Category: John Cantlie

Islamic State – North Baghdad October 2018

Nearly nineteen minute video released from North Baghdad made up of sections of video files shown in a postcard type storyboard up to recent times including VBIED attacks. Executions feature as most of the content of second half of the release showing the victims in military uniforms or in post of public office along with the building in rubble.

Note – bottom left hand corner of the frame below you can see the clip layer which is being used as audio.This is why “detach audio” exists. Very rare to see this error.

 

More – June 28, 2018 (iraqinews dot com)

Flames of War – Three

Fifty five minute video Al Hayat released as a part three to the Flames Of War series. The English narration with its stylised nuances explains the history up to the present time of Islamic State.

The video with its slow motion RPG rocket firing is padded together with battle vision from previous releases, (for example the image below is seen in part three) together with production voice over audio and some off the shelf fire transitions add to the impact which the narrative attempts to impose.

The video ends with men digging a trench as English translations run over the lower third, the scene ends with their execution.

 

Flames Of War -2 

Flames of War – September 2014

 

Sydney University Contractor faces terror plot charges

New South Wales Police have arrested and charged a twenty five year old IT Contractor from Sri Lanka, Mohamed Kamer Nilar Nizamdeen with “preparing for a terror attack” after a notebook was found with details of significant landmarks and prominent publc figures in Sydney who the police allege are terror targets. Bail was not sought and was formally refused at Waverly Court. 

Sydney University statement and some of the ensuing local media frenzy (9MSN)

Next Court appearance – October 24th, 2018

UPDATE – Sept 28th, 2018 –  (NINEMSM)

“The case against him is extremely weak. Almost non-existent,” Mr Kheir said.

“We’ll be continuing with the fight until all charges are dropped and he is completely exonerated.” 

Harvest of the Soldiers – Parts 1 – 11

Nearly four minute videos made up of short transitions showing percentage statistics in an effort to convey an image of resilience or perhaps announcing the Islamic State are still an entity. This release may also be connected to the attack in Sweida, the Baath Party centre, and the executions in recent days of hostages with the intention of striking fear into the citizenry.

Below is Parts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 & 7 & 8 & 9 & 10 & 11

Part 3 

Part 4 

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8 

 

Part 9

Part 10

Part 11  – 10 October 2018 – is 1st safar 1440 AH


 

 

======================================================================================================================================

 

 

Terror Suspect – Missed Prison Bus

It may seem like an error in type setting, but it seems that one of the suspects in the December 2016 terror plot (tangentcode) was unable to make it to court due to a prison transport malfunction. Below is a snap from the news paper in case you think this is a fake news story but in the reality of corrections it may have been deemed safer not to transport the suspect due to “over-crowding”.

The video below shows the state of the Correction System in NSW. (Note how the “lock” falls away from door when opened.)