Monday, November 17, 2014

New Report: Kassig Killed By American Air Strike In Syria

There is a new report today claiming Indianapolis native Peter Kassig died on November 5 during a U.S. air strike in Syria against ISIS forces. This report is offered as an explanation for why Kassig was not videotaped making a statement prior to his alleged beheading, which also was not videotaped as was the case in prior beheadings allegedly carried out by ISIS. From the Daily Mail:
Peter Kassig's execution may have been faked by Jihadi John after the US hostage was killed in an US-led airstrike, according to extraordinary claims from the leader of a Syrian underground group.
Speaking over Skype from a hiding place near the Turkish border, the head of the anti-ISIS resistance group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently claimed there are reports that Mr Kassig died on November 5, when coalition fighter planes and drones pounded Tel-Abyad in northern Syria. 
The extraordinary allegation could not be independently verified. 
The claims come among increased speculation over why Mr Kassig's full body was not shown in the video. Unlike ISIS' previous sickening filmed murders, he did not speak directly to camera before being killed and his body was not shown after the murder.
U.S. sources have suggested that Mr Kassig could have been killed before the video was shot because he did not cooperate with the jihadists, either refusing to give a final speech on camera or possibly even fighting back while the murder was taking place.
American forces have previously attempted a daring rescue of U.S. hostages and President Obama has said that he would make all efforts to rescue U.S. citizens if their location could be identified.
Western planes have carried out a series of raids on the Isis weapons stockpile and refinery where Peter Kassig is claimed to have been hit but if there had been any intelligence suggesting where he was being held such strikes would have been highly unlikely to be authorized . . . .
The U.S. Central Command has not responded to the report. Yesterday, the White House quickly confirmed the authenticity of a video allegedly posted by ISIS on the Internet showing the beheading of at least a dozen Syrian soldiers, along with Jihadi John standing over an image of a head purported to be Kassig.  


local landlord said...

Many international news agencies are also reporting well respected information that U.S. airstrikes killed Kassig, inferring that his head was later cut from his corpse and paraded face down in front of Isis cameras to support their claim of death by beheading. It was especially telling that Kassig made no statement for Isis cameras, that the beheading itself was not shown on camera, neither his face. Although also shocking is the possibility we killed Kassig with our own bombs, perhaps that was a more merciful end, and perhaps we also denied Isis their brutal shock video. Of course the U.S. was quick to “confirm” the beheading account, but they probably were loathe to acknowledge a friendly fire incident, so the beheading likely seemed convenient.

Anonymous said...

Have any of the bodies of those executed by this group been recovered?

Anonymous said...

Did you know the Americans dropped the atomic bomb on 10 Americans at Hiroshima?

We dropped the bomb and immediately vaporized 10 American military men being held as prisoners of war, or maybe the American soldiers dies from radiation poisoning from their own bomb.

Anyway, the U.S. military deliberately killing Americans is nothing new.