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ISIS Beheads One of Japanese Hostages
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Posted 1/24/15

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I read their story of why they went to Syria. They knew pretty well what would await them there, especially for Haruna Yukawa.


You're right about that, but what gives ISIS any right to take them hostage and kill them in the first place? Nothing.


The world is free to roam for anyone if you ask me. Once you give into fear, you've lost.

I don't blame them, in fact I admire them for their bravery to go there. they knew the risk and they were willing to take it.



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"Yukawa opened a military goods shop in Chiba, near Tokyo, after leaving high school. He married in 2000, five years later his business shut down.

About 2008 he tried to kill himself by cutting off his genitals before his wife rushed him to hospital to save his life.

He likened the act to the ritual suicide of a samurai and said in a blog post: "I thought if I failed I would live as a woman and leave the rest to destiny."

He dabbled in extreme right-wing Japanese politics and eventually borrowed enough money to travel to Syria where he claimed to be a security consultant to large Japanese companies in dangerous parts of the world.

But according to his Facebook page and blog posts, he never did any work as a consultant. The firm he created existed only on the internet. "

Well, better this one than the photographer, I guess.
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He would have died even if Japan had given in to their demands. Ugh. >.> These people are absolutely barbaric.
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AiYumega wrote:

ISIS beheaded and killed Haruna Yukawa, who was taken hostage by the group. They claim it is PM Abe's fault, and are now demanding the release of Sajedah Rishawi, a man who is being held by authorities in Jordan, for the other hostage instead of money as originally asked.



I'll leave my thoughts on this silent, because they're not the most peaceful.







http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/24/world/isis-japan-hostages/index.html



Why make the thread if you're not going to contribute?


And ISIS was going to kill them both regardless. The second guy will die too even if the prisoner they want is freed or a ransom is paid or whatever.

One is confirmed dead. The other one will die soon regardless.

Personally I thought the U.N. should exist to handle situations like this. All the worlds super-powers have a seat in the U.N., or at least most of them. Which means that the U.N. has the best anti-terrorism units at their disposal. Give the GIGN free reign to operate in that region of the world for a week and you can bet your ass those crazy french counter-terrorists will have ISIS wiped off the map. Same with the Seals, or Spetznas or the S.A.S. or GSG-9. Hell even the IDF could clean them up in less than a month if they were only given the proper sanctions to do so. I mean that's literally the kind of shit they're trained for.
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I'll contribute then


I think we need to eradicate them off the face of the earth, and do it now.
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The world needs to hurry up and stop pussy footing around this issue and attack it head on.

Its gotten to the point where a democratic solution is out of the question, and whilst I do not condone war, I'm starting to think that may be the only solution.

P.S to the person talking about the U.N.

The united nations is the most superficial organization that was only created in order to keep the image of a place in where democratic solutions to international issues can be dealt with. (I was a member of my high school's Model United Nations organization which was basically a replica of the UN, were we would debate international crisis)

To be fairly honest, the only people who can deal with this are the Muslim countries themselves, with the help of western nations. We need to stamp out this toxic ideology of extremism in BOTH Islam and Christianity.


The U.N has proven to be worthless multiple times in very recent years. Just the other day, they disregarded the Palestinian peace treaty which was perfect in its requests and would have solved the problem of constant turmoil between Israel l and Palestine.

The reason why this problem is taking so long to solve is because of government corruption and oil interests in the middle east.
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Beheading used to be reserved for royalty..obviously this 'organization' referred to as ISIL is using this form of execution as an attention
gathering horror show,,

They are like a murder of crows....gathered together and not afraid of carnage, well funded by unknowns, and quite capable of
bloodlust and the art of terror.

The one thing they might fear is becoming mundane and unobserved, no media frenzy to observe their acts of killing.
They have become (in their own minds) superstars of such acts, collecting angry, murdererous 'groupies from all regions
to join them as they advertise their killings...

The head of the dragon must be removed, no more beheadings of these kidnapped souls should be flaunted on a staged arena for all to see,
stop them by turning a blind eye..

Cowards, preying on the weak! Warriors of Islam they are NOT!....find and follow the funders, the backers, the $$$$$...

Briseadh agus brú ar do chnámha!
(may a breaking and crushing of their bones rain down)
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If this happens again, they only have themselves to blame.
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Pressure those that identify as "victims taking power," will cause them to become more radical. It is a self-fulfilling cycle that leads to war that becomes more brutal with each atrocity. Terror mindset exists regardless of wealth(or lack) of the individual. Not responding only encourages the behavior as well, so turning the other cheek doesn't work at all either. Where can the line be drawn? Is this a failure of moral courage to let us forge bonds with those not like us and to reach those individuals feeling alienated in their existence. Terrorism is a culture of illness only the sick of spirit embrace, how do we deal in the long term with it?

Not that there is a single silver bullet that will end all Terrorism, but where we create a social environment that doesn't encourage or reward this sick behavior.
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Cooler heads will prevail.
If you go out of your way to kill everybody in the middle east, or anybody you suspect to be ISIS, what you'll be doing is angering any non-ISIS family, friends and acquaintances of them. Doing this correctly requires middle eastern countries to have a functioning system of government that enforces and maintains an orderly society.

They need police who stop them from killing people. They need surveillance systems, they need elected representatives, they need internet access and the ability to watch large scale media outlets, access to how we react. The middle east needs a good economy and a comfortable lifestyle, so that people don't become dissatisfied and turn to extremism. The countries in the middle east need to be convinced that killing people is wrong and then set up laws against it and have a widespread police force not only enforce it, but prevent groups who make a systematic effort to subvert the human right to pursue of happiness from holding any type of political sway, and to sequester these deviants from society.

They need cultural, social, personal, political, and intergovernmental stability. Not to mention a desperate need for good quality education, something that has been deliberately targeted by extremists, or women's rights and freedom of religion.

Going in and slaughtering everybody you see will not accomplish anything. The middle east needs a social reformation which will result in a better way of life for its people and a recognition by those people that the murder of innocents is not something civilized people do. To start with, this rebellion needs to be contained and these longstanding conflicts need to end. War causes problems. They need a functioning economy, foreign investment, insurance & financial systems, manufacturing and commerce. They need buildings and power plants. They need stable water supplies and food production. They need to be connected into the global economy so closely that even daring to think about murdering or bombing somebody would cost them a cushy way of life. We need to protect the common citizenry of the middle east from ISIS, we need for normal people to have the opportunity the start businesses without fear of retribution or death or the need to bribe an official to get something done. They need the ability to own their own work and profit from it. They need business and commerce and the ability to chase their dreams and produce things other than oil.

We shouldn't focus on attacking the terrorists so much as we should focus on defending people against them. If we help the common citizenry, if we enable them access to a better life, they will join with us. And then ISIS will have no recruits, their desire to destroy the world will appear insane to the people around them, and the problem will solve itself.

In the meantime, we should focus on limiting ISIS, on defending enterprising people in the region, on finding ways to get them good quality education, give them the ability to read, to access knowledge. Who dreams of murder as a child? No, raining death upon the middle east is not the way. Protecting citizens is the way. Enabling enterprising people is the way. Protecting the human right of the citizens of the middle east to the pursuit of happiness, regardless of ISIS, is the way.

ISIS cannot kill the whole world. ISIS will not kill the whole world. Cooler heads will prevail, all we need is for the situation in those countries to improve. We don't need to attack. We need to defend.
Posted 1/24/15

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My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Still, I fail to understand why people keep going over there in the first place. You're a reporter, or an aid worker--well, so what? There are other things to report and other people who need help. ISIS wouldn't have all these folks to behead if people would stop running over there. Only the military has any business going over there right now, and they should be focused on eliminating the threat, not on winning hearts or minds. . .


The counterpoint from a journalist perspective is that telling stories about what is actually happening on the ground is a way to communicate important issues to a mass audience. Is it important to communicate what is going on in Syria? I would say yes, that it is. For people that want to enlist in the military, for people that want to travel overseas, for people that want to understand how and why people behave the way they do.

The old way of doing things is to present heroes and villains through the lens of ethnocentrism and exceptionalism. World journalists break that down by telling stories on the ground. That being said, I'm sure both of these individuals knew before they ever landed on the ground that this was a war zone. They are not reporting on the local pumpkin festival. And this is what can happen. I also believe that Japan should not pay the ransom because it would prevent other journalists from doing the same as well as fund the war machine.

In this case, it's important to remember and honor the victims by understanding the stories they were trying to tell and hopefully that will guide our collective future towards something better. I also believe there should be some compensation for their families.


Yep. Frankly, I find it suspicious that they are killing journalists so the more that go there and report what's really happening, the better.
Posted 1/24/15 , edited 1/24/15
You know what the japs should do? They should capture random believers of islam and cut their shit up, eye for an eye type shit.
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You know what the japs should do? They should capture random believers of islam and cut their shit up, eye for an eye type shit.


Those ISIS-bastards kill anyone who won't submit to them and that includes Muslims.
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If this happens again, they only have themselves to blame.


If what happens? The Christians lose another war to Muslims?
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If this happens again, they only have themselves to blame.


If what happens? The Christians lose another war to Muslims?


Open it up to privateers and settlers and call it hands off.



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