secular democracy-loving force that incorporated Christians and Kurds on equal terms.

Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government. He was a vehement advocate and while he didn’t necessarily side with any single group, he echoed the one sided narrative rather than telling the truth about the Islamists. His Twitter feed was full of urgings to arm the Jihadists.

Meanwhile he sneered at America’s War on Terror.

He cheered on the Sunni Muslim terrorists fighting to ethnically cleanse the Christians of Aleppo. In the conflict between Israel and Hamas, his tweets and retweets were chock full of pro-Sunni Syrian terrorist propaganda.

When Newsweek’s Muslim Rage cover story came out, Foley mocked it too. Raging Muslims. How silly and Islamophobic.

(Note: Tweets not by Foley were retweeted by him.)

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(The Al Nusra Front is an Al Qaeda group now part of ISIS)

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(The journalists are Hamas)

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  • ObamaYoMoma

    He’s like you Daniel. He thinks jihadists are terrorists and as a result he loss his head.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Different day, same troll.

      • Paul Golden

        Daniel it could also be the same day, different troll. This troll should be careful or he might lose his head.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          It would be a very small loss in his case. Like some chickens, he might even go on for years without realizing it.

        • Sid Goldberg

          Moral of the story- stay away from Bibi’s ISIS.

          • UCSPanther

            To the garbage dump with you…

          • Bill

            More excrement from Hitler boy.

      • Josh

        You should be outright ashamed for writing this uninformed trash, Daniel. It’s nothing more than a smear against a dead man. You’re a coward.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          If it makes you feel better, I would have just as happily written it when he was alive.

          • Josh

            But you didn’t. You waited until Jim’s head was cut off to pen this tripe. Tripe that his family hopefully never stumbles across. You’ve latched on to the very public execution of a good and decent man, about whom you know nothing, and have constructed a libelous smear based in part upon twitter posts taken entirely out of context.

            That you feel no shame in slandering Jim is telling of your character. I’ve never heard of you or this rag of a blog, for what it’s worth. So if it makes you feel any better, I won’t be a repeat reader. This post of yours was quite enough of an introduction.

          • Berferd

            Looks like Jim is indicted by his own words…

          • Black__Mamba

            What “context” do those tweets lack? What did Greenfield write that was inaccurate, let alone “slandering”?

          • tommco

            Josh, don’t shoot the messenger. As Daniel indicated in his post, he’s not saying Foley “deserved” execution, nor was he even particularly passing judgement on his political views, other than to the extent of the point that anyone with an ounce of reading comprehension would understand — that Foley kissed up to the Muslims and jihadists, yet they beheaded him all the same.

  • truebearing

    It’s never a good idea to have irony and justice working against you.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Journalists sympathetic to terrorists have a way of getting seized by them.

      • laura r

        its a lesson they will never learn. not my problem not my brothers keeper.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          When people choose to support evil, they don’t think about how easily they could fall victim to it.

          • Americana

            I disagree w/your evaluation of his Twitter feed, Daniel. I also disagree w/your understanding of why James Foley was with the Syrian opposition. He’s quite restrained in his communicating any sort of editorial perspective of his own in his tweets. He’s deliberate and detail-dense in what he’s communicating about the munitions that are being used and who’s using them and what strategic movement there is by either side. The anti-Assad militias are one aspect of the story and he’s following the anti-Assad forces either because that’s what he was requested to follow by his news organization or that’s what he thought would be more relevant given the status of the civil war. Other journalists would be following this from the Assad regime’s side of the fence. Whichever side any particular journalist is following doesn’t mean that side has been guaranteed to buy that particular journalist’s loyalty and story perspective to reflect only positive things about their side or that the journalist believes the side they’ve chosen to cover is the better, more moral side. James Foley’s methodology is simply the way a war correspondent photojournalist operates.

          • nobullhere

            It cost him his life. Of course, to you he’s only a kaffir and kaffirs are undesirable, even if they’re on your side. Islam is evil, and he found that out the hard way.

          • Americana

            Listen, nobullhere, if you’re really “not into bull,” get it through your head that I’m not a Muslim and I’m not pro-ISIS. He was captured by the **WRONG Islamists** after being embedded w/legitimate Syrian opposition forces for a long, long time that posed no threat to his life. ISIS then used James Wright Foley as a psychological weapon to paralyze further American military actions. Unfortunately for the other poor American journalist who’s being held, there’s no way the U.S. can afford to let the Iraqis down w/Erbil and Baghdad still hanging in the balance so American strikes will continue. I’d love a daring Entebbe-type rescue of the remaining journalist but I’m sure his death will be forthcoming since I’m pretty sure I already know what our next attacks will be.

          • IslamDownpressesHumanity

            The “WRONG islamists” this really says it all about you, because there is no right islamist — except in your exceedingly mendacious islamic mind.

          • Americana

            Your intellectual limits are your own concern.

          • http://www.chaverimisrael.org Norbert Haag

            And you are in no position to judge about intellectual limits of others.

          • Americana

            Yes, I am.

          • Texas Patriot

            We all have intellectual limits, even you. The beauty of Freedom of Speech is that we are enabled to expose each other’s ignorance before our enemies can take advantage of it.

          • Americana

            I’m aware of my intellectual limits, TP. If you didn’t get the SARC from my original remark, here it is in living color…

          • Texas Patriot

            I got the sarcasm, but I didn’t think it was appropriate. Personally, I think your participation in these discussions is highly constructive, not only for purposes of advancing your own understanding of the issues, but also for purposes of advancing the understanding of all the rest of us. Keep up the great work!

          • http://www.chaverimisrael.org Norbert Haag

            the usual leftist arrogance.

          • Americana

            That’s not at all “Leftist arrogance.” I’m just tired of doofuses telling me what my intellectual rating is (by their guesstimate) instead of WRITING OUT THEIR POINTS vs MY POINTS and letting the intellectual rating of the content of both our posts be judged by the entire audience. Get it now?

          • Pete

            She’s from Britain, married(?) an American (military service member?), live in the southwest, supposedly went to college, is some sort of organic farmer

            and she is always trying to nay say or deflect.

            If we are talking about the souther border, she talks about the border with Canada or the seaports.

            She is a piece of work.

            Not sure what here degree is in. I can cross somethings out. She does not have a master or doctorate in economics. Those people talk a certain way.

          • getreal

            “legitimate Syrian opposition forces”? Whatever. It is clear he was a leftwing looney. His left-biased reporting won’t be influencing the gullible anymore.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            There are no “Right Islamists”

            You might want to get that one through your head.

          • Americana

            Of course there are Syrian opposition forces that AREN’T doing these mass killings and aren’t Islamists in the ISIS-style. If there weren’t a vast array of such people, the Syrian opposition would never have gotten off the ground.

          • Drakken

            Really? Syrian opposition forces aren’t doing the same things as ISIS you say? Please by all means point those out, I am dying of curiosity as to your wealth of knowledge on the subject.

          • Americana

            Oh, but, Drakken, you’re always claiming to have top secret military contractor knowledge from all over the Middle East. You tell us what you know about the Syrian militias other than ISIS and I’ll tell you what I know about them. In the meantime, read through that link about the Syrian opposition and some of the leading opposition groups. Start there and if we come to an understanding, I’ll share more links.

          • Americana

            Yet another post where Drakken has been requested to produce proof of his assertions and he’s failed to produce the proof. I’m going to start keeping track of challenges such as this where Drakken doesn’t manage to produce any links or any evidence of his claims. You’re supposed to believe what he says because the source is Drakken. But that isn’t sufficient proof so start ponying up links…

          • Eileen

            Just because Assad is not a nice guy does not mean the opposition forces are any better. II disagree as back in the 1890’s Syria went through rebellion attacks of terrorism for two yeas before the Hama massacre of 1982. What Holey failed to see and it seems you do also is that Assad is not the biggest threat.

          • Americana

            I’m aware of WHAT and WHO the biggest threats are in the region as far as I’m concerned. The fact I disagree w/the way pundits here are suggesting the dominoes are going to fall is because NO STATES in the region WELCOMED the Caliphate. Not a one rolled out the welcome mat. That should tell you something right there about the Caliphate dying a quickie death. Israel has made overtures to Jordan to form a defense. Assad is not the biggest threat in the region, in fact, he’s NOT a THREAT. but the fact he was unable to bridge the gap w/Syrians says a lot about his relationship w/his people and he has given no sign he’s interested in truly relinquishing power in the way the Syrians are demanding. Pres. Assad may well be protective of Syria because of ISIS but he’s also intently focused on protecting his family’s power base.

          • Eileen

            “Assad is not the biggest threat in the region, in fact, he’s NOT a THREAT. but the fact he was unable to bridge the gap w/Syrians says a lot about his relationship w/his people and he has given no sign he’s interested in truly relinquishing power in the way the Syrians are demanding.”

            Your naivete kicking in again. There was never any solid proof the rebels where what they claimed and there were IS elements there during the Iraq war. The country obviously is divided on Assad, is it just because of his rule or the radical element influence. I am not buying FSA was strictly secular and it is plain from events it wasn’t. So what, that is the ME and without them the violence is even worse.

          • Americana

            Yes, there was substantial evidence a large number of the Syrian opposition protestors were who they claimed, secularists interested in democratic change. That doesn’t, of course, change the fact that the challenge remains of how to effect political change when you’ve got an UNKNOWN NUMBER of jihadists waiting in the wings ready to seize any opportunity triggered by any other political group. As it happened, ISIS was just at the point of experiencing its first substantial growth spurt when the Syrian revolution really began to gain steam. I’m not even talking about FSA when I speak of the Syrian opposition. I’m speaking of those who were non-affiliated.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Islamists are out to build an Islamic state that would treat non-Muslims as second class citizens.

            Which part of that do you not understand?

          • Americana

            Believe it or not, there are some secular Muslims from both sects who’d like a non-sharia Syrian state or at least a Muslim state that doesn’t deal out amputations and decapitations like they’re going out of style. This secular Muslim demographic is precisely why the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood was booted out after a brief attempt at instituting all sorts of tough-as-nails sharia law after a legitimate election. Surely you understand that? Surely you’re NOT GOING TO DENY that the Muslim Brotherhood was kicked out w/a vengeance after attempting to pull a fast one in Egypt by misrepresenting its intentions viz sharia law prior to the election and doing the opposite once it assumed power?

            http://forusa.org/blogs/mohja-kahf/syrias-revolution-created-local-women-men-smoking-four-packs-day/10121

            The same thing is true for the Syrian secular militias whether you hear enough about the smaller fragmentary militia groups or not. The first Syrians to begin to protest against the Assad regime were NOT THE ISLAMISTS, they were the secularists. The fact the secularists and the quasi-secularists are now having to ride out the horror of the ISIS onslaught doesn’t negate their presence nor their political aims which are NOT ALIGNED w/the Islamists.

            The fact there are such Syrian militias is perfectly illustrated by the coverage James Wright Foley was able to produce while in Syria only to then fall afoul of the bad guys from ANOTHER extremist group who eventually traded him to ISIS. You’d like to claim there are no such moderate Syrians but there are. Will the secular and the moderate Syrians prevail against the vicious punk thug Muslims of ISIS who think Allah is behind them? The ISIS punks might manage to prevail temporarily. But then they’ll find themselves in the very same spot the Muslim Brotherhood did in Egypt. The only difference is that ISIS and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will likely rule the Islamic State w/an iron fist and lots of sharia lectures and lots of morbid examples of sharia justice. However, I don’t believe ISIS will make it that far to genuine long-term statehood. What ISIS has done thus far has sealed its fate and those of ISIS adherents which is likely a good thing. There’s no doubt about what the solution is. The release of the jihadists who then turned around and undertook the monstrosities of ISIS has made it clear that the only way through to these sorts of virulently monomaniacal monotheistic Muslims is Paradise or a Perfect Prison.

          • Americana

            Do you simply refuse to acknowledge the word ‘SECULAR’ in conjunction w/the word Syria? Just because the secularists are losing out to the Islamists doesn’t mean secular groups weren’t and aren’t continuing to fight against the ISIS bloodsuckers. Either you are honest about the ebb and flow of these revolutions in the Arab world or you’re not. The fact you can’t even think straight because of the Israeli angle is very enlightening.
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            http://forusa.org/blogs/mohja-kahf/syrias-revolution-created-local-women-men-smoking-four-packs-day/10121

            From the above link, here’s some information about some of the SECULAR SYRIANS you are pretending don’t exist and that you claim haven’t driven the Syrian revolution:

            Two of the four lead core organizational coalitions in the revolution: Suhair Atassi, who was imprisoned for ten days in March because of the March 16 Vigil, leads the General Commission of the Syrian Revolution, a coalition of local committees, and recently had to flee Syria after living in hiding for months. Lawyer Razan Zaitouneh heads the Local Coordinating Committees, coalition of 14 to 17 local councils (there is flux), and has been living in hiding in Syria for ten months; her husband Wael Hamada was imprisoned as hostage for her, for several months. (I’m not saying all of them smoke, but Razan’s Facebook status the other day, January 15, 2011, was “Never mind the Little Match Girl, I can’t even find a lighter for my morning cigarette!” with which dilemma I deeply sympathize.)

            These women did not consult overseas men in suits about planning the revolution.

            Another revolution population, and the most prevalent, is the ideologically unaffiliated, economically disenfranchised rural and urban working and middle classes who experience the lack of social justice in Syria on every level. The abandonment of these sectors by some skeptics of the Syrian revolution on the global Left is especially astonishing. Plaster worker Muhammad AboZayd, a 42-year-old father of five in the Damascus countryside town of Daraya, who supported nonviolent protests since March, and was imprisoned August 11, 2011, is one of millions of examples. Members of these diffuse disenfranchised populations protested nonviolently in Damascus on Tuesday, March 15. The crowd of about 150 included short-order gyros chef Mahmud Dorayd, 49, along with his two brothers. Mahmud is now imprisoned; his brother Rashed was killed by the regime during a nonviolent protest on Good Friday.

            These undespairing Syrian Bouazizis started this revolution in massive nonviolent demonstrations on March 17 and 18 in the southern province of Dara, where local Christians and Muslims were in solidarity against the regime from the start. Have critics of the Syrian revolution in the global Left heard of the 15 schoolchildren of Dara who were tortured for writing anti-regime graffiti in February, then had their parents taunted cruelly by the security chief, for demanding their release? The parents of the Dara schoolboys did not consult men in suits abroad to know they want an accountable government.

            Syria’s disenfranchised Bouazizis are the greatest population of this revolution. Incidentally, a lot of them are also four-pack-a-day smokers (which is also to say, they do not fit the profile of Islamists). I met and shared a smoke with some of them this summer, after they had fled Syria into Turkey. One young man from the city of Binnish, a town near Idlib, told me in July 2011, “I was lost for 12 hours in the mountains. Never mind that I had no food or water — my agony was, I had no cigarettes!” It takes a smoker to appreciate fully the Syrian revolution. (This is not an endorsement of smoking.)

            Other local populations, such as the Daraya Youth, a nonviolence study group begun in 1998 in the Damascus suburb of Daraya, pour into this revolution, their members straddling the above two groupings. Back in 2003, the Daraya Youth marched against the U.S. invasion of Iraq — and, well, yes, conducted a local anti-smoking campaign, as well as tried to open a public library called “Paths of Peace.” For such activities, group members were imprisoned for two years. The members of that since-defunct Daraya group were at the forefront of Daraya protest organizing, including imprisoned nonviolence visionary Yahya Shurbaji, nicknamed “Little Gandhi” by townsfolk. Local histories significant to the revolution include the Kurdish intifada of 2004 in northern Syria, in which Kurdish protesters, part of a particularly disenfranchised population, were killed and imprisoned. Assyrians, a Christian population, are solidly in the Syrian revolution, from a deep-rooted history of activism. So is the city of Salamiya, featuring predominantly secular youth from Ismailia backgrounds, to name just one of the 150 communities that protested early, and continue to protest often. (The number is up to 459 communities as of January 13, 2012). Palestinian Syrians form another protest population that has participated significantly in the revolution, beginning with the Palestinians of Dara, who marched in aid of the besieged city.

          • JR Kipling

            What a bunch of delusional garbage. You are so busy dissecting and classifying the types of Islamic insanity
            you never ask the real question. And that question is
            NOT “WHO is hijacking” Islam?” the question is “WHY is Islam so hijackable”? But you can never get there. Now get back to your microscope and your catalogue of of Islamic renegade splinter groups, false mahdis, revolutionary militias, liberation fronts, etc. The number must be reaching
            the 100,000 mark by now.

          • Eileen

            The other question is it being hijacked?

          • Porky The Crusader

            The wrong Pislamists,lolllll…There is good Pislamists somewhere hiding.,let me know when you see them….

          • Webb

            Nice waste of words, shitbrain.

          • Sid Goldberg

            Sure- like the Israelis.

          • tommco

            I would go further than that, actually — the terrorists are evil to be sure, but the James Foleys of the world not only don’t see that, they want to see or even “bring out” the good in them. Every 6 months or so, you read about some nut that jumps into the lion’s, tiger’s, or bear’s cage at the zoo, thinking they can be friends with them, and the animal mauls them. In the animal’s case, they’re obviously not evil; they’re just doing what’s in their nature. While it’s tragic what happened to Foley, it’s no surprise when terrorists act like “terrorists.”

      • Sid Goldberg

        Only you trash would say it’s okay to behead someone because they don’t agree with your Zionist/Jew World Order ideals.

        • canuckistan666

          nowhere in this article does Daniel say it is OK to behead someone. grow up

          • Americana

            Daniel ridiculed Foley and said he didn’t know the Syrian opposition enough, didn’t know MUSLIMS ENOUGH, to know his life was at risk by covering the war from their side of the battlefield. However, what Daniel doesn’t seem to know is that James Wright Foley was FINE w/the militia he had been with, it was only when he left those forces and went to an internet cafe to transmit photographs and video to his news organization that Foley was captured by ISIS militiamen. His killers WEREN’T the unit w/which Foley had been embedded. The ISIS unit kept him knowing they’d use him like a human pawn.

          • Webb

            Har-de-har-har-har! Cry me a river!

          • Daniel Greenfield

            I didn’t say they were. You’re borrowing Hiero’s trollish tactics.

          • Americana

            Daniel, don’t give me this baloney about my using troll tactics. It’s called intellectual honesty. You ridiculed James Foley by suggesting he didn’t know anything about Islam and didn’t know he was risking his life. The fact is, he was in good hands w/one Syrian opposition group and his death was used as a propaganda tool by another Syrian opposition group when they captured Foley — ISIS.
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            NAHALKIDES • 12 hours ago

            Sometimes one of the Left’s useful idiots ends up in the morgue, and the amazing thing is that the rest learn nothing from it.49

            Daniel Greenfield >>>> NAHALKIDES • 12 hours ago

            Learning things would be Islamophobic.
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            You took down your story about the Palestinian bomb disposal expert because I showed you were waaaayyyyy off base w/your ridicule of a man who was a largely self-taught bomb disposal expert and yet he managed to survive doing the job for 5 years while defusing thousands of bombs a year. When you read the story I posted about ELEVEN American bomb squad technicians who died in the line of duty in a YEAR and they’d had EXPERT TRAINING, you must have realized how skilled this Palestinian bomb disposal expert was.

          • patechinois

            Americana, you wouldn’t happen to be McCain, now would you? Believing there are GOOD jihadists out there somewhere that we should arm? And exactly what are “good hands” when the supposedly “good” jihadists didn’t protect Foley or tell him to run for his life because the bad jihadists were coming?

          • Americana

            Are you interested in this subject of the Arab Spring Summer Fall Winter at all or does someone have to bring you up to speed each and every time you enter a thread?

            James Foley hadn’t gone to the internet cafe w/his Syrian rebel group. He went on his own. Why? I’m assuming he wanted privacy for whatever reasons. Whether he was transmitting sensitive photos or videos or stories or whether he needed to have a private discussion w/an editor. Since his Syrian opposition fighters weren’t surrounding him at the time he was seized, how would they know to tell him to run for his life?

          • patechinois

            Does someone have to tell you each and every time you enter a thread the difference between figurative and literal language? Or is English and any Western language a second language to you?

          • Americana

            James Foley was doing just fine w/the Syrian rebel group w/which he had been embedded. His mistake was in going to an internet cafe on his own to transmit material to his newspaper. So that was figurative language and you believe that Foley was well regarded by the first group and he only became a political pawn w/the second group and then became the ultimate pawn when he was traded to ISIS?

          • Drakken

            I am laughing my azz off with your so called intellectual honesty, which you have none, since your all about emotion instead of the cold hard facts and are so much better at reading into things that aren’t there unlike the rest of us.

          • Eileen

            Privacy in an internet cafe was where he lost me.

          • Americana

            They often have booths in internet cafes in Europe and the Middle East. They’re considerably more private than internet cafes here in the U.S. (They aren’t really much around any more in the U.S…)

          • Americana

            Drakken, you’re more than welcome to produce verifiable facts or interesting observations or consuming predictions. Nobody’s stopping you. Telling me I’m all about emotion when you’re the living proof of being all about emotion is choice.

            I’m not “all about emotion.” That’s why I’ve been told I sound “masculine” or I sound “cold and clinical” in the ways I analyze things and state my opinions. Now, really, you guys can’t have it both ways… You can’t claim I’m
            “cold and clinical” and then turn around and complain I’m “too emotional.” I like to put facts together and seeing what eventually happens in comparison to my educated guesses. You claim to already know WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN so you don’t bother thinking things through or putting any facts together. You think and use your brain however you see fit and you lay off telling me how to use mine. Let’s just see who’s got the more accurate predictions over, say, the next year and then we can confront one another again.

          • Eileen

            You assume he was in good hands because he was still alive with them. The fact is FSA mad it possible for ISIS. that now controls almost a third of Syria.

            In June 9 FSA leaders resigned due to lack of arms support and having to fight both Assad and ISIS.

            Time for the rebels to call a truce and join forces with Assad against ISIS.

          • Americana

            These revolutions are extremely risky events in the Middle East because ISIS and other orgs of its ilk are ALWAYS lurking ready to seize any opportunity to advance their cause. You may be right that it would be wise for Assad to call for a truce w/all the secular Syrian militias and see if they can form a coalition w/a guaranteed political process agreed upon by all parties after ISIS is vanquished. I like your thinking… Smash ISIS by unified effort.

          • Eileen

            LOL who do you think is behind some of them? Any group that wants change and uses the gun is not a change for good. Assad is not going to call for a truce, it shows weakness in the ME. He is the one with the experience running the country and knows it’s assets. Those of FSA need to make the offer if they are not for ISIS. The west needs to stop aiding these groups. They are not interested in democracy they want power. If they hadn’t been aided the fighting could be already over.

            You need to understand that in the ME the idea of democracy is have an election and voting for Sharia law. You really need to study the toots of modern Islamic terrorism to grasp what is going on or there will be more foolish Foleys that thing this is all bout civil rights.

          • Americana

            That is not nearly as clean cut as you’re representing the choices. The fact is these countries will be in flux for a long period before they secure their next political incarnation. Who knows if the Islamists will manage to boondoggle more than one country’s revolution or boondoggle the blending of more than a few countries’ borders in order to arrive at an Islamic state? All I’m sure of is that ISIS has finally brought to a head the foolishness of pursuing an Islamic state and it seems most countries in the Middle East agree on that fact even if they might have some factions of their populations who still think an Islamic state is their falafel-in-the-sky solution.

          • Eileen

            Read history, these countries are repeating the pattern started in the 7th century. #1 to them all is being Muslim, like Foley you don’t grasp how strong or what that means in the ME. The majority will excuse their acts because they are fellow Muslims while they kill each other. The west will be critiqued for actions against ISIS mainly due to Islamic teachings. Big crime for a non-Muslim to kill a Muslim. The only thing that has ever kept relative calm is a strong to brutal hand. Democracy is a lost concept on most of them. Restoring the Caliphate is not a new idea, it starts with the Muslim Brotherhood 1928 and it has been growing. From the MB all other militant Islamic groups have been spawned and it is all based on the Quran and the acts of Mohammed as the model to follow. Mohammed massacred and beheaded people in his spread of Islam. While westerners see this as archaic and obvious should no longer be done in the 21st century, they do not have our religious cultural background of Jesus that said, those that live by the sword die by it. Mohammed said strike the neck of the infidels until they submit. While I do not adhere to organized religion and would not belong to any, I do see a stark difference that has affected the general population of both the West and the ME. That difference is why Iraq did not defend itself from ISIS. Muslims are mandated to govern by Islamic law is a basic tenet of the faith as is converting the world by any method.

          • Americana

            The jihadi movement behind the recreation of a Caliphate is growing although I disagree that it is growing rapidly and, yes, the Muslim Brotherhood is behind some of the Caliphate business. As for why Iraq is not defending herself, Iraq is a huge country and the garrisons of most of the cities and towns that have been overrun were not extremely large given that the ISIS force is several thousand strong. ISIS is also using extremely demoralizing tactics like the mass shooting and beheading of large numbers of Iraqi army captives. Iraq has also failed to take proactive steps to defeat the ISIS army at these more remote cities and towns. I think that’s likely because the Iraqi army is afraid that if they leave Baghdad and a few other key cities to make a stand at these other cities, they may lose Baghdad. I don’t believe it’s simply that the Iraqi army is cowering in Baghdad or that because ISIS has declared itself the army of Allah that the Iraqi army is letting ISIS do what it wants out of Muslim theological sympathy.

            But if the Caliphate were a movement that is growing w/enough fervor to rock all the other countries in the Middle East, why is it those populations aren’t saying they “love the Caliphate” and “long live the Caliphate” and “let us join w/the Caliphate!” There is virtually no acclaim from the Egyptians or the Saudi Arabians or the Qataris about the al-Baghdadi announcement of his Caliphate.

          • Eileen

            As I said it has been growing since 1928. ISIS is an offshoot of AQ they now control western Iraq and eastern Syria and the oil well in those areas and have a sizable war chest.

            So you are ignoring the basic underlying cultural difference and using western thinking to explain Middle Easterners actions. Most likely what Foley did and the result was his death.

            Do you see ME Muslims having big demonstrations against ISIS? No. All demonstrations against them are in the west by mqjority Christians. One exception is Aleppo, Syria.

            What you believe is irrelevant, you were not raised in that culture. The idea that all humans hold the same thoughts and values is plainly not true. Those countries governments feel threatened by ISIS for the reason you applied to Assad, loss of power. They are not going to tolerate their public demonstrating for ISIS either. You are very naive.

          • Americana

            There are plenty of Westernized Muslims in the bigger cities who are cosmopolitan enough to want secular nations. They are committed to secular politics but they are frequently overwhelmed by other political factions which are more demographically dominant or the more religious factions when it comes to being outgunned and outflanked.

            As for my naiveté, how do you explain the total failure of endorsement of the Caliphate announcement by all the Muslim nations? Given what you’ve written, you’ve got to have an explanation handy as to why none of the other Muslim nations aren’t offering up their allegiance to the Caliphate and to Khalifa Ibrahim (aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi)? Not a one has even uttered a peep of welcome to the guy… That’s pretty sad.

          • Eileen

            Do you know most of the 19 911 terrorists western educated? That there are about 1000 foreigners from western countries in ISIS? You answered you own question. They are a minority and many of them end up having to leave if they want to live long.

            I did address that, like Assad they all want to keep their power and there are sects within the sects. It all boils down to Islamic culture that hasn’t changed in 1400 years. Three of the first 4 Caliphs were assassinated. In the first 100 years of Islam it conquered nation on 3 continents. While there are peaceful Muslims the religion never was. No it is not sad at all unless you have a death wish.

          • Americana

            The fact those 9/11 Saudi jihadis were Western-educated is basically neither here nor there. The reasons for Muslim Westerners to abandon the West and become jihadis is part and parcel of the religion but if there were no reason to summon them for jihad, would the jihad happen anyway? THAT is the REAL QUESTION.

            The Muslim world was content to exist in its current form without a need for jihad until the Palestinian jihad remained at the forefront of the Muslim world’s mindset for 70 years. Sure, there are some Muslims who have a hankering for the good old days (presumably) of the last Turkish Caliphate but the Muslim world, at least in the Middle East, was relatively quiescent w/limited Caliphate chatter coming from the Muslim Brotherhood and certainly no real political push toward a Caliphate until very recently.

          • Eileen

            Exactly my point. That is the underlying difference in the cultures. Ours promotes free thinking, their promotes a borg mentality. They will say little about Muslims killing Muslims, but an insulting western cartoon of Mohammed means death. Sorry but the Jew hatred goes back to 7th century and the their own religious tenet that land once conquered by Islam forever remains Muslim land. A crash course in this is reading the Hamas Charter.

            “The Muslim world was content to exist in its current form without a need for jihad until the Palestinian jihad remained at the forefront of the Muslim world’s mindset for 70 years. ”

            Then your reading on the subject has been limited to western media.

            1928 the Founding of the Muslim Brotherhood was about restoring the Caliphate, converting the world to Islam by overt and covert means and the start of modern jihad. Sayyid Qutb
            argued that Muslim society was no longer Islamic and must be transformed through violent revolution. To restore Islam Muslim states must be overthrown.

            1948 Egypt’s prime minister was assassinated by Brotherhood member. The Brotherhood supported the military coup that overthrew the monarchy in 1952. Attempted assassination of Gamal ‘Abd al-Nasser in 1954. Muslim Brotherhood was key in the assassination of Anwar Sadat 1981.

            In Syria the MB between 1976 and 1982 played a part in numerous terrorist attacks that ended with the Hama massacre and the MB being banned their

            The Iranian revolution is also based on restoring the Caliphate, nothing to do with Israel. Seizure of the Grand Mosque in Mecca 1979. None of the above and more had anything to do with Palestine, except that it was part of the former Caliphate called the Ottoman Empire that stepped on the necks of those that got out of line. The Ottoman removed it rose again.

          • Pete

            The secular militias are going to unite with Assad to smash ISIS?

            All 3 individuals?

            Is this after Assad stop allying with ISIS?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            “You took down your story about the Palestinian bomb disposal expert because I showed you were waaaayyyyy off”

            The story is right where it always was

            http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/hamas-bomb-expert-who-accidentally-blew-up-hamas-bomb-squad-liked-to-jump-up-and-down-on-bombs/

            Please stop making up crazy lies.

          • Americana

            Oh, well for sure it was moved off the queue where I first saw it because I kept looking to see whether anyone reacted in other than juvenile fashion to a section of a story about the guy that I posted as juxtaposition for your own brief. Also, there was only one other comment added in addition to one of yours so it wasn’t in a high-traffic area after my two posts.

            So you simply moved it into your own personal columnist queue? Fine. That’s still taking it off the higher profile viewing queue of the main all-columnist listings for the day. But have it your way. “It’s right where it always was.” That wouldn’t be the case according to a site curator.

            I don’t make up “crazy lies” so having you try to smear me by telling the FPM world I make up “crazy lies” when it was merely a misunderstanding on my part is simply you being unwilling to face up to working it for a gag when you shouldn’t have.

        • Hank Rearden

          So, just to be clear, you are AGAINST beheading?

          • Sid Goldberg

            If you could think critically you would see that is the unerlying message

          • Hank Rearden

            Just wanted to be sure. So, you are against ISIL.

          • Sid Goldberg

            I really don’t care-they are just CIA/mossad mercenaries. If they weren’t dic k ing around by some of the world’s largest oil fields no one else would care either- don’t kid yourself -this is ALL ABOUT OIL.

          • Bobby

            Geez. What a nutjob! I’ve flagged most of your comments, Hitler boy. Hooefully we can get you banished from here. You have no interest in honest debate. Your only purpose here is to spew anti-Jewish, psychotic, conspiracy theories. Theories that a ten year-old would laugh at.

          • Sid the asswipe

            Hi, I’m Sid. I have hidden knowledge. Everyone’s mind is being controlled by a small and hostile elite. Not mine of course. I have special powers of resistance.

          • Sid Goldberg

            So it’s not about oil? Flag away- it takes a nation of millions of Zionists to hold me down

          • Hank Rearden

            OK. We’re making progress. You won’t condemn ISIL. They are wiping out the Christians, beheading children, taking over Iraq in the name of Islam. You are either for them or against them. You are not against them. Therefore you are for them. Just wanted to find out where you were coming from.

          • iluvisrael

            the way your fat toothless mama strokes you?

          • Sid Goldberg

            Oh yeah- jerk it

      • laura r

        the useless idiots go first. then the world is left w/useless eaters.

      • Americana

        Journalists attempting to provide news coverage in highly fluid, dangerous news environments put their lives at risk so that news comes out of those regions. You’d rather listen to the ISIS Twitter feed and edit their tweets for accurate news content? (SARC)

        • Webb

          Fluid? Body fluid? Let me guess . . .

    • Sid Goldberg

      ISIS/FSA/AlQaeda=CIA/mossad with Qatari $ Frankenstein.

      • Americana

        You need to read more factual books rather than fictitious ones…

      • Sid the asswipe

        Hi, I’m Sid. I have hidden knowledge. Everyone’s mind is being controlled by a small and hostile elite. Not mine of course. I have special powers of resistance.

  • Gee

    May all the supporters of terrorists have the exact same ending

    • Sid Goldberg

      Israel?

      • Sid the asswipe

        Hi, I’m Sid. I have hidden knowledge. Everyone’s mind is being controlled by a small and hostile elite. Not mine of course. I have special powers of resistance.

  • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

    Sometimes one of the Left’s useful idiots ends up in the morgue, and the amazing thing is that the rest learn nothing from it.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Learning things would be Islamophobic

      • Sid Goldberg

        Spoken like a true Zionist disinformation agent.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          You know, I actually feel kind of sorry for you.

          • laura r

            these goldbergs of the world are kind of dangerous too.

          • http://sultanknish.blogspot.com Daniel Greenfield

            They’re pathetic.

          • BS77

            This guy aint no Goldberg….he is a small man, that s all.

          • laura r

            hes no jew. we know that.

          • Ben Islam

            Antisemitic bitch, much? ;).
            Maybe ull be in the next beheading news flash?

          • Sid Goldberg

            Oy vey- you sound like my Jewish mother.

          • Texas Patriot

            She would know.

          • Sid Goldberg

            ISIS/FSA/AlQaeda= CIA/mossad operation backed by Qatari $.

          • Sid the asswipe

            Hi, I’m Sid. I have hidden knowledge. Everyone’s mind is being controlled by a small and hostile elite. Not mine of course. I have special powers of resistance.

          • scooby2

            How many times did your mother drop you on your head?

          • Juniper Desert

            LOL!!

          • MRHapla

            duuuude, back off the kool-aid,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

          • Greg

            Sid, do you even believe realize what nonsense you’re typing or are you just slapping your face with your keyboard and sharing with us the fruits of your labors.

          • artexeres

            well your jewish mother in that case made sense, you learnt zip, nothing, zero and this equels the total sum of you and your bland comments

          • iluvisrael

            you sound like a pathetic Jew hater

          • Sid Goldberg

            That’s an oxymoron

          • Webb

            The best part of you ran down her leg, Pid.

          • John Gerard

            Heh, heh. Didn’t take long for the SA Brownshirts to come out, did it?

          • African Child

            He is one of the American fools who will be ready to go to Syria and cheer on the Jihadists as Freedom Fighters and activists while referring to the Syrian Govt fighting and killing them as ‘the brutal Assad Regime’ and the gallant Syrian Arab Army which includes the minority Christians as ‘Assad Forces or Regime Forces’.
            His Tweets got him into trouble for supporting FSA not knowing that ISIS was going to overshadow FSA as the dominant force.
            Assad warned them severally that their actions of supporting these jihadists will come to bite them but they waved him aside as a ‘dictator’ even though he won an election that was better than what we saw in Ukraine acclaimed as ‘democratic’ by the West.

          • Patrolman Kato

            Funny thing is everytime we remove a brutal dictator things turn out worse for the people we abandon, maybe we should do something like, stay the fukc out of other countries. Islamicists absolutely need brutal dictators.

          • Martin

            I was thinking the same thing about the people who buy your hasbra.

          • ScottinVA

            Ah… the comment was already deleted before I came into the thread.. let me guess.. Sid is one of those who would appease the SS by serving on an oven maintenance crew, right?

        • canuckistan666

          shut up troll

          • Fed Up

            Sid, it seems strange but you must be Whoopi.

        • laura r

          you nazi anti semite w/fake name. get off the site.

        • UCSPanther

          Said by a pathetic troll who would be perfectly at home in a filthy OWS camp with the junkies, mentally ill vagrants and other street trash…

          • Sid Goldberg

            You-sir-are an anti-semite and I will be contacting my local JDL representative aka Chuck Schumer.

          • UCSPanther

            Nice try pal. You are as convincing as a Nigerian scammer.

          • Sid the asswipe

            Hi, I’m Sid. I have hidden knowledge. Everyone’s mind is being controlled by a small and hostile elite. Not mine of course. I have special powers of resistance.

        • Hank Rearden

          The problem with Fox News is it reports the truth (and has never had to recant on a story). That must be really really hard on you!

          • Sid Goldberg

            Sure they do.

          • Hank Rearden

            That’s attitude. That’s not an answer.

          • Sid Goldberg

            Anything you see in the MSM is BS put out by the Zionists and their US govt sock puppets.Why do ALL US pols go to visit Israhell non-stop instead of say- Australia- or South Africa?

          • Americana

            Not sure where you get your evaluation of the MSM being all BS but this is simply not true. There are, of course, heavily Israeli-influenced advocacy sites but there are just as many news sites that are not advocacy sites. You obviously know no one in any of the media, if you did, you would know that the corporate interest in predetermining a journalist’s perspective varies widely across all news platforms and organizations. Most of the legitimate news organizations would no more try to dictate a journalist’s news content than they would insist on a journalist covering a minor story if a really BIG NOTEWORTHY story suddenly cropped up.

            All U.S. politicians go to Israel because Israel has been an invaluable strategic asset for the U.S. in the region. Yes, we can sometimes get into pickles supporting Israel, but Israel remains a solid partner in the region. You may not like some of Israel’s policies nor how tightly the U.S. is linked to Israel but Israel and the U.S. are inextricably intertwined.

          • Sid Goldberg

            I read imbecilic statements like your last paragraph and realize I might as well be p i s s i n g up a rope

          • Americana

            Explain what you find imbecilic about our need for accurate intelligence from that region. Israel is a highly strategic ally.

          • UCSPanther

            How the world works goes over the head of morons like yourself…

          • Gavin Smith

            Are you kidding, it’s a ritual. It’s done every single time like it’s something you have to do to become a candidate.

            I realize this site is filled with Jews, so whatever.

          • Americana

            I agree that American politicians go to Israel to prove themselves to the Jewish voter bloc. There’s nothing fundamentally wrong w/doing that. We have a huge population of American Jews who have Israeli family members living there or who intend to retire there themselves. These sorts of components are what makes this situation so terrible for us as a nation because the U.S. does have a strategic stake in Israel as well as a humanitarian one.

            I want the right decisions to be arrived at by Israel (as well as the Palestinians) and I want the U.S. to make the right subsequent decisions to maintain Israel into the future. I don’t consider the present status quo sustainable. Some Israelis and some American Jews believe they can keep up this military posture forever but that’s not my belief. As for Muslims, they obviously have sectors who will never relinquish their claims. Straddling those competing interests is far and away the most complex foreign policy issue of our time.

          • Gavin Smith

            They’re less than 2% of the population. They can’t carry anything. As far as the conflict, I hope Israel defends itself, but being that this conflict never ends, the USA needs to get out it. Israel is NOT our country and American taxpayers owe Israel nothing. That goes for all the other countries too.

            BUT that ritual of going there to this teeny tiny country and wearing the little hat to become a presidential candidate is WEIRD — especially when they’re such a small percentage of the US and world population. Just weird. The reason it happens is because Jews control the world through controlling the media (our minds), the Federal Reserve the banks, the economy and they have done the “long march through the institutions” including universities, science and politics.

          • Americana

            They are a small voter bloc in demographic reality but, in consequential effects, they are not a small voter bloc. Yes, I find it extremely odd that politicians like Sarah Palin go to Israel. She and those like her go in order to demonstrate their evangelical beliefs about the godliness of the whole business. But for other candidates to go to Israel who effectively have no religious “proofing” they must demonstrate, no, I don’t consider that necessarily odd although it has become more and more odd over the past few election cycles

            Sorry, I don’t buy the whole business of Jewish control of the media and, consequently, our “minds.” The problem w/developing and using the human mind is that many parents don’t have the least bit of interest in truly developing a superb mind in their child. As for older humans, they watch and read what is provided and things for which they have an appetite. Not everyone will be anxious to read Anna Karennia or Animal Farm. If you know enough about economics you know the reasons behind the implosions and the explosions. Anyone who is capable and pursues money and their skill set in a directed fashion will manage to secure sufficient wealth.

            As for Jews “doing the long march through our institutions including universities, science and politics.” Jews, along w/anyone else w/half a brain, realize they’ve got to do something w/their lives. They pursue their objectives. That’s a factor of family upbringing and family focus on the demands that children develop themselves. Are there an extraordinarily gifted number of Jews? Certainly, but I’d hate for Jews or any other nation for that matter to forget ALL the humans in their fold. We need delicatessens and gardeners and taxi drivers and on and on… The reason there may be a large number of Jewish academics is because there’s a large call for professors. Niche meet man who fits niche. Is it a deliberate cultural emendation of American cultural institutions? That’s silly thinking. Any American w/an interesting brain is welcome to join the Club.

          • Gavin Smith

            Sarah Palin is a Zionist. I remember the first time they were doing a bit on who she was, she had an Israeli flag in her office.
            Sorry I didn’t read the rest. No one on this site is going to change their minds about being Jewish Supremacists so there’s really no point wasting my time commenting further, but thanks for being civil.

          • Drakken

            That’s funny, I’m Catholic.

          • Gavin Smith

            But you’re a Zionist.

          • Drakken

            Fu**ing eh right I am. Israel is part and parcel of Western Civilization just as Europe and the US and Canada are. If the Israeli’s go, the Europeans are next and next is the US. There is no longer any room for a middle ground, COEXISTANCE or dialogue any longer, pick a side because soon your not going to get a choice, if you stand with the muslims, God help you.

          • lasy

            Finally a reason to like Sarah Palin! O my Allah ,she’s starting to turn me on!

          • Cynthia L Smith

            Oh gosh! Have you ever tried reading Anna Karenina??? Lord have mercy. It’s so freaking boring! Tried reading Pride and Prejudice. BORING! Much adoo about nothing. She likes the new guy in town. Should she visit? Who cares? Catcher In The Rye. It was like a year in the life of of an extremely ADHD BIPOLAR individual.

          • Americana

            Cynthia, you should write the Cliff Notes for the Cliff Notes! Then all our high school kids would have the straight dope before they sven cracked the books… :) Funny!!

          • Nan

            Sarah Palin is Christian. Israel is the Holy Land, where our Messiah was born. Why wouldn’t she want to visit?

          • Americana

            It’s not a matter of simply “wanting to visit the Holy Land.” Sarah Palin went in hopes of reviving her political Presidential hopes after her and McCain’s defeat in his Presidential campaign by making it appear as if she has true foreign policy credentials and vast expertise on Middle East issues. The extent of her knowledge of the Middle East though is knowing Israel has been a good ally. Oh, and she knows a bit about oil contracts but not much about the overall oil business. PM Netanyahu even met w/her which is what she was after. She was content w/just the photo op and being seen being greeted as a major American political player. Taking a good photograph doesn’t make one an intelligent, insightful politician. Her remarks in Israel showed nothing but ignorance.

          • Drakken

            Israel is a western ally period, the fu**ing ragheads are the enemy, get it now or do I need to break it down further for you to understand simple bloody concepts?

          • Martin

            Some ally, begs billions off the US taxpayer, who gets nothing but hatred in return for the blind support. Who was it that said something about entangling alliances…

          • Drakken

            Let me break it down further for you, the bloody ragheads who hate Israel are the same effing ragheads that hate us, get it now or do you need further elaboration? If you support the ragheads against Israel, you support same ragheaded enemies that are against the US.

          • Eileen

            And they are also begging money from the US.

          • Martin

            You’re confused. It’s common. Constant Israeli hasbra has turned lots of peoples minds into mush. Hopefully you’ll get better.

          • Daniel Singer

            Martin -you are one sick puppy!

          • jimoaklanduniv

            They are the Savages who Hate Israel more than they Love their Children!! They strap Bombs on them, to blame Israel for their deaths!! DUH!! It takes Savages of the Worst order to do something so Despicable!!

          • Juniper Desert

            That is bullcrap: Israelis spend the billions the US “gives” her on.. American arms. What do Hamas spend the money given by US/UK/Eu for food and hospitals? On rockets made in Iran, while Israel has to feed them and fix their electric when they bomb themselves.

          • Gavin Smith

            I’m not even talking about Muslims. This is not in the conversation.

          • Yocheved

            Ya’ mean, Egypt? They sure do despise America.

          • Gavin Smith

            lol, you need to step away from the keyboard. Get some fresh air.

          • Drakken

            LOL, you need to pick a side.

          • Mr Hogan

            Everyone needs to wake up and realize there is one enemy, and that enemy is the religion of Islam and all who follow it. I am an atheist btw, just sayin.

          • Martin

            Oh, no, they’ll be up i arms now… ranting and raving about anti-Semites.

          • Drakken

            There you go again giving those effing ragheads equivalency to the Jews of Israel when there isn’t any, get a goddamn clue.

          • Nan

            Everything would be fine if the Palestinians stopped shooting rockets and building tunnels.

          • Juniper Desert

            Like all democratic candidates suck up to CAIR to prove how much they love the muslim vote?

          • Gavin Smith

            No. Our leaders don’t go to Mecca and go through a whole drawn-out ritual with some Islamic piece of clothing on just so they can be considered a serious candidate.

          • Christine Golden

            Probably afraid they’ll get their heads cut off. Just sayin’…

          • yoelk

            They don’t go because many are not allowed in. It is not a tourist locale.

          • Americana

            There are PLENTY of other Muslim cities/countries our presidential candidates could visit in order to give themselves a veneer of bona fide interest in the American Muslim voter bloc and diplomatic relations w/the Muslim world. They likely wouldn’t go because of the Jewish reaction. Let’s be honest about that, yolk.

          • Gavin Smith

            Oh, I see. Otherwise they would? So you’re saying every time an American wanted to be a candidate for US President, they’d go to Mecca and wear Islamic clothing and do an Islamic ritual — IF it wasn’t for the fact that it’s not a tourist locale?

          • NYgal

            Gavin, the Bushes didn’t invite Netanyahu to their ranch; they invited the Saudi princes and the Kuwaitis.
            For a country supporting Israel, the U S makes Israelis bleed a lot, makes them release terrorist murderers and make concessions.
            The Arab princes are not kept waiting while American Presidents have their dinner and frankly, I don’t remember a State dinner for the Israeli PM, while the Turkish thug got a full treatment with warm embraces. It is true that US politicians make pilgrimages to Israel before elections, but it is only for show, because traditionally American public was pro- Israel. After the elections they no longer go and after they retire, they go to Dubai, or Kuwait or Jeddah, to pick up their checks.

            Now that greater percentage of the US populations succumbs to antisemitism there will be no more trips to Israel, but to Arab capitals, the real masters.
            It is amazing that the antisemites never seem to notice those lucrative business deals our politicians, State Dept higher ups and top military guys get in the Arab countries.

          • Gavin Smith

            You’re a nutcase Zionist just like the rest on this site. Oooh, If calling them anti-Semitic doesn’t work, then let’s scare everyone into believing that we’ll all be enslaved by Islam if we don’t worship the Jews.

          • mohammad.felafal

            you foret the pic of obozo in a turban?

          • anti-Gavinist

            Our leaders can’t go to Mecca.

          • Nan

            Non-Muslims aren’t allowed in Mecca but nice try.

          • M_Young

            “All U.S. politicians go to Israel because Israel has been an invaluable strategic asset for the U.S. in the region. ”

            ROTFLMAO.

          • Americana

            You’re right. It’s a bit heavy on the flattery…

          • Hank Rearden

            If only. The MSM is anti-Zionist. It thinks it can support defeat of civilization and bear no consequences. The Boston Marathon doesn’t ring a bell for the MSM.

          • Dalila Bentolila Hazan

            “Sid Goldberg” is probably Mohammed in real life. Screw you! And if you are a Jew, screw you twice.

          • Sid Goldberg

            You are an antisemite!

          • Sharigood

            Savage! Go back to the hell hole you crawled out from.

          • iluvisrael

            May Israel continue to be a thorn in your side for the rest of your worthless miserable life and as your carcas rots in hel eternally! Happy nakba !

          • Sid Goldberg

            Nothing last forever- kissinger says israhell has 10 years left

          • zoomie

            a lot of very brave men died so you could live in freedom. in your case their sacrafice obviously wasn’t worth it.

          • Sid the asswipe

            Hi, I’m Sid. I have hidden knowledge. Everyone’s mind is being controlled by a small and hostile elite. Not mine of course. I have special powers of resistance.

          • aspacia

            O’Reilly has regarding our troop massacring German soldiers. The point is he did retract.

          • Hank Rearden

            Not familiar with that. But I meant the news side of Fox, not the opinion side. They have not had to retract a news story.

          • Americana

            “Not having to retract” is a matter of how loose the ETHICAL STANDARDS of the news organization are as well as how much pressure they come under from other news orgs for reporting material that’s proven false. Skating a terribly fine line about the truth of opinion-based reporting is something that isn’t quite so readily identified as lying or being outright wrong.

            I found the one lie about the invitation to visit Col. Moammar Gaddafi’s compound really pretty funny. It was claimed that Gaddafi was using western journalists as human shields and so Fox announced it wouldn’t send any reporters so they wouldn’t be used as propaganda tools. Now, I’m really not sure exactly what Fox’s point was… Was it playing tough for its American audience? That’s the only thing that makes sense. In that case, how stupid can you get since all the other networks would be sending their reporters… This is the kind of reporting that gets Fox each and every time. Whoever the Fox dramaturge is who decides what the news is and makes the news follow his concept of what the story line is frequently fails to arrive at the correct interpretation. Reporting is following the story to where it leads you, not to where you want it to lead.
            _____________________________________________________

            http://www.thewire.com/business/2012/04/yes-roger-fox-news-has-retracted-false-stories/51115/

            Here are some of Fox News retractions:

            Last year, for instance, the network claimed that the Libyan Ministry of Information was using Western journalists as human shields and said it wasn’t taking the Libyan government up on an invitation to meet with officials for fear of being used as a propaganda tool. The report enraged CNN’s Libya reporter Nic Robertson who said “this allegation is outrageous and it’s absolutely hypocritical … They sent a member of their team.” Later, Fox retracted the claim, with national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin saying “Earlier today I reported that Fox News had not gone to Qaddafi’s compound … I’ve since learned that Fox News did indeed go.. he did in fact send a security guard with a camera to the compound… I did not know about that … That was my mistake and I apologize for the error.” Similarly, in 2001, then Fox News foreign correspondent Geraldo Rivera had to fess up to serious errors in his reporting in Afghanistan.

            But that’s just television. Online, Fox News has taken down stories on a number of occasions. Like the time they linked Obama’s address at George Washington University to a student’s suicide the same day. Poof, gone. Or that story about conservatives questioning Sarah Palin’s weight.Gone. Or that column by Dr. Keith Ablow tearing down Chaz Bonofor his reassignment surgery.Gone. Now one could argue these were retractions in poor taste but it’s still an admission of some kind of “wrong” otherwise they wouldn’t have been taken down. Remind us, why is this guy lecturing journalism students?

          • Drakken

            Just like clockwork, your leftist bona fides come out clear as day, thanks for sharing.

          • Americana

            And just like clockwork, your conservative comments keep right on seeing the light of day… You don’t undermine me if you don’t present facts. You get a ‘D’ on this homework assignment.

          • Hank Rearden

            Have to say that you are closer to the details than I am. Those look like corrections to me, but you do have a list. I guess my larger point is that watching Fox News on a subject/issue/event I have never felt misinformed whereas I stopped reading the NYT, for instance, because I felt exactly that way. How do you happen to have all those details at your fingertips?

          • Americana

            They are corrections, Hank. Some are very minor but in order to keep track of such mistakes, you really need to keep up on certain PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM web sites that are devoted to fact-checking for all news orgs. I’ll make up a list for you if you’re curious and you’d like to keep that at hand… Just let me know.

          • Hank Rearden

            I appreciate the offer, but I will pass for now.

          • imanamcan

            You actually believe that Rupert Murdoch’s money machines are NEWS outlets? And that they broadcast the truth? Of course they never have to recant (btw, you don’t recant ON a story, you simply recant) anything, because they would first have to admit it was wrong. Keep chugging the Koolaid.

          • Hank Rearden

            …and an example of a news story that Fox got wrong would be…

          • imanamcan

            Punditfact, a branch of Politifact, has put together profiles for CNN, MSNBC and Fox News detailing just how honest each of these networks are. And while it’s obviously not a completely comprehensive profile (it would be nearly impossible to fact check every single thing said on each network) it’s a decent measure of the honesty of each. And what do you know, Pundifact found Fox News to have only told the truth 18 percent (15 of 83) of the time for the statements they checked. And even of that 18 percent, only 8 percent of what they said was completely “True.” The other 10 percent was rated as “Mostly True.” A staggering 60 percent (50 of 83) comments were found to be either “Mostly False,” “False,” or “Pants on Fire.” The other 22 percent were rated “Half True.” Essentially well over half of what Punditfact has fact-checked on Fox News has been a lie and only 18 percent has been deemed factual.
            As far as subject matter, let’s see…. Benghazi, the Affordable Care Act, Cliven Bundy’s, military spending, etc. I know that reading can be a problem for some of you, but you might try it someday.

          • watcherofolde

            And who head up Pundifact? What do they say about that channel where a host wears tampons in her ears? They give them a 90% favorable?

          • imanamcan

            Study Confirms That Fox News Makes You Stupid
            Check out this story on Alternet. BTW, it’s heads up, not head up. But that is a grammar rule taught in school.

          • Drakken

            Liberal progressives, a very special kind of stupid and there is no cure for this affliction except, cold. brutal reality, and even then it is a 50-50 proposition.

          • Americana

            It doesn’t matter who heads up Punditfact. If you run such an outfit, your studies/stories/claims have to stand up to scrutiny because everybody and his mother looks at your material and is prepared to bitch if you’ve got the facts wrong. So blaming a partisan group for attempting to run a site devoted to fact-checking is likely to raise eyebrows, but the fact is, if you CAN’T raise your hand and claim time after time that their fact-checking shows bias then you don’t have a case.

          • Hank Rearden

            No, no and no.

            I am talking about the news on Fox News. You are talking about the pundits. Pundits give their opinion. You guys love the game that if someone says something happened in 2004 and it happened in 2006, that is a “lie,”

            But in a larger sense, Libs cling to literalness. If Sarah Palin says there are “death panels” in the ACA, Libs rush in and say she is a liar because the words “death panels” don’t appear in the law.

            You are incapable of…wait for it, are you sitting down…drawing a conclusion. What Sarah did there was to see the logic of the situation. The ACA is going to ration health care. That means that there is going to be some bureaucratic committee that denies people health care because it is rationed.

            Rush does this all the time. He is so far ahead of Libs that he sees things YEARS before you do, hence his opinion at the beginning of Obama’s admin “I hope he fails.”

            The larger point is if a conservative commentator puts together a conclusion on the basic truth of an issue, but the Lib version does not contain the exact words that the critic is using, then he/she is “lying.”

            And I restate my point that the NEWS part of Fox News is very very good. It has never had to retract a story. The popularity of Fox News speaks for itself. What we conservatives know is that the MSM lies by omission, lies by emphasis, lies by implication, lies by photograph. It is pushing the Lib narrative and publishes news that fits that.

            For instance:

            “This morning, June 6, Britain and the United States without warning attacked France, bombing and shelling the country indiscriminately. Hardest hit were German youth working in France.”

            That is a “true” report of D-Day and yet…

          • Cynthia L Smith

            You must not know factcheck.com is owned by a liberal newsgroup in Florida. So is politifact . Nice try though.

          • Americana

            It doesn’t matter if such a site is owned by a liberal organization or a conservative organization because if you defend indefensible misrepresentation or misstatement of facts on such a site, the mission of the site is SCREWED. Your organization’s reputation would be TOAST if your org developed such a flawed reputation.

          • Pete

            They have been caught lying before. So one has to check with 3 to 5 sites now,

        • bob smith

          with any luck, hopefully you too will become a ‘photojournalist’ and pick up where foley left off.

          • Dalila Bentolila Hazan

            Hopefully!! A disgrace if ” sid” is in fact a Jew. Because of idiots like him the world is screwed up. Go help Isis they need you

          • Daniel Greenfield

            “Sid” is a neo-nazi troll.

          • Eileen

            It’s so hard to tell the difference between Neo-Nazi and keyboard jihadist trolls, they think so much alike.

          • Webb

            They have not the wherewithal to think. All they can do is envy Israel and piss and moan about the Joooos!

          • Eileen

            Non productive thought process that only creates more reasons to envy Jews.

          • Eileen

            On International Business Times

            “James Foley Allegedly Used As Token Of Allegiance By Group That Joined ISIS”

            “According to those sources, Foley was in the hands of the Dawood Bridgade, a group that was originally aligned with relatively moderate opposition groups such as the Free Syrian Army, but recently pledged allegiance to ISIS.”

          • Americana

            How pitiful they used James Foley as their entre to ISIS. I can’t wait for that hulking big British Muslim who executed Foley is formally identified and has a price on his head.

          • Eileen

            Like Foley you assumed he was in good hands and this is what Daniel and others have been pointing out to you. This is the ME and the first loyalty is to other Muslims even if you hate their sect. Islam is not a religion of peace and equality of others is not in the Quran or Sharia law. Britain should refuse return to all those that went for Jihad and investigate their families and mosques. They have an enemy within for this many to have gone and a soldier murdered on their streets. It is time for the west to close Muslim immigration to their countries.

          • Americana

            In this case, their first loyalty was to saving their OWN NECKS against ISIS. It wasn’t them suddenly choosing loyalty to another Muslim group because they were MUSLIMS, it was simply that ISIS is the biggest tyrannosaurus rex militia in the region at the moment.

            Let’s be realistic about this whole “Muslim loyalty” business and understand how it functions. They were either going to join ISIS or be chewed up and spat out.

          • Eileen

            “It wasn’t them suddenly choosing loyalty to another Muslim group because they were MUSLIMS,” You proof is? Your western intuition?

            I am very realistic about and have been studying the different groups since 911. The reality is they all have the same intense religious indoctrination and their is no repugnance to joining beheaders because Muslims are to follow Mohammed’s example. He behead non-Muslims.

            This is the group he was with and apparently they were a sleeper cell, but were Islamists.

            http://www khilafah com/

            Dawud, with mostly Islamists in its ranks, has a complex history of relations with ISIL, and the impact of its departure from an anti-government umbrella group, the Sham Army, wasn’t immediately clear. The big question was whether other groups or individuals would follow suit.

            ISIL’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has called for Muslims throughout the world to travel to the Islamic caliphate the group has established in the areas of Iraq and Syria it controls.

            One Syrian journalist put down Dawud’s departure to threats made by other rebel groups that feared the brigade as a potential fifth column that could wreak havoc in an area from which the extremists were thought to have been expelled in January. The Sham Army claimed that it had expelled Dawud.

          • Americana

            I believe Dawud was the Islamist militia that seize him as he left the internet cafe. I don’t believe Dawud was the Syrian rebel group that he had been previously traveling with…

            http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/aug/21/james-foley-freelance-journalists-exploited-media-outlets

            From the above link:

            Foley’s luck ran out in November 2012. He was seized near the Syrian town of Binnish, along with another photographer with whom he had entered the country. Both were on the last day of a two-week trip through dangerous areas that they knew well.

            Foley was initially captured by a local warlord who later joined the group Islamic State, bringing his valuable booty with him.

            In the year that followed at least 11 more journalists were seized in Syria, including many staff reporters. Yet, still the demands for freelance work came, with few outlets prepared to insure any non-staffer working inside the country.
            ____________________________________________________

            This story below has a good video interview w/Foley at his alma mater, Medill University:

            http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/08/james-foley-and-the-void-in-syria/378809/

          • Eileen

            No he was with Dawud, check back through the posts.

          • Pete

            “I can’t wait for that hulking big British Muslim who executed Foley is formally identified and has a price on his head.”

            What you’ll party? Have a beer? Shout “Yip, Yip, Yippee!”?

            So let’s say we put a price on his head and he is caught 5 years later after killing several more people.That is a victory? I can see him in a court in Lower Manhattan, Americana will be in the audience urging the D.A. on. She’ll dance a victory jig after he is convicted. 3 years after we catch him a hundreds of thousands of dollar later (dollars borrowed from China).

            Meanwhile the attrition goes on. Can we win the war of attrition? Not with a 5th column dufus like Americana on our side.

          • Americana

            Talk about the doofuses of the world… I guess you haven’t twigged to the fact we didn’t choose to bring in Osama bin Laden and that was a game changer for American tactics viz apprehending known jihadists. Those jihadists who are KNOWN MURDERERS, I bet we’ll continue our drone attacks and other lethal forms of dealing w/them and leave the legal options untouched. However, there are instances where I believe we’ll need to bring some jihadists to trial in the U.S. The rationales for who’s handled in the legal sphere and who’s handled by the SEALs will probably remain a secret for a long time.

          • Pete

            Usama was a one off.

            We are letting jihadis go. The LEFT pressured Bush into it (take a bow Americana). Then the Uber Leftists Obama released even more. Yes, there was a game changer. The Jihadis are not even laughing in their sleeves. They are laughing in our faces.

            In August 2000 almost 3 months before the 2000 American presidential election during halcyonic Clintonian days, the jihadis did not take us seriously

            Over the Edge: The True Story of Four American Climbers’ Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia – April 2, 2002 by Greg Child

            “Fear of Falling”
            outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/climbing/rock-climbing/Fear-of-Falling.html

            Sorry there is no picture book rendering of the story. I looked for ya.

          • Americana

            Osama bin Laden WAS NOT a “one off” attack on the principal jihadis. I’m not sure why you make this claim but if I were you, I’d have a serious conversation w/hieronymous about this belief of yours because it’s simply idiotic.

            There are times when governments let jihadists go. The Israelis have done this repeatedly in hostage situations. Obviously there are instances where getting your citizens back is worth the risk of releasing some jihadis. In Israel’s case, it’s extremely important for their military people to believe Israel will not leave them in enemy hands. It allows the Israeli military to face their situation w/some degree of equanimity and faith the Israeli government has their back.

            As for the “Fear of Falling” story, that was a fascinating tale. What was most interesting to me was that the climbers read the travel caution from the U.S. State Department and they basically ignored it. They didn’t do ANY further research whatsoever, didn’t check out how much military activity was in the area they intended to climb, didn’t check in w/the world’s climbing community to see what people knew about climbers being targeted there… There lack of due diligence goes on and on and on. The world’s climbing community is extremely tight and this sort of information gets shared.

            http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi

            Information about Mexican drug smuggling:

            http://www.rockclimbing.com/cgi-bin/forum/gforum.cgi?post=2619601;sb=post_latest_reply;so=ASC;forum_view=forum_view_collapsed;

            Hi all,
            I’d like to report that I was just there for 2 weeks and returned March 6. I was, as many here, reluctant to head south of the border, but recieved positive feedback and went for it. I’m REALLY happy I did! There was alot of federal police prescence. The story is the music group that was killed were smuggling dope over the border for the ZETAS and then told them they would not do so anymore for them- Once you tell the “mafia” you can no longer serve them as you said you would, they kill you. I spoke to locals “in the know” and the ZETAS won’t mess with us
            Please head down! the locals are very sweet and helpful and deserve the biz from us.

          • Pete

            I guess you haven’t twigged to the fact we didn’t choose to bring in Osama bin Laden and that was a game changer for American tactics viz apprehending known jihadists

            Game Changer?

            Are you ingesting peyote?

            – I include the story of the 4 mountain climbers to show that all this crap was pre-Bush.
            – I do not know what is Game Changing about getting Bin Laden. Everyday I can open up the Newspaper and see Jihadi actions happening around the world.

            The only game changing thing about it was for the 2012 election
            Osama is Dead, GM is alive

            That you are using a term like Game Changing for this topic concerning Obama and Osama, makes me think you are a freaking cheerleader.

            Give me an O! O!
            Give me b! B!

          • Americana

            Pete, you are simply bone-headed sometimes. That adjective was not cheerleading. That was not me using the term in the Sarah Palin fashion. That was my simple, straightforward acknowledgment that the U.S. made a decision that will affect all future jihadist arrests.

            That statement indicated the U.S. has decided not to waffle any longer over whether the U.S. is going to use our legal system against jihadis in order to keep our rights as a bulwark against jihad. With the decision to kill Osama bin Laden, the U.S. decided it’s not wise to bring in LEADING jihadis for their day in court. Now, why would that be? Because any number of things could occur in a trial that wouldn’t be advantageous for the U.S. Will this decision prevail in all other decisions about how to treat specific jihadists? Not necessarily, I’m sure the cases will be made on an individual basis.

          • Pete

            People can read the news. I let the readers make their own determination about whether your tone and word choice was cheer leading.

            Zeb Jones is that you?

          • Pete

            The border is safe?

            That is why a Mexican-American border patrol agent was shot dead and his father wounded while they were flushing.

            That is why 9 year old girls are raped by illegals who have been deported 4 times.

            You know what you are. I am collecting stories (anecdotal) and stats. You will still troll, but It become more and more obvious what an odious troll you are.

        • CowboyUp

          I hear there’s an opening for a jihadi propagandist in Syria, Sid. Your comrades await.

          • Sid Goldberg

            I’ll bring thr bagels and lox!

          • CowboyUp

            Not my comrades, not my movie. You’ll have to take your copy.

      • honeybee

        so you’re a comedian ? Darlin

      • Michael Fremer

        I feel sorry for you Daniel. You’re obviously a self righteous, smug little weasel who sees politics as a team sport. Rah rah rah for your side! It’s the good side! It’s the only side. you’re a not very thoughtful waste of time.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          And you seem like a deeply thoughtful individual who is neither smug nor self-righteous.

          • Michael Fremer

            Very perceptive of you. But here’s the point: I count among my friends people of all political persuasions including a key Tea party political operative. From that perspective your slogans and slurs against. “the other side” sound infantile. There are thoughtful people on both sides of the artificially created political divide.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            And thoughtful people like you reveal their thoughtfulness by calling other people infantile.

          • http://www.analogplanet.com musicangle

            Your comment was infantile. As is blaming me for pointing it out.

          • http://sultanknish.blogspot.com Daniel Greenfield

            Like your infantile comment blaming me for pointing out your infantile approach in calling for thoughtfulness while calling other people infantile.

          • Michael Fremer

            Right. Sure. This thread is, like your website, pointless.

          • http://sultanknish.blogspot.com Daniel Greenfield

            Yet you keep pointlessly commenting on it.

      • doramin

        FOX News is still wondering how “public opinion” has gotten so vehement against ISIS seemingly overnight. Perchance it’s because the self-appointed arbiters of “public opinion” have had a few of their own given bad haircuts?

    • DogmaelJones1

      Eventually, if everything goes the Islamic way, all such fools will wind up like Foley.

    • Underzog

      The world’s greatest intellectual, Thomas Sowell, ph.d, warned in his book, “The Vision of the Anointed,” that the anointed ignore and even ridicule facts and evidence. As that is the case, there will be no lessons learned from Mr. Foley’s execution from our policy making elite. These people need to learn for their own survival — not even counting the survival of western civilization — that just because they get an idea in their head, that idea is not necessarily true.

    • Pete L

      I think the correct term would be “useless” not useful lol

      • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

        I was borrowing the term from Lenin, who meant these idiots were useful to the advancement of communism. From the standpoint of decent, productive society, yes, they are completely useless!

    • Americana

      No journalist who is interested in the truth and invests in discovering the truth is a “useful idiot.” This story shows Foley’s murder in an even more tragic light because he did escape once on his own and was recaptured in the Syrian desert. Some testimonials from fellow prisoners:
      __________________________________________________________________

      http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/french-journalist-partly-ids-james-foley-killer-article-1.1912022

      But Foley “never cracked, even under the most difficult conditions,” François said. Foley was “one of the pillars of the group,” he said.

      Asked if the cloaked terrorist looked familiar from the video, François, 53, said: “Recognized is a very big word. I see roughly who it is.”

      Nicolas Henin, another former French hostage, told ABC News the doomed American managed to briefly escape at one point before he was found wandering in a Syrian desert.

      “James was a bit punished for a presumed attempt to escape, but it had no real chance,” Henin said.

      Henin added that watching the video was “extremely shocking” for him because he had literally stood in the murdered man’s shoes.

      “The shoes that he was wearing when he was taken to this place in the desert, I wore them,” Henin said. “We had few shoes that we were using to go to the bathroom and we were sharing them.”

      Henin said Foley showed what he was made of in his final moments — kneeling in the desert with all hope gone.

      “That is someone, I mean, a real man,” Henin said. “Many people would’ve freaked out and (would have been) terrified because he knew very well what was going to happen to him. . . . But (he) was still standing up, looking forward and speaking with a clear voice.”

      • http://www.stubbornthings.org NAHALKIDES

        None of what he did after he was captured is relevant. I hope he realized he had backed the wrong side, but if so, that understanding came too late to save him. His problem was that he wasn’t looking for the truth, he was looking for a way to support Sunni jihadists. If he really believed they were freedom fighters, he was a fool; if he knew what they were, he was worse.

        • Americana

          He wasn’t necessarily supporting Sunni jihadists. He was COVERING SYRIAN FREEDOM FIGHTERS. There is a difference. How would you feel if he’d been embedded w/the Irgun when the Irgun were still waging terrorist attacks against the British and this had happened? You SHOULD FEEL the same as if he’d been embedded w/the Irgun.

  • camp7

    Maybe he should have Twittered one last feed on how the muslims epochally advanced to using shorter blades for beheading. Why pack 3 foot scimitars when the orbital vertebra can be separated with a 6 inch knife – as he so generously participates.

    • IslamDownpressesHumanity

      But that’s not how muhammud did it! Nor how the great muslim hero TImurlane/Tamerlane did it. If you’re not a manly enough muslim to lop a man’s head off w/a scimitar in one stroke like the prophet did then maybe the lesser jihad is all you’re good for.

      • Sid Goldberg

        These guys have pulled this kind of s h i t since time immemorial- don’t be so naive.

        • Bill

          More enriching excrement from Hitler boy. Wow.

        • Sid the asswipe

          Hi, I’m Sid. I have hidden knowledge. Everyone’s mind is being controlled by a small and hostile elite. Not mine of course. I have special powers of resistance.

      • camp7

        Lol. Does that mean a cutback of promised virgins?

        I am always amused by rookie hunters brandishing large Bowie sized knives to skin and quarter big game. You know right away they don’t have much experience. When they watch us work up north with four inch blades to disassemble everything from hide to joint they learn something. Swords are cool but now merely a status symbol in the world of AK’s.

    • Americana

      Your post is repulsive.

      • camp7

        He was compliant and denounced America for whatever nuance he meant. A prisoner since 2011 raises the question of any attempted escape from his captors. Was he sympathetic of the curs to the bitter end or did he experience an epiphany at the final moment? Who knows. No fight, no kick or spit an activist might inflict, only composure for what it’s worth. God rest his soul.

        • Americana

          I’m happy for his sake he provided his parents w/a last moment of looking at his face while displaying a modicum of composure. As for the rest of your post, you know NOTHING about the circumstances under which he was held in captivity or how far he was held behind enemy lines. Very, very few captives are able to get away from their captors in the Middle East. When it has happened, it’s happened in modest sized cities and the prisoners haven’t had to carry water or other supplies on a trek across the desert.

          It doesn’t matter how smart they are, it involves far more luck as to their captivity location and whether they’ve got vast amounts of terrain to cross. Since he was taken by ISIS, he wouldn’t likely have been anywhere near any of the main cities adjacent to the fighting so he would have known he couldn’t likely reach sympathetic forces. He most likely would have been moved far to the rear of captured ISIS territory so as to prevent him attempting an escape or being discovered by SEALs. Foley was NEVER sympathetic to ISIS. He knew exactly how brutal ISIS is. Fighting, spitting… Really? You think his parents would say, “GREAT JOB, SON!! WE’RE GLAD YOU WENT DOWN FIGHTING!!” Composure is worth a lot in this instance. And Foley’s composure is certainly is going to create a lot of blowback for jihadists who claim Americans haven’t got any guts.

          • camp7

            “Really? You think his parents would say, “GREAT JOB, SON!! WE’RE GLAD YOU WENT DOWN FIGHTING!!”

            well…. yeah.

            Composure is an act of submission to the evil jihadists. Resistance is an act of courage, and righteous contempt for the “asses of the desert”.

          • Webb

            Ohhhhhh, you’re happy . . . Isn’t that precious?

      • Webb

        Not highly fluid enough for you?

        • IslamDownpressesHumanity

          The muslimah is disappointed in the lack of blood flow, but happy about the najjis kaffir smiling as he was butchered.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    I was wondering if any investigative journalist would investigate this journalist (Foley) to get the full story. Asking about his sympathies is just doing due diligence. Good work, Daniel.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      This is basic stuff. All I did was look at his Twitter feed. It’s disappointing that no one else has bothered.

      • laura r

        i tweeted you before in response to this artical. now im called an asshole. guess we both are not too popular tonight. check it out. people like this foley are dangerous. he led himself to his own death.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Most people don’t want to hear it.

          The comments will probably only get nastier.

          • laura r

            cool. now i can be a target for saying the ovious: “every progressives dream”-

          • laura r

            it was my tweet to PJ media which got retweeted & then im called an asshole. a bit more provocative then the one i sent you. i dont wish death on people they seem to bring it on themselves. they also support those who want to kill me. my compassion bank is closed.

          • CowboyUp

            If that’s the best they can come up with, they know you’re right.

          • laura r

            first they put down the islamists. then they said: “speaking of assholes….” then my comment. guess im put in the same catogory as the beheaders.

        • Underzog

          Mr. Foley was a danger to himself, also. And if so-called progressives do not wake up as to whom they believe their allies are, they could meet the same fate by the people they fantasize are their mascots and heroes.

        • wri7913

          Many on the left who support Islamists will certainly find themselves in the same situation before too long. We just have to find the nasty balance of allowing them to find out without it leading to our deaths also.

      • Clark Howell

        Hi Daniel – I was wondering, your article is short, and pretty light on specifics. Are you planning to write a more detailed account of Foley’s activities in Syria, leading up to this beheading?

      • Porky The Crusader

        I was wondering it myself because it has often been seen that in the past that these journalists are poor idiot Gauchiasse ( Leftarded Retarded ).And It does not surprise me that he was one of them.Anyway pray that allah give him some virgins not too much withered

  • morejoy68

    Greenfield, your dehumanizing contempt for this man, your obvious glee about the fact that he had such a brutal death, and your lack of sympathy for him as a human being is the same contempt and hatred his killers had for him, making your sensibilities the same as the terrorists.

    I just read the things he wrote, and nothing – not one thing – was pro-terrorist. The fact that somebody disagrees with you does not make him or her a terrorist. You are spreading malicious lies about an innocent man, who suffered terribly. That makes you a monster.

    I find your article shocking, offensive, dangerous, and sad. You are sick, and yo need to stop writing and get help.

    • Sid Goldberg

      Greenfield is your typical Zio-pig provocateur

      • Robert Boyer

        So what is wrong with Zionists? I think recent events prove Jews are not welcome around the world. They need their own country, and why not the one that is historically theirs?

        • Daniel Greenfield

          You’re trying to reason with a neo-Nazi troll.

          • Texas Patriot

            What a weird world we live in. So many oddball points of view. It’s no wonder so many people get it wrong about Islam.

          • Webb

            What’s “wrong” about it Tex?

          • Texas Patriot

            Webb: What’s “wrong” about it Tex?

            Here’s what I’m talking about, Webb. With giants in the field of Islamic Studies like George W. Bush leading the West, is it any wonder that we end up with people like Foley and Bergdahl?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_ZoroJdVnA

          • Webb

            Anybody who believes Bush, is truly better off dead. Truly. Satan had to write that speech.

          • Texas Patriot

            It’s easily the most absolutely ignorant public utterance by any American President in the history of the United States.

          • Webb

            Not only that, but he could barely read it. He said the good folks standing with him were appalled. Hawph! They couldn’t have been any happier — about the attack itself, and about what Bush was trying to get stammered out. But he said that tax paying citizens should also be appalled. The only decent thing he could’ve done would have been to denounce Islam and to resign for having it happen on his watch. What a sordid freak of a person. A bone headed Bonesman.

        • Patriot077

          Good effort but it’s falling on deaf ears, Robert.

        • Bill

          Pay no attention to someone who was spawned from Hitler’rs a n a l canal.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      There’s no glee here. Just an overview of his Twitter feed.

      Disagreeing with me does not make one a terrorist. Championing terrorists in Aleppo or Gaza does.

      • matt

        He wasn’t “championing” terrorists, he was reporting from behind Syrian rebel lines. His Twitter feed on Oct 16, 2012 includes this missive from @FSASupport after he tweeted about his article:

        @tracey_shelton @jfoleyjourno In your timeline back 3 months not 1 tweet in support of the revolution. Pretty damning evidence #syria

        • Americana

          Matt, I agree, you’ve found the ultimate rebuttal tweet from Tracey Shelton that blows Daniel’s condemnation of Foley’s neutrality out of the water. Her comment about Foley failing to champion the Syrian opposition over a three month period means she’s checked and he’s remained neutral throughout.

          • Webb

            What happened to him is the exact same thing that would happen to you if you went pissing around over there, which you would love to be able to do — but with impunity. You fantasize yourself lecturing them about how Islam must change as they relax around their campfires at night from a day of beheading and crucifixion.

          • Americana

            NO, that wouldn’t be my approach. But keep claiming it would be. It makes you out to be such an intellectual.

          • IslamDownpressesHumanity

            Of course it wouldn’t, you would be lecturing them on the proper islamic way of beheading.

          • Americana

            Your comments add nothing of value. Brainless comments.

          • Texas Patriot

            At least he’s had the honesty and good sense to excoriate the most brainless American President in the history of the United States. That’s something.

          • Drakken

            A miracle, your actually coming around, so there is hope after all? ;)

          • Webb

            Clitorectomies! And then they could practice on her.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          He wasn’t reporting, he was advocating.

          You can look at his content and see that.

        • getreal

          What?! Are you even remotely familiar with the NY Times and the ultra-left garbage the put out? Since when have ANY of their reporters been unbiased? Foley was a leftist tool that got in over his head. Then lost his head to the bloodthirsty beasts he was writing about.

    • andreaofla

      Should Daniel celebrate stupidity? What about this guy’s lack of empathy for the Christians who are being slaughtered in the middle of this war and being cleansed from the Middle East.

      • Americana

        You haven’t got a clue whether James Foley was sympathetic to the Christians and the Yazidis and everyone else who’s being terrorized and executed and dehumanized by this war. Have you read through his entire Twitter feed? Looked at all his photojournalism essays? Unless you know the man’s work intimately, you have no business writing such foolishness.

        http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/james-foley-drawn-war-zones-siren-song-time-jailed-libya-prison-article-1.1909611

        From the above link:

        “We want Jim to come safely home, or at least we need to speak with him to know he’s okay,” John Foley, Jim’s father, told GlobalPost after his kidnapping. “Jim is an objective journalist and we appeal for the release of Jim unharmed. To the people who have Jim, please contact us so we can work together toward his release.”

        Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/james-foley-drawn-war-zones-siren-song-time-jailed-libya-prison-article-1.1909611#ixzz3AuHp65Jl

        • Daniel Greenfield

          His only mentions of Christians on Twitter was in support of the Jihadis.

          • Americana

            You post the tweet you claim makes him a supporter of the ISIS jihadis against the Christians. I didn’t see it. I’ll be reading through all of the remaining 4,900+ tweets tonight that aren’t included in the stories.

            There are Syrian militias who AREN’T KILLING CHRISTIANS as ISIS is doing. There are those more secular Syrian opposition militias as well. Not all of the militias are ISIS. Obviously he had to have been involved w/a more moderate militia and was only captured by ISIS when he ventured off to an internet cate to transmit his work home.

          • IslamDownpressesHumanity

            Why don’t you take your disgusting Al Taqiyya lies elsewhere? I’ve personally talked to a Syrian Armenian Christian whose family is still hiding in Aleppo. He stated plainly the only moslems he trusts in Syria now are the Alawites loyal to Assad.

          • Americana

            So?

          • Well Done

            You’re flogging a dead horse, here, americana, no pun intended. The man was a typical hard left, blame-the-West journalist douche.

          • getreal

            Right. That’s why he worked for the NY Times to begin with!

          • Americana

            No, I’m not flogging a dead horse. James Foley was with a portion of the Syrian resistance that has been overshadowed by the ISIS sadists. There is more than one player in the Syrian resistance, that’s what makes this situation and its conclusion so fraught for regional stability.

          • nobullhere

            The ISIS sadists and so-called ‘Syrian Resistance’ are one and the same, fleabrain.

          • Americana

            Oh, dear me, here you are on Daniel Greenfield’s blog and you’re disagreeing w/Daniel about there being OTHER COMPONENTS to the Syrian resistance who AREN’T ISLAMISTS. Look at the post just below mine where Daniel agrees in so many words that there are OTHER THAN ISLAMISTS in the Syrian resistance.

            (DG) “I didn’t say ISIS so stop playing this childish game.”

          • Daniel Greenfield

            They’re all Islamists. Not all are ISIS.

            Either you’re confused by simple statements or you’re deliberately lying and distorting.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            I didn’t say ISIS so stop playing this childish game.

          • Americana

            No, you didn’t specifically say ISIS. You implied he was an idiot for joining ANY Syrian opposition group to cover the war from their perspective. ANY journalist, whatever their stripe, would understand the purpose of doing what he did and would understand that wasn’t an advocacy move.

            This kind of differentiation isn’t a childish game to me. You took down your story where you ridiculed a Palestinian police bomb technician because I mentioned how incredible it was that a self-taught bomb technician who lasted for FIVE YEARS on the job while defusing thousands of bombs a year was a remarkable achievement. Eleven American military bomb technicians died in ONE YEAR. Your perspective on the issues is not the only perspective.

          • Webb

            Where did your dickalick get thousands of bombs per year to defuse? BTW, what did you think was gonna happen to Fooley?

          • Americana

            Still waiting for you to produce that tweet you claim exists, Daniel…

          • Porky The Crusader

            It speaks volumes about who he is.

        • Well Done

          The average journalist these days has a mind so full of sludge collected from years of exposure to rabid hard left professors that they are unable to report with any degree of objectivity. They’re literally full of sludge.

    • Webb

      What’s your street address? I’ll overnight some delicately scented facial tissues so you can cwy your wittle eyes out over your Jew hating hero.

    • nightspore

      “I find your article shocking, offensive, dangerous, and sad. You are sick, and yo need to stop writing and get help.”

      You guys never know when to quit. And so you always give the game away.

  • Pete

    Darwin Award.

    I was going to feel bad if he was an actual journalist in the manner of Catherine Herridge.

    His parents may be good people. At any rate he did not turnout good and he did not live long enough to turn over a new leaf and become good.

    He ran with a bad crowd and came to a bad end. ‘Nuff said.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      He has a brother in the air force so maybe nice enough people. With a few years on him, maybe he would have dumped the left-wing OWS stuff and grown up.

      I’m not celebrating his death. But there’s far more reason to pity the Christians being murdered in Syria.

      They didn’t choose this.

      • Sid Goldberg

        Since when have the Jews cared about goyim Christians? That’s just.PR for the mouth-breathing Fox viewers as they sit around in their Depends.

        • Well Done

          LOL the very voice of stupid!

        • Sid the asswipe

          Were you okay when you crawled out of Hitler’s @ss?

        • Sid the asswipe

          Hi, I’m Sid. I have hidden knowledge. Everyone’s mind is being controlled by a small and hostile elite. Not mine of course. I have special powers of resistance.

      • Pete

        I am. I did say Darwin award.

        I will not celebrate his death tomorrow and always, but I do celebrate it today.

        Maybe I am not as good as a person as you. But the people he runs with are just agitating so much. I feel like the Special Agent John Royce in the film U.S. Marshals, where he tells the protagonists Mark J. Sheridan that he is on his “last thread”. James Foley is part of the crowd that gave OWS, Ferguson and more. I think they would instigate race riots in several American cities if it would get them their way.

        A person like hieronymous might argue that they have no concrete pans, but when you use the tools of street theatre, identity politics and such, this is exactly what you might get. The difference between Al Sharpton and Eric Holder is the J.D. and the decibels.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          I know how it is. I just see it as a foretaste of what’s coming for the left is the left wins.

      • RossPoldark

        I agree. Thousands of none muslims are being slaughtered by jihadist terrorists, and the news is received with indifference in the lame stream media. Foley is beheaded, and the suddenly the liberals and lame stream media are calling for something to be done.

    • Sid Goldberg

      He should have been a good little goy like Sean Hannity and polished some IDF helmets in Israhell.

      • Sid the asswipe

        Hi, I’m Sid. I have hidden knowledge. Everyone’s mind is being controlled by a small and hostile elite. Not mine of course. I have special powers of resistance.

      • iluvisrael

        it must really burn you that ISRAEL is such a strong thriving country – and armed to the teeth!

        • Sid Goldberg

          No they ain’t

  • Texas Patriot

    I wonder when he realized how wrong he had been. From the last photos it looks as if he still thinks it’s all a joke.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      He might have thought that if he said their stuff and endorsed their position, it would be fine.

      • Texas Patriot

        I think that could very well be the case.

      • Americana

        NOT AT ALL. It’s very obvious to me he was simply trying to maintain a courageous demeanor for his family back home. You must not know anything about facial musculature but look at the tension in the circular muscle surrounding his mouth. He displayed remarkable presence of mind and courage. I’m sure he knew that Daniel Pearl’s death was not at all tolerable for his wife to witness and I’m sure he wanted no part of that kind of death for his own family. Perhaps he also reasoned that being still would make it result in a quicker death…

        Luckily for us, there are several things about the video that will enable law enforcement to identify his killer. The sooner that jihadist is laid on a slab the better.

        • IslamDownpressesHumanity

          Yeah, right. Your fellow moslems will make sure the jihadist is brought to islamic “justice” — which would be a dinner in his honor. Killing the najjis kaffir or the mushkuren kalb is sacralised in islam, but you already knew that.

          • Americana

            What an ignorant punk. You’d better alter your BB handle to IslamSuppressesThisOne’sHumanity. It’s far more appropriate.

        • Webb

          He sniveled like a dog right up to the end. Tallies would’ve done the same thing to Bolo Bergdahl if they couldn’t have traded him for 5 of their own. And just like Bolo, Foley spent a lot of his time bent over a 55 gal. drum naked.

          • Americana

            (DELETED. It was a DELECTABLE post though…)

          • Webb

            Har-de-har-har-har! I can’t believe how when knotheads like Fooley and that moron in Ferguson got his brain pan scraped out with a hollow point, all the bleeding hearts who are as stupid as they are slaver to run up the comments when FPM writers point out what fuktards they were. You identify with the losers! You can’t make it up. You can’t.

        • Drakken

          There ya go again thinking jihad is a law enforcement problem instead of dealing with it as a military solution. The jihadist is a paki from Britain who hopefully MI-6 will make bloody sure that he comes to his most brutal nasty demise.

          • Americana

            >>> The sooner that jihadist is laid on a slab the better.

            You missed that part of my previous post.

          • Pete

            How is it that you want the jihadist laid out on a slab again?

            “How pitiful they used James Foley as their entre to ISIS. I can’t wait for that hulking big British Muslim who executed Foley is formally identified and has a price on his head.”

            Sound like you want him in a court room.

            Can’t you stay consistent for one day?

            Freaking troll!

          • Americana

            “Has a price on his head” is pretty common LE parlance for bringing a criminal in DEAD or ALIVE. “Being laid out on a slab” is pretty common parlance for an autopsy or being certified as being dead. If you’re not dead and you’re “laid out on a slab,” then you’re in a world of hurt if the Medical Examiner starts cutting…

            You’re still being consistent though… (DELETED)

          • Pete

            Most people would have said they wanted him double tapped and not with a price on his head.

            The former sounds as you are serious. The latter sounds as if you want to jack your jaws and try to fool people again.

          • Americana

            Really, I’m only allowed to use ONE PARTICULAR PHRASE to indicate he’s been marked for death by the U.S.? Sheesh, tough crowd. There’s a reason why we’ve got multiple words and phrases and it’s not just to make our Scrabble games less predictable.

      • Americana

        Given the U.S. air raids on ISIS forces driving them away from the Mosul Dam, Erbil and elsewhere, I cannot believe your reasoning in this thread. James Wright Foley is obviously in mental and physical anguish in that video. He’s not thinking the situation is going to “be fine.” Are you incapable of reading body language if the person is not a cowering Christian or Yazidi or Shiite?

        • Sid Goldberg

          That mosul dam stuff was very well filmed- might be getting an Oscar for choreography.

          • Tilman

            Kinda like the captured WWII footage of slaughter comitted by your homies.

          • Sid Goldberg

            The jews are good at movies- if you consider the s h i t that flows from Hebeywood as “good”.

          • Sid the asswipe

            Hi, I’m Sid. I have hidden knowledge. Everyone’s mind is being controlled by a small and hostile elite. Not mine of course. I have special powers of resistance.

        • Webb

          I’m good, I’m good, I’m good, I’m GAAAAAAAAAAK!

      • Syrakelly

        That was the first thing I thought when I saw his pic & read what he said.
        I truly believe he thought they would not do it,if he said those words.

        • Americana

          That certainly didn’t seem like a smile to me, far more like the grimace of a man trying to force himself not to break down.

    • thebronze

      HA!! Joke’s on him!!

    • UCSPanther

      I’m sure he was still laughing when the blade cut into his neck.

    • Americana

      That is NOT what he’s thinking as the video gets underway. Not at all. I cannot believe you can’t see him grimacing and trying to maintain his focus so he doesn’t crumble in front of the video camera. He was preserving his own sense of dignity till the end. He knew very well what was going to happen… I think he was thinking of making as dignified a death as he could. What a brave heart…

      • claspur

        He was a traitor and a fool.

        • Americana

          I cannot believe the ignorance that abounds in this country at the moment over how journalism is conducted internationally. His presence w/Syrian opposition forces was not him “being traitorous” nor “a fool.” That was him covering that side of the story just as other journalists would cover the Assad regime’s side of the story. He was absolutely neutral in his material. His only mistake was going to an internet cafe to send material to his news org because he didn’t have access to another means of transmitting.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Look at his Twitter feed. That’s advocacy, not covering a side of the story.

          • Americana

            Listen, I’ve read through the entire Twitter feed and considering your own advocacy status, I would have thought you’d recognize WHETHER and WHERE someone else falls on the advocacy scale. I found exactly only a couple of posts that were questionable as to neutrality. Of his OWN generated posts, only one was questionable for neutrality. If another writer is calling him out for NOT BEING an advocate, then James Wright Foley was not being overtly op-ed. Many of those tweets are retweets from other people and they’re conveying strictly battlefield/event information. Whether those sorts of posts are directed at other journalists, which is quite a common tactic to share details about events to help guide fellow journalists to hot spots as well as keep them aware of the munitions being used so they’re prepared for all eventualities. I bet you are basing your advocacy perspective on a couple of tweets about use of particular munitions. I’d also bet your evaluation is based not on what is contained in his Twitter feed BUT RATHER on the fact Foley was w/the Syrian opposition. The fact Foley was w/the Syrian opposition SHOULD NOT BE THE BASIS for deciding whether he supported the Syrian opposition militia forces as well as supported ISIS (FOLEY DID NOT SUPPORT ISIS). Journalists would accept producing coverage of either side depending on which news organization hired them and from which side that news org wanted them to be covering the conflict.

          • Webb

            He should’ve pointed out that he was protected by his 1st Amendment rights, as he soaked himself and filled his shorts with courageous dignity.

          • Americana

            (DELETED w/EXTREME PREJUDICE)

          • Webb

            Ohhhh, you didn’t get it. I meant he shat himself and pissed his pants. All better now?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            I doubt you’ve read through the entire Twitter feed and it’s not just about his original Tweets. The bulk of it is retweets.

            I did not at any point say that he supported ISIS. Considering the timeline that would have made no sense.

            But then again I’m arguing with someone who insists that Muslims want Islamic states to fight drugs so you’re worse than he is.

          • Americana

            Nowhere did I write the simple premise you stated — that “Islamic states want to fight drugs.” What I stated was that Islamists don’t want drugs in their neighborhoods (like the Muslims in Oslo) but some Islamist groups do want to make money off drugs sold to Western consumers.

            The Islamists think pushing drugs is using ANOTHER WEAPON against Western society. They also think if we had stronger faith and stronger morals in the West we wouldn’t succumb to drugs so readily.

            The fact Muslim countries now have some of the highest rates of drug use in the world contradicts that fact but until the Islamists no longer need the drug money to pursue jihad, they won’t stop their Islamist roles in the drug trade.

          • Drakken

            It is very obvious that it is you who does not understand and are ignorant o media practices overseas and it shows with an abundance of emotionalism from you.

          • Americana

            Drakken, don’t try to piggyback w/your punking. You’ve got absolutely no clue how international journalism works and what freelance journalists must do to transmit information because they don’t have the technical support that the big outfits do. So, carry on w/spewing your purposeful ignorance in hopes of making me look ignorant. The journalists in the crowd will recognize who knows what.

          • Pete

            Are you a journalists now?

            Or did you play one at university?

          • Americana

            I’ve gotta ask you this… How is it you’re friends w/hieronymous since the two of you are nothing alike?

          • Pete

            I am not going to read you in.

            We do not totally get along. In fact I would say we are not friends. I do respect his discipline. I can spot it, even if he is play devil’s advocate or bases his conclusions by starting with bad assumption/axioms (IMO). Hierno also has earned the franchise. I also have dug into Hierno’s background (open sources). He is consistent (i.e he is not troll). Further when he talks shop, I listen.

            I can spot an economist. I have spotted 2 in FPM and Truth Revolt. Can you? I got along with both of them. They had discipline. Not all economists do. Krugman for example does not. I don;t doubt that he has or had great mathematical ability (& some days I can even tell you for what scholarly paper he earned his prize.), but nowadays he shoots from the hip.

          • Americana

            Then you should realize that when hieronymous reads bullbuttheadiness for reasoning, he shoots it down w/a vengeance as fast as he reads it. I welcome being shot down w/the fine-tuned reasoning and comprehensive regional historical knowledge of hieronymous that takes into account the HISTORICAL PAST as well as the PRESENT.

          • Pete

            There is also a post where I told some of the others to give him a little respect as he had earned it and was not trolling us. That was several months ago. True Story.

        • Sid Goldberg

          Johnathon Pollard? Yes he was/is.

          • Bill

            Thanks for the excrement, Hitler boy.

      • Texas Patriot

        I haven’t seen the video, only the photographs just prior to the execution. It looks to me like he’s smiling, if not laughing, which is not necessarily a bad attitude to have at that moment.

        • Webb

          Hey Tex, you like future science, maybe you could invent a Kevlar neckerchief for these journalists.

          • Texas Patriot

            I think what they need is a better jihadi detector. The fact that he thought it was safe to go into a public internet cafe in an area where ISIS and other purist jihadis were operating gives is some insight as to his supreme gullibility and naiveté. Very sad case.

          • Americana

            He obviously assumed the city or the part where the internet cafe was had been secured by his own militia group. Perhaps he couldn’t get anyone from the militia to accompany him. Perhaps he was transmitting stories or images that he didn’t want them to be aware were being sent. There are many reasons why he could have taken that risk and not all of them revolve around stupidity and ignorance of what barbarity of which the ISIS Islamists are capable.

          • Texas Patriot

            Hard to say. However, his experience as a reporter embedded with Libyan jihadists fighting Gaddafi’s forces suggests a level of trust that was probably totally unwarranted.

          • Webb

            Or perrrrrrrrrhops he was betrayed by his butt-buddies. Forsooth! Don’t you ever get tired of being such a dumb crunt?

          • Drakken

            Assumption in a combat zone is the mother of all fuc* ups, he should have armed himself instead of assuming that he is protected in a combat zone.

          • Americana

            Journalists aren’t supposed to be armed for two reasons, one is so that journalists are seen as not presenting a threat and also to preserve the aura of neutrality when accompanying troops of one faction or another. That’s why journalists hire armed guards. But it is somewhat left to the organization as to whether or not their journalists can be armed. This is an old story (2003), I think. The concerns over whether to arm yourself is still up in the air. Look at what happened when a CIA guy shot dead two armed robbers in Pakistan thinking they were after him as a CIA officer.

            http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB107266320854789600

            From the above link:

            As a result, reporters in Iraq are arming themselves more than in many recent conflicts. Most have armed guards at their homes and offices. And some journalists, including TV crews with expensive equipment, retain armed guards when they travel for reporting assignments. But disagreement has arisen about how far such guards should go. Security guards working for a CNN crew, for example, drew criticism when they fired at attackers who were shooting at them in April.

            The Committee to Protect Journalists, a New York-based nonprofit organization that advocates press freedom around the world, states in its handbook that journalists should “never carry arms” and should realize that if they use armed guards “they may be jeopardizing their status as neutral observers.”

            “Normally, the greatest protection you have as a journalist in a conflict zone is your perceived neutrality,” says Joel Simon.

            http://news.yahoo.com/officials-us-pakistan-spy-chiefs-bargain-over-future-000728064.html;_ylt=A0LEVx8tfvVTZ0UAC4hXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE0ZTgybTNjBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMjQEY29sbwNiZjEEdnRpZANWSVA0NDhfMQ–

            From the above link:

            The breakdown in U.S.-Pakistani relations follows a series of incidents throughout 2011 that have marred trust — from a CIA security officer who shot dead two alleged Pakistani assailants, to the U.S. Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May, to the border incident where U.S. forces returned fire they believed came from a Pakistani border post, killing 24 Pakistani troops. The diplomatic fallout has led to the ejection of U.S. military trainers who’d worked closely with Pakistani counter-insurgent forces, slowed CIA drone strikes, and almost halted the once-common joint raids and investigations by Pakistan’s intelligence service together with the CIA and FBI.

      • Kruton

        A dignified idiot is an oxymoron.

    • AegysLTS

      He even thought it was fun to focus on a Syrian couple getting engaged….

  • IslamDownpressesHumanity

    Some epiphanies come harder than others.

  • UCSPanther

    Goes to show that supporting a monster won’t protect you from when it finally turns on you.

    History is filled with many examples of such “foolish victims”, people who foolishly put themselves into dangerous situations for some unwise crusade, and end up paying a steep price as a result.

    • Sid Goldberg

      Like Pat Tillman?

      • UCSPanther

        Get lost, gutter trash.

      • Judy

        How did you manage to crawl out of Hitler’s @ss before the fire?

      • Sid the asswipe

        Hi, I’m Sid. I have hidden knowledge. Everyone’s mind is being controlled by a small and hostile elite. Not mine of course. I have special powers of resistance.

      • claspur

        You wouldn’t have rated as riding-c@&p that you are, Skid- on the bottom of Pat’s boot.

        • Sid Goldberg

          At the end Pat was disillusioned as he realized he was fighting for International Jewry- like all of the US Armed Forces do.

      • Kruton

        #lowlife betamale

    • Drakken

      You just gotta love that guy Darwin, always getting his due especially when it is so richly deserved.

    • wri7913

      Rachel Corrie comes to my mind. Foolish girl who thought her crusade would stop a bulldozer from crushing her. Perhaps her parents should have spent more time bringing the poor child into reality, Perhaps she wouldn’t have gotten herself killed.

  • Loran

    Sid said, “If you could think critically…”

    But before that, he said, among other things, “ISIS/FSA/AlQaeda= CIA/mossad operation backed by Qatari $,” indicating that critical thinking is not one of his strong points.

    By many light years.

    • Sid Goldberg

      You seriously think these yoyos sprang out of the sand- it takes $ and weapons to fight a war- big bucks that don’t come from a bake sale.

      • Americana

        These jihadis have supporters but they’re not U.S.-based and they’re not Mossad. They started out small but they’ve steadily grown and increased their arms cache. As they increased their basic arms cache, their capabilities skyrocketed so they’ve captured billions of Iraqi cash after capturing a few main towns as they swept across Iraq. They’ve simultaneously captured enormous amounts of weaponry from the Iraqi forces that fled their advance in those same towns. If you need story links to articles describing these events, just ask.

        • Texas Patriot

          The reason ISIS and the Islamic State have been so successful and grown so fast is that they are committed to practicing a pure form of Islam under the leadership of Dr. Khalifa Ibrahim al Baghdadi, a PhD in Islamic Studies. As such, it’s a newer and holier form of jihad the lowest ranking foot solder is in a position to regard the highest ranking King of a regime practicing a relatively less pure form of Islam as a hypocrite and an apostate. It’s a new Band of Brothers concept like the West has not seen since English King Henry V and Islam has not seen perhaps since Muhammad himself.

          • Americana

            What you say about ISiS presenting a particular brand of Islam to a particular Muslim audience is true, Texas Patriot, but it’s also extremely significant that there has been no groundswell of support for ISIS in any of the areas where it’s making strategic headway. The two things — gaining territory and keeping it under one’s full control and being a SOLID POLITICAL PLAYER in the area w/a chance at PERMANENCY — are two entirely separate issues. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had the nerve to claim that ISIS was gaining huge numbers of adherents and it’s simply NOT TRUE.

            The fact the remaining Arab bloc is strategizing against the Caliphate is simply being ignored by these boneheads in ISIS. I hope Israel manages to persuade the remaining Arab countries to join in a regional defense initiative. I think this problem of ISIS would be cleaned up relatively quickly if Israel were in charge of all the responses to ISIS. This situation w/ISIS represents a unique strategic opportunity for Israel viz the Arab countries. I won’t write more about that, it’s for another post…

          • Texas Patriot

            Americana: I hope Israel manages to persuade the remaining Arab countries to join in a regional defense initiative.

            If regional Arab countries join Israel against ISIS, that would only provide more fuel to the ISIS argument that regional Arab countries are apostate and do not represent legitimate Islam.

          • Americana

            So WHAT? That is their only hope. As for proving or disproving they’re apostates, they’re better off proving that the ISIS guys are apostates by kicking their butts and letting “Allah sort ‘em out.” (That may be the only time I use Drakken’s phrase.)

          • Texas Patriot

            Americana: As for proving or disproving they’re apostates, they’re better off proving that the ISIS guys are apostates….

            The problem with that idea is that ISIS plays completely by the book, and there is perhaps no greater authority on authentic Islam in the world today than Khalifa Ibrahim of the Islamic State. Even if the combined military forces of Israel and the existing Arab governments in the region were able to defeat ISIS militarily, it would not prove that the ISIS forces were apostates. To the Muslim faithful around the world, it would only prove that they did not fulfill their duty as Muslims by supporting ISIS strongly enough.

          • Americana

            You misunderstand my points.

          • Texas Patriot

            Then, I look forward to a further clarification of your intent.

          • Americana

            Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi earned a PhD in Islamic Studies. Has he been a practicing imam since earning that degree? He’s been an imam. Has he been invited to take on higher Islamic religious posts? He was appointed to a sharia council. In effect, w/that kind of unimpressive resume, he’s a COLLEGE GRAD looking to MAKE HIS MARK. In fact, his own narcissism was what caused him to lay claim to being the founder of the latest Caliphate. That’s why the punk made his announcement prematurely in hopes of making all the other Muslims in the region throw in the towel and/or be impressed enough w/the announcement they’d think about joining his cause. He’ll forever remain Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in my mind who reached for greatness in the very same manner Adolf Hitler did. Selfish, short-sighted and vicious.

          • Webb

            He doesn’t either misunderstand your points. You’re just a sad old sniveling chickenshit who won’t admit he trashed your points.

          • Drakken

            There it is in a nutshell, the complete failure to understand how the muslim arab thinks as it regards Israel and the internal dynamics of the muslim world. Western reason and logic does not compute in the arab world.

      • Sid the asswipe

        Like wr would take any excrement from you seriously?

  • CuriousKevin

    I came here to see his political views as well, but does the twitter feed really originate from Foley? Seems it’d have to have been automated if these tweets are throughout 2012 and he was captured in 2011!

    • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

      Wikipedia has him captured on November 22, 2012.

    • Americana

      You may be thinking of his temporary captivity by the Libyans

  • Lawrence

    Americana is right, whilst Foley was something of a clueless and superficial journo, whose tweets on Israel left a lot to be desired, he was also critical of Hamas; he also was not embedded with any ISIS faction, but was captured by them. In other words he took the risks all journos and photojournalists take in covering war zones, and unfortunately he paid the highest price.

    Greenfield always puts ideology ahead of facts and nuance.

    • Fred

      Keep in mind Einstein which paper he worked for.

    • claspur

      We’re keeping an eye on Americana btw, Lawrence….’sigh’

      • Americana

        Be my guest. Be sure to put on your bifocals. Wouldn’t want you to read only one point of view in my posts because the entire posts aren’t in focus for you.

    • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

      His sympathies lie with various Islamist factions, perhaps not with ISIS but with others. He seems to show some doubts in his last written article: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/121015/aleppo-syria-rebels-fsa-assad-support

      At least here he is relaying the doubts of the population who now see the horror of an endless war without a strongman at the helm, albeit a wish for a more benign dictator. Perhaps he was turned over to ISIS when his doubts became apparent. If he was clueless he remained clueless far too long and paid for it with his life. One wish he learned by being “mugged by reality” some years earlier. Sadly he was all too sympathetic to anti-Western forces and that blinded him for too long a period.

      • Americana

        He was not “turned over to ISIS when his doubts became apparent.” He went to an internet cafe in a city he believed to have been fully under the control of the group he had been following. He was taken by ISIS as he drove away from the cafe…

    • Kruton

      Nobody cares!

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I didn’t say he was embedded with ISIS. I said he came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels.

      Please stop putting ideology ahead of facts and nuance.

      • Americana

        Listen, Daniel, James Foley didn’t go to Syria to “support the Sunni Islamist rebels.” He went there to PROVIDE COVERAGE of the Syrian uprising from the perspective of the forces arrayed against Assad’s forces. He obviously wasn’t w/radical Sunni Islamists if he lasted a good long time w/the group w/which he was originally paired. Foley also didn’t report any barbaric mass killings done by the forces he accompanied. So, YES, there must be differences in the types of Muslim militias fighting the Assad regime. The entire Syrian opposition is NOT ALL ISIS and are not all bloodthirsty ISLAMISTS. Ignorance might be forgivable in some instances; in other instances, it’s not.

        • African Child

          Calling the elected Syrian Govt ‘Regime’ like these corporate journalists shows your bias. The non violent Syrian opposition participated in the elections which was called a farce by western leaders supported by their media.

        • IslamDownpressesHumanity

          Your eyes are brown.

          • Americana

            They’re green. In fact, they’re so green I’ve had people come up to me and comment about them. My poop is brown though as is yours. I’m a humanist. End of story. As my mother said whenever some religiously-inspired catastrophe hit various regions, “Just be glad you weren’t born in a Muslim part of the world.”

          • Drakken

            Ohhh your a humanist, how touching and quaint.

      • Tantalus XVI

        Ouch… I love when authors read the comments.

  • John Gerard

    Sacrificed himself on the altar of his leftist ideals. Like Vittorio Arrigoni. Like Rachel Corrie. And like those two female Italian “activists”, kidnapped last week.

    I can’t recommend Jamie Glazov’s ‘United in Hate’ book highly enough that describes the leftist mindset on these issues superbly.

    • claspur

      I read Jamie’s book years ago-when first released, and have been recommending it to hundreds of people-online. (It’s a must read)

    • VL123

      he gets to go to leftist heaven…lol

      • Dumbfounded

        Didn’t know there was such a thing…

        • Daniel Greenfield

          Left heaven is 100 years of grad school

      • jy kelly

        I think lefty heaven is close te Berkeley CA…..LOL

  • DontTreadOnMe

    I have just read the “tweets” from this person, and must concur with you, Daniel. There is a subtle nuance to his comments that bypass a pre frontal cortex, phase locked at 14. Keep giving the parallax view, it suits your style.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Someone has to

  • 2sloe

    Perhaps James Foley’s utmost concern was to leave images of composure in his final moments, as some comfort to his family. However, the things he said to his brother will torment every lasting memory.
    Pray to God that I could go out in any way other than leaving that inside my family.
    no matter how hard the brother tries to rationalize it away because of the coercive tactics, James’ death still included saying things which can not be mentally erased.

    • Americana

      James Foley was telling his brother to give ‘em hell even if he was speaking exactly what he was told… ff you can’t read between the lines.

  • ari

    You’re sick – using this man’s murder for your weird, twisted propoghanda purposes

    • Webb

      Who’s twisted? You’re calling muslim fun & games murder. How is that culturally sensitive? You’re not being helpful with your over-the-top inflammatory rhetoric. I’d recommend a long term course in cultural sensitivity for you. What was your upbringing?

    • Kruton

      Lighten up!

    • Kruton

      Don’t behead me bro!

    • Kebert Xela

      How dare you call the faithful slaves of Allah, who were only doing the will of Allah, killing and dying in the way of Allah, murderers.

      Sometimes a devoted NAZI or Commie fell afoul of Hitler or Stalin and they got to find out first hand what the ideas they shilled for were really all about. There can be no sympathy for Ernst Rohm or Leon Trotsky or their wannabe ilk.

    • US_Patriot1776

      You must be one of those …Islamaphobes ?
      LMAO…

  • Kruton

    At least something good happened this week!

    • Porky The Crusader

      Lol…

    • Webb

      Isn’t that the truth.

  • MayberryJD

    Thank you for this information, Mr. Greenfield. I haven’t seen it anywhere else, and I think it’s important for us to know, not to try to make Mr. Foley look “bad” and deserving of what he got, but to expose the hard truth of terrorists like these.

    • RossPoldark

      This has been happening for quite some time now, and suddenly, this journalist is beheaded and the media lights up with story after story about this. His death will not be in vain hopefully. Perhaps now some harsher actions will be taken against ISIS to stop them from beheading other innocents.

  • JR Kipling

    Darwinian selection culling the herd. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • JR Kipling

    James Foley: Darwinian selection culls the herd. Nothing more to see here folks,
    lets everyone move on.

    • Americana

      That’s right, let’s all move on and not regret there may be “nothing more to be seen” because of Foley’s death coming out of the Syrian militias fighting alongside ISIS that aren’t Islamist. Would this militia have been the one to have ultimately dethroned ISIS right as ISIS felt it had secured its hold on an Islamic State? There is a lot of information that comes from journalists all over the world in these military hot spots.

      • Webb

        You know that green juice that runs out of a horse’s butt right after he craps . . . ?

        • Americana

          You’ve got the same function on this forum as that fluid does that comes from the horse’s butt…

      • Eileen

        No it wouldn’t and Hezbollah funded and trained by Iran was getting their butts kicked by Al Nursa. Add to that Al Nursa has been bombing Hezbollah areas of Lebanon.

  • Gee

    May more leftists go head over heals for their tolerant Muslims friends

  • libertarian1234

    Good lord, how pitiful can a leftist geek be.

    He deserved EXACTLY what he got.

    It would be great if the had captured about a million just like this Foley.

    These geeky dregs are too dense to do anything but support nonsense.

  • Nick Cameron

    They are still uncivilized savages and need to be treated as such, but in this case they murdered one of their own.

  • not

    that rarest of rare, a good leftist

  • African Child

    They call themselves journalists but always refer to the FSA rebels as the legitimate representatives of the Syrian people,
    They cheer on the Jihadists as Freedom Fighters and activists while demonizing to the Syrian Govt fighting and killing them as ‘the brutal Assad Regime’ and the gallant Syrian Arab Army which includes the minority Christians as ‘Assad Forces or Regime Forces’.

    Not many people checked his Tweeter feed to know his opinion and what he did in Libya and Syria, all the MSM says is how good he was trying to help the Syrian people, by promoting jihadists?.
    Assad warned them severally that their actions of supporting these jihadists will come to bite them but they waved him aside as a ‘brutal dictator’ even though he won an election that was better than what we saw in Ukraine acclaimed as ‘democratic’ by the West.
    CNN removed the disqus comment feed from their website on stories concerning the beheading of Foley while focusing on Ferguson with the disqus comments left open for that one.

    It took me sometime to get a different viewpoint on this story until I landed here on this site.

  • Gavin Smith

    This is very interesting. Thanks for doing the research. I bet his Twitter disappears soon.

  • Kay

    Hahaha the comments below are incredible. Can’t anyone criticise a Jew’s political opinion anymore without being called an Anti-Semite?
    Maybe your view is just laughable? And no gives a fuck about your religion? You Sir, are a joke…

  • Travis

    I bet he became a Conservative at the end…

    • Webb

      And was praying for a Conservative to save his stinking butt (disqus doesn’t like the a-double-s word)!

  • vladtepesblog

    This journalist is likely one of the myriad folks who believe in evolution but never actually read Darwin. If he had, how his adventure would work out would be obvious to him.

    • Americana

      Since Vlad Tepes also stuck heads on stakes and speared people through their entire body length, I’m not surprised you’d think James Foley didn’t know anything about the human evolutionary tree in places like Syria.

      • vladtepesblog

        It would appear that you believe there is a moral equivalence between offense and defense. That Vlad was as bad as the people who had been literally raping his country for decades. That forcing a people to pay 2000 young boys to the Sultan each year as well as massive treasure does not call for any and all means possible to prevent it.

        The only thing Vlad Tepes did wrong was lose to the muslim invaders eventually. But at least he knew which side he was on and did his best to defend his people, his culture, and the right of his people to their own religion.

        Frankly, when your people are facing an existential crisis the way the Yazidi, the Christians of the middle east, the Jews of the middle east did before they were eliminated except for Israel, and the way they did under Nazi rule, I cannot think of an immoral strategy to defend themselves so long as it only impacts the enemy.

      • nobullhere

        The human evolutionary tree in Islam ended somewhere around 800 AD.

      • Drakken

        Now that was a guy who knew how to fight the muslims, rather interesting to note Ole Vlad is a patron saint of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

  • Spokker

    If true, it sounds like this guy just got culturally enriched, just not in the way he was hoping for.

    • Webb

      Yeah, I’ll bet they put it to him up the old rear-end all night long knowing they were gonna behead him in the morning. I wonder what the Ko-ran sez about porking the beheaded?

    • RossPoldark

      And to think, this man sympathized with these terrorists and went there to glean information to make America look bad like Hanoi Jane. Well, as the biblical saying Mat 7:6 “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” My heart goes out to the family. Karma is a bitch.

      • VL123

        You quote the Bible then talk about Karma is a bitch…..f*cking confused are we?

        • RossPoldark

          Sorry, no where did I use the F word. I did say karma is a bitch. That is all. No, I am not confused, but you apparently are.

  • http://opsudrania.blogspot.com/ Tejpal

    How can one do such things yet they want to be called humans and appeasing their brand of God? Just unbelievable and inhuman savagery. Such acts mustn’t be tolerated and allowed in our society and need a concerted global effort with full cooperation. Shameful

  • Guest

    And to think, this man sympathized with these terrorists and went there to glean information to make America look bad like Hanoi Jane. Well, as the biblical saying Mat 7:6 “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”

  • Tantalus XVI

    WELL WELL WELL.. the plot thickens like Hamburger Helper! Hmmm strange… I suddenly have the urge to no longer care about this individual… Libs learning the hard way.

  • audacious annie

    Daniel Greenfield, this proves nothing!! More facts are necessary! he sounds like he is mocking the Syrians in the second post!

    • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

      Please. He was deeply entrenched in Left-wing propaganda.

  • Atikva

    Another Daniel Pearl. This is the only way for the useless idiots of the islamo-socialist type, journalists or other, to open their eyes to reality, so be it.

  • GoPac Ready

    Just because you’re an American citizen, doesn’t make you a good human being! Just look at Ferguson, MO… nightly looting for the sake of… “looting”! Nothing to do with a Black kid getting killed! Foley was radically Pro-Arab! The Arab’s cut off his head! WHEN is the World going to get it? An Arab is as trustworthy as a Scorpion! They’ll behead or crucify ANYONE for ANY reason because they’re sub-human SCUM!!! Even their own, or someone radically supporting their cause! How’s that workin’ out for you NOW James? Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl? Same DEAL! Another SUCKER!

    • RufusChoate

      When you say Arab you really mean Muslim. I know many Arab Christians who are fine and wonderful people.

  • Imam Khalid of Basra

    You’re welcome.

  • John

    THIS IS JUST DISGUSTING AND BEYOND CONTEMPT. Just shameful BULLSHIIIITT.

  • GantMick

    Let’s not lose our heads over this new revelation…

  • Americana

    His act of composure was RESISTANCE. He was not cringing and crying and flailing around like all the Shiite prisoners who’ve been gunned down over these past weeks. Everyone knows he was being forced to say that at the point of a knife. There is NO CREDIBILITY in that kind of speech therefore it means NOTHING. Don’t you remember about the American aviator who was forced to make such a speech and he blinked a message in Morse code w/his eyes? Same difference, mr. d- brainiac. (Small ‘b’ because you’ve earned the small ‘b.’ In fact, flip that over so you get the more appropriate ‘d’ grade.)

  • ennis

    So Michael Weiss was pretty riled up about this article.

    David Horowitz's FrontPage outdoes itself by calling James Foley a terrorist sympathizer: http://t.co/OqPFdkf8ox— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) August 20, 2014

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Syrian Emergency Task Force guy is even angrier

  • Bond

    Press TV is reporting that Edward Snowdon’s close aide revealed James Foley worked for NSA. He was sent to monitor Hizbollah in Syria. http://www.presstv.com

    • Sassan

      Islamic Republic propaganda tv? lol you i d i o t

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Press TV is Iran’s propaganda outlet. It’s not a credible source.

  • Sophia

    “And if you are a Jew, screw you twice.”

    Did I seriously just read that in the Comments? From Dalila Bentolila Hazan? The new anti-Semitism (or, anti-Jewism, since a lot of these folks, being Arab, are Semites themselves) is no different from the old anti-Semitism, or from the new neo-Nazism—those skinheaded, disenfranchised thugs that NO ONE TAKES SERIOUSLY, except as fodder for our prisons. Actually, this new anti-Jewism is *twice* as bad, because at least the old German Nazis had *only* anti-Jewism against them (well, almost), while this new Islamic breed has all the other atrocities of Islam piled on top, and they are legion. It’s simple: look at how non-Jews are treated within the nation of Israel—I don’t mean in terrorist-controlled Gaza, which fired 8,000 rockets at civilian targets inside Israel after they were given their independence in 2005, until Israel just couldn’t take any more. I mean, look at how Christians, Muslims, and all faiths and nationalities are treated inside Israel-proper: with imperfect but relative dignity and justice, and in security and prosperity. Don’t believe it?—use that thing called the Internet you’re on. And now, consider how non-Muslims are, and have almost always been, treated in Muslim-dominated countries…from the time of the Arab conquests up to the present. Don’t see a difference, vastly in favor of Jews over Muslims, in all categories related to modern, civilized life, tolerance, equality? That’s called blindness. Again, I don’t mean the current situation in Gaza—which still pales almost to nothing in comparison to the treatment of Christians, Druze, Shi’a, Yazidi, Hindu, blacks, Hazaras, Buluch, and so forth by Sunnis—so don’t make me yawn. Hate Jews? My God—look in the fricking mirror.

  • tessaprn

    He did look very calm waiting to have his head chopped and didn’t appear to offer any resistance.

  • Alex Porter

    Go ISIS! Am I the only one to cheer for ISIS in this particular instant?

    • Sassan

      You are a sick and despicable human (if you can be called a human).

  • Georgia123

    Too bad he died a brutal death , but he was no hero….Obama is wrong. He was a man who backed the cause that hated him even though he was their cheerleader.

  • CaptainCurmudgeon

    Please note the US Military issue boots on the IS demonic Sunni Muslim — did Qatar give those to him?

    Love to see you expose Qatar Daniel Greenfield …

    • Daniel Greenfield

      interesting

  • muchiboy

    I have never caught FPM in a barefaced lie,though I don’t think much of your political views and positions.But I would like to see what proof you have that James Foley was what you said he was and did to deserve you trashing him,who from what I hear was nothing but a good photojournalist,a humanitarian and good friend to those who knew and worked with him.I have and will continue to look for any evidence of your charges.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Go to his Twitter feed

      • muchiboy

        I have gone to his feed and from what I have seen do not see the bias you charge.I have googled and have not found any such criticism.Could you please post a few of his tweets supportive of the charges.Thank you.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          it’s not just his Tweets, it’s also his choice of Retweets. I could have embedded more Tweets, but I think it’s a matter of just scrolling through the whole thing, the filter becomes obvious.

          • muchiboy

            Ta.I will continue to read retweets.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            I’ve added a lot more embeds

          • muchiboy

            Thank you,Danial.

  • Couranto

    Sad that a conservative website would publish something like this. Such a disgrace. My family attends church w Foley family here in NH and they are kind and decent Americans. Their son did not deserve this – despite your childish headline.

    • cjkcjk

      People like you disgust me when you filthy hypocrites deny justice.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I’m sure the family are very nice people, but that doesn’t change what their son believed.

    • jmstalk

      My condolences to you and to your friends who lost their son. Personally, I think the real problem is that we (the world) has built a new Tower of Babble and no one really knows the truth about anything anymore. Things are not always as they appear.

  • nightspore

    Have people read Foley’s last statement just before he was begheaded:
    “I call on my friends family and loved ones to rise up against my real killers, the US government” etc. etc.

    This guy had his head so far up his a** that I’m surprised that ISIS was able to cut it off.

    • Couranto

      Yes. Because a tough guy like you would refuse to read from a ISIS script as the face of pure evil held a knife to your neck with film rolling.

      • nightspore

        You may be right. But I’m not sure that Foley needed a knife against his neck to express such sentiments, since they seem perfectly consistent with the rest of his actions.

      • nightspore

        Couranto, you had me going for a while (actually about 6 hours). But does Mr. Foley’s last will and testament really sound like an “ISIS script”? (Or was that just a convenient assumption you made in the course of reacting to my statement? How do you know?) Would ISIS really be concerned about whether they were portrayed as “killers”? After all, these are people who glorify death. Or did Foley’s speech come from the heart, was it his last chance to tell the real truth to the world. In which case, the BS was his and ISIS, realizing they had a useful idiot, let him do his stuff. In which case, I was on target.

        • Americana

          Yes, it was a script. You could tell from the way his head and eyes were directed. The speech didn’t come from his heart. If you watched any of his journalism interviews where’s he’s giving an interview at his alma mater, you’d recognize his genuine speech pattern from the ISIS crud. No, you are NOT “ON TARGET.” In fact, you’re so “off target,” you’re not even at the gun range.

          • nightspore

            That’s very interesting. That means that even IS has picked up the left-wing patois. It looks like Islam and the Left are united by more than hate.

          • Americana

            It’s got nothing to do w/”picking up on the left-wing patois.” It means that they’ve worked out the basic script of what it is they want to say in most of these hostage videos and they don’t really vary much from the script.

          • nightspore

            Actually it does, as demonstrated in Dawn Perlmutter’s “Beheading as Symbolic Warfare”. o&o

  • Fire Eagle

    stay classy Danny, old buddy, old pal! Jim Foley was doing the sort of activist-type journalism you can only aspire towards if you weren’t such a cowardly desk jockey. come on Danny, turn off the talk radio for a few weeks and go out into the real world and get a few stamps in your passport.

  • Gayle Stamler

    What kind of a depraved, low-life excuse for a human being are you, to gloat about this. Your little caveat about “terrible tragedy when a human life is lost” does not disguise your absolute glee that James Foley — a real journalist, unlike you — “got what he deserved.” I’d say you should be ashamed of yourself, but I doubt that’s in your repertoire.

    • cjkcjk

      How didn’t the liar not get what he deserved?

    • Daniel Greenfield

      When I display absolute glee at something, it’s really obvious. This isn’t it.

  • Brad

    How does an article like this benefit anyone?You’ve made it quite clear where his allegiances lay but does rubbing salt into the wound help?Someone lost a son,a husband,a father,a friend and you’re writing about how what he supposedly supported bit him in the ass?Have a think before you start typing next time.Gutter journalism at its finest.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I think the truth deserves to be told.

      • Brad

        The ‘truth’?Please.You’re playing the moral high ground card over sensitivities toward the family.It’s nothing more than veiled gloating over a dead man.

        • Daniel Greenfield

          When I gloat, you’ll know it.

          • Brad

            This was the sort of flimsy reply I expected after reading some of your responses to other comments.At the expense of the family/friends you’ve produced an ‘article’ about his ideologies by looking at his Twiiter account.Wow.Great investigative journalism.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            It’s the kind of reply that your reply merited.

          • brad

            Very liberal of you to take potshots at a dead man.Should’ve used your better judgment (if you have any) and allowed the family to grieve before coming out with the ‘truth’ as you put it.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Did they appoint you to speak for them? No. So stop acting as if they did.

  • cjkcjk

    Excellent article. The truth is always relevant and of course those who don’t like it are coming out of the woodwork to voice their moral high ground! What a bunch of hypocrites they all are.

  • Sassan

    Stop slandering the man. He went to Syria to cover the Syrian Revolution. He never went to support terrorists. The Free Syrian Army are representatives of the Syrian people. ISIS are the savages who behead him.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      The FSA is a false front for Jihadist groups. Except most of them moved on after Obama didn’t send them weapons.

  • Marsha Moore

    Interesting how the parents seem to be the ones encouraging these young people to get involved with the most evil subhumans on earth. The TRUTH is that they have been beheading Priests and innocents for years in Syria and else where. But the media has intentionally refused to tell the truth about these barbarians. At least Bergdahl made it out alive. Apparently he learned a hard lesson and refuses to speak to his parents. Foley will not get that chance.

    • Texas Patriot

      MM: The TRUTH is that they have been beheading Priests and innocents for years in Syria and else where.

      It’s much harder for the media not to talk about it when it happens to one of their own. Also, I think you’re right about Bowe Bergdahl, and I hope he writes his own book. No one knows the lies and the truth better than he does. I’m amazed the Taliban let him go at any price.

    • TruthBeTold

      Because ‘progressive’ liberals believe WE are the problem.

      They believe bad people aren’t really bad. They’re only acting out because we don’t care about them and give them enough respect.

      That’s why when incidents like this happen, they double down and blame themselves.

  • ksfarmgirl64
    • RossPoldark

      Oh, well there goes the neighborhood. lol

  • amongoose

    It shows you just how much your support for their cause means to them.
    I’m sure they knew of his “reporting”, but he was American, so sympathetic or not he was still the infidel enemy.

  • DownSky

    The evidence here is weak. Those tweets just show he’s a moderate democrat, not a terrorist sympathizer.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      He repeatedly links to The Nation and The Guardian to bash the WOT.

      That’s not moderate Dems.

    • Obamaroid_Ointment

      Democrats, moderate or worse are terrorist sympathizers. Six or a half dozen, no difference.

  • Circa53

    Good article on him with pics..BareNakedIslam.com….His buddies cut his throat, Even Fox is pushing the crap that he was just a reporter..

  • Obamahatesvets

    Wow….so he really DID hate America

  • Bulan Sabriel

    Foley was a retarded traitor to western civilization and died a traitors death. Good riddance.

  • http://yahoo.com/ shagstar

    sucks to be him then!

  • jmstalk

    Is it just me, or has anyone else picked up on the fact that America is already engaged in a civil war? One only has to read this comment section for a few minutes to deduce that. It’s only going to take one fuse to set us all off into a full scale bloody mess.

    • Drakken

      The Balkanization is almost complete, just like it is in Europe, it will only take an egregious incident to set the whole thing on fire.

      • Americana

        Yeah, well, I’m gonna balk at your Balkanization rhetoric…

    • Americana

      I’ve never been close to the point where I feel we’re devolving into a civil war. But I certainly resent political rhetoric from any source that has no reasoned, substantive content to accompany it and has absolutely NO VISION of the future beyond what the immediate next move is. If you’ve got a clue, you should see the likelihood of what the chess moves you’re suggesting will eventually produce.

  • Carole Bradshaw

    Twelve months ago, John McCain and Lindsey Graham were adamantly insisting that the US provide weapons to ISIS in Syria.

    • NJK

      John McCain even had his photo taken with them. They’re going to get so many Americans killed.

    • http://twitter.com/WinstonCDN WinstonCDN

      Not to ISIS but to the FSA. Big difference.

      • Carole Bradshaw

        ISIS would just take the weapons from the FSA, as they have taken them from the Iraq “Army”.

  • Sam

    Classless, shameful, indefensible. Could you not have waited at least a few days before openly mocking and impugning Mr Foley?

    Wow.

  • tommco

    Whenever something like this happens, I think of that scene in the movie Independence Day where the alien lovers are standing on top of a building with signs that say “welcome aliens”; yet they’re the first to get fried by the alien ship.

  • justduek

    support hamas and gaza and the poor arabs arround the world- and you will be next
    the reporter deserved is death

  • tommy

    Who goes to sleep with Muslim terrorists, wake up without a head

    • Mr Hogan

      Truth!

    • http://twitter.com/WinstonCDN WinstonCDN

      Lol

  • ScottinVA

    Wow.. rather revealing… especially Foley’s refusal to acknowledge al-Nusra’s evil. They are just as bloodthirsty as ISIS. Murdering the children of Christians is a specialty of theirs as well.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      They pledged their allegiance to ISIS now

  • https://independent.academia.edu/YakovFaitelson Yakov Faitelson

    James Foley is not the first and not the last useful idiot to be killed by the terrorists he came to support. His story proves a saying that intellectual stupidity is a disease that can be healed only by grave

  • tickletik

    Foolish Foley

    Or

    Foleys folly

  • AegysLTS

    Turns out James Foley got what he asked for after all….martyrdom.

  • Near Genius

    Sounds like a guy who might have meant what he said in the video. I didn’t watch. But I heard his statement in an excerpt.

    What he and the useful idiots of the left don’t understand is that the Islamists will always see them as enemies deserving the same fate.. I challenge any who doubt this to go there and try to prove their point. Of course we know what happens if they do…..

  • AegysLTS

    Thank you @daniel_greenfield:disqus for this article, I was just like the many millions pouring out sympathy to this Jim Foley guy, only to read his tweet and realized he got what deserved after all.

  • WillielomanIII

    Either he was a creep or he was working for the CIA and this was part of his cover

    • http://twitter.com/WinstonCDN WinstonCDN

      Doubt it. CIA doesn’t need a white moron to spy for them like that.

  • Obamaroid_Ointment

    Hands down front runner for the 2014 Darwin Award.

  • pwnful truth

    LOL when shitheads ACTUALLY BELIEVE that the Christian right is as or more dangerous and brutal than the Islamodunces… and unlike the smug idiots over here, gets the chance to prove himself right or wrong.

  • veritas

    Just to clarify, since the words “anti-semite” is being thrown around A LOT on this thread – Arabs are also semitic people. If you are antisemitic, you are anti Jew and Arab. :-)

    • Daniel Greenfield

      anti-semitic was coined to refer to Jews

      So don’t even bother finding linguistic excuses for your bigotry

      • veritas

        Bigot? Wow, what an assumption. Says a lot about you.

        • YoshiNakamura

          Greenfield is correct. The word “anti-Semite” was coined by a German Jew-hater in 1979, and, since that time, it has referred only to Jews. Look it up in any dictionary.

          • veritas

            I understand that. I, however, was pointing out that semitic peoples are Jews and Arabs. I would venture to say that most people do not know that. It is, in essence, a misnomer to say that someone is “anti-semitic” when they are actually anti-Jew. Now “bigot”? There is no question what that means and in this case, is incorrect.

          • YoshiNakamura

            It is possible, but not proven, that most people do not know that the word “anti-Semitism” refers only to Jews and not to Semites. That does not make it a “misnomer”. It means that people need to learn the correct meaning of the word. Please help enlighten them.

          • Zorro

            Utterly fascinating…

  • Melissa Grant

    Disgusting article but right wingers are callus perverse hate filled pond scum

    • http://twitter.com/WinstonCDN WinstonCDN

      Stop projecting now

      • Melissa Grant

        an accurate observation

    • Daniel Greenfield

      And left-wingers are unicorns who run on fair trade sunshine

      • Melissa Grant

        A perfect example of right wing blind stupidity

        • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF4_LKQdDF4 Freedom

          Do you actually think ever, or just spout unjustified scorn?

          Don’t tell me: I know the answer.

          • Melissa Grant

            do you?

      • Melissa Grant

        ha

      • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF4_LKQdDF4 Freedom

        Sure, that’s right: No bad faith or unfair dealings from the Left, ever. That’s why East Berlin didn’t need a wall and why Cuba never hoses down emigrants on rafts at sea. Err…..

    • RatPatrol1

      Why do you Muslims call the truth, hate?

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF4_LKQdDF4 Freedom

      Yes, it’s a pain when truth rears its ugly head, isn’t it, dear?

  • http://twitter.com/WinstonCDN WinstonCDN

    Fun. Leftist scumbags getting murdered by their beloved Jihadis. Bring the popcorn.

  • Joe Astroturf

    I was feeling sorry for this guy till hearing this. No wonder Obama mentioned him.
    Obama let Bibles be burned in Bagram Afghanistan in 2009. He’s not going to help Christians too much. I sang in my Song “Obama burnt my Bible”.
    on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQB2qQ_WowY

    I bet Iranian Slum Lord Valerie Jarrett must have wanted to sing
    When she seen you bow down to that Muslim King
    At Georgetown you had them cover up Jesus and His Cross
    You showed Netanyahu and Cardinal Dolan the kings your boss
    Abdullah’s proud you showed the infidels who’s your boss

  • god_all_mighty

    Another naive useful idiot… I’m sorry for him…

  • Simon Stauber

    The man, completely Lost a His Head……

  • Michael Fremer

    I love this piece of crap site’s slogan. I’d say inside and right on the surface of every cretin right winger is a total douche bag.

  • Michael Fremer

    The analysis here of Foley’s tweets is indicate of the far right’s dissociative mindset.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      I bet you’re great at Rorschach tests

      • Michael Fremer

        While I admit to always seeing a lot of dicks posting on right wing sites, my Rorsach tests are normal. I worked for Goldwater and what passes for right wing “thought” today is mostly deranged.

  • Bradley Helm

    So the loss of his head was probably an improvement, since it was filled with pro-jihadist garbage anyways.

  • Carl Robbins

    Yeah….. I’ve seen enough……this guy was a puke, he got precisely what he deserved. Now if only this could happen to a hundred other apologists for these devil worshippers, in the lamestream media….we might have a chance.

  • muchiboy

    I don’t know why,but when I seen his picture in the red robe the image of those 9 Iraqi Jews that were hung in ’69 sprung to mind.It brought to mind the same feeling of horror and sorrow.Brutality is nothing new to the region.

    • Carl Robbins

      He already got his “Get out of jail free” when he was released with his life, after being grabbed in Benghazi, Libya, and was held for 44 days in 2011…clearly he enjoyed the danger…..

      • muchiboy

        Yea.I don’t know that I would go back,but these are dedicated people.Here,it would be described as an agenda,for his profession it would be his duty to report what was happening there.I know of friends who went straight back to combat after a gut shot.How many vets went back for two,three tours of duty in Vietnam or Afghanistan? Lots.I heard this very thing addressed by his friend and colleague,Nichole Tung.

        • Randy Fitzpatrick

          Your forgetting that he clearly lost all credibility (like so many others in the MSM) as a journalist by inserting his bias.

          • muchiboy

            I don’t get that from what I am seeing in the media.I have tried to confirm that from some of his fellow Journalists.I will read the tweets/retweets posted by Danial before making up my mind.I know FPM has an agenda.I will make up my mind over the next few days if Foley had one.All in all,a tragedy.

  • Aisja

    A dead jew is a good jew

    • William

      Wanting to kill people because of their religion is the epitome of stupidity.

      • YoshiNakamura

        It is not stupidity. In the case of Aisja, it is evil anti-Semitism. Moslems who want to kill people because of religion are not stupid. They are evil.

        • William

          Na, it’s stupidity. Fearing religion comes out of ignorance. Evil is a relative term. For the righteous, they are on a holy crusade.
          Or to quote the Blues Brothers, “We’re on a mission from God”.

          • YoshiNakamura

            Not necessarily true. In the case of Islam, ignorance has led people NOT to fear Islam. In their ignorance, they think that Islam is just another religion like the religions they are familiar with. When people learn the truth about Islam, they realize they have good reason to fear,
            because only Islam commands its believers to make war on unbelievers. Other religions do not do that. Here is a statement by one of the most revered and respected Islamic scholars:

            Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406) – jurist, renowned philosopher, historian, and sociologist – summarized the consensus opinions from five centuries of prior Muslim jurisprudence with regard to the uniquely Islamic institution of jihad:

            “In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious
            duty, because of the universalism of the [Muslim] mission and [the obligation to] convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force …. The other
            religious groups did not have a universal mission, and the holy war was not a religious duty for them, save only for purposes of defense …. Islam is under obligation to gain power over other nations.”

          • William

            I’ve lived among Muslims (Sunnis) and learned about them and their faith. I don’t fear them. Fear is usually a product of ignorance, fearing the unknown. Notice how the biggest Islamophobes are right winged dingbats who have never met a Muslim and don’t know the first thing about Islam.

          • YoshiNakamura

            You did not learn about their faith by living among them. To learn about their faith, you need to read the Koran. In the case of Islam, ignorance like yours and like James Foley’s leads to lack of fear. The more you actually learn about Islam, not your personal contacts with Moslems, the more you will have reason to fear. That is not “Islamophobia”. A phobia is an irrational fear. Fear of Islam is totally rational. Please educate yourself about Islam and read the Koran. All of the Moslem terrorists rely on it as their guide, and they quote it.

          • William

            I’ve read parts of the Koran, parts of the Torah, Talmud, and all of the Bible. I’ve been studying religions since I left school where I took Religious Studies classes. Before I moved to the Muslim world, I read several books on the teachings and history of Islam. Not to brag, but I probably know more about Islam than 50% of Muslims. Knowledge kills fear. The more I learn about something, the less I fear it. But there’s no better way to learn about Muslims than live among them.
            Islamophobia (irrational fear of Muslim people and Islam) is the antisemitism of the post-911 world. Take your typical right-winged rant against Islam and replace the words ‘Muslims’ with ‘Jews’ and ‘Islam’ with ‘Judaism’.. then it sounds just like a Nazi Party follower in 1930s Germany. Or do the switch with Christianity, and it sounds like the rant of an Islamist extremist.

          • William

            I’ve read parts of the Koran, parts of the Torah, Talmud, and all of the
            Bible. I’ve been studying religions since I left school where I took
            Religious Studies classes. Before I moved to the Muslim world, I read
            several books on the teachings and history of Islam. Not to brag, but I
            probably know more about Islam than 50% of Muslims. Knowledge kills
            fear. The more I learn about something, the less I fear it. But there’s
            no better way to learn about Muslims than to live among them.

            Islamo phobia (irrational fear of Muslim people and Islam) is the
            antisemitism of the post-911 world. Take your typical right-winged rant
            against Islam and replace the words ‘Muslims’ with ‘Jews’ and ‘Islam’
            with ‘Judaism’.. then it sounds just like a Nazl Party follower in 1930s
            Germany. Or do the switch with Christianity, and it sounds like the
            rant of an Islamist extremist.

          • Randy Fitzpatrick

            Where did you cut and paste this from? This is a cut and paste. The structure of the paragraphs gives it away.
            Example:

            Folks, when you see a paragraph
            structure
            like this, you know that the person
            writing it cut and
            pasted. It.

            That is exactly what happened here. Now I suppose that they will try to clean it up, but too late.

          • William

            Dude you’re paranoid. I happen to write for a living and wrote that off the top of my head. It got chopped up after i changed the spelling of one word I guess.

          • Randy Fitzpatrick

            Sure it did.

          • YoshiNakamura

            What’s wrong with cutting and pasting? The content is what is important. Does the content make sense, or doesn’t it? Is the content reliable, or not? There is nothing wrong with cutting and pasting. Everyone does it, and it is a great time-saver, especially when quoting passages. For
            example, here are a few cut and pasted passages from the Koran:

            – Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God’s religion shall reign supreme. 8:40
            – Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God’s religion reigns supreme. 2:193
            – The true believers fight for the cause of God, but the infidels fight for the Devil. Fight, then, against the friends of Satan. 4:76
            – We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. 3:151
            – I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads; strike off the very tips of their fingers. 8:12
            – When the sacred months are over, slay the idolaters wherever you find them. 9:5
            – Fight against those to whom the Scriptures were given… until they pay tribute out of hand and are utterly subdued. 9:29
            – Prophet, make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal rigorously with them. 9:73, 66:9
            – Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. 9:123

          • Randy Fitzpatrick

            Uh, your doing exactly what he claimed with his rant against “right wingers”, calling them islamaphobes.

            Unfortunately, bringing up facts doesn’t make you any type of “phobe”, just as critisizing or arguing against a person’s ideas makes you a racist just because he’s another race.

            Second, in his diatribe, he claimed :”I’ve read”, “I’ve studied”. Usually you get that type of paragraph structure when you cut and paste from someone else. But he’s claiming this is his. And then says “I changed one word and it must have messed the whole thing up” LOL

            Doesn’t matter. If he wants to cut and paste, so be it. But by using “I did this and that” he’s taking credit for something he cut and pasted and loses credibility.

            Here is an example from cutting and pasting the OP:

            Any human life lost is tragic, but a moral individual would have much
            more empathy for the Syrian Christians who suffered at the hands of
            Foley’s favorite Jihadists than one of their pet propagandists. For the
            most Foley only mentioned Syrian Christians when he was promoting the
            myth that the Sunni Jihadists were actually a secular democracy-loving
            force that incorporated Christians and Kurds on equal terms.

            Now, to claim it was not cut and paste and say “Oh I changed a word and it must have did that…that’s dishonest.

          • Randy Fitzpatrick

            I might also mention that those verses you quoted are what devout Muslims believe, not just the terrorists.
            Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but every terrorist (like ISIS) are Muslims. Just supporting those verses lowers your humanity.
            And any troll who claims they don’t is ignorant and will label us Islamaphobes for saying devout Muslims believe in them.

          • YoshiNakamura

            Of course, devout Muslims, and not just the Moslem terrorists, believe in all of the verses of the Koran. They have no choice about that.
            Surely, you didn’t think that I support those verses!?

          • Randy Fitzpatrick

            No I don’t. I was just making a point that others believe it’s only terrorists that believe in them. To put it simply, the one’s carrying out the verses, imo, are just the enforcers.

          • YoshiNakamura

            There is no cure for a willing fool. You are fooling yourself if you think that your personal experience living among Moslems gives you insight into Islam as a belief system. And, reading “parts” of the Koran is hardly sufficient. You need to read all of it. Reading parts of the Torah, Talmud, etc. tells you nothing at all about Islam. If you think that the Muslims are the new Jews, you are woefully mistaken. The Jews never made any trouble for the world. The Moslems do it all the time. There is a ton of indisputable evidence for fearing Islam, the beheading of Foley being only the latest of many such acts of murderous cruelty, not to mention the continuous displays of hatred and outright thuggery — all in the name of Islam. Your resort to name-calling (“right-winged rant”) just shows your willful ignorance and prejudice.

          • TotallyPeeved

            Is that you in your avatar? I look forward to seeing you in the latest rusty butter knife beheading on sorosbook, tweeter and ulube.

          • hyedenny

            And the biggest morons are always left-wing apologists who refuse to acknowledge the truth no matter how many times it slaps them in the face. Yes, you, William.

            My whole family lived among muzzlims and they had everything to fear as they watched their family members and friends raped and murdered by jihadis. So don’t give me – us – any of your filthy bull$hit.

          • TotallyPeeved

            Drop to your forehead and thank God (Jehovah) that breathing is involuntary. Read the unholy book of satanic verses, you idiot. Pay attention to what they do and have done since mohamhead (piss be upon him) was shat out by satan.

    • Atikva

      But the living ones are even better.

    • Angel Nova

      A good Muslim is a dead Muslim so they should all be nuked in Mecca.

  • Americana

    No, no, and no… As I mentioned sometimes “corrections” are extremely minor and hardly warrant being called corrections. But I believe your description of partisan news applies across the board to all news orgs that allow their partisan perspective to override the details of their news judgment — “What we conservatives/progressives know is that the MSM lies by omission, lies by emphasis, lies by implication, lies by photograph. It is pushing the Lib/Conservative narrative and publishes news that fits that.”

    We can certainly carry on arguing this through on another thread (this one has gone on for far too long and is becoming unwieldy) whenever you see one that’s appropriate. See you in the trenches!

  • StndUp2Thm

    I want to be objective, so I have to ask. Why am I to believe any of his tweets — these cited above began about the time of his kidnapping — were really sent by Foley. IMHO the English-speaking Brit jihadist could easily be the author.

    • AegysLTS

      Look.At.The.Date.

  • tommco

    In my opinion, the 900lb. gorilla in all of this is that the MSM isn’t writing an article about Foley’s political views; they’re just saying what a great guy he was. But his political views don’t support their narrative of if we just kiss up to the jihadists, they’ll like us and everything will be okay.

  • Froi Vincenton

    In the evil alliance of the braindead leftists and the Islamists, the first (leftists) always end up DEAD…

    Examples:

    1. Vittorio Arrigoni
    2. The Marxists and leftists who helped install the Ayatollah theocracy in Iran. They were purged and persecuted after the dictatorship was established.

  • Randy Fitzpatrick

    And liberal trolls who support these animals actually think these terrorists will welcome them as sympathetic friends.

    • William

      Islamist extremists want to either convert liberals to radical Islam, or kill us all. Being against Obama and the war doesn’t mean we side with the terrorists.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        Joining them at anti-war rallies, defending them pro-bono and writing sympathetic articles about them does.

        • William

          I’ve attended many anti-war rallies in the past few decades and I’ve never seen a terrorist at one.

          What I have noticed is that some people are truly frightened of us, and call us terrorist sympathizers.

  • jimoaklanduniv

    Those who live by the sword of Savages, Die by the sword of Savages! no pun intended, just FACT!

  • VictorMC

    Well well there seems to be 2 sides to EVERY story however brutal and awful this one is.
    Now, that IS a surprise.

  • Shuey

    First, I am not and never have been a conspiracy nut. I hate Alex Jones, for example.

    That said, I just started reading about Foley yesterday and watched the full beheading video on LiveLeak. I could watch because I already heard/read that the screen goes dark BEFORE you see the worst of it.

    On the LiveLeak video page, many of those commenting were claiming the video is a fake and that no beheading was actually done. Some also pointed out that Foley’s parents didn’t seem nearly as upset as one would expect. “So maybe they know he isn’t really dead and so does the government … and the government has to pretend they are fooled by the fake video”, they said. I will agree that the Foleys did seem a bit upbeat considering the news, but maybe they are strong or just well prepared since he was a hostage once before?

    Despite the reasons the posters stated to support their claims of “fakery”, I scoffed to myself. While there are some issues with the video that could be proof of fakery, I thought it was a dumb claim to make since everyone who is “in the know” (including his parents) seemed convinced. More importantly, I could not come up with any reason that Foley would have for going along with a faked beheading …even while under threat.

    So now, some 12 hours later, I stumble across a link to this FrontPage story. I don’t know, but this story could be the missing piece of the puzzle. Maybe Foley wants to “disappear” into a life with ISIS. Or maybe he wants to be able to work undercover back home in the U.S.to help them strike here?

    The video does fade out as “John” begins to saw at Foleys neck with the knife. However, there are a couple odd things about that: 1) Foley shows absolutely no reaction or fear as the knife is forcefully applied (doesn’t seem humanly possible if it were really happening), and 2) The killer forcefully saws back and forth about 8 times before the fade out and there is absolutely no blood yet. I even captured the video and played it in slow motion …. still no blood visible. This is really odd because I’ve read that a throat slit typically spurts blood the instant the cut penetrates about a quarter inch.

    Finally, why would a group that has released many graphic beheading videos (with every gory detail) suddenly release their most important video with the worst part edited out and then a still photo of the severed head and body at the very end? Photos are easily photo-shopped.

    Anyway, I’m not sure I believe it was faked so I doubt most here will either. But it sure was strange to find this FrontPage story on the heels of the allegations of a “faked” video …. which clearly could have been a fake. And now I read that he actually supported ISIS. Hmmmmmm … and let’s not forget that he was supposedly a hostage years ago and “escaped”. Was that another instance where he was actually there to work with his captors and they “let him come home”? You tell me.

    • northern vigor

      interesting perspective

    • William

      Something like this could always be CIA/Pentagon fakery.
      Like a false flag attack with no casualties.

      • Americana

        No, it wouldn’t be CIA fakery. Because the remaining hostages would always know what had happened to James Foley. Besides which, ISIS has already threatened the U.S. w/the death of the next American journalist Steven Sotloff. Once they’ve worked their way through the American journalists in their hands, they’ll start on the other remaining American hostages. The reason they’ve started w/the journalists is for two reasons: first, they know that journalists are deserving of special protections and they’re stripping them of those protections by killing them; second, they’re also eliminating potential “spies” because they’re so overrun w/conspiracy theories, they don’t honestly believe journalists don’t spy on them per se.

        • bannedforselfcensorship

          They start with journalists because they know journalists will be outraged and promote the story.

          If they’d beheaded a Christian aid worker, the intelligentsia would not care as much.

    • Americana

      I guess I could have guaranteed that someone like you would show up and make these sorts of claims once Greenfield got hammered for having written what he did. James Foley did show fear, intense fear. He kept grimacing w/the muscle around his mouth, clenching it hard to keep from allowing himself to show any upset. That was extreme composure from a man who was facing death.

      There are lots of reasons for not showing the most graphic aspects of the beheading. Beheading is a violent death when badly done as this British jihadist did it. They’ve shown beheadings of Western hostages several times before w/Daniel Pearl and several others of various nationalities and they reaped horrifically bad press w/that murder of Daniel Pearl and an American businessman who went to Iraq shortly after the war ended. As for how James Foley reacted physically, he may have decided it was better to let it happen quickly since it was going to happen and so he braced his neck when the jihadi grabbed his head and tipped it back for the cut. The jihadi was holding his head forcefully braced against his own body so he could exert force on Foley. As for why there was no blood, it’s because the jihadi had no knowledge of how to do this as a single slicing cut.

      James Foley did NOT support ISIS. He didn’t escape from a previous captivity “years before.” He escaped from his captors this time but he was recaptured within a day. Shall I collect more accurate reading material and links for you? You’ve obviously collected a lot of bad information so far.

      • bannedforselfcensorship

        His parents now say they will forgive the killer.

    • Heidi

      Remember also, that news anchors, from television to AM radio, are trying to use his execution as a pretext for the US to go to war.

  • 121212121212

    Foley the typical liberal did not believe in good and evil, well he found out, idiot.

  • mahdi

    he took a picture of alqaeda flag in his tweeter and a picture of 50 captured men.

  • Demoivre

    A leftist “useful idiot” if there ever was one.

  • Europeannonjew

    Why do journalists think that siding with the enemy of israel, Jews, Christians will spare them ?
    You would think a journalist would do some research and find out, islam s evil and islam loves useful idiots best.

  • JDsHandsomeSon

    The reason Americans feel so insecure is that they know our country is now being run by misguided self-professed so-called intellectuals that default to sympathizing with our enemies. During the cold war, including the 1962 Cuban crisis Americans also felt threatened, but they at least knew that the partisans of that time were all on the side of our survival and victory over our adversaries. Not so now. Only because he and his allies in government are being watched does Obama have to give the appearances of protecting America. He is not one of us and it has nothing to do where he was born. Let us stipulate he was born beneath the Liberty Bell. How he was raised and who weaned him is what made him foreign born and hostile to the U.S.

    • LuluB

      The privileged children of Northeastern academics and intellectuals are particularly vulnerable to this. They live in a “Norman Rockwell” World, while their parents have bank accounts that could fund a flashier lifestyle in Beverly Hills and Dubai, with lots left over.

      They want for nothing, without realizing it, they are very protected, protected from the grotesqueness of how wealth is displayed in most places around The World and the truth about power struggles and poverty. They think they grew-up in a “Mayberry”, even though they and many of their peers have parents worth millions, if not billions.

      They build naive ideals, that could only be baked up when all you have to do is think and “experience”, without having to do hard work. How does a young person afford to travel The World, just to take pictures? Or play music, make art, be a humanitarian worker? You need to, either, be bankrolled by a family member or private organization (or someone who just finds you pleasant to look at) or join a college group. Very few of these people who make it to art school or get a photography fellowship, were working at a factory, farm or stocking shelves at “Walmart”, during college.

      So, it’s not always intentional but these Northeastern children of Doctors, Professors, Bankers and Diplomats, are so innocent — they don’t know any better. They don’t know what it’s like to have a creative, humanitarian or business whim and have to earn the way to realization; that’s what wealth and connections are for.

      That naivete and expansive trust, is carried with them wherever they go. They just assume people will always know they mean well and even care that they do.

  • Yabba_Dabba

    Anyone know if Mr. Foley was affiliated with Journ-o-list, either the old one or much bigger new one? I refuse to blame him for his atrocious murder, but we need to run this subversive cabal to ground. I am convinced they are all simply Democratic funded and coordinated operatives… His purpose in Syria appeared mainly to reinforce Obama’s “Arab Spring” lies…

  • TotallyPeeved

    And that is why I have posted all over the internet that he was a treasonous coward and he gets no sympathy from me. I am a fat old grandmother and I will not go out on my knees spewing koranimal propaganda. I will be biting and kicking at ball sacks. (small target I know)

    All of the videos we have of koranimals doing these evil things should be running 24/7 on all networks until is sinks in to the idiots what pisslam IS.

  • Kansas_City

    Could not tell if Mr. Greenfield’s piece is fair and accurate. Seems pretty harsh and comments not very informative. Could someone with more knowledge tell me if the piece is accurate in how it characterizes Mr. Foley?

    • glennm

      damn your lying eyes, eh?

  • Janet Ann

    In 2011 while being held captive in Libya … in a letter James Foley share how his Christian faith gave him strength to endure. However … following his release he embraced an Islamic mindset. Foley did not get it. He learned the hard way that when all is said and done Islamic extremists do not spare the infidel … even the demi infidel. It is my prayer that while being held captive by ISIS in Syria/Iraq Foley bowed and reached up to Christ.

    2011 letter shows how James Foley’s faith gave him strength
    August 20, 2014

    James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, once wrote that while held captive in Libya he prayed the rosary on his knuckles and was given strength by the knowledge that a prayer vigil was being held at his alma mater, Marquette University. The article published in Marquette Magazine in 2011 shortly after Foley was released,along with two colleagues, in Libya, focused on how prayer and faith helped him get through the ordeal.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/20/james-foley-beheading-2011-letter-shows-how-journalist-faith-gave-him-strength/

  • GeorgeJ1967

    Would be rather ironic if it turns out if Foley thought he was merely role-playing a propaganda video for his “captors,” believing that it would end with merely a threat, and found out only at the last minute that it was not a stunt.

    In any case, lie down with dogs, get up with…out a head.

  • allchildren1991

    Yeah, I wish for his sake and ours that James Foley had just stayed Stateside and taken a holiday from his mixed up politics. Reminds me of all the Russian communists murdered in various purges for not being communist enough or for, really, just being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

  • Kansas_City

    Sounds clearly anti-Israel, and liberal, but can’t tell much from the rest of it. Did not see much anti-American — just opposed the war as a liberal. Can someone tell me if Mr. Greenfield’s characterization of him is fair and accurate?

    • Heidi

      Why must we support Israel?
      Oh that’s right, anyone who doesn’t is a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

  • glennm

    this guy lost his head long before it was cut off

  • NonSense

    Well.. suddenly I’m god damn satisfied they chopped his head off

  • beniyyar

    I only speak good of the dead, James Foley is dead, good!

  • 5JimBob

    Poor Mr. Foley. His last words included the phrase: “I wish I wasn’t an American”. Apparently he held that wish for some time before he was murdered.

    Still, for those who seem to be pleased by his killing at the hand of (presumably) a British jihadi member of IS, he was murdered because he was an American, and that’s the way we should remember his death.

    Killing these people (the IS) isn’t a matter of revenge, its a matter of self-preservation for the rest of us. Moderate Muslims had better realize this central fact as well.

    • Harlan Hikaru Fox

      I’m not sure they’re so much “Moderate” as they are “Lazy”, as in too lazy to pick up a scimitar and start sawing off heads themselves.

    • Mudpuppy

      A “moderate” Muslim is the guy handing the “radical” Muslim the ammunition.

    • Heidi

      Yes, a Black “Brit” because in the age of diversity we cannot list his color, nor origins. He’s an African.

  • Chris Granzow XI

    “Right-wing extremism is as deadly a threat as Al-Qaeda.”
    Well, I guess he had to learn the hard way that he was wrong on that one.

    • D-Undertaker

      He was dead wrong on that one…lol

  • chelmer

    His usefulness as a American beheadee exceeded his usefulness as an advocate. It reminds me of the story you wrote about how converts to Islam are the ones who are the most popular choices to kill themselves: without tribal, family or personal connections, they’re expendable. No emotional loss there.

    I read with amusement comments that you “smeared” Foley by publishing his tweets: sort of the way the Gentle Giant was smeared by showing video of him in action robbing a store. It makes sense from a Leftist perspective: there are no facts, just politics, so a fact that proves a point I don’t agree with is a smear.

  • Patrolman Kato

    Kids…you paid a high price buddy!

  • cecil91

    Liberals get it wrong most of the time, which is tragically apparent here. It’s difficult to understand how someone on the ground within the conflict itself could misinterpret his surroundings so grievously. The worst flaw of zealous Leftists is the inability to think outside their ideological cage.

    • CrazyDutchwoman

      Liberals and politicians get it wrong and the ones that suffer are we.

  • D-Undertaker

    May he RIP. He was killed because he was American, so all Americans should learn the lesson he refused (despite being abducted by Libyans once) to learn. He kept supporting like a good leftist liberal the ones who would hate the civilized world proper. I think he got his final answer on the people he praised again and again. His last words he accepted to say when he died, were not that different from the way he thought in real life about Americas and Israels action towards the Islamic terrorists! No wonder many leftist arabs or others who thought like him wanted to “black out” this news, with so called no propaganda for iS, actually they all felt guilty that they encouraged him on and his likes! He seemed to go back and forth on who was really guilty on the war on terror. Now he knows.

    • Michael Becker

      May he rot in hell.

  • Mudpuppy

    “Foley was one of a new breed of activists calling themselves journalists.” As opposed to “journalists” calling themselves activists?

    “Any human life lost is tragic”. Not true. Anytime a Muslim dies, it is cause for celebration.

    Foley didn’t deserve to die like that, but well, karma, eh?

  • inachu

    I am pretty sure it was because he refused to convert. You can be a 100% fan of ISIS but if you are American and still love America and then go out to those places and support them then you will be killed no matter what your political affiliations are. Even if you are a KKK NAZI LOVING HITLER stormfronter… If you support ISIS and support their ideologies and want to help them and are not a muslim then you are going to have your head cut off.

  • inachu

    The only violent muslims that would accept americans with open arms is the Fattah gangs. So the gangs must be members of Fattah or their last names must be Fattah. In a rating of 1 to 5 with 1 being the most violent which ISIS is then Fattah would be a 4. I think maybe the Fattah members might be the bankers of ISIS.

  • Pissed Citizen

    James Foley had no idea that being a journalist would put him in this tv nightmare position. What happened to this kid, and I call him a kid cause he was 40. They used a 8 inch knife, he felt the most horrific agony anyone has ever felt. Does our president ever picture this happening to his kid? This should Never happened. Let president O die like this kid did! Let him feel what James had to feel, let him go through physical agonizing pain of getting ones head slowly severed off by a little 8 inch knife . Yea everyone keeps saying well its over so hes not in anymore pain now, its all over now! No! Its not over, James still had to suffer like no other, this is bull, and im not puttin up with letting shit slide anymore! Im done! Drag your fucking feet you fuckin muslim president! You! You! YOU DID THIS TO James! He Suffered, now its gonna be your turn. This is what you deserve, you knew for months!, I feel you have no heart or compassion for Americas white young! Obama you think your hiding it, but you are a top notch Racist, and you made sure the whites became the Minority!, God I Hate You So BAD! Better pray I never get cancer!!!! Nobody except murdering bastards should die like this! Look at all the murdering bastards we serve in cement castles called prisons. Well preserved arent they. Tv, free food, yard, best medical and dental money can buy, all for being a horrid person. What do the men and women get for helping keep these murdering bastards away from us. More taxes, cut wages, shitty insurance, Nothing! This Country is so fucking ass backwards! Howd this happen? Too many druggies having off spring!, Nobody has a brain anymore!

  • CrazyDutchwoman

    Yes I am absolutely sure you are missing one.If JF had no idea what those guys could do there he sucked as a journalist. Oh it is so easy to blame anyone else but yourself. Nobody but the islamists did this to James Foley and maybe he did it to himself for believing in their crap. People that blame anybody but the killers make me so sick.

  • Heidi

    Why would a ‘strormfronter’ support a faux opposition group? Anyone that has been studying how these groups have evolved know that they are funded by Israel and the West. Can you say “Greater Israel” coming into being?

    Why else would ‘we’ be bombing civilians, except to steal their land and resources?

    • inachu

      Isis who wants to build a caliphate is being funded by Israel. Ok yeah sure.
      If ISrael can have their Biblical lands back then let the muslim have their Caliphate. Fair is fair.

  • OneManITDept

    Well…good riddance to bad rubbish:)

  • doramin

    Let’s keep in mind that it was supposedly the “good” Syrians who arrested Foley and then sold him to ISIS?

    I’m still wondering how the VICE kidz managed to pull off their reporting coup and make it out alive. Presumably the fact that correspondents and crew were themselves all Arab Sunnis had a lot to do with it.