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James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria, Instead They Cut Off His Head
FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/20/2014 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 08/20/2014 7:27:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind


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.

Foley came to Syria to support the Sunni Islamist rebels against the Syrian government.

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-terrorist propaganda.

But Foley ran afoul of at least some of the Sunni Jihadists in Syria. His twitter feed was filled with references to the FSA. And the FSA was going to be eclipsed by the Al Qaeda affiliates. And that was where he ended up.

When Austin Tice, an actual freelance journalist was kidnapped by Jihadists, Foley ridiculed the idea that Jihadists had kidnapped him. Surely Syrian Jihadists wouldn’t do that sort of thing.

Except they did.

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

Foley was fanatically anti-Israel and was even willing to echo Iranian propaganda.

(Excerpt) Read more at frontpagemag.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 201211; arabspring; austintice; beheading; benghazi; damascus; danielgreenfield; foley; hamas; hostages; iran; iraq; isis; israel; jamesfoley; lebanon; lefties; levant; muslimworld; photojournalism; syria; tice
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1 posted on 08/20/2014 7:27:58 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
All-in-all, as a happy a tragedy as you could hope for.
2 posted on 08/20/2014 7:29:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: SeekAndFind

“What goes around...comes around.”

If you feed the tiger he will eventually eat you!


3 posted on 08/20/2014 7:30:28 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would’ve thought the Grand Kenyan would’ve been even more appalled.


4 posted on 08/20/2014 7:32:05 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This reminds me of what Yuri Besmenov said in 1984 about Communist sympathizers like Jane Fonda in the West. That once Communists actually took over in the U.S, people like her would be the first to be killed. Islam has so many similarities to Stalinism. So it makes perfect sense that a useful stooge for ISIS would end up beheaded by them.


5 posted on 08/20/2014 7:33:05 AM PDT by montag813
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To: SeekAndFind

This reminds me of what Yuri Besmenov said in 1984 about Communist sympathizers like Jane Fonda in the West. That once Communists actually took over in the U.S, people like her would be the first to be killed. Islam has so many similarities to Stalinism. So it makes perfect sense that a useful stooge for ISIS would end up beheaded by them.


6 posted on 08/20/2014 7:33:05 AM PDT by montag813
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>> Raging Muslims. How silly and Islamophobic.

No doubt his confrères still make the same claim.


7 posted on 08/20/2014 7:34:44 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I reserved comment yesterday as the murder of Mr. Foley was still quite fresh and emotions were running very high...

However, in light of his sympathies to such garbage, I say that Mr. Foley has rec’d all the enlightenment that a liberal, islam sympathizer, deserves...

May God have mercy on your soul Mr. Foley and my condolences to your family...


8 posted on 08/20/2014 7:36:10 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: montag813

This reminds me of Timothy Treadwell. The guy who went to live with the bears - until they ate him.


9 posted on 08/20/2014 7:37:15 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: SeekAndFind

Any sane person does not stick his hand into a nest of vipers.


10 posted on 08/20/2014 7:39:40 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SeekAndFind

Link to the full-text Free Republic thread.

11 posted on 08/20/2014 7:40:49 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

12 posted on 08/20/2014 7:41:24 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: montag813

Yes, and the reason he gave was that the Soviets believed that if the Jane Fonda-types would betray their country, they would betray the new regime.


13 posted on 08/20/2014 7:42:32 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: Gene Eric
Everyone in America should be forced to watch this beheading.

They should also be forced to witness a late term abortion and examine the "fetal tissue".

Everyone in America should be forced to walk down a dark street at night in Chicago during the summer.

Everyone should be forced to be a checkout clerk at a Walmart in a questionable zip code.

Everyone should be forced to spend a day in the waiting area at a Social Security office.

Everyone should be forced to spend a night in an inner hospital ER.

I could go on...

14 posted on 08/20/2014 7:43:46 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: montag813

“Useful idiots” - Yuri Bezmenov

I bet this “journalist” loved the satanists up until his head hit the dirt.


15 posted on 08/20/2014 7:48:29 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: SeekAndFind

And this is bad, why?


16 posted on 08/20/2014 7:51:54 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Any loss of human life is tragic.” Really?


17 posted on 08/20/2014 7:52:51 AM PDT by clintonh8r (It's possible to love your country and hate your government. I'm proof of it.)
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To: DH

Or “he who rides the tiger dare not dismount.”


18 posted on 08/20/2014 7:59:22 AM PDT by driftless2 (For long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion.)
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To: lonevoice

They want all of us dead, period. They will never stop until then.


19 posted on 08/20/2014 8:01:54 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: SeekAndFind

20 posted on 08/20/2014 8:03:23 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: ryan71; montag813

“Useful idiots” - Yuri Bezmenov

This idiot must have not been all that useful of they flat-topped his neck so soon.


21 posted on 08/20/2014 8:07:20 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SeekAndFind

If you can’t trust terrorists, who can you trust?


22 posted on 08/20/2014 8:07:54 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Silly liberal. He thought the enemy of his enemy was his friend.


23 posted on 08/20/2014 8:09:24 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a lesson that is completely lost on the anti-American Left. They won’t believe their eyes because their deep-seated faith in their inhuman ideology trumps all.


24 posted on 08/20/2014 8:10:06 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("Don't be afraid. Just believe." - Mark 5:36)
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To: SeekAndFind

Perhaps Mr. Foley’s death will help to bring ‘journalism’ back to reality.

No, seriously...


25 posted on 08/20/2014 8:11:21 AM PDT by kidd
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To: Senator_Blutarski

Every young person at age 18 should go live overseas in a very poor country/area for 1 year. No frills. Live among the people.

That would cure a lot of the whining and complaining people do about how bad it is in our own country.


26 posted on 08/20/2014 8:21:28 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Our government could learn a lot from him then.


27 posted on 08/20/2014 8:22:15 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: SeekAndFind

Foley apparently earned his just desserts.


28 posted on 08/20/2014 8:24:15 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

Unfortunately he didn’t get the chance realize the error of his ways until it was too late.


29 posted on 08/20/2014 8:25:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
Foley was fanatically anti-Israel and was even willing to echo Iranian propaganda.

Where did my sympathy go? Good riddance.

30 posted on 08/20/2014 8:25:25 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: montag813
This reminds me of what Yuri Besmenov said in 1984 about Communist sympathizers like Jane Fonda in the West. That once Communists actually took over in the U.S, people like her would be the first to be killed.
When Hanoi Jane eventually takes her well deserved dirt nap, I recommend that the marker for her grave be an unplumbed urinal.

I'd even pay for the purchase and installation if I'd get to be the first one to christen it.

31 posted on 08/20/2014 8:28:41 AM PDT by elengr (Benghazi betrayal: rescue denied - our guys DIED - treason's the reason obama s/b tried then fried!)
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To: SeekAndFind

And of course, like a true liberal he blamed the U.S. for his predicament. You got what your hand called for buddy.


32 posted on 08/20/2014 8:37:41 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals continue to fool themselves, thinking that the bearded savages are really just poor, downtrodden, oppressed dark-skinned innocent people.
They refuse to face the reality that the bearded savages are deliberately violent because they hate.


33 posted on 08/20/2014 8:40:56 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: Last Dakotan

That moron took his girlfriend with him and didn’t even have a way to protect either of them. Only a fool marches off into the wilderness with no protection and even an animal will protect itself. He died screaming while a bear ate his guts. A fitting end for a fool who watched too much Disney. It is important to remember that nature often doesn’t kill you because it cant. It wants to and it will if given the chance. I try and remember that while I slaughter insects in my garden. They would not hesitate to devour me alive and aren’t burdened by morals or regret.


34 posted on 08/20/2014 8:44:43 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: SeekAndFind

Poster child for US “journalism”.


35 posted on 08/20/2014 8:47:53 AM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: SeekAndFind

MSNBCNN should go over there and reason with these noble savages.

Pray America wakes up


36 posted on 08/20/2014 8:48:32 AM PDT by bray (Palin/Bibi 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

No schadenfreude from me, but I sincerely wonder if this man ever had a eureka moment, where he suddenly realized how evil Islam can be. Or if he rationalized it in his mind that his captors were merely a minor sect of ‘radicalized’ Islamists.

I’ll be waiting to hear all the ‘moderate’ muslims condemn the beheading....but they won’t.


37 posted on 08/20/2014 9:03:03 AM PDT by lacrew
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To: 867V309

For those who don’t know, according to the Washington Post,

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/08/20/how-journalists-like-james-foley-fall-victim-to-worlds-most-dangerous-conflict-to-report/

Foley was a seasoned video journalist who reported primarily for GlobalPost, a Boston-based news outlet.


38 posted on 08/20/2014 9:10:28 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: montag813

Or Lenin who said “Intellectuals aren’t the revolution’s brains, they’re it’s s***.”


39 posted on 08/20/2014 9:14:25 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: SeekAndFind
I read some background about his abduction when this story broke yesterday afternoon.

According to the story linked below, Foley was kidnapped at gunpoint in Damascus in November 2012. GlobalPost then hired an “international security firm” based in DC to locate him. According to the story, reliable sources maintained that Foley was being held by the Syrian Air force Intelligence Service in a facility near Damascus.

http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/james_foley_globalpost_syria_k.php?page=all

So, how does he end up with ISIS? Well, one of two things happened: either that initial report was badly wrong, or Syrian intelligence had a little swap with ISIS - some of their guys for the American. If so, just when did that little swap take place? We'll see just how interested our pressitutes are in this story beyond hand-wringing and crying in their third martini before dinner.

40 posted on 08/20/2014 9:24:04 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was wondering why he seemed so stoic. I didn’t watch the Video but the pictures and his statements almost make it seem he was a willing participant in this event. Sort of as if this were voluntary on his part.

Reading this column tends to make that scenario a bit more plausible.


41 posted on 08/20/2014 9:31:02 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: SeekAndFind

Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.


42 posted on 08/20/2014 9:31:08 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Looted store owners in Ferguson should to sue the city. They paid for police protection - got none)
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To: SeekAndFind

... and the snake said, “because I’m a snake!”


43 posted on 08/20/2014 9:42:32 AM PDT by gore_sux (Ellison's Minnesotastan = America's terrorist training haven)
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To: SeekAndFind

This morning on Mike Gallagher’s radio show, he played the statement made by Foley right before he was beheaded, and Mike was saying how HEROIC he was, but when I heard it, it did NOT sound Coerced. He sounded like he DID HATE BEING an AMERICAN!!!


44 posted on 08/20/2014 9:48:45 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Senator_Blutarski

If we did those things, we would ALL HATE AMERICANS!!


45 posted on 08/20/2014 9:50:25 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

yea, he was told the “Syrian opposition” was a bunch of “moderates”


46 posted on 08/20/2014 10:13:09 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: SeekAndFind

Same with Berg


47 posted on 08/20/2014 10:16:56 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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James Foley Went Looking to Support Terrorists in Syria,
Instead They Cut Off His Head"


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48 posted on 08/20/2014 10:18:13 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

Journalist James Foley Speaks at Medill (Journalism School) in 2011

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3SKu0M_g_4

You can watch him for an hour. He was captured earlier at Benghazi, but released. He admits at the beginning of the video that he was a liberal and anti-war. But it seems he changed his mind once captured at Benghazi.


49 posted on 08/20/2014 10:20:29 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: freeangel

I think I’d try that for enough money...


50 posted on 08/20/2014 11:22:27 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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