Watson believes this is a faked production (fake of a fake) put on by russian hackers with or without russian government support. But why would russia risk exposure of such an operation when the USA is doing such a good job of exposing its own complicity in the rise and funding of ISIS already? And how could hackers on a hackers’ budget pay for the set otherwise?
IMHO the video is authentic and entirely corroborated by the available evidence.
Editor’s note: The article and video were retrieved from the French language edition of Sputnik News, an official press organization of the Russian government.
We have been unable to locate its counterpart on the English language equivalent, something curious onto itself. The set is reminiscent of the infamous “bin Laden Studios” of Tel Aviv, where depictions of various and sundry “robo-bin Ladens” were featured.
The article seems to assert that this video was hacked from a McCain staffer who accompanied Senator McCain on a trip to Ukraine.
Hackers of the CyberBerkut group have released a video of the execution of prisoners of the Islamic State (AR), Islamist terrorist armed organization, which according to the images, was filmed in a recording studio.
Hackers have explained that they have found the video on an electronic device to a friend of U.S. Senator John McCain.
“We, the CyberBerkut group, had at our disposal a file which it is difficult to underestimate the importance! “Dear Senator McCain, we recommend that you not take with you secret documents in any travel abroad, especially in Ukraine”.
After what we see in the video, a “prisoner” is ‘executed’ front several cameras, with a light well chosen. An actor dressed as executioner of the grouping of the Islamic State, puts a knife near of “sequestered” throat, which is mine to suffer.
Recall that since August 2014, the terrorists of the Islamic State have released several videos of executions. Their victims were yet miraculously calm, made their last words and died in the arms of terrorists. Many Internet users have seen these videos as being fictional, particularly because of the reactions of the tortured and the quality of the videos.
The Americans have repeatedly been blamed for having made videos of the group the Islamic State. Thus, a student from the University of Nevada Ivy Zidrich stated to Jeb Bush that his brother, the former a US president George Bush, had created the Organization of the ISIS.
(machine translated from French by Bing)
The video linked from VT is no longer there, but was posted separately by infowars:
… The pro-Russian hacktivist group primarily targets NATO websites and US military-industrial complex corporations, including Greystone Limited and Triple Canopy. It has also attacked the Ukrainian government and the German Chancellery and the German Bundestag.
In August 2014 British forensic experts concluded that an ISIS beheading video of American journalist James Foley was in all likelihood staged using “camera trickery and slick post-production techniques.”
“The only logical conclusion, whether Foley was later killed or not, is that the video was not produced or released by actual ISIS militants but by western intelligence agencies to be used as a casus belli to expand military expansion in the middle east,” Paul Joseph Watson wrote for Infowars.com.
A similar video released in October of the alleged beheading of British taxicab driver Alan Henning was also called into question.
In January Infowars showed how easy it is to create a fake ISIS beheading video.