8/20 After Site Intelligence Group's ISIS Video US Expands War

U.S. SURROGATE "ISIS" - HEAVY PRESSURE TO SUPPORT EXPANSION OF WORLD WAR U.S. IS LOSING
Foley originally an "Assad prisone"
Finding James Foley
May 3, 2013, 06:00PM http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/
COLUMBIA JOURNALISM REVIEW http://www.cjr.org/behind_the_news/james_foley_globalpost_syria_k.php
GlobalPost tracked down its missing reporter in Syria—now to bring him home
Surrounded by Foley’s family during a speech in Boston marking World Press Freedom Day, GlobalPost CEO and President Philip Balboni said
We have obtained multiple independent reports from very credible confidential sources with both indirect and direct access confirming our assessment that Jim is now being held by the Syrian government in a detention facility under the control of the Syrian Air Force Intelligence service in the Damascus area..it is likely Jim is being held with one or more Western journalists, including most likely at least one other American.

Islamic State claims it executed American photojournalist James Foley
...Obama was briefed on the video aboard Air Force One returning to his Martha’s Vineyard vacation and the WH said he will be updated on further developments
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/islamic-state-clai...

Obama to speak on execution of American journalist
The president is expected to deliver a statement about journalist James Foley who disappeared in Syria in 2012 that Islamic State said Tuesday they had executed.
8/20/14 12:40:54 PMhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/posttv/c/live/Obama_addresses_execution_of_American_journalist/53f4c578e4b08716f1c14b6e
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/islamic-state-clai...
“A Message to America”, title of the online video posted Tuesday produced by the Islamic State’s media arm, according to the Site Intelligence Group...

SITE INTELLIGENCE GROUP CREATES TIMELY STRATEGIC INFORMATION/PUBLIC DIPLOMACY VIDEO & OTHER U.S. 'INTEL'
Private Jihad How Rita Katz got into the spying business.
5/29/06 http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/05/29/private-jihad
Before September 11, 2001, official counterterrorism agencies paid relatively little attention to the jihadi online presence....“Nearly everything about Al Qaeda that matters is happening online right now,” said Peter Bergen, a journalist and terrorism expert....Traffic rose dramatically after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, head of Al Qaeda in Iraq, posted a video of the beheading of the American contractor Nicholas Berg.... Rita Katz, founder of Search for International Terrorist Entities and her researchers mine online sources for intelligence ,corporate security, media...many prosecutors on terrorism investigationscorporate security and in the media...SITE tries to have items translated and sent to subscribers within an hour and a half of their first appearance online; when the material could be a big news story—for instance, a new audiotape released by Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s closest associate—SITE’s translation may go on television a few minutes later. The full transcript of the video of the American reporter Jill Carroll, made by her kidnappers, was posted within twenty-five minutes....
Katz showed me some suicide-bombing videos from Iraq, often five or ten minutes long, overlaid with religious chanting. In one a middle-aged Iraqi doctor straps on a suicide vest. “In Israel, they always told you the profile of a suicide bomber was someone young, without family, from the lowest economic level, but what we see here over and over is just the opposite,” Katz said...
Her project is, in large measure, to convince Americans of the seriousness of the threat by building a direct conduit to the terrorist mind...
Katz did her military service in the Israel Defense Forces, then studied politics and history at Tel Aviv University. She married a medical student...[who] In 1997 won a fellowship to do research at the National Institutes of Health, and they moved to Washington ...She saw an ad for an Arabic-speaking research assistant...with Steven Emerson's Investigative Project, run by Steven Emerson...[who] became widely known after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, when, as a terror expert on CBS News, he theorized the attack was the work of Islamic extremists. It turned out Timothy McVeigh was responsible

James Foley's murder will see calls for further military action – just what ISIS wants
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/20/james-foley-murder-...
just what its US wants
Obama Urges Middle East allies to join together routing the "cancer" of Islamic State (ISIS) a day after the jihadists released a video of the beheading of a US journalist.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/20/obama-urges-action-halt-isi...

US Official: More Airstrikes in Iraq Hours After Gruesome Video Release
military planners weighed the possibility of sending several hundred additional U.S. troops to Baghdad
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/us-official-airstrikes-iraq-250...

WORLD OPINION INDICATES NEED FOR ISIS TO BE A MORE CONVINCING 'ENEMY'
Islamic State posted an online video purporting to show the beheading of American journalist James Foley kidnapped in Syria in 2012 claiming his death is in retaliation for American airstrikes in Iraq....
8/20/14 8:35 am Foreign Policy