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ISIS Beheads One of Japanese Hostages
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Posted 1/24/15
I forgot what ISIS is trying to accomplish. Some kind of utopia right? When the vikings beheaded people who would not convert to Christianity back in the old days, kind of something like that, right? Damn. I absolutely hate the idea of taking someone's life, but I don't think they have a place on this planet. Wipe them out.
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They only have them selves to blaim for going to a country like that.
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I read about the beheading on Dead.
https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1402344773394775&ref=bookmark

very sad. : (
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I agree that it's silly for people to put themselves at risk by traveling to the area, particularly if they're going to stand out like a sore thumb. I'm a redhead and I speak no Arabic. Guess what country I'm not going to visit?

I hate to say it, but if you can't easily blend in, you probably shouldn't be heading to a combat zone. I'm sorry that these men, as well as the several others that ISIS has beheaded, are in this situation and my heart goes out to the family they leave behind.
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Time to kill all of ISIS will the rest of the world!
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Akage-chan wrote:

I agree that it's silly for people to put themselves at risk by traveling to the area, particularly if they're going to stand out like a sore thumb. I'm a redhead and I speak no Arabic. Guess what country I'm not going to visit?

I hate to say it, but if you can't easily blend in, you probably shouldn't be heading to a combat zone. I'm sorry that these men, as well as the several others that ISIS has beheaded, are in this situation and my heart goes out to the family they leave behind.


I agree up to a point. Tourists, proselytizers and the like have no business going near warzones or countries hostile to their nation of origin. Every time I hear about some idiot in North Korea getting arrested for handing out bibles I want to kick someone.

But, it can be important for news personnel to travel to such places in order to bring a more human perspective to what's happening there. To quote Stalin, "One death is a tragedy; a million is a statistic." Correspondents help show the individual tragedies behind the statistics.

Is it ideal for Japanese correspondents to go there when they'll stick out as obvious foreigners? Probably not, but on the other hand audiences in Japan likely trust and can relate better to anything they're shown by their own correspondents than by those of another country. Same as any other nation's audiences really.
Posted 1/24/15
ISIS to me is the product of getting involved in Iraq. I say, leave it alone as this style of killing is nothing new and is probably prevalent in the Middle East. The who gets beheaded is also a casualty that result typically in such situations. Let it take its course but of course that will not happen as everyone seemingly has an agenda that's beyond saving lives and putting more innocent lives at risk.
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Posted 1/24/15
Oh no....
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severticas wrote:

ISIS to me is the product of getting involved in Iraq. I say, leave it alone as this style of killing is nothing new and is probably prevalent in the Middle East. The who gets beheaded is also a casualty that result typically in such situations. Let it take its course but of course that will not happen as everyone seemingly has an agenda that's beyond saving lives and putting more innocent lives at risk.


Imagine what would happen if the government actually listen to Washington's Neutrality Proclamation? Imagine how different our society would be without political parties at each other's throats and our constant involvement with other nations' problems?
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What's really sad is that many of these victims have died for no reason other than their race/nationality. It doesn't seem as if they have any target strategy besides "whoever we can grab that looks foreign".
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I'm glad there isn't too much hate to muslims as a whole in this forum. I hope someone brave and strong enough can get rid of ISIS
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severticas wrote:

ISIS to me is the product of getting involved in Iraq. I say, leave it alone as this style of killing is nothing new and is probably prevalent in the Middle East. The who gets beheaded is also a casualty that result typically in such situations. Let it take its course but of course that will not happen as everyone seemingly has an agenda that's beyond saving lives and putting more innocent lives at risk.


Imagine what would happen if the government actually listen to Washington's Neutrality Proclamation? Imagine how different our society would be without political parties at each other's throats and our constant involvement with other nations' problems?


For one thing, the majority of those in the Middle East were and continue to be skeptic of the West, I believe they see the West (mainly America) as historically imperialistic and have really not brought any stability where involved.

This sort of lack of confidence is justified and we'll see a lot more like ISIS, if again, there happens to be an intervention with no clear goals other than that fueled by outrage and fear of the dangers to status quo.
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ISIS and those who will not speak out against them are animals stuck 1,200 years in the past. This is not the way of any civilized people or way of life. As for the other hostage, unless he is physically rescued by special forces he can be considered dead already.
Posted 1/24/15
I fail to see as to what purpose they even make ransom demands.
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Posted 1/24/15
Bastards!

These guys do not represent Islam at all!

My thoughts and prayers go to the families of this man.
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