Afghanistan – “Surely Falsehood is Ever Bound to Vanish” an eight minute quasi professional video narrated in English which attempts to show the American tax payers the enormous resources which are poured into the thirty tear war with no end in sight. The title comes from (Qur’anic verse 17:81.)
The video shows militants gunning down soldiers as they escape, even taking one prisoner. The final scene shot from the ubiquitous floating drone shows a HumVee, packed with TNT, oxidise into dust.
“Free Us or Kill Us” is a seven minute video featuring David Wataari who has been in previous releases after being taken captive by Somalia’s al Shabaab militants. (tangentcode)
The pleas are directly to the people of Kenya not to forget the soldiers who were only following orders to not be forgotten.
An eighteen minute al-Khayr production designed to lure in heroes for martyrdom through scripted dialogue, play-training in urban ruins, leaping from roof tops and an unsettling focus on young boys. The execution beheading and shooting of the alleged Kurdish PKK spies in an abandoned amusement park in Deir ez-Zor, come after long winding often convoluted dialogues from the teen with the typical “lights are on, but no one is at home” stare. This can be seen in the November 2016 video “Repent and You Will Have Safety From Us” (tangentcode). One interesting note which pushes a once well worn notion,”if you can stand up, you can fight” is the appearance of the one armed fighter, although briefly.
The video takes a direction which Daesh relish whenever the opportunity arises of using the youngest child executioners as possible. One of the children looks more like it is afflicted with a genetic or kidney disorder and struggles to pull the trigger on what must be the smallest pistol available. The beheading is just as remorseless as the production team take a horror movie long shot of blood dripping through the playground equipment.
Further reading (here) > “SDF 5km from strategic Tabqa dam west of Raqqa”
Video below is an interview with Elina Noor from the Malaysian Institute of Strategic and International Studies with ABC.
The secondary event which is also notable is the 30 tons (1500 bags) of Ammonium Nitrate which was intercepted off the coast of Bali. (here ABC)
South Sulawesi was the intended destination of the chemical. Indonesian Police have six suspects who have been detained.
The video “Allah’s Soldiers” originally released through French media (here) now with English translations and voice over added. The storyboard of the undercover journalist infiltrating an online radical group is something of a formula in modern media with some standard drone pad shots and custom graphic titles the production conveys an important message throughout. The young men that are “radicalising” are lost in a on-line world of instant messages and battle videos.
“One of the main lessons was that I never saw any Islam in this affair. No will to improve the world. Only lost, frustrated, suicidal, easily manipulated youths.”
Video released June 21st through the new “Wilayat The Philippines” on “just paste it” listing various upload venues, some of which have been scrubbed from the internet, calling on the Philippines, Malaysian and Indonesia jihadists to terrorise non-Muslims and especially Catholics.
The video starts with the Abu Sayyaf jungle outposts showing “Bayan” or allegiance to Islamic State. The vision is cobbled together from previous releases, including the April 2016 attack on the Philippine army patrol which is celebrated showing the cache of stolen weapons.
The video continues with a change of background, no longer is the viewer in the jungle, but on the beach with a finger pointing vermin who spews dialogue like a ruptured autobot, AK-47 lazily resting on his skeleton like shoulder.
This is n’t the end of the artillery rant, a second and then a third vermin repeats the rat-a-tat-tat dialogue. Finally, and in English, the classical knife pointing “O Obama” Jihadi John-esque rhetoric culminates in the beheading murder of three orange clad men. The beheading is slow as the blunt knives rips through the unfortunates throats, screams all gargled and muffled, in possibly one the cruelest beheading murders to date.
Video released June 19th, through Al Furat media with a shared dialogue over five different speakers in five different languages. This is much the same as the dialogue going back to ‘Healing of Believers’ chest” and is echoed again, just with different actors.
The title refers to Qur’an verse 4:84
“So fight, [O Muhammad], in the cause of God ; you are not held responsible except for yourself.
And encourage the believers [to join you] that perhaps God will restrain the [military] might of those who disbelieve. And God is greater in might and stronger in [exemplary] punishment.”
Al Hayat media production in English containing an image thread of transitioning news file behind a dialogue which outlines the battle mindset that is the Islamic State versus everyone, including the use of Chapter (9) sūrat l-tawbah (The Repentance) Verse 36, “fight altogether just as they fight you altogether,”
The timeline is set from the end of cold war hostilities through the rise of corporate elite power architecture with a new world order angle for the ‘us and them’ narrative to gain purchase. The hook is using the verse 36, which ratchets up victimhood triggers one extra notch. (Note 35 in image below.)
“If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.” – Goebbels
Video released from Abu Sayyaf with the remaining three hostages, Marites Flor, Robert Hall and Kjartan Sekkingstad pleading for help.
Kjartan Sekkingstad is heard saying in his address “like our friend John was a few days ago.” Canadian Ridsdel was found decapitated in late April. The remote location and the difficulty in finding an upload facility may be the cause for the delay between production and release.
UPDATE 13-June 2016
June – Abu Sayyaf group beheads remaining Canadian hostage Robert Hall
Canadian authorities confirmed his murder, as a result of their refusal to pay a demanded ransom.
UPDATE – 17 SEPTEMBER 2016 – Norwegian Hostage Freed (HERE)
UPDATE – 28 September 2015 – Nixon Muktadil and his brother Brown Muktadil – DUSTED – (here)