A video was released yesterday depicting what is presumed to be American journalist James Foley being beheaded by a member of the terrorist group known as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Since that time, British officials have begin to look into the man on the tape who carried out Foley’s execution and compared him to those had been released from Guantanamo Bay.
Foley disappeared back on Thanksgiving of 2012 where the FBI confirms:
“On November 22, 2012, James Wright Foley, a freelance photo journalist, was taken by an organized gang after departing from an internet café in Binesh, Syria. Foley had employed a translator to help him travel across the Syrian-Turkish border. The translator was also taken, but later released.”
Since the release of the video, the White House, as well as other intelligence agencies, have been trying to authenticate the film. While they look further into the matter, National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden explains, “We have seen a video that purports to be the murder of U.S. citizen James Foley by ISIL. The intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity. If genuine, we are appalled by the brutal murder of an innocent American journalist and we express our deepest condolences to his family and friends. We will provide more information when it is available.”
As Mr. Conservative previously reported, the terrorist militant group also has, within their possession, another journalist, Steven Joel Sotloff, who awaits the same horrific fate that was thrust upon Foley. After announcing they had also captured Sotloff, the terrorist declared, “The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision.”
Since that time, the Washington Post has reported on the possible significance of the ISIS prisoners wearing bright orange outfits and their similarity to those worn in Guantanamo Bay. The report speculates on Obama choice to release several detainees from GITMO and then proceeds to detail:
A European intelligence official said the British government was examining the video, and the speech of the purported executioner, to compare it with former Guantanamo Bay prisoners and other British residents believed to have joined the Islamic State.
Both prisoners in the video are wearing orange shirts and pants, similar to orange jumpsuits worn by detainees at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A similar outfit, believed to be a jihadist symbol of the prison, was worn by Nicholas Berg, an American businessman kidnapped in Iraq in 2004 whose execution by an Islamic State precursor organization was recorded on video and posted online.
As British officials continue to try and match what little of the coward’s face is visible to that of a file on former GITMO detainees, we want to know what you think – could Obama potentially be linked to Foley’s death? Could yet another terrorist have been released by Obama himself turned right around and used their freedom to shed more American blood? Feel free to leave your thoughts on the entire ordeal in the comments below.