Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON — The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (or Syria) has gone by several acronyms, ISIS, ISIL and recently IS, but the result is the same: beheadings and executions.

20140626_iraqmassacreLReuters reported the grim news about the Islamic State’s tactics in eastern Syria, which has also been used in their takeover of large swaths of Iraqi territory.

The terrorist army has crushed resistance in eastern Syria as its push solidifies into Iraq, pushing back the outgunned Kurdish pershmerga (militia) and the weak Iraqi army. According to the human rights monitoring group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (based in the United Kingdom), they executed twenty-five people in the past five days. They crucified two people and unceremoniously beheaded and executed 23 others.

U.S. President Barack Obama announced limited airstrikes, with no end date in mind, this past week. However, the Kurds are engaged in a tough battle for territory and the Iraqi government is in turmoil.




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  • Richard Hellstrom

    Palestine openly blames the U.S. for the creation of ISIS
    http://foreignpolicyblogs.com/2014/08/18/palestinian-official-daily-the-u-s-established-isis/
    http://foreignpolicyblogs.com/author/ravraham/
    http://foreignpolicyblogs.com/
    Here’s a couple of current quotes
    ISIS poses a threat to the entire Middle East region. They seek to conquer Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Lebanon, and perhaps also Turkey after they are done with Iraq and Syria. Nevertheless, the official Palestinian Authority daily accuses the U.S. of establishing ISIS, instead of blaming their growth on sectarian tensions and the rise of radical Islam in the region.
    According to Palestinian Media Watch, the official daily of the Palestinian Authority has published six different articles recently claiming that the United States established ISIS in order to control Arab Muslim countries by dividing them through terrorism and war.
    According to Al Hayat Al Jadida, “The wars in Libya, Iraq, Syria and Palestine were planned by the US in order to protect its interests… The US is using extremists as human shields fighting on its behalf, so that American soldiers will no longer be in danger of returning home in coffins. The ISIS, Islamic Front, and Al-Nusra Front (i.e., all radical Islamists) are Muslims from various countries the US is using to fight in Iraq and Syria, in order to fragment the unity of these two Arab countries… We are now more aware that the Americans – who want to fight for their own interests using Islamic, Jewish and Christian believers – are truly the head of the snake.”