John Cantlie, alleged hostage of the Islamic State, abandoned by the British government (his own words), released Episode 3 of his ongoing series on the Islamic State titled Lend Me Your Ears. Episode 1 is HERE, Episode 2 is HERE, and the introduction to the Lend Me Your Ears series HERE.
In this Episode, just as in all previous releases, John Cantlie doesn’t say anything that would in any way suggest that he has the insider knowledge about the Islamic State – whether as a hostage of almost two years, or otherwise – but readily utilizes the same fear mongering rhetoric about the Islamic State our dear leaders and their mouthpiece media use to keep the populace in fear of the boogieman and supportive of perpetual war.
One good point John Cantlie raises is the fact that the likes of Barack Kenyan Obama like to whip out the issue of national security when propping up support for more war, when if that was indeed of concern, they could instead just close borders and voila – the issue of national security, whereby the attacks on the Islamic State are justified with the rhetoric that fighters who joined the IS will return to their home countries to carry out acts of terrorism there, would be resolved at a fraction of the cost of military intervention.
John Cantlie also raises a very valid point with regard to responses from the likes of David “My Values Are Jewish Values” Cameron to the videos of alleged beheadings of James Foley, Alan Henning, David Haines or Steven Sotloff. While David Cameron et al went out of their way to condemned the beheadings of these men, and called for immediate intervention against the Islamic State, it is ironic that these men have been in captivity for two years, but only now that the beheading videos have been released that the hostages became useful for the purpose of war.
Join me again for… oh shit. It’s not me who’s supposed to say that. That’s John Cant-lie’s line…