American James Foley was a freelance journalist who had reported on Egypt, Syria, and Libya for Agence France-Press, TIME, the Christian Science Monitor, the National Interest, Global Post and Foreign Policy magazine. He went missing in August 2013 while reporting near Aleppo, Syria. Long before ISIS terrorists released a video of his beheading Tuesday night, Foley was well aware of the dangers of reporting from war zones.
The war on terror has seen jihadism become stronger than ever and the west must be careful not to play into Isiss hands The first defeat for the would be for him to be remembered as a courageous journalist. Reporting from a war zone is riskier than ever: over 200 media workers died in the Iraq war, more than any other conflict; were killed in global conflicts last year; and Agence France-Presse estimates that . Foley had already spent 44 days in captivity at the hands of Gaddafis forces in Libya, but that did not deter him from seeking to uncover [...]
There have been at least two countries in Europe in recent history that undertook ‘anti-terrorist’ military operations against ‘separatists’, but got two very different reactions from the Western elite.