#ISIS Releases New Video with British Hostage John Cantlie (Video)
John Cantlie is a British war photographer and correspondent who was kidnapped by British Islamic extremists while crossing into Syria on July 19, 2012, near Bab al Hawa.
As of 2014 Cantlie’s whereabouts are unknown. He has not appeared in print or on social media since late 2012 and the trial against one of his alleged captors collapsed in 2013 when he could not be summoned as a witness. His website Fastfeatures.com is a dead link.
It is the first time ISIS mentions they are willing to release British hostages.
HERE is the latest video of John Cantlie.
ISIS released another short film clip featuring British captive John Cantlie.
Officials are questioning when the video was taken.
Islamic State Propagandists have released another short film featuring the prisoner John Cantlie, in which he warns the West that spending millions of dollars on bombs will do more to damage the “largely bankrupt” United States and United Kingdom than it will ISIS, which is “patient” and “welcomes” the prospect of “boots on the ground”.
The film is the fourth in the ‘Lend me Your Ears’ series produced by ISIS to showcase Cantlie, the British journalist who has been a prisoner of the Islamic State for nearly two years. Reading a prepared script, Cantlie spoke in the film to describe the ultimate futility of the West bombing the Islamic State, and even went as far as to suggest he and his fellow captives had been abandoned by their governments deliberately to give a pretext for war.
Speaking of the West’s previous experience with counter-insurgency operations in the Middle East, the video insists ISIS is financially independent and “thrives” when it is attacked, quite unlike the “bankrupt” West: “The Islamic State doesn’t mind if nobody attacks them or if everybody attacks them. They are patient… They don’t rely on any donor or country for funds but make financial gains from war booty… America on the other hand has to do this as quickly and cleanly as possible… With our economies largely bankrupt, getting sustained public support for yet more war is going to be nigh on impossible”.