The Soldiers On The Front Line In War & Their Families. American Sniper, The Movie

Love and hurt all in one image

Love and hurt all in one image

By @ShaunyNews > This is a blog I am almost opposed to, it’s about war and what it does to the people who enter it’s cold shadow, I dislike war, I dislike illegal War but I am looking past all what I believe loved ones and their own. The image to the left is the utter reality of War, make no mistake. When we look at these  men and woman who are putting their lives on the line wherever they are from in the World, fighting this ‘War on Terror’ a terror only getting worse as we have seen in Australia, France and lately and the ones before where the terror came home to us all, we often forget the psychological cost it has on the individual. We see them on the news and we seen images of them coming home We have to ask, the person that left the first time from family and loved ones on their first tour, is that person the same person who returned  home after their last tour?

I just watched an amazing movie “American Sniper’ and seen firsthand what War  can do and does do to people when they finish their tours for good and come back to civilian life and struggle, they want to be back in that war zone or the war zone has killed their minds.

American Sniper – Official Extended Trailer

Via FilmTrailerZone on You Tube

I just sat and watched this movie about an American Soldier. He was famous, called the ‘Legend’ true story. He did his tours he came home, he battled the demons and became husband and Daddy all over again. Amazing story, I can’t ruin the ending, but if this movie doesn’t win an Oscar for telling up close and personal the tragic part of war, not the killing and fighting, but for those left at home. The parents, the partners, wives and children. I cried at the end, but I know crying is ok, it is what makes us humans, human, so I guess I am human.

Reality of War is much harder than many see. The people who give things up to protect our streets back home. I guess when I say all the time ‘I love movies’ is because a movie is acting out of reality, especially this movie. The hurt and pain I felt but could not imagine having to do. I get why Soldiers go over and want to keep going. It that ‘Band of Brothers’ feel to it. Woman fight also, but you know what I mean. Why I said it at the top

Chris Kyle. American Sniper, his story played amazingly by Bradley Cooper

Chris Kyle. American Sniper, his story played amazingly by Bradley Cooper

Understanding pain is something we all must one day confront, I guess I confronted it a long time ago and know how blessed I am to be here and have loved ones who love me. If I could fight I probably would you know, sadly I am disabled now, 41 years old and fighting a different fight, the same fight we all fight, that is life, so take it for granted, whatever your story. Many have it worse so if you can read this, you are lucky, I just hope and pray one day wars can end and peace can happen. Sadly we are closer to a big war than we have been since the start of the Cold War, so more men and woman will go and fight because they feel they have to go and do that, we must respect that person right?


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Soldiers From 4th Brigade Combat Team Return From Afghanistan Deployment




This movie is must see, but for those of you who have been through its reality, my heart goes out to you, especially the ones who lost.


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Hollande asked Netanyahu not to attend Paris memorial march

Absence sought as part of attempt to keep Israeli-Palestinian conflict out of European show of unity; After Netanyahu insisted on coming, French made it clear Abbas would be invited as well.

Netanyahu and Hollande attend a ceremony at the Paris Grand Synagogue to the victims of the Paris attacks this week

Netanyahu and Hollande attend a ceremony at the Paris Grand Synagogue to the victims of the Paris attacks this week

By @ShaunyNews Via:

So France don’t want Israel to come to this march? A march against terror. I wonder why this is? Could it be Israel are committing acts of Terror in Palestine? I am guessing of course

French President Francois Hollande conveyed a message to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the weekend asking him not to come to Paris to take part in the march against terror on Sunday, according to an Israeli source who was privy to the contacts between the Elysees Palace and the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem. The fact that this message had been conveyed was first reported by Channel 2.

After the French government began to send invitations to world leaders to participate in the rally against terror, Hollande’s national security adviser, Jacques Audibert, contacted his Israeli counterpart, Yossi Cohen, and said that Hollande would prefer that Netanyahu not attend, the source said.

Audibert explained that Hollande wanted the event to focus on demonstrating solidarity with France, and to avoid anything liable to divert attention to other controversial issues, like Jewish-Muslim relations or the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Audibert said that Hollande hoped that Netanyahu would understand the difficulties his arrival might pose and would announce that he would not be attending.

The source noted that one of the French concerns – not conveyed to representatives of the Israeli government – was that Netanyahu would take advantage of the event for campaign purposes and make speeches, especially about the Jews of France. Such statements, the Elysee Palace feared, would hurt the demonstration of solidarity the French government was trying to promote as part of dealing with the terror attacks.

According to the source, Netanyahu at first acquiesced to the French request. In any case, the Shin Bet security service unit that protects public figures considered the arrangements for the prime minister’s security to be complex. And so, on Saturday evening, Netanyahu’s people announced that he would not be flying to Paris because of security concerns. Netanyahu told the French he would come to France on Tuesday for a Jewish community event.

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Strange Happenings Worldwide – Are we missing Terrorism stories?


By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via various sources

I will let you understand how I am thinking here, or how I think when writing. I will give you a quick example of how my mind works. Just before the America elections I was sent a video from You Tube of Barack Obama voting. Right away I called “Something wrong” Watch the video and see if you see it


Now, months before, a woman drove her truck at the Whitehouse doors and she was shot in the head from a few feet away. Obama’s security detail were ALL OVER IT and dealt with it. So I am asking, why did ‘Mike’ in the video above get to point feet away and threaten the POTUS? This is the Woman who they shot and here is the video of her being shot, so I ask, was the Obama video staged to make him look like your “Average Joe” This is how my mind works. I see things in an instant I can turn the coin around and apply logic in an instant, video below, 30 seconds in DEAD! Why was Mike allowed to point so close?

Woman shot dead at White House gates

Before I write I must say ‘Rest in Peace’ to the 6 people of my kin who died in Glasgow and all over the World over the Festive period, it was sad, wrong and just heartbreaking. So, what is my main feelings here, I see a pattern emerging, lets see if anyone else can see it. I had this on my mind since the night this awful event happened and as events kept happening. On the same day a man drove his truck into a French Shopping Centre shouting  “God is great” in Arabic before driving into crowds of people on the pavement, but still French authorities say they are not treating this as a terrorist attack. Also here below, a few things don’t add up. Now I say above “Strange Happenings” I am asking, I am speculating, as a teller of news I have to tell the story I have been told, seen and heard. I may be right, I may be wrong, but why would the hold they identity of the Glasgow bin driver? I mean there has been other things similar happening all over the World for all of time and they always name the driver. So what gives here? The link below is from US outlet ‘Fox News’ so some of the info comes from credible places. Also there is info I can’t share for obvious reasons. The Glasgow incident occurred on the Anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing. It is highly unusual that the driver’s name is being kept secret; the authorities are well aware that rumours are circulating, and these rumours could easily be dispelled by releasing his name. B59zaoYCUAIomCmUnless he has an Islamic name, that is. Now by not naming the Glasgow 3, driver and 2  helpers, if we use logic would be un-named due to reasons for their safety right? I can get that and I even respect that, if that is the case. But what I am doing here is throwing many stories that have happened all over the World in the last week to 10 days, only in Glasgow do names not get a mention and the French driver was named. Is it so we are not to be scared by our Media? Why is it only American outlet Fox News who outed the driver in France for his Muslim links and perhaps terrorist attack? It has not been classed as a terror attack anywhere else, so I ask, what gives here? In Scotland WE KNOW THE MEDIA LIE AND TAKE SIDES! Keep this in mind, please

Police and rescue crews are seen near a Christmas market where a man drove a small van into a crowd, injuring ten people, including five seriously wounded, according to French media, in Nantes

Police and rescue crews are seen near a Christmas market where a man drove a small van into a crowd, injuring ten people, including five seriously wounded, according to French media, in Nantes

In the USA 2 Cops were gunned down in their own cars, Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot officers in the head on Saturday the 20th. The Muslim NYPD  double cop killer Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley worked for a Muslim Brotherhood front group, according to his Facebook page, yet there is no mention of a terrorist attack, why?


Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley

We are told that on his facebook page he was loyal to the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’ Now go check for yourself, his Facebook is gone. I can take you back to the Boston Bombings, both of their Facebook pages stayed up for a few month, may still be there, Ismaaiyal’s has been deleted, all I could get was the screenshot above. Odd right? On December 28th a man killed a cop in St Louise in America. Again a quick look through the internet I see this lad is a Muslim also. I would ask anyone who can or is able, to look at all these events and see if you see something I can’t, sorry I mean don’t. That link is for the St Louise cop killer, he had images of people being beheaded on his Facebook wall.  I will show you just one like for like ‘Accident’ here The guy was names, shamed then jailed.

French driver reportedly heard yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ slams pedestrians, injures 13

Glasgow bin lorry crash: Driver identity protected

So am I way off course or onto something? I believe something has happened, I am as sure as I can be, putting all these latest stories together that seem ‘Strange’. I won’t go further, it is just odd and unusual. Names are always given, or if not they kept from us 0.1% of the time, hardly ever. So have we just seen a Christmas Terrorist attack. There were more deaths. I could sit here all night, so I will link below all these ‘Strange’ deaths over and around the festive period. If you think I am onto something link away, if not, tell me, and tell me why. Now I am talking all over the World here, not just the USA or the UK. Anyone who knows me will know I never intend to offend. I am putting a puzzle together here. But I am seeing a few others doing the same thing, I thought I would research to see if they were right or there was anything to what they were saying, I found it to be worse.



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18 Months I Warned You About ISIS, Time And Time Again, Fell on Deaf Ears – Now Look

These guys are NOT going to mess around.

These guys are NOT going to mess around

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

What we are starting to see is ISIS/IS/Islamic State or whatever you want to call them coming through with a terrorising promise to the West. They told us they would behead people who are against them. We have had two beheading’s here in London, England (I am in Scotland if you don’t know) We have had a Terrorist try to kill Police officers with an AXE yesterday in New York And of course the sad events in Canada.

Now I research HARD and I will leave you with 3 blogs I have copied to here you can read or scan through and also some links to other blogs I did on what is happening just now. With Ebola hitting the USA and ISIS shooting in Canada and the Axe Terrorist in New York, added to Lee Rigby who was the soldier beheaded in London, we have an enemy coming good on a promise. Where I am we are vigilant at ALL times. We had a terror attack in Glasgow Airport a few year back, we beat the crap out of them both, who were on fire while being beaten. I don’t think they will come to Scotland again, we fight back. That was almost a joke there, but to be fair this is no time for joking, the game has changed, the game is rigged, the plan is set in motion. I showed you ALL John McCain meeting ISIS. Why did he do that? See I see a 1st World full of people who believe the nightly news like they do in God, and that is Dangerous! We need to think outside the box, put clues together, try and see the bigger picture. What I have done here is put the ‘Bigger Picture’ into one blog. USA and Canada, this, I believe, is just the start of an enemy you will fight in your own streets. Read and educate yourself or let it come and say “I can’t change a thing” One line that annoys me is “I can’t change a thing” How about coming together and looking after each other instead of being alone and in denial? I am just saying. For nearly 2 year, on my old blog and now AceNews and ShaunyNews I have warned and warned and warned bad was coming to the USA. I even told Canada what was coming. I don’t want a pat on the back for being right, far from it, I wish I was wrong. But mark my WORD! This is only going to get worse, a new World is about to hit us all. With Ebola and ISIS, our World is about to change, I think, in ways we can’t even imagine. We are fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria with bombs but they are here, in our Countries and streets, how do we fight an enemy like that?


USA and Canada are targets now

USA and Canada are targets now

Articles I did to try and warn USA and Canada below 


Iraqi ISIS Militants Threaten Revenge Attacks On USA Soil


Iraqi militants have threatened to respond to US airstrikes by attacking American targets, posting a video in which they warn: “We will drown all of you in blood”. The message, which was accompanied by photographs of beheadings, came as Barack Obama announced Kurdish peshmerga troops, supported by US jets, had recaptured the strategically important Mosul Dam. The US president said Islamic State (IS) fighters remained “a threat to Iraq and the entire region” and said Iraqis “must reject them and unite by pushing them out of lands they have occupied”. “They claim to represent Sunni grievances but they slaughter Sunni men, women and children,” he said, adding limited military missions would continue.

Unlike al Qaeda, IS has, to date, focused on seizing land in Iraq and Syria for its self-proclaimed caliphate, rather than attacking Western targets. Earlier, the group denied losing control of Mosul Dam, which supplies water and electricity to much of the country. It had been feared they would cut pipes and cables or blow up the structure, branded the “most dangerous in the world” by the US Army in 2007, causing huge loss of life and extensive damage along the Tigris valley.

Army spokesman Lt Gen Qassim al Moussawi said at least 170 bombs had been dismantled around the site but warned many more remain. Meanwhile, Sky News has gained exclusive access to suspected IS militants who were captured by Kurdish fighters. The trio are being held in a secret location, claiming they were tortured into making confessions. And IS militants killed dozens of Kurdish peshmerga fighters and captured 170 of them, a Twitter account that supports the group said

Mr Obama has authorised limited missions in Iraq

Mr Obama has authorised limited missions in Iraq

Iraq’s outgoing foreign minister Hoshiyar Zebari also said Kurdish officials would take part in negotiations on forming a new government, paving the way for improved ties between Kurds and the central administration. It came after David Cameron insisted Britain would not be dragged into another war in Iraq to fight what he called “monstrous” jihadists. He spoke out after it emerged the UK had briefly sent a number of ground troops to Irbil to prepare for a rescue mission to help displaced Yazidi people. A strongly worded statement followed confusion over Britain’s involvement in Iraq after a series of media interviews by senior ministers. “I want to be absolutely clear to you and to families watching at home. Britain is not going to get involved in another war in Iraq,” the Prime Minister said in a televised address. “We are not going to be putting boots on the ground. We are not going to be sending in the British Army.” Mr Cameron’s pledge followed comments by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, who said the UK’s latest involvement in Iraq would likely last “weeks and months”. Mr Fallon had been addressing British troops in Cyprus, as it was revealed UK soldiers had been back on the ground in Iraq for the first time since 2009.


FBI, Homeland Security Bulletin Asks Police To Be Aware Of ISIS





BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Federal authorities sent a bulletin to U.S. law enforcement Friday in light of the threat concerning militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), according to CBS News. The bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI cites no known threat to the U.S. homeland, but reminds law enforcement to be alert and aware of the ISIS threat, CBS reported. U.S. law enforcement has been intensifying efforts to identify Islamic State sympathizers who could help export the group’s brand of violent jihad to the United States. They come amid a new barrage of U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group that beheaded American journalist James Foley of Rochester, New Hampshire. The group called Foley’s killing revenge for previous strikes against militants in Iraq.

WBZ-TV security analyst Ed Davis says there’s no question the stakes have been raised by ISIS running from Syria through Iraq. “They’ve not only collected ransom from European countries for hostages but they’ve sacked several banks that have given them hundreds of millions of dollars,” Davis said. “When you see an organization that’s this well grounded in tactics also having the ability financially to move those plans forward it’s a very troubling time,” he added. Davis called the ISIS militants highly trained military people who know exactly what they’re doing.


Muslim Brotherhood has a ‘significant presence’ in Canada

Muslim brotherhood members and ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi supporters protest in July 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. The Broherhood is facing a crackdown in Egypt following Hersi ouster by the military.

Muslim brotherhood members and ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi supporters protest in July 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. The Broherhood is facing a crackdown in Egypt following Hersi ouster by the military.

TORONTO — The Muslim Brotherhood has established a “significant presence” in Canada, says a study released Tuesday that asks whether the government should follow the lead of the United Kingdom and launch an investigation into the group.

Calling the Brotherhood the “antithesis” of Canadian laws and values, the study urged Ottawa to deny public support and charity status to organizations aligned with the group, which promotes political Islam as an alternative to Western-style democracy.

The report is “intended to focus public attention on the requirement to have a national level discussion on the Muslim Brotherhood and its role in Canada,” said Tom Quiggin, the former Privy Council intelligence analyst who authored the study.

Mr. Quiggin, a court-recognized expert on terrorism, wrote the study without government or private funding. “Questions need to be raised about the accreditation, public funding and charity status of the organizations involved,” he said.

The Muslim Brotherhood was founded in the 1920s by the Egyptian cleric Hassan Al-Banna, whose writings were hostile to the West and envisioned its downfall, proposing instead a “world living under the tranquility of Islam.”

To achieve this, he called for reforms that included mandatory memorization of the Koran in schools, igniting “the spirit of Islamic jihad” in youths, censorship of music and films, and confiscation of books and newspapers.

Almost a century later, the Muslim Brotherhood is a controversial revivalist movement and political party in the Middle East. It is facing a crackdown in its home base, Egypt, following the ouster of Mohamed Hersi by the military.

Last month, British Prime Minister David Cameron ordered an investigation into the Brotherhood’s activities in the U.K. and alleged links to violence and extremism. In Canada, the government has not taken action directly against the Brotherhood.

“We are aware that the U.K. is doing a review on the MB. We will be determining any possible next steps in short order,” Adam Hodge, the spokesman for Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, told the National Post on Monday.

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A senior source at the Department of Foreign Affairs recently confirmed that the Canadian government gave $5.3 million to the Syrian opposition in 2012. According to the National Post, “the entire Canadian contribution was funnelled through the U.S. State Department.” Syrian opposition leader Hassan Hachimi told the National Post that the money was spent on communication equipment.

The report comes a month after Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney announced the International Relief Fund for the Afflicted and Needy — Canada (IRFAN) had been placed on Ottawa’s list of banned terrorist groups. According to the Canada Revenue Agency, IRFAN had merged with the Jerusalem Fund for Human Services, which was allegedly set up by a Muslim Brotherhood committee.

IRFAN had funnelled $15-million to groups linked to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch, auditors claimed. IRFAN was a registered charity at the time but has since had its status revoked. The RCMP is investigating. IRFAN denies knowingly funding Hamas.

Ihsaan Gardee, executive director of the National Council of Canadian Muslims, declined to comment on what he called a “foreign political organization.” But he said the NCCM was not affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Writing in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 16, Mr. Gardee called an article about the Muslim Brotherhood co-authored by Mr. Quiggin a “conspiracy-laden diatribe that, in a sweeping stroke, smeared our long-standing Canadian organization as ‘terrorists’ and despicably suggested we intend to destroy Canada from within.”

hachimi photo snc post meeting

Mr. Quiggin’s report lists several other Canadian organizations — some of them federally-regulated charities — that he says are aligned with the Muslim Brotherhood. Key executives in some of them have left Canada to take positions with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Syria, he writes.

“The government of Canada may wish to pursue a wider investigation into the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood with a particular focus on its activities in Canada and the USA. Cooperation or information sharing with the proposed investigation in the United Kingdom may be useful,” the report says.

Such a probe should examine which Canadian groups with Muslim Brotherhood affiliations have charity status and access to the government, it says. The Canada Border Services Agency may also want to screen foreign nationals for membership in the Brotherhood.

It also recommends the government consider requiring those advocating the spread of Muslim Brotherhood ideology to register as lobbyists. In addition, the report says charities receiving funding from overseas should be required to publicly report the sources of their foreign donations.


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A Very Sobering Statistic For The USA!


 By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

ISN’T THAT AN INCREDIBLE FACT. Checked and yeah, it’s true. WOW! 


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Well it looks likes ISIS/IS have been given a huge helping hand to take over Syria pushing Assad to the South west of his country. This is a big thing for ‘The thing for the new Islamic State’ in reality this just allowed ISIS or whoever they call themselves these days time and space to get bigger. I did this article here a while back asked for all who sided with them to come to “The Territory” My thinking, with John McCain meeting the heads of ISIS were “SET UP” Get them all there and bomb them, job done, go home and bob’s your Uncle. Well it hasn’t went this way at all. And ISIS gave a map of  where they hope to take, very similar to Hitler. Links at the bottom of the page to this and McCain speaking to ISIS/Islamic State, I am unsure if these guys killed were the ones the USA were supposed be arming with Weapons, and not for free, so what gives? I smell a RAT!

What the Islamic State want to hold

What the Islamic State want to hold

Photos of ‘John McCain’ Seen With ISIS Leaders in Syria Before Their Rampage Through Iraq


Nearly fifty senior commanders of a major coalition of Islamic ‘moderates’ opposed to ISIS in Syria have been killed by an explosion at their secret command bunker as they met to discuss strategy against the the Islamic State.

The blast in the Northwest region of Idlib, Syria on Tuesday killed senior members of rebel group the Ahrar-al-Sham brigade (AaS), including leader Hassan Abboud and 45 others including senior members from other rebel alliance groups, reports The Times. The Idlib region stands in AaS territory, but it is close to the front-line with ISIS in neighbouring Aleppo.

Sources dispute the source of the blast, with it being unclear whether it was an opposition group, suicide bomber, or accidental explosion at a nearby ammunition dump. Regardless, the incident will destabilise and possibly tear apart the AaS group and associated Islamic Front Coalition which was recently described as “the most powerful armed group in Syria”. Islamic group Ahrar-al-Sham, whose name translates as ‘The Free Men of Syria’, is one of many movements competing in the inter-rebel conflict in Syria. A number of rebel groups are presently fighting each other as well as besieged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, whose power base is in West and South-West, for overall control of the Region.

As the main rival to ISIS for control of Syria, the AaS blast if not orchestrated by the Islamic State will certainly be greatly beneficial to them. The ‘decapitation’ strategy, targeting Ahrar-al-Sham’s political, military and spiritual leadership is reminiscent of the United States’ targeted strikes against the leadership of Al-Qaeda. The death of Abboud and his followers in Idlib highlights the difficulty of Western involvement in the conflict, where enemies of the apparent first enemy ISIS also make fairly poor potential allies. Many members of AaS have come from groups like Al-Qaeda and would in any other context be considered hard line Islamists.

The Ahrar-al-Sham brigade has also been extremely critical of Western involvement in the conflict. In an interview before his death leader Abboud rejected the Geneva peace conference saying: “We see Geneva as a tool of manipulation; to derail the Syrian revolution away from its goals and objectives …. Whatever outcome the conference may yield, will be binding on the Syrian National Coalition only. For us, we will continue to fight for our revolution until we restore our rights”. Ahrar-al-Sham has appointed a new leader, Hashim al-Sheikh, who will attempt to hold together the fragile coalition which has lost most of its senior thinkers and strategists. al-Sheik said the attack “will only make us more resilient to fight and continue the fight until we liberate our homeland” on Wednesday.

This happened a few days ago, you may or may not know about it. I have had my head buried in the Pro-Scotland movement


**BREAKING** Reports Of Second US Journalist Beheaded By IS

horrific video Tuesday that appears to show the beheading of 31-year-old Steven Sotloff.

horrific video Tuesday that appears to show the beheading of 31-year-old Steven Sotloff.

The freelance journalist was last seen in Syria in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamist group which showed the murder of fellow American journalist James Foley, who was also beheaded.

Sotloff appeared dressed in a similar jumpsuit in Tuesday’s footage which was entitled A Second Message To America.

A masked figure in the video warned governments to back off “this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State”.

Sky’s Dominic Waghorn said Site, a US video monitoring agency in Maryland, said the video showed Sotloff being beheaded by the same man, believed to be British, who killed Foley.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki described the reported act as a “horrific terrorist act”.

She said the video was yet to be verified – and would not be drawn on whether current events meant the US was at war with IS, formerly known as ISIS and ISIL.

Ms Psaki said it was clear the US was concerned by the threat of IS to western and Middle East interests which is why President Barack Obama was working towards building a coalition to address the threat.

British Prime Minister David Cameron said: “I have just seen the news. It is an absolutely disgusting and despicable act. I will be making a statement later”.

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