The murder of Mr Henning is as predictable as it was pointless. The cranks that have departed from the UK and other (mainly) European countries to join ISIS can only be described as gullible dreamers who were going to be led astray by one thing or another, it was just a matter of time. People like that aren’t in endless supply thankfully, so once ISIS have managed to tempt the initial ‘groupies’ to magically appear in Syria and Iraq, they will struggle to brainwash increasing numbers because friends and relatives of the vulnerable will be on alert. Obviously, killing a seemingly kind and decent man like Alan Henning isn’t going to get the average Muslim to join their ranks. The vast majority of Muslims just want to live their life in accordance with their religion and be successful in life, the same as everyone else. ISIS’ appeal has already peaked. Alan Henning’s death will be almost universally condemned amongst Muslims. If ever there was a major publicity blunder, this is it. If ISIS’ aim was to become despised amongst it’s potential friends, this was the way to do it. This murder has printed a very large target on anyone connected to this gang of cold hearted killers ….But what would be the point in that? There is none. No matter which way you look at it, it’s illogical. It served no purpose at all, neither as a recruiting ploy and certainly not to win any friends. I thought that was the intention of groups or cults…To harvest more followers? These clowns are a fabrication from the top to bottom. Strike terror in to hearts? Give me a break, they are only brave when it comes to fighting people who can’t fight back.
There are some very odd things about the British hostages of ISIS. Henning had been in the country less than an hour before he was abducted and by all accounts, the group he was with had made numerous visits to Syria with aid from the UK. This means that at least some of them would have a reasonable idea about where they should and should not go. If that’s what they did and he was still abducted, he was set up. Either by one of his comrades or a group who would know they had just arrived, so would therefore know the flight they were going to be on and other details. I doubt ISIS have access to flight schedules and passenger lists.
People who have ignored the religious differences and gone to Muslim countries to try to help in difficult situations have usually been met with hospitality that is second to none. For instance in Gaza, where they have barely enough food and drink to survive on there are many stories of these people sharing their meagre supplies with total strangers. ISIS is about as far away from genuine Islam and the instinctive generosity of Muslims as you could get. It’s a scam, a fraud, a great big fat lie.
There could be many different reasons for the creation of ISIS. It might purely be to continue bombing Muslim countries to feed the weapons manufacturers and the ‘security’ industry. It could be Israel agitating and encouraging the Yinon plan which involves creating chaos in neighbour countries to keep them weak and fragmented so that they aren’t a threat. Netanyahu only recently tried to tar Hamas with the ISIS brush in his speech at the UN. If you want a good laugh, it’s worth watching. The man is a third rate actor (maybe all politicians are) and his efforts to associate Hamas and ISIS would be comical if so many people didn’t actually believe him. Hamas can only barely try to defend their tiny enclave in Gaza, never mind conquer vast areas of the Middle East.
John Cantrie is totally different to Mr Henning. He’s been kidnapped before and then returned so we would have to say he was much more aware of the dangers than Alan. It appears his departure back to Syria also destroyed the prosecution of two British men who were accused of kidnapping him whilst he was previously in Syria. There doesn’t seem to be much information about why the terrorism case was dropped although we could conclude it was probably because Cantlie had already returned to the Middle East. If this is true, he was not only reckless about his own life but showed scant regard for anyone else’s by allowing two very dangerous criminals off the hook.
It was a very strange decision to return after such a close brush with death.
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair has recently been adding his voice to the loud chorus of ‘boots on the ground’ chants. He would though, wouldn’t he? I’ve no doubt he invests heavily in weapons manufacturers and war industry connected companies. If he feels that strongly about it, he should be the boots on the ground he talks of… Leading his talentless, sponging kids and ugly wife (who will no doubt scare the living daylights out of ISIS).