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ISIS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays $200 million

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posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:22 AM
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he militant group ISIS has threatened to kill two Japanese hostages unless Tokyo hands over $200 million within 72 hours.

In a video posted online Tuesday, a masked man clad in black and holding a knife stands over two kneeling men in orange jumpsuits against the backdrop of a barren landscape.

The masked man links the threat against the two men's lives to Japan's support for the U.S.-led coalition that's fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

"Although you are more than 8,500 kilometers away from the Islamic State, you willingly volunteered to take part in this crusade," the man says, addressing his comments to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is currently visiting the Middle East.

ISIS threatens to kill 2 Japanese hostages unless Tokyo pays $200 million

More orange jumpsuits. More threats of beheading. ISIS running out of money? Man in video looks like the same Jihadi John guy.

Word is Japan isn't going to pay. Japan's PM says world needs to "deal with with terrorists without giving into them"


But in a speech Sunday in Cairo, Abe pledged $200 million to help countries "contending" with ISIS to help build "human capacities, infrastructure and so on."

The masked speaker in the ISIS video appeared to make a reference to that pledge as he threatened the Japanese hostages and demanded the same sum as a ransom.


The two men are Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto.


In August, a Japanese citizen believed to be Yukawa, a private military company operator in his early 40s, was kidnapped in Syria after going there to train with militants, according to a post on a blog. Pictures on his Facebook page show him in Iraq and Syria in July. One video on his page showed him holding a Kalashnikov assault rifle with the caption: "Syria war in Aleppo 2014."

Goto is a respected Japanese freelance journalist who went to report on Syria's civil war last year and knew of Yukawa. "I'm in Syria for reporting," he wrote in an email to an Associated Press journalist in October. "I hope I can convey the atmosphere from where I am and share it

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This is the first time ISIS has threatened Asia instead of the West.

One of the hostages appeared in previous footage posted last August in which he identified himself as Haruna Yukawa and was shown being roughly interrogated by his captors. It is unclear why Yukawa left for the Middle East, according to the Associated Press, but several social media posts about the hostage situation indicate that he may be mentally ill.

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posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:34 AM
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-We don't negotiate with terrorists!
...publicly.

Sad truth. Unless something short of a miracle happens, those two are as good as dead.
Maybe we need to stop the politically correct approach and flat out bomb isis out of existence.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:34 AM
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And bloody useless Abe will probably pay the bastards .. rest censored to avoid serious breach of t&c ...



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:35 AM
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a reply to: ~Lucidity

Some things never change.

Danegeld. All it ever buys is more Danes. In this case, more ISIS.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:36 AM
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Another brutality by Islamasists in the offing, to keep the voyeurs sated with another vile video.

There's not much to say except I hope Muhammad is watching because I don't think that he's impressed with what's being done in his name. Not that that'll change much. Allah Akbar, and all that.

Regards



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:38 AM
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a reply to: IShotMyLastMuse
I wish they could just figure out where and when they were making these videos.

For all we know they did them all months ago? How long ago were these men captured? One in August, the other unclear.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:38 AM
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he wrote in an email to an Associated Press journalist in October. "I hope I can convey the atmosphere from where I am and share it



At the risk of sounding glib, hes certainly a part of conveying the atmosphere of the place.
Brutal, barbaric and backwards.

Heres hoping they can be rescued or somehow freed without paying IS and emboldening them.
Sadly I think well be reading a thread on here in 72 hours titled "ISIS beheads 2 Japanese hostages"
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posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:38 AM
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a reply to: seagull
I hate to give them attention, but this is happening, so...



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:39 AM
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a reply to: IkNOwSTuff

They're probably already dead. Sad to say that...



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:41 AM
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a reply to: paraphi

I know what you mean, personally i am a fence sitting agnostic, but if there is a god, and he's in fact just, those animals will find no glory in death, but only the wrath of the same god they try to appease with their barbaric ignorance.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:48 AM
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The reality is they are probably dead already. When will people realise that if you go to these places you become a number one target.
No amount of money in the world is worth getting decapitated for.

Ps, The ISis Guy in the video is alleged to be English boogieman Jihadi John..Thought we got him a few months back..?
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posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:56 AM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol
Yep. The thing that puzzles me most is that many of these people have already been captive for months and we didn't know it. Has our intelligence failed miserably? Are they (more likely) just not telling us? Or trying to free them? Maybe i haven't been paying enough attention, but it sure seems that so much of this is so foggy and that ISIS is getting away with a lot.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 05:56 AM
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a reply to: Soloprotocol

That's probably, and tragically, true.

...and it'll trigger yet another round of hate for Muslims in various places.

...and the one's that'll be attacked, whether figuratively, or literally, will be the one's who want nothing to do with ISIS and their horrific creed. Like my neighbor downstairs who is Muslim, but is no more likely to do, or support, something of this nature than I am.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 06:00 AM
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originally posted by: ~Lucidity
a reply to: IShotMyLastMuse
I wish they could just figure out where and when they were making these videos.


The Videos are obviously Green Screened in my opinion. Searching for where they were/are in the video is fruitless. Why exactly they have been Green Screened is up for debate.
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posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 06:06 AM
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a reply to: skitzspiricy
Does anything in this photo strike you as weird? It almost looks like they have makeup on. WTH.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 06:13 AM
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So, a couple of days ago Japan offers $200 Million Dollars in Non Military Aid towards the fight against ISIS. Is this something that Japan does often? You never here much about Japan when it comes to these types of things, so i have no idea whther this is something that is uncommon or not.

A couple of days later we find out that ISIS conveniantly have 2 Japenese hostages (one being held since August and the other i'm not so sure) and they are now wanting $200 million dollars in Ransom.

It's all a bit Hollywood if you ask me.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 06:17 AM
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a reply to: skitzspiricy
Yeah and Abe was in Jerusalem and the Israeli take on this make a subhead saying this is the first time ISIS has targeted Asia instead of the west.

Maybe ISIS is just trying to prove they're up on current events. Pfff.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 06:22 AM
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ISIS - time to expel all these bast.rds from life!!

The Networks are known
The locations are known
The people are known
The game plan is known
The MO is understood
The value of these vile cowards is zero

Time the best of the best put these sick f.cks to rest!!

Set 100 targets
Hit them with the best at the exact same time - no mercy, just execution.
Half the jobs done in 24 hours.
The rest would be mopping up rest by the best - no prisoners!!!

This is long over due!

The only way to stop this problem growing.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 06:23 AM
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Color me not impressed. I'm pretty sure the IS videos are just a psyop anyway. There's a ripe, rank stink and it's not us here.

I hope Japan does jump on board even with their small military resources. They are ruthless and calculating in battle.

If IS pisses off the Asians they're pretty much done for and I doubt they realize it.



posted on Jan, 20 2015 @ 06:25 AM
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fake picture imo

look at the shadow from the sun on their necks - they're cast in different directions

also agree with poster above about the hostages' make up, especially the dude on the left


ya know the more I look at these guys the more I can't help but feel I've seen them somewhere, like a tv show or movie
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