ISIS Photo Appears To Show Jordanian Pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh Burnt Alive [GRAPHIC]

February 4, 2015 8:10 am

Oh dear Lord! Why aren’t these world powers trying to eliminate once & for all? The 27 year old Jordanian pilot who was captured by ISIS militants after his warplane crashed while he was conducting airstrikes over Syria in December 2014, has been killed in the most despicable manner.

The released a video today showing the brutal murder of Lieutenant
Moaz al-Kasasbeh. He was burnt alive while locked in a cage. The Jordanian military believe he was killed on Jan. 3rd.

In the footage titled ‘Healing the Believers Chest’, the militants pour
petrol on Moaz, who’s wearing an orange jumpsuit, and set him alight. He was burnt alive within minutes.

A few minutes after ISIS released the
video, the Jordanian government moved five ISIS prisoners to another
prison & released a statement saying all 5, including the failed
female suicide bomber whom ISIS
had originally demanded Jordan release in exchange for the pilot, will
be executed
tonight. 

Jordanian king Abdullah, who is
currently in the US, will cut short his trip and will be immediately
returning to Jordan to deal with the issue. Hope no country tries to
talk Jordan out of this. Too bad!

Islamic State
militants released a video on Tuesday appearing to show a captured
Jordanian pilot being burnt alive in a cage, a killing that shocked the
world and prompted Jordan to promise an “earth-shaking” response.

A Jordanian official said the
authorities would swiftly execute several militants in retaliation,
including an Iraqi woman whom Amman had sought to swap for the pilot
taken captive after his plane crashed in Syria in December.
Reuters
could not immediately confirm the content of the video, which showed a
man resembling airman Mouath al-Kasaesbeh standing in a small black cage
before being set ablaze.
The furious reaction of the Jordanian authorities made clear they treated it as genuine.
Jordan,
which has been mounting air raids in Syria as part of the U.S.-led
alliance against Islamic State insurgents, would deliver a “strong,
earth-shaking and decisive” response, a government spokesman said.
“The
revenge will be as big as the calamity that has hit Jordan,” army
spokesman Colonel Mamdouh al Ameri said in a televised statement
confirming the death of the pilot, who was seized by Islamic State in
December.
The fate of Kasaesbeh, a
member of a large tribe that forms the backbone of support for the
country’s Hashemite monarchy, has gripped Jordan for weeks and some
Jordanians have criticised King Abdullah for embroiling them in the
U.S.-led war that they say will provoke a backlash by militants.
The
king cut short a visit to the United States to return home following
word of Kasaesbeh’s death. In a televised statement, he said the pilot’s
killing was an act of “cowardly terror” by a deviant group that had no
relation to Islam.
Jordan had
sought to swap the pilot for Sajida al-Rishawi, the Iraqi woman militant
who was sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bombing in
Amman that killed 60 people.
Islamic
State had demanded her release in exchange for the life of Japanese
hostage Kenji Goto. However, Goto, a veteran war reporter, was later
beheaded by the group, with images of his death released in a video on
Saturday.
The Jordanian security source said Rishawi would be executed “within hours”.
The
Jordanian military might also escalate attacks on Islamic State, said
retired air force General Mamoun Abu Nowar. “We might even see in a
couple of days the rate of sorties increased dramatically. We might have
some special operations against their leadership too,” he said.
In
the Islamic State video, Kasaesbeh is interviewed, describing the
mission he was due to carry out before his jet crashed. The video also
showed footage of the aftermath of air strikes, with people trying to
remove civilians from debris.
A
man resembling Kasaesbeh is shown inside the cage with his clothes
dampened, apparently with flammable liquid, and one of the masked
fighters holds a torch, setting alight a line of fuel which leads into
the cage.
The man is set ablaze and kneels to the ground.
Fighters
then pour debris, including broken masonry, over the cage which a
bulldozer subsequently flattens, with the body still inside. The video
shows a desert setting similar to previous videos of killings.
DEMAND FOR REVENGE
In the pilot’s hometown of Karak in southern Jordan, people demanded revenge.
“I
want to see Sajida’s body burnt and all the other terrorists in
Jordanian prisons … Only then will my thirst for revenge be
satisfied,” said Abdullah al-Majali, a government employee among dozens
of demonstrators in the centre of Karak.
Relatives
of the pilot also gathered in Karak and urged calm after
anti-government protests broke out in the town. They said it was up to
the government to take revenge for them.
Jordanian
state television said on Tuesday that Kasaesbeh had been killed a month
ago, on Jan. 3, and a source close to the Jordanian government said
Amman had been picking up intelligence for weeks that the pilot was
killed some time ago.
Given that
Jordan’s own intelligence indicated the pilot was dead, the government
decided it could not possibly release the woman absent convincing proof
the pilot was still alive, the source said, and such proof never
arrived.
The White House said the
intelligence community was studying when the video was recorded and that
U.S. President Barack Obama had ordered his team to devote all
resources to locate other hostages held by Islamic State.
Obama
rearranged his schedule on Tuesday to make sure he saw King Abdullah
before the Jordanian leader flew back to Amman, a source familiar with
the situation said.
A staunch U.S.
ally, Jordan is part of the alliance against the Islamic State group
that has seized large areas of Syria and . King Abdullah has
defended the campaign against domestic criticism, saying that moderate
Muslims need to combat a group whose ideology and brutality have
insulted Islam.
The United States
announced on Tuesday that it will increase annual aid to Jordan to $1
billion from $660 million to help it pay for the cost of housing
refugees from Iraq and Syria and to fight Islamic State.
Obama
praised Kasaesbeh for his bravery and said he was “in the vanguard of
the effort to degrade and defeat the threat” posed by militants from
Islamic State, also known as ISIL.
“Today,
the coalition fights for everyone who has suffered from ISIL’s
inhumanity,” Obama said in a statement, adding that the group’s “hateful
ideology” would be banished to “the recesses of history.”
Leaders
around the world voiced outrage at the brutal killing. “It is
incomprehensible how human beings are capable of such a cruel act,” said
German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
In
the video, the burned man wore orange clothes similar to those worn by
other foreign Islamic State captives who have been killed since the
U.S.-led coalition started bombing the militants in July.
Islamic
State has previously released videos showing the beheadings of five
U.S. and British hostages and said that it killed two Japanese captives
in the same way. It has meted out the same treatment to many more Arab
prisoners, including Syrian government soldiers.
The
militants have stepped up the gruesome killings while coming under
increased military pressure from the air strikes and a ground campaign
by Kurdish and Iraqi troops to reverse their territorial gains in Iraq
and Syria.
Islamic State emerged
out of al Qaeda in Iraq. It expanded into Syria as the country was
plunged into a civil war estimated to have killed 200,000 people since
2011.
The Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights monitoring group said on Tuesday that 51 civilians,
including children, had been killed by Syrian air force strikes inside
the country within the past day.
The
U.S.-led coalition says it does not coordinate with the Syrian
government of President Bashar al-Assad, described by Washington as part
of the problem. It does work with the Iraqi government, which is also
fighting Islamic State.
 

Jordan has confirmed the
death of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh after a video published online by
Islamic State (IS) claimed to show him being burned alive.

The video shows a man standing in a cage engulfed in flames. Officials are working to confirm its authenticity.

Jordan’s King Abdullah hailed Lt Kasasbeh as a hero, saying Jordan must “stand united” in the face of hardship.

The pilot was captured when his plane came down near Raqqa, Syria, during a mission against IS in December.

The video posted on Tuesday was distributed via a Twitter account known as a source for IS propaganda.

The highly produced 22-minute film includes a sequence
showing the Jordanian pilot walking at gunpoint amongst rubble
apparently caused by coalition air strikes that targeted jihadists.

BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner says that in a world
already shocked by the calculated cruelty of Islamic State’s actions,
the horrific video is aimed primarily at Arab populations in Jordan and
the Gulf states.

Jordanian state TV reports that Lt Kasasbeh, 26, was killed a month ago. Jordan had tried to secure his release since then.

The country has vowed “punishment and revenge” for his death, and the king described IS as a “deviant criminal group”.

Jordan’s King Abdullah:

“It is every Jordanian’s duty to stand together”

Jordan, which has joined the US-led coalition against IS, had
been attempting to secure Lt Kasasbeh’s release as part of a prisoner
swap, offering to free Iraqi militant Sajida al-Rishawi in exchange.

She is a failed suicide bomber now on death row in Jordan for
her role in attacks in the capital, Amman, that killed 60 people in
2005.

IS had sought Rishawi’s release as part of a deal to free
captive Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. A video that appeared to show
Goto’s dead body appeared three days ago.Jordanians greeted the with horror. Many have seen the gruesome video, barely edited, played over and over on television.

Hundreds gathered in the streets after dark, demanding
revenge against Lt Kasasbeh’s killers. Some also wanted to know why
Jordan was involved in this fight at all.

The pilot’s father was among supporters when the news came
through. He and other family members have left the capital to mourn at
home.

King Abdullah said Lt Kasasbeh had died defending his beliefs
and homeland. The defence ministry said the pilot’s blood would not
have been shed in vain. It is promising a fitting punishment.

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