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Jordan Executes 2 Prisoners After ISIS Killing Of Pilot, Official Says (TEXT and VIDEO)


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Carrie
- 1510 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Jordan executed two al-Qaida prisoners before dawn Wednesday, a government spokesman said, just hours after Islamic State militants released a video purportedly showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage.



   

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Animae C (508)
Tuesday February 3, 2015, 11:03 pm
Ughhh an eye for an eye.... & they all go blind!!!!
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 3:41 am
I do agree with AniMae's statement but these terrorists were found guilty in a court of law and they will not be burned publicly.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 6:37 am
Doesn't really rank up there with burning a prisoner alive in a cage, does it?

When is the world going to stop coddling and kowtowing to terrorism?? Bravo, Jordan!
 

pam w (139)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 8:54 am
Very sad....but, until the Muslim world bands together to quash these blood-thirsty barbarians....nothing will change.
 

. (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 9:10 am
Jordan did the right thing. An eye for an eye.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 9:25 am
Ani, that may not be such a bad thing!!
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 9:51 am
They had already been sentenced to death, and I'm sure Jordan feels this is what the terrorists will understand. I don't think they value human life enough to really care. This will just make them angrier and they will think of something more horrific to do. Nothing much accomplished.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:13 am
carrie, what do you feel would have been a more appropriate response? I agree that Jordan's executions will just fan the flames.
I just realized that expression was more than inappropriate given the circumstances......
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:15 am
Good for Jordan, that is exactly how the U.S. should react, but all we will do is hem & haw, as long as Obama is in denial.
 

Suzanne O (33)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:17 am
Good.

Carrie, this will make them angrier. Who cares? Can they be more angry or depraved?

There is obviously no talking to these people and I say get rid of them all. Maybe they will understand that.

Burning a man alive, filming it like it's a hit movie. I honestly don't care about one thing they say or any excuse they use. These people are sick and I hope they get worse than that poor man.
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:20 am
Barbara, unlike you I don't have all the answers. I just don't think ISIL cares who dies or how. They are much more focused on continuing their expansion and terror. My answer is to focus on that and stop them. Executing prisoners already sentenced to death is of little matter to them.
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:23 am
Suzanne, have you considered the possibility that they (ISIL) will now feel the need to do something even more horrific to one of their hostages? That can't be a good thing.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:24 am
WHO is to *focus on that* and HOW do those who's *stop them*?

Are you talking strictly about isil? Or hezbollah, qaeda, hamas, boko haram, jihad............also?
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:27 am
WHAT DO ******YOU***** suggest?? You're very, very good at elucidating exactly what everyone is doing wrong.....so WHO and WHAT should be done in YOUR estimation?
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:36 am
I'm not criticizing Jordan, Barbara. I'm just saying I don't think it will have the desired effect. I'm not a big fan of executions, but I also know I am in the minority around here. Now jump down off that high horse before you hurt yourself.
 

Suzanne O (33)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:36 am
Carrie, do you think they haven't thought of these things already? I mean seriously, beheading and now burning people alive among their many other vial actions..

So, of the other hostages, what are your thoughts...they'll free them? Should ransom be paid? Should they be allowed to continue these deplorable acts upon fellow Muslims, Westerners and others. Do you honestly think any thing that any one does will set them off more than they already are?

I think the strongest hand from hell should reign upon the scourge that is ISIL. I say all bets off. This is not an act that should go without consequence. I hope they suffer worse than what they have imposed on others.

These are sick people that only know death, pain and harm based on their form of beliefs. I say enough is enough, get serious, get in there and end it. If it starts up again, do it over and over until there is no more.

That poor man. There will never be any justiification for what ISIL stands for and the acts they commit. Just disgusting.
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:41 am
Sorry if I'm not jumping up and down and screaming loud enough for blood, but it just goes against my nature. Of course I want ISIL stopped, but unlike some here I don't have all the answers nor do I pretend to. Just keep in mind that the execution of those two prisoners is going to have little effect on destroying them.
 

Suzanne O (33)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:49 am
Right Carrie and I so want more blood. That is not a fair statement to make and it paints people incorrectly. Do you honestly feel there is reasoning with these people? That there is another solution? They have plucked the crazies of the world and given them opportunity to reign terror upon all those not like them. They live in a world that has long since gone away and for them to return and be allowed to impose upon others what they wish, when they wish, how they wish. I say hell no.

I agree that the execution will have little effect other than to show Jordanians that there government will not play games with these Islamist terrorists.

I don't have all the answers and don't pretend to. I do believe the only way to end this is to end them and continue to end them as they come along. It may be forever but they have no place in this world.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:52 am
Sorry, Trickster is only 15 1/2 hands.

If you don't have all the answers and don't pretend to...........then what?

Pretend you're that pilot's mother watching her son writhing and screaming in inhuman agony. Pretend that pilot was your brother.

Provoke ANY reaction in you other than shrugging your shoulders?
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:54 am
"Do you honestly feel there is reasoning with these people?" Where did I say anything about reasoning with ISIL? I didn't. No, they can't be reasoned with nor can they be bullied into capitulation with your 'eye for an eye' theory.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:55 am
Okay!! Now we're narrowing down the options..................
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:57 am
Who's shrugging? Not me. I'm just not pretending to see how anything is going to change for the better with the execution of two prisoners.

If I were that pilot's mother, I would be crushed, angry, heart broken and full of pain. You forget I have a son who is career military, so watch your step.
 

Suzanne O (33)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 11:08 am
It's not an eye for an eye theory. I think it is just fairly obvious that the only way to deal with them is to kill them.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 11:28 am
I never knew you even had a son. And I assume that you've forgotten that I and my siblings know a bit about military service.

NOBODY think's Jordan's executions are going to have any effect, including Jordan. Point made (over and over).
So, nu? Anything more to say or just the same thing again? What's the point, if any?
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 11:29 am
Bingo, Suzanne! The more and the faster the better.
 

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 11:29 am
Noted & Shared. Thanks for posting Carrie.
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 11:30 am
Such a blood thirsty lot! I fear if we kill all of your enemies there will be very few left in this world. Good luck with that.
 

Suzanne O (33)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 11:43 am
Carrie, they are the worlds enemies. You can make us out to be the bad ones, the problem. It changes nothing about them though.

This has nothing to do with anyone but them. You can keep trying to put the attention on me or others for being blood thirsty. I just don't care. Nothing against you. You are entitled to place blame and ridicule wherever you wish. I don't care. Doesn't change a thing about what these disgusting creatures perpetrate on the rest of the world.

 

Arielle S (313)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 11:52 am
No one can reason or negotiate with ISIS - this hanging, as terrible as it is, is in the language they might understand. If Jordan had burned these two alive, it would have been horrific and stooping to ISIS level - but they hung them, as is befitting those who commit treason.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 11:59 am
carrie, where do you think it will stop if it's not stopped? I'm sure they have atlases ~ and infidels live in Oslo, Buenos Aires, Rome, New Delhi, Santa Fe.......
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 12:02 pm
Which, BTW, is a fabulous town! One of my favorite places in the U.S.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 12:26 pm
Thank you Carrie.
What they did to that pilot was horrific. I ache for his family.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 12:34 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. I don't believe in the "eye for an eye" either. Violence addressed with more violence, then that is addressed with more violence....becomes a vicious cycle of violence. It's crazy to think that the answer to violence is more violence. All you get is a bunch of dead people.
 

Thomas M (8)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 12:48 pm
We may never agree on violence as a planned action to curb ISIL, but we cannot sit on our hands and do nothing. They do not negotiate unless they get millions in return to continue their war machine. The only alternative is violence. Logic says talk to them and give them what they want, which is not good psychology. These people make Hitler look like a fairy god mother.
 

Suzanne O (33)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 12:52 pm
Lois. Isn't more and more dead people what we're getting. What shall we do? Reason with them? Negotiate with them?

How do you deal with those that behead and set people on fire as a standard practice? Seriously what options do you see?

Shall we forgive and move on? I'm serious. What can we do?
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 12:56 pm
No, I don't think we should negotiate or pay ransoms, not so sure about exchanging prisoners. Live prisoners for live hostages of course.

Since we all agree ISIL needs to be destroyed ~ why not petition your friend and hero, Barbara. You know ~ Bibi. He does so enjoy killing Arabs and while admittedly, he wouldn't have all the women and children to slaughter, ~ he could put his big bombs and IDF to good use for a change. Or perhaps he does't fancy a fight with a more equal playing field. He would, after all, be up against better fighters, better equipment, etc.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 1:09 pm
Oh, yeah, there we go!! We all placed bets on how long you'd last before you drifted off topic and back to your vendetta. LOLOL!!

P.S. It was a tie.
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 1:13 pm
"We all placed bets on how long you'd last before you drifted off topic and back to your vendetta." Glad to know I haven't stopped your 'gossip sessions'. And I'm not off topic. Why hasn't Israel done anything to stop ISIL? We are still talking about stopping ISIL, aren't we?
 

Rick E (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 1:26 pm
In any part of the world where there is a State Religion there will be extremists who feel they have the absolute right to do whatever they want. No matter if it Islam, Judea, or Christian, all three stem from the same Abrahamic Deity of the Old Testament. Those extremists, who feel that only they are the 'true believers" and they are doing "God's /Allah’s work", are the real problem, no matter how horrific those acts are to anyone else. The cycle of revenge and death will not end in our lifetime. All we can do is try to limit the violence anyway we can by focusing on the extremists and not blaming the entire group.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 1:34 pm
They're too busy fending off palestinian terrorists? Why should Israel bear the brunt whilst the rest of the world sits on their big fat arses?
Oh, yeah, so carrie and jess can post mensonges about the poor, oppressed, occupied, beleaguered, saintly, isis refugees.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 1:38 pm
*Since we all agree ISIL needs to be destroyed ~ why not petition your friend and hero, Barbara. You know ~ Bibi. He does so enjoy killing Arabs and while admittedly, he wouldn't have all the women and children to slaughter, ~ he could put his big bombs and IDF to good use for a change.*

YOU'RE not off topic????? Your hatred of all things Israeli/Jewish is NOT the topic on this particular thread.

Oh, and I forgot...hezbollah terrorists too.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 1:47 pm
WATCH MY STEP????

Step right up? Texas Two-Step? Evil step-mother? Step in the right direction? Step by step? Step aside?

Did I step out of line? Did I step on your toes? Am I always one step ahead of you???
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 2:02 pm
I think you're off topic, Barbara.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 2:13 pm
YOU *opened the door* as they say in the courtroom, sugarplum! After that, it's *no holds barred*.
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 2:29 pm
You're still off topic.
 

Hugh Smith (112)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 3:10 pm
Please stop it , it's not about either of you, at the end of the day we're all human no matter what religon and there's bad people in all and good people in all, step back and look. A failed suicide bomber has no defence, the law had to execute her, the pilot was an innocent who was burned alive, my god how horrific, God rest his soul, may they all be at peace now.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 3:32 pm
So are you, punkin!

Hugh, they are at peace now. Who's next?
 

Carrie B (306)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 3:33 pm
Thank you Hugh, ~ and you are quite right. Time to stop.
 

Walter F (129)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 5:00 pm
I agree with Annimae .I am proud to say that we both live in a country that not only banished capital punishment but passed legislation preventing it ever being reintroduced.Perhaps countries that still kill people in the name of justice should follow our example.Executing a felon is punishing a crime with a crime.
 

Roslyn McBride (28)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 8:34 pm
Noted - there are no words left for this
 

Judy C (91)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:07 pm
Absolutely true, Walter!
 

Judy C (91)
Wednesday February 4, 2015, 10:10 pm
And Hugh, you are correct. Thanks Carrie. This is all so horrible.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday February 5, 2015, 12:44 am
Carrie is bang on the money with this.

An eye for an eye clearly doesn't work, it just means a continuation of the carnage. If that's the limit of your emotional and thinking range, then I pity you.

Jordan's reaction was atypical, and PROBABLY appropriate given the circumstances under which it occurred. It doesn't mean it's right to continue killing indiscriminately.

ONE way to stop this, or prevent further carnage, war and blood being shed, is by reducing the amount of weaponry being provided. . .
 

Klaus Peters (14)
Thursday February 5, 2015, 12:58 am
ISIS has thought of a new horrific way to scare or blackmail the world. GOD must be shedding tears whether you call him GOD or ALLAH. The almighty power of GOD has vanished, he will be thinking: Why did I ever create humans, they do not believe in me. The use of the name GOD is sacred to me, humans are using his name in vain. God save the Queen (or King), God save America, Gott mit uns, etc. It is used only to support a country's ambition for power. Cars are blamed for global pollution, think back, look at WW1 and 2, look at all the wars we had since, every country has a huge army. Civilians are blamed for having a car. Really, all the fat ass holes who fill their big bellies making billions an "defense" war production. No, ISIS is in a business to make war, and guess who is selling them the weapons: Russia, China, USA and maybe even Israel? and others! The little honest citizen has to fight the war for those big bellies,.who hide in bunkers.
 

Suzanne O (33)
Thursday February 5, 2015, 4:39 am
Darren save your pity for the next victims of these disgusting creatures.

Explain to them that to continue killing indiscriminately is not right. I'm sure they will listen.
 

Carlene V (202)
Thursday February 5, 2015, 5:26 am
Good on Jordan. Doing nothing while they film horrific murders of innocent people has lead them to believe they are in charge. There are consequences to their horror and at last someone has stood up to them. You simply cannot negotiate with them, Japan tried and they cut off the men's heads anyway. They must be stopped and I hope Jordan has started it.
 

Gustavo Castro Leal (101)
Thursday February 5, 2015, 6:53 am
I fully agree with Hugh position. These are not two deaths at the same weight. On the one hand we have the death of a terrorist ready to kill an unknown number of people and on the other side, a soldier who was imprisoned and by an act of pure barbarism was burned alive in front of the camera, to terrorize the world with "awesome power "of a group of crazy fundamentalists. He is a victim of a wrongful death, against the designs of God. She, a killer who knew the risks they ran to dig his own grave.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 5, 2015, 8:19 am
Noted.....just another case of violence begets violence1
 

Past Member (0)
Friday February 6, 2015, 5:14 am
Terrorists don't need begetting. They use viole4nce for their own purposes ~ the entire world could be at peace and they would still terrorize in the *name of allah*.
 
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