Islamic State says another U.S. journalist's fate depends on Obama

BAGHDAD Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:02pm EDT

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants claimed in a video on Tuesday to be holding U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff and said his life depended on U.S. President Barack Obama's next move.

"The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision," said a masked man in the video posted on social media sites, speaking English with a British accent as he held a prisoner the video named as Steven Sotloff.

The video could not immediately be verified.

(Reporting by Alexander Dziadosz; Editing by Chris Reese)

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Comments (8)
NataliaSF wrote:
So, the American intelligence apparatus has billions at its disposal, and they can’t locate the ISIL hive and drop a few taxpayer funded 3 tonners on them? We should outsource all federal intelligence functions to private corporations, then we will see results!

Aug 19, 2014 5:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:
The next move by Obama should be complete silence. Ignore this idiot and continue as planned. Any lip service to this video will be a catalyst for hundreds more.

Aug 19, 2014 6:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Jimkerneer wrote:
1. You negotiate with ISIS maybe get back a journalist and they grab another. nothing gained.
2. You send a bomb into their compound – success

You can not negotiate with a terrorist!

Aug 19, 2014 6:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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