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Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« on: August 20, 2014, 11:12:43 AM »
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Obama to speak on death of American journalist
Posted: Aug 20, 2014 4:51 AM CST Updated: Aug 20, 2014 8:09 AM CST

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement today about the beheading of American journalist James Foley by militants with the Islamic State extremist group.

Foley was kidnapped in Syria in November 2012. The militants said his killing is in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Islamic State is also threatening to kill American journalist Steven Sotloff, who was kidnapped near the Syrian-Turkish border in August 2013.

Foley's family confirmed his death on a webpage created to rally support for him. His mother, Diane Foley, said in a statement on the webpage he "gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people."

At Foley's family home in Rochester, a light burned yellow in a center upstairs window and a yellow ribbon adorned a tree at the foot of the driveway. The Rev. Paul Gousse, of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, where the Foleys are parishioners, spent about 45 minutes at the house but left without commenting.

Foley, 40, worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, including Syria, Libya and Iraq. He and another journalist were working in the northern province of Idlib in Syria when they were kidnapped near the village of Taftanaz.

After Foley disappeared, while contributing video for Agence France-Presse and the media company GlobalPost, his parents became fierce advocates for him and all those kidnapped in war zones. They held regular prayer vigils and worked with the U.S. and Syrian diplomatic corps to get whatever scraps of information they could.

Diane Foley, asked in January 2013 if her son had reservations about going to Syria, said softly: "Not enough."

He had seen the dangers to journalists up close.

Upon his release from Libya and return to the United States, he recalled in an interview with The Associated Press seeing a colleague, South African photographer Anton Hammerl, killed by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. He tried to pull his friend's body out of harm's way but was turned back by heavy fire.

"I'll regret that day for the rest of my life. I'll regret what happened to Anton," Foley said. "I will constantly analyze that."
Foley also covered the war in Afghanistan but called the Libyan fighting the worst he had ever experienced to that point.

New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan released a statement on the tragic death: "A talented and fearless photojournalist, James Foley brought us images that connected us to events across the globe, illuminating stories of both heartache and hope and helping us better understand the world we all share. The appalling actions of ISIS are a crime against humanity and the values that we all hold dear. I join all Granite Staters and people around the world in mourning the tragic loss of James Foley, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones."

Senator Jeanne Shaheen also released a statement on the journalist's murder: “James Foley was a respected and accomplished journalist who devoted his life to one of our most important freedoms - the freedom of press. Everyone who knew him recognized his dedication to his work and his commitment to sharing his eye-witness reporting of world events. His murder was a cowardly act of terrorism and underscores the threat that ISIL poses to the freedoms we hold dear. My thoughts are with the Foley family and everyone who knew and loved James, both in New Hampshire and around the world.”
 
Senator Kelly Ayotte sent out a message via Twitter: “Our hearts are broken for the Foley family. James Foley was an innocent civilian who was bravely performing his job as a journalist. This barbaric and heinous act shocks the conscience and highlights the truly evil nature of the terrorists we confront, who must be defeated. My thoughts and prayers are with James Foley's family at this extremely difficult time”

Foley grew up in New Hampshire and studied history at Marquette University. He later taught in Arizona, Massachusetts and Chicago before switching careers to become a journalist, which he viewed as a calling.

"Journalism is journalism," Foley said. "If I had a choice to do Nashua (New Hampshire) zoning meetings or give up journalism, I'll do it. I love writing and reporting."

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 11:59:44 AM »
FOX News Radio ‏@foxnewsradio 39s

Video of #beheading is authentic - expect President @BarackObama to mention it in his live statement.

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 12:04:48 PM »
Richard Geraghty ‏@rpgeraghty 1m

What does BHO regret most, the red line in Syria, ISIS is the JV team, his Admin is the most transparent or U can keep Ur health plan?

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 12:14:17 PM »


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A Syrian town's moving tribute to James Foley
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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2014, 12:20:26 PM »

Where did you find that photo? link?


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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2014, 12:26:18 PM »
Has he even said a thing about that 2 star general getting murdered in Afghanistan?


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Obama Fundraises Before Speech on ISIS Beheading
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2014, 12:29:47 PM »
http://www.weeklystandard.com/print/blogs/obama-fundraises-speech-isis-beheading_803467.html

Obama Fundraises Before Speech on ISIS Beheading
Daniel Halper
August 20, 2014 12:26 PM

In a few minutes, President Obama will address the nation about the beheading of an America by the terrorist group ISIS. But before facing the cameras, Obama sent out a fundraising appeal.

"Nothing has ever been more important than fighting for folks like you. You are my priority," writes Obama.

"And right now, a focus of that fight has to be getting people who really care about making things better for you elected. The upcoming elections could determine whether or not we have a Congress who will work with me to help you.

"That's why it's so important I spend some time helping Democrats campaign and win. I can only tackle the issues that matter to you with some help. Will you help me out, Daniel?"

He then asks for $3, $10, $25, $50, $100, or whatever else one would like to donate. And adds:

"We've got fewer than 80 days left until the election, and I know I can count on you to vote for our guys -- but I need you to take the next step and make an investment that will help us win in November.

"The bottom line is this: We can make so much progress if we work together as a team -- you, me, and Congress. Chip in $3 or whatever you can to help make that a reality."


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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 12:29:53 PM »
Is o at the WH or Martha's?


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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2014, 12:35:50 PM »
posted on twitter

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2014, 12:40:02 PM »
Obama will be speaking from Martha's Vineyard

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2014, 12:40:49 PM »
To whom will he first give a "shout out"?

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2014, 12:51:17 PM »
Has he started yet?


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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2014, 12:53:46 PM »
Peter Baker ‏@peterbakernyt 12s

“We are all heartbroken,” Obama says of the murder of James Foley.


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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2014, 12:54:08 PM »
"we will bring these criminals to justice."  Just kinda paraphrasing in advance.
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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2014, 12:54:46 PM »
CNN NationalSecurity ‏@NatSecCNN 24s

POTUS: Jim (Foley) was taken from us in an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world


Peter Baker ‏@peterbakernyt 18s

Obama on ISIS: “No faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just god would stand for what they did yesterday.”

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2014, 12:55:48 PM »
I was one of about 200 guest invited to see George W. Bush board  Air Force one out of Seattle after he spent the day with the troops at JBLM. He was flying from JBLM to Boeing Field by his helicopter, and was after landing going to walk our line and shake hands and talk with us, his local campaign volunteers a bit – But while in flight he got word of a captured soldier in Iraq that was beheaded.   CHANGE OF PLANS. We were told he would instead go directly to a bank of press microphones and give a statement before boarding Air Force One.  Stepping off the helicopter he looked very somber, but at the same time angry and determined. Like the secret service said, he gave us a quick glance and a nod, and walked over to the microphones, and he boarded, giving us a quick wave.   That is how a leader responds……
Not fund raising , and looking at his watch wondering if this press conference will still allow him time to  put in another 9 holes.
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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2014, 12:55:50 PM »
David Chalian ‏@DavidChalian 23s

Obama: "ISIL speaks for no religion. . . no just God would stand for what they did yesterday. . ."




Noah Rothman ‏@NoahCRothman 20s

"No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and what they do every single day."



Charlie Spiering ‏@charliespiering 26s

Obama: “People like this ultimately fail"

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2014, 12:57:08 PM »
Richard Grenell ‏@RichardGrenell 11s

Obama now talking like ISIS is Varsity



Roger Simon ‏@politicoroger 37s

Pres Obama: "We will be vigilant and we will be relentless."



Gerald F Seib ‏@GeraldFSeib 1m

Obama says that when Americans are killed "we'll do what's necessary to see that justice is done."

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2014, 12:58:27 PM »
The White House ‏@WhiteHouse 19s

"Today, the American people will say a prayer for those who loved Jim." —President Obama on ISIL’s murder of Jim Foley



jimgeraghty ‏@jimgeraghty 2m

"People like this [ISIS] ultimately fail." Because we kill them before they can succeed, right, Mr. President?



Kelly O'Donnell ‏@KellyO 1m

Obama: "A group like ISIL had no place in the 21st century"

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2014, 12:59:15 PM »
jimgeraghty ‏@jimgeraghty 21s

So what's the plan, besides, being vigilant and relentless? I'm all for that, of course…

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2014, 01:00:55 PM »
I am sure tee time was right after this *speech*.......

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2014, 01:03:30 PM »
S.E. Cupp ‏@secupp 2m

Obama condemns ISIS beheading. So stipulated. But what are we going to do about it? "Remain vigilant" is not a plan of action.

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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #22 on: August 20, 2014, 01:04:11 PM »
He wasn't this upset about the 2 star general getting murdered in Afghanistan was he!


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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #23 on: August 20, 2014, 01:14:30 PM »
“We are all heartbroken,” Obama says of the murder of James Foley.

Good thing he isn't 'pissed off' or there would be a 'strongly-worded letter' in someone's future...


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Re: Obama to speak on death of American journalist
« Reply #24 on: August 20, 2014, 01:15:47 PM »
He wasn't this upset about the 2 star general getting murdered in Afghanistan was he!

Nope....spoke of the General in passing...

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