About That Alleged Beheading

The alleged beheading of freelance journalist James Foley by the shadowy ISIS (or Islamic State) has sparked outrage and horror around the globe. I say “alleged” because we are not sure if the decapitation was real or faked. After three decades of covering wars in the Mideast, Africa, Latin America, and Afghanistan, my reaction as a journalist was also outrage – but cautious outrage. We westerners have a charming and quaint  belief that killing people from the air by using bombs, rockets, shells, napalm and cluster [amazon asin=1554702216&template=*lrc ad (right)]munitions – or even nuclear weapons – is somehow not really … Continue reading About That Alleged Beheading