An image grab taken from a video released by the Islamic State (IS) group through Al-Furqan Media via YouTube on September 18, 2014, allegedly shows British freelance photojournalist, John Cantlie (AFP Photo / HO)
Islamic State terrorists have released a new video featuring kidnapped photojournalist John Cantlie, who talks of “accepting his fate” as he criticizes a failed rescue attempt by US forces and Western unwillingness to negotiate.
The well-produced video appears, again, as a morality lesson to the West and has Cantlie apparently reading from a script, as he starts: “In this program I will tell you about a failed raid to rescue us and how it feels to be left for dead by your own government.”
“On July 4, Independence Day, the Americans did try to get us out of prison. Not by negotiation or prisoner exchange but by an incredibly complex, risky and expensive rescue attempt that failed,” he says, outlining the operation.
This is the seventh video featuring Cantlie. His previous one was from the besieged Syrian-Turkish border town of Kobani a month ago. There, he ‘covered’ IS gains against Kurdish YPG fighters. Experts believe there will be more episodes in the series of videos entitled ‘Lend Me Your Ears.’
The photojournalist now appears much more downtrodden than before.
Wearing orange fatigues, as previous Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) prisoners, the 43-year-old talks for almost nine minutes about how the lives of Western prisoners in the Middle East are a “gamble” to their leaders, who are the real culprits behind his situation – not his captors.
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