Saturday, September 13, 2014

ISIS Beheads British Aid Worker

A video has been released that purports to show ISIS beheading British aid worker David Haines, AP reports.


British Prime Minister David Cameron is condemning his slaying as “an act of pure evil.”

Cameron confirmed Haines’ death in a statement posted late Saturday on his official Twitter account after the British Foreign Office had said earlier that it was “working urgently to verify the video.”

RW note:

This is certainly the most bizarre strategy by ISIS.

Given that it appears that ISIS is having trouble maintaining its forward positions because of US air power, why would you want to rile the US and Britain any more?

It is really difficult to think something else is going on at a deeper level.


  1. Because you want to rile them up, suck them into a long and pointless war where they bankrupt themselves.

  2. The NeoCons have been yearning for ongoing war. It is very profitable. (As long as their kids are not placed in harms way, of course). However, they need a justification, manufactured or otherwise, that will resonate with the American public. With ISIS, they may be onto something. Whether ISIS is wholly or partly manufactured remains to be seen. Hopefully the American public will not fall for it, but that also remains to be seen.