Beheaded Jewish-American journalist, Steven Sotloff, reportedly was ‘sold’ to ISIS by so-called ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels…you know, those “moderate Muslim freedom fighters” whom Barack Hussein Obama has been been arming and funding for two years.
INN (h/t Liz) Journalist Steven Sotloff was kidnapped and sold to the radical Islamic State terrorist group, or ISIS, by one of the “moderate” rebel groups to whom the US government has considered offering support, according to his family’s spokesman.
Barak Barfi told CNN that Sotloff – who was Jewish and a joint US-Israeli citizen – was sold for a sum of money in the tens of thousands of dollars at the Syrian border. He said credible “sources on the ground” had provided the dramatic and tragic details of the abduction. “For the first time, we can say Steven was sold at the border,” Barfi said.
He described for the first time how Sotloff was set up to be kidnapped, as “activists” spread false rumors that he had participated in the bombing of a hospital – rumors which set him up to be kidnapped by a rebel group, and ultimately executed by IS. “Steven’s name was on a list that he had been responsible for the bombing of a hospital. This was false, activists spread his name around.
“Somebody at the border crossing made a phone call to ISIS and they set up a fake checkpoint with many people and Steven and his people that he went in with could not escape,” he said. Barfi noted that the people who actually carried out the kidnapping of Sotloff, a US citizen, were members of some of the very Syrian rebel factions the Obama administration was supporting to overthrow the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.
“We believe that these so-called ‘moderate’ rebels that people want our administration to support, one of them sold him probably for something between $25,000 and $50,000 to ISIS and that was the reason he was captured,” Barfi said.
Barfi also took aim at authorities for mistreating the family, accusing them of treating Sotloff and Jim Foley – another US journalist previously executed by IS – as “pawns” in a political game. He said officials had lied to the media by claiming the families were regularly updated on the investigation, which they weren’t, and that the government ignored a specific request by the family after Steven’s murder was announced.
“The relationship between the Sotloff family and the administration was very strained… we do not believe that they gave us the cooperation we need. Once Steve appeared that video the Sotloff family made one simple request of the administration and they were rebuffed on that,” he claimed, but said he could not reveal precisely what the request was since it could compromise the safety of the remaining hostages.
He further accused the administration of releasing false information, for example that the hostages were constantly moved when in fact for the initial stages they were kept in the same place, as well as disturbing details of some of the torture the captives faced. He threatened that Steven’s family would go public to “set the record straight” if leaks continued to be made to the press.
“We know that the intelligence community and the White House are enmeshed in a larger game of bureaucratic infighting and Jim and Steve are pawns in this game and that’s not fair and if there continues to be leaks the Sotloff family will have to speak out to set the record straight,” he said.
Cornered against a wall and with a steel hook pushed around his neck, the dog emits a savage howl in a desperate attempt to fight free, but poison will soon be forced into his mouth as Kabul’s cull of strays claims another kill.
Breitbart (h/t The Opinionator) About 17,600 dogs were poisoned last year by municipal workers in the Afghan capital in an effort to protect residents from disease and to control the rocketing population of canines that roam the city’s streets and open ground.
The method of killing is brutally effective. Teams of dog-catchers wearing orange suits use long steel hooks, wooden bars and large nets to ensnare their prey with practised skill. A heavy boot is put on the dog’s neck, and a spoon is used to press deadly strychnine into the mouth and gums. Then the dogs are tied to ropes, and die within an hour in spasms of agony.
Alternatively, poisoned meat is left out at night and by morning the ground is littered with corpses. The dogs, sometimes showing the final flickers of life, are thrown into the back of a truck and dumped on waste tips on the city outskirts.
One Kabul resident, Ghazal Sharifi, a dentist, told AFP how she had befriended a stray dog that had six puppies near her workplace — and one day she discovered them all being poisoned. “The workers laughed at me as I held the dying bodies,” Sharifi said. “This inhumane cruelty to animals is un-Islamic. “I saw dogs being thrown into a truck even when they were still just alive, piled one on top of another.”
“If you study the history of Islam, Muslims were murdering and beheading our ship captains when Thomas Jefferson was president. They’ve been doing the same thing ever since. This isn’t a surprise. You can’t solve it with a dialogue or a summit. You solve it with a bullet to the head. Its the only thing these people (Muslims) understand. And all we’ve heard from this president is a case to heap praise on this religion, as if to appease them.”
Note: US Marines are called “Leathernecks” because they had collars made of thick leather to protect them from Muslims who wanted to cut their heads off.
The Muslim cleric, living in Sweden, calls into the Arabic television channel Al-Hayat and introduces himself as Sheikh Ahmed, then explains what he thinks should be done with non-Muslims in Europe who refuse to convert to Islam.
DMF “Till our last day in life we will war against Sweden and all of Europe,” he says. “Yes, we should kill them. We’re not shy about that.” The host then points out that Ahmed himself has chosen to live among the “infidels” in Sweden and live on their social security benefits. “No, it’s not their money. It only comes from Allah,” said Ahmed in thanks to the Swedish taxpayers. He also paid tribute to the terrorist organization Isis and their ongoing ethnic cleansing of Christians in Iraq. “The intention of ISIS is to eradicate them,” said Ahmed.
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