Another “Temporary” Spokesman
Putting himself into the literally “hot spot” comes another ISIS spokesman. He has credentials. His name is John Cantile, a British journalist, and he spent time as reporter for The Sun, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph.
Anyone not familiar with the British system, they employ regular crews putting out the six weekday editions; their Sunday editions are different. They hire a separate system for that one day – despite Rupert Murdoch’s machinations during The News of World, which decided against publishing. Despite their “separate system,” they failed to meet the simplest standard.
Mr. Cantile disappeared in Syria in the year before this new video, which is argued for the weaker terroristic organizations selling up and down the food chain, whether money is involved or not. There was evidence that U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff had been captured by other groups. There was a singular Briton, Mark Haines, seized while he went about ministering aid work.
Over the last week, Australian authorities in that country’s largest cities arrested 15 for the reasons the state radio explains: “The Australia Broadcasting Corporation reported that the plan involved kidnapping randomly selected members of the public off the streets in Sydney and Brisbane, beheading them on camera, and releasing the recordings through Islamic State’s propaganda arm in the Middle East.”
In other words, you were subjected to capture and losing your head, even if you have heard nothing of ISIS. There’s the prospect those seizures could hit everyone.
Now comes along the journalist appearing at leisure, not nervous at all, except he knows of history of the people in his position; sang froid at fault. Then appears John Cantile, the veteran of the splendid news organizations, seemingly willing to offer himself to the nearest sword. There’s a choice: grab the nearest blade!
Attacks on our native soil, like those which happened on 9/11, amount to nothing; we face the apprehension of some mediocrity killed.
God help us!