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Second Thoughts on Foley

James Foley, Aleppo, July, 2012, with his weapon of choice

James Foley, Aleppo, July, 2012, with his weapon of choice

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My initial reaction to the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants was horror and outrage. But then I learned more about Foley’s work, and my feelings changed. As Gregory Hood writes:

[Foley] had a specific agenda with his work–he was trying to expose the “atrocities” of the Assad regime and support the “democracy” movement. Foley may have been a freelancer, but his worldview was eminently predictable and pro-Establishment–trying to break down questions of race, religion, and identity into a game of good egalitarian democrats versus bad reactionaries.

Thus, he was quick to draw critical attention to incidents that the media would call Islamophobic, like when an American military officer made comments critical of Islam during a class on terrorism. He tweeted out articles that we would consider parody, asking if right wing terrorism was as big a threat as Al-Qaeda. And he aggressively, incessantly pushed for NATO intervention in Syria and arming the opposition to Bashar al-Assad . . .

Foley, in short, actively supported the toppling of the Assad regime and the arming of anti-Assad groups — which has led to the deaths of countless innocents — and one of those anti-Assad groups cut off his head.

So there is a God, after all.

ISIS are still savages. They are still the distillation of everything evil and rotten in Islam. They did it for the wrong reasons. But this time, they got it right.

Nearly 200,000 people have died in Syria’s civil war, which never would have happened if the United States were not in the business of bumping off enemies of Israel on the orders of the organized Jewish community which runs this country.

James Foley was not the architect of these policies, but he was more than just a passive supporter. He was not a general, but he was an eager foot soldier in service of the Judeo-American strategy of overthrowing secular nationalist Arab leaders like Saddam Hussein, Muammar el-Qaddafi, and Bashar al-Assad — in the last two cases by giving aid to Islamist militants, including al-Qaeda and ISIS.

There will never be liberal democracy in the Middle East, and supporting groups like al-Qaeda, ISIS, and the Muslim Brotherhood would not promote liberal democracy anyway. The best we can hope for in that part of the world are secular, authoritarian nationalist leaders like Saddam, Qaddafi, and Assad. Such regimes are also better for the freethinkers, women, and religious minorities who are being persecuted by Islamists.

But America’s foreign policy is not determined by American interests, or by Arab interests, but by Jewish interests. Secular Arab regimes are strong and prosperous, and Israel does not like strong and prosperous enemies. Thus they must be smashed. Not to replace them with “democracy,” which is impossible. Simple chaos will do, and simple chaos is what we have.

James Foley probably never shot, tortured, beheaded, buried alive, stoned, or ate the flesh of a Syrian. But by supporting the false narrative justifying the war against Assad, Foley helped make those atrocities — and the widening atrocities in Iraq — possible. He had blood on his hands. So his death satisfies my sense of justice.

It is a pity that more propagandists don’t die. It might encourage more responsible reporting. And, as with all wars, it is a pity that the foot soldiers not the generals take the brunt of the blowback. Because we might live in a better world if the warmongers get a taste of the terror, destruction, and death they inflict on others.

When William Pierce asked “Who Rules America?” his answer was not the president, congress, and judiciary, but the owners of the news and entertainment media. Because the media shape the consciousness and values of the public, they can raise up or cast down any political leader. The media promulgate the ruling orthodoxy, drum up hysteria for its witch hunts and crusades, and expose and destroy dissenters. They are not neutral or innocent or merely exercising “freedom of speech” (which they actively deny to dissenters).

Thus enemy journalists are legitimate targets in war zones. And since journalists fight without uniforms, under false pretenses, and by means of lies, it is appropriate to treat them as partisans and spies, not as soldiers. If ISIS and other jihadi groups continue to mete out summary justice to journalists in the Middle East, it might give them second thoughts about the lies they are telling and the agendas they are serving.

It might even give them second thoughts about serving as foot soldiers in the war on whites here in America.



  1. Franklin Ryckaert
    Posted August 27, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    It is worse than you think about James Foley. He is not a journalist who has sold his soul to the Zionists who want to destroy Syria. He is not a journalist at all but a CIA agent in the disguise of a journalist. In 2011 he played his role as the “kidnapped journalist” in Libya to start the war on that country. Now he played his role as the “beheaded journalist” in Syria. Specialists agree that the beheading was fake.

    For James Foley’s CIA past in Libya, see : YouTube : Foley Beheading Hoax – James Foley, Libya and the CIA, Must See.

    For the fake beheading see : thetruthseeker, The Absolutely Fake Beheading of James Foley.

    For the clumsy acting of his “grieving” parents, see YouTube : James Wright Foley Beheading HOAX! Parents = Crisis Actors, 9:01.

    For the even more clumsy acting of his “grieving” brother and (laughing!) sister, see :
    YouTube : James Foley Beheading Hoax – British Accent Beheader, Picture Fall off Wall, Siblings Laughing, 14:12.

    The whole thing is a hoax to find an excuse to invade Iraq in order to split the country into three parts and to bomb Syria in order to topple Assad.

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted August 27, 2014 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

      Sigh. I am so sick of the tinfoil hat lunatic brigade. But yours is the first non-death threat comment I have received. So I’ll let it pass.

      • Ea
        Posted August 27, 2014 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

        Great Article. I disagree with the support on Saddam tho. And I think the muslim universal community , ‘sunna’ needs to convert to ‘7’ or ’12’ shias. The Persian Shia above all is the most indoeuropean tradition still alive. Specially the Suhrawardi philosophy.

        Best, Ea

        • Ea
          Posted August 28, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

          fe de erratas : still alive in this part of the world.

      • Stronza
        Posted August 28, 2014 at 12:07 am | Permalink

        Oh, I dunno. Has the body been returned to his family? Anybody know what came of it? Why is this (faked death) outside the realm of possibility? Haven’t weirder things happened? Even Eric Margolis thinks this execution might be phony. Just saying.

  2. John M.
    Posted August 27, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Good article (as always) Greg.
    It’s hard to be shocked by this brutality as I think many of us have become de-sensitized over the years. Al-Zarqawi’s videos of 2004 (Eugene Armstrong, Jim Hensley, Kenneth Bigley, Shosei Koda) were much more gruesome than this Foley film (the lack of bloodiness has some suggesting it’s a staged intelligence operation). Zarqawi even made his films when the Americans were occupying the country, fighting his insurgency.
    Civil wars are extremely brutal and no quarter is given. Historically, this Syrian and Iraq conflict is very much like the Russian Civil War of 1918-1922 where you had that fanatical sect of Bolshevism (the Cheka) murdering everyone in it’s path (including hostages) and other groups (the Whites, the Greens, the Makhnovites) doing the same while fighting against foreign interventionists of all stripes. Foley is just another Sidney Reilly without the James Bond reputation. Bela Kuhn and the Lenin Boys of Hungary (1919) also come to mind – roving bandits killing everyone and turning society upside-down. Same thing happened in WWII Yugoslavia with the Ustashe, Chetniks, and Tito partisans ripping each other apart in the most gruesome ways imaginable. No history of “democracy” in those areas then.
    The “strong men” (Tsar, King, dictator) held those insurgent groups in chains – once they were toppled, the scum were able to swim to the surface.
    ISIS and FSA (Free Syrian Army – aka “FSA cannibals”) are slaughtering each other while both groups attack Syrian and Iraqi government forces. It’s an absolute mess over there and the big bad USA (choking to death on it’s social problems) naively thinks it can change that area by sprinkling democratic bliss over it (ie…bombs, peanut butter, and voting booths). The hypocrisy of everything really gets one’s temples flaring. Lies, lies, lies….that’s all we get. We don’t know what’s really happening because our state controlled media over here lie all the time.
    Getting people to support war in a dictatorship is easy- …in a “democracy” you have to lie and use deception. No surprises since the “great masters of the lie” run this country!

  3. Peltast
    Posted August 27, 2014 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    You touched on a important subject, jews and israelis are encouraging islamic extremism, Hamas was created by the israeli Intelligence to weaken the secular PLO.

  4. Peter Quint
    Posted August 28, 2014 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I don’t care what Foley’s true nature is, I’m just glad he got his just deserts as a cognizant or non-cognizant zionist agent. He wouldn’t have been there if he wasn’t politically correct. On another note it is only a matter of time before the Semitic population in the middle east drive American forces out. They have a learning curve to overcome but they will overcome it. They don’t have to win every time, just as long as they don’t lose a major battle (the war of the flea).

  5. rhondda
    Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    My question about Foley is why him, and why now? Why is this getting attention when there have been many other Americas beheaded and murdered? Are they trying to evoke an identification with him with white males? ( young, handsome, professional journalist).

    I am reminded of a little book by Edward Bernays called propaganda and if you read between the lines, it is very clear that he recommends manipulating all the vices of white society. It was written in 1928, but if you fast forward to what is happening now what are they manipulating? If it was not considered useful, it would not be not be such a big deal in the press. Divide and conquer is not out of date. They are either trying to neutralize young white males or get them to want revenge. My 2 cents. Or a third one go after all those crazy feminists who are a total distraction and evoke disgust and anger. ( Bernays was related to Freud, go figure)

    • Greg Johnson
      Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

      Well, according to his killers, he was killed because of US airstrikes on ISIS positions. That seems a sufficient explanation.

      • rhondda
        Posted August 29, 2014 at 12:09 am | Permalink

        That is not my point Dr. J. The point I am trying to make is that it has made the headlines now and the others killed and beheaded were not that noteworthy. Not sufficiently noteworthy to make a big deal of it in the west such as a mother talking about how proud she was of him etc. As a mother, I would not be able to say such a thing. It is not what ISIS says. It is what is done with it in the west. You yourself said you were outraged and then you had second thoughts. Oh he was just a left wing brainwashed nutjob and deserved it. That is not the way to bring these brainwashed nutjobs to our side. Identifying with him is. He is our brother and he was used by the powers that be. Not only that he lost his life because he believed in America and its so called values which have been used against white Americans. But, then again I am a Canadian, so why should I give a fuck about Americans? I would like to build a huge wall between Canada and the US. One that blocked all propaganda and expel all Americans living here, plus any Canadians who stupidly went to university in the US.

        • Greg Johnson
          Posted August 29, 2014 at 1:25 am | Permalink

          It should go without saying that the media are playing this up to drum up a case for further American intervention.

          I think that Foley was not just a brainwashed victim but also a low-level functionary in the brainwashing and victimizing machine. My sympathy for him as a victim is cancelled out by my hatred of him as a perpetrator.

          I think it is a bit late for Canada to build a wall. Besides, the deeper root of the rot comes from our common English mother culture.

        • April in Montana
          Posted August 31, 2014 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

          If you build a wall between Canada and the US you might need to have a special gate to let all the Canadians through who use Whitefish Montana as their personal Tijuana.

          I cannot feel much sympathy for these guys. He is the exact type of asshole who probably thinks preventing Muslims from immigrating to the US AND Canada is unreasonable.

          I dont even think that at the end he had developed ANY racial understanding or consciousness. If he was REALLY such a hero he would have said told them to go stuff themselves. Maybe he actually thought that saying what he did would earn him a reprieve.

  6. Antediluvian
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    “Besides, the deeper root of the rot comes from our common English mother culture.”

    Last night my wife was watching Lucy Worsley praise the Hanoverians for making England into a land of tolerance with trade as its common bond.

  7. G.P.
    Posted August 30, 2014 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Excellent article and comments. It was very refreshing—even more so because I rarely have time to do my own reading these days. It’s just nice to read something rational for once.

  8. Mr. Dithers
    Posted August 31, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t have time to put the James Foley beheading into perspective until reading this article and Gregory Hood’s. There was little time and not much information about Foley so I assumed he was just reporting events on the ground and not actively taking sides with the jihadists in this conflict. So it’s both ironic and poetic that James Foley lost his head, literally, to the the very people he was promoting through his journalistic endeavors.

    Apparently, Foley’s pro-Syrian rebel sympathies mattered little to ISIS, but I wonder why they didn’t use him as their propaganda disseminating stooge as he was seemingly wont to do without threat of being beheaded or physical torture? Maybe in time that question will eventually be answered.

    Our current policy in the Middle East can be summed up as “kill the best of the Arab gentiles and nations” for the benefit of Israel and world Jewry. This way the Islamic Middle East remains in a permanent state of chaos and sectarian warfare for the dual purpose of increasing the death rate among non-Jews and reducing nations like Iraq and Syria to rubble so they cannot pose a threat to Israeli-Jewish hegemony in the region.

    Persian Iran is also on the Jewish chopping block and it’s only a matter of time before Jewry finds a flimsy pretext to march their American and European goyim off to yet another war.

  9. Patrick
    Posted September 3, 2014 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    My attitude towards Foley is the same as my attitude towards “mudsharks” who become victims of their boyfriends. Basically on the one hand these people have been awarded Darwin awards due to their stupidity but I think that rather than being condemned for that there should be online memorials made for them. This should be done for the purpose of making propaganda that opposes multiculturalism.

    So yes Foley was in a sense opposed to us just as a “mudshark” is however such people if they happen to become victims of criminal Blacks or if they become victims of islam then they should have websites with their pictures on it and those virtual candles and stuff like that so that we can publicize the dangers of avoiding racial segregation and the dangers of the muslim faith.

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