JOHN CANTLIE: “I haven’t yet been beheaded by ISIS because they value me as a useful idiot”

ISIS British hostage in his latest video blames the UK and US for his impending demise. He sounds sincere in this new diatribe, leading me to think he might agree with his captors. After all, he went to Syria voluntarily.

John Cantlie with one of his Syrian "rebel" pals before they were one of his captors
John Cantlie with one of his Syrian “rebel” pals before they were his captors

RT  An Islamic State (IS) magazine has published an article it claims to have been written by British hostage John Cantlie entitled: ‘The real story behind my videos’. The photojournalist has featured in 3 IS videos. The most recent was released Sunday. His “article” was published in issue 4 of the IS magazine ‘Dabiq’ and, points fingers at the US and UK for not negotiating the possibilities of the release of previous IS victims. 

“Four of my cellmates have already been executed by the Islamic State in the most visceral way possible after the British and American governments apparently made a joint decision not to discuss terms for our release with our captors,” the piece says. 

John-Cantlie-propaganda“And now, unless something changes very quickly and very radically, I await my turn” it adds. “I’ve had to watch as James (Foley), Steven Sotloff, David Haines and Alan Henning, walked out of the door, one every two weeks since August 18, never to return, knowing they were going to be killed and going to their deaths.” 

The piece claims that 43-year-old Cantlie has been sleeping in a “clean and comfortable” room on a mattress on the floor. He allegedly declares that for someone in his position “it is enough.” It also alleges that the hostage has been writing his own scripts for the videos in which he has appeared over the past weeks.

In it he stated that he has been “abandoned” by his government and that Islamic State fighters are ‘dug in for the fight.’ He cites their alleged strengths saying that “war only makes the jihadist movement stronger.”