The Foley family received an email one week ago from their son’s captors. ISIS threatened to kill James Foley if the United States continued airstrikes in Iraq. The White House was immediately informed of the threat.
…Foley’s family received an emailed threat a week ago warning ‘that they would execute Jim,’ and made the White House aware of it right away, according to Philip Balboni, who founded the Global Post – a Boston news outlet that published Foley’s photographs.
Balboni told reporters that Phil Balboni the kidnappers’ email was ‘full of rage against the United States for the bombing’ of ISIS targets.
‘[We] explained to them that Jim was an innocent journalist, had done no harm to the Syrian people,’ he said. ‘Sadly they showed no mercy to Jim….’
If true, the murder of James Foley is shocking and depraved. I will today chair meetings on the situation in Iraq/Syria.
— David Cameron (@David_Cameron) August 20, 2014
British PM Cameron Cancels Vacation After ISIS Beheading Video… Obama Returns To His Martha’s Vineyard Vacation… — Priorities
— Jeffrey D. Dickson (@jddickson) August 20, 2014
ISIS BEHEADS AMERICAN JOURNALIST. Threatens to kill another. Fate depends on Obama’s next move. David Cameron cancels vacation. Obama …meh
— O’s Bloody Hands (@notalemming) August 20, 2014
Oh. The White House is “appalled.” Yet the Prez has to return to his golfing. I’m appalled at Obama! What a disgrace. http://t.co/1fWJ3hTrlw
— John Corson (@johncorson) August 20, 2014