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With at best 20,000 of them it would need only 5,000 UK and US troops, backed by Drones, Missiles and Planes to go in and waste the lot. Stop talking, 20,000 body bags - sorted!


File-This Oct. 11, 2013, file photo shows British Prime Minister David Cameron speaking during an investment conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and Cameron late Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil." (AP Photo / Peter Morrison, File)


Family: Remember slain hostage for helping others


Mail Online
By AP
14 September 2014

LONDON (AP) — British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria.

Haines — the third Westerner beheaded in recent weeks by the Islamic State group — had entered humanitarian work with enthusiasm, his brother Mike Haines said in a statement.

"He helped whoever needed help, regardless of race, creed or religion," he said of his brother.

The 44-year-old was kidnapped in Syria in March last year when he was working for the French aid group Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, or ACTED, to help victims of the fighting there.

He had also worked for groups such as Handicap International, which helps the disabled during conflicts, and Nonviolent Peaceforce, which sends unarmed peacekeepers into conflict zones. He had previously been in Libya during its civil war and South Sudan. Mike Haines said he had also worked for the United Nations in the Balkans "helping people in real need."

The leader of Bosnia's Islamic Community, Husein Kavazovic, called on fellow Muslims Sunday to "show resolve to stop the murderers." He said Haines' family can be proud of his legacy.

The beheading of Haines — and the Islamic State's explicit threat against another British hostage — prompted increased calls for Britain to take part in air strikes against the militants, who have seized large swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq.

Prime Minister David Cameron said Sunday after an emergency meeting of his military and security chiefs that the Islamic State terrorists pose a "massive" security threat that cannot be ignored.

"They are not Muslims, they are monsters," Cameron said after hailing Haines as a "British hero."

He did not announce new military measures but said British forces would continue offering logistical help to U.S. forces and that counterterrorism efforts will increase because the Islamic State group is planning attacks against Britain.

Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office said it saw no reason to doubt the authenticity of the video, which followed other videos that showed the beheadings of two U.S. journalists.

Islamic State extremists had threatened Haines' life in an earlier video released nearly two weeks ago.

The masked man shown in the latest video, which ends with footage of Haines' body, seems similar to the man in the earlier beheading videos. The tall man speaks with a similar British accent and — as in the two earlier videos — threatens the captive with a large knife brandished in his left hand.

The video shows Cameron condemning the Islamic State group. The man with the knife then condemns Britain's support of American action against the group and says the captive must pay with his life.

Cameron said Sunday the British public is sickened by the fact that the man on camera may be a British citizen.

Haines' family had issued a plea to his captors the day before the latest beheading video was released. They urged the hostage-takers to contact them. The family said IS had ignored earlier attempts to open communications.

British officials had said they were doing everything possible to protect Haines. An earlier rescue bid led by U.S. forces had failed, however, and it is not clear Western agencies know the precise location of the hostage-takers.

Mike Haines said his brother had joined the military as an aircraft engineer with the Royal Air Force after attending school and working for the Royal Mail.

He later got involved in humanitarian work and was "most alive and enthusiastic" when involved with such missions, Mike Haines said.

"His joy and anticipation for the work he went to do in Syria is for myself and family the most important element of this whole sad affair," Mike Haines said. "He was and is loved by all his family and will be missed terribly."

Haines had a teenage daughter in Scotland from a previous marriage and a four-year-old daughter in Croatia with his current wife, Dragana, who did not comment Sunday morning on the news of the killing.

British officials kept news of Haines' abduction out of the public eye for security reasons until IS showed him in a video nearly two weeks ago.

President Barack Obama said after the killing that the United States would stand with Britain in an expanded effort against the terror group.

"We will work with the United Kingdom and a broad coalition of nations from the region and around the world to bring the perpetrators of this outrageous act to justice, and to degrade and destroy this threat to the people of our countries, the region and the world," he said.

Germany and France, which is holding an international conference Monday to combat IS, also condemned Haines' killing.

"The odious assassination of David Haines shows once more the need for the international community to mobilize against the base and cowardly Daesh," French President Francois Hollande said, using the group's Arabic acronym.

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier called the Haines killing "an abhorrent act of barbaric violence beyond all limits of human civilization" and said the Paris meeting comes at the right time.

There needs to be "internationally agreed action to effectively stop the flow of fighters and money," he said.

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Associated Press reporters Lori Hinnant in Paris, Sabina Niksic in Bosnia and Geir Moulson in Berlin contributed to this report.


File-This March 21, 2012, file photo shows Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaving 10 Downing Street in London, as he departs to the House of Commons. Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and Cameron late Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, condemned his slaying as "an act of pure evil." (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)


File-This Aug. 28, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama speaking about the economy, Iraq, and Ukraine, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Obama on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. Haines was abducted last year in Syria, and extremists released a video on Saturday showing his beheading. In a statement issued Saturday night, Obama said the hearts of Americans go out to Haines' family and the people of the United Kingdom. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)


The house where David Haines, the British hostage beheaded by extremists, lived with his wife and four-year-old daughter in Sisak, central Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Haines is the third Westerner beheaded in recent weeks by the Islamic State group, which has seized vast swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq. The first two were U.S. journalists. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)


The garden of the house where David Haines, the British hostage beheaded by extremists, lived with his wife and four-year-old daughter in Sisak, central Croatia, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Haines is the third Westerner beheaded in recent weeks by the Islamic State group, which has seized vast swaths of territory in Syria and Iraq. The first two were U.S. journalists. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)

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12 comments :

  1. John

    Please, all this ISIS is fascist US ops to try to get back in Syria and Iraq....so deal first with handlers in WH and Israel .... and let Syria and Iraq make a deal with Russians and China and they would handle it....

    For 5 mil years then no American ever in Iraq, Iran or Syria, or Pakistan or Afghanistan .....beside make Americans to pay back all what they cause in Iraq and Syria ...... Trillions of dollars must be paid to those countries by that fascist regime in WH....

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  2. There you have it, black and white...

    "Moderate" Syrian Rebels Sign Non-Aggression Pact With ISIS; Iraq Defies US...

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-09-13/moderate-syrian-rebels-sign-non-aggression-pact-isis-iraq-defies-us

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    Timing of it, proves that this is co-ordinated by US and Israel ..... aimed to put troops in Syria since ISIS will be identified as well as moderate Syria rebels....

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    You want to bomb something, first bomb US and Israel and the then these fascist of ISIS will be dealt easily with Assad and Russia....

    Who backs ISIS financially and with different arms logistics and sell of oil?????

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  3. http://en.ria.ru/world/20140914/192938576/UN-Aid-Chief-Says-18-Million-People-Displaced-in-Iraq-Plan.html

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    And American Christian dinarians want to rob them again....how human and Christian....

    Americans ISIS is your creation....go and clean up the mess in WH agencies and Pentagon at first....

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  4. You might clean up ISIS in Syria and Iraq with Russian and China forces but if you do not clean up NAZI in USA then they will create something instead in Afghanistan and Africa similar to ISIS .......

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    You want to give them money from PP's ..... you might be sure that it will be used for sponsoring terrorism here or there...

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  5. Moreover, ISIS could emerge only because last August gas attack was swept under the table....because guilty one did not go behind bars.....

    ISIS is a second assault on Syria since the first one failed ....

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    USA and Israel are clearly behind .... with their banking back ups......from Rotten-child to the rest of NAZI banking...

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    You want to clean ISIS clean this first, or at the same time....

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    Ukraine was created for the same purpose.......release truth about MH17 right away.... and clean up the mess...

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    1. P...right on the money. Also, the Company Store is a conglomerate of corporations for the purpose of spilling blood sacrifice all over the world...plus, to defraud the wealth of the world. It's all satanic and who is the head of the snake? It all starts here, and when the head is dismembered the entire body fails.

      Just think, from 1913 to 2014...they have had a lot of time to concentrate their satanic efforts all over the world strategically. 101 years...

      It's time to change the social landscape of the world...What would happen if money/gold became obsolete? What would they do?

      This is mind blowing! The lies, the lies, and more lies!

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  7. Dots connect for me in a different manner on ISIS. I can't buy into ISIS 'fear porn.' IMO, ISIS is a CIA/MOSSAD creation with Hq at Fort Huachua, AZ. They have a website: https://public.isishq.com/public/SitePages/Home.aspx With no disrespect to Mr Foley, Sotoloff or Haines, I think those videos are a fake psyop. They may have been killed by these crazies, but IMO not on camera by the tall British accent guy. Cabal can hardly wait to get into bombing Syria. They've been trying for quite a while. When will we shut down this insanity? The truth is almost impossible to determine. Everyone has a hidden agenda. Will our Republic in United States ever be restored?

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    1. P and Texian

      Trust that OWON gives you the daily update of full Global Intel on the truth out here. With No Political cover ups or Propaganda. You attract our attention and expect to be exposed for rotten deeds.

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    2. John,
      Please accept my apology. My comments were not directed at your fine site, but rather at the forces trying to deceive us. I do trust your site and WHA for truth. My comment about the videos is because video did not ring true to me. It looked like a CPR dummy or something of that kind. I'm hopeful those men are still living and were forced to participate in propaganda to start yet another war. Obama has been beating the war drums to go into Syria for several years now. I have same feelings about Islamists that you've expressed. They've been doing atrocities for centuries. From what I can see from South Texas, our government has been funding them through CIA and other funnels of money. It's obvious to anyone with eyes not totally closed that Cabal is creating as much chaos as possible including ramping up atrocities by Islamists. I'm about 150 miles from US southern border. We feel like sitting ducks for all the evil doers coming over that border including the devastating diseases Cabal is trying to spread.

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  9. John, My dearest wish is to see Bush and co, along with their kind go down. At the point am now it wouldn' t take much to tip over my apple cart.
    You didn't see me put in a project and the one that did put in elsewhere pulled. My main interest in life is two fold other than just surviving, help see Bush and co go down and make things right that bear responsibility for. That's it, there is no agenda nor rotten deeds to expose. Just mistakes which have taken responsibility for. Will continue to do the best that can until such times things change.




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