A thought provoking reflection on the death of American photo journalist James Foley from a contributor on social media going by the name Hayssam.
May James Foley, and all those who have lost their lives, rest in peace.
"Today the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group ISIL," Obama said"
Really Mr. President? Tens of thousands of Syrians were killed by those very same thugs, entire neighborhoods in major Syrian cities were transformed to rubble, the country's infrastructure devastated by none other than those championed by your administration and financed by US GCC clients... and all of a sudden "the entire world" is appalled just because ONE man was slaughtered? Allow me borrow this section from Shakespeare substituting "Syrian" for "Jew" and "American" for Christian":
"Hath not a Syrian eyes? Hath not a Syrian hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer as an American is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?"
The Huffington Post reports: President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday on the execution of American journalist James Foley at the hands of Islamic State militants, warning the group that they have "no place in the 21st century."
"Today the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group ISIL," Obama said in a statement from Martha's Vineyard, where he is on vacation. "James was taken
from us in an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world."Full article here.