Even by ISIS’ sick standards, the video of Lieut. Muath Al-Kaseasbeh being burnt alive was horrific enough to spark Arab outrage throughout the Mideast. The victim wasn’t simply another butchered westerner, he was one of their own.
When IS switched on the afterburners to dispose of the poor airman, they were sending a message to all pilots in the coalition that this would be their fate should they fall prisoner. And it didn’t take long for the United Arab Emirates to pull their planes from the theatre of operations. So much for a coalition of the willing. Meanwhile, Jordan took revenge by executing the Iraqi woman would-be suicide bomber, a photo of whom tended to confirm that she is far too pretty to be one of the 72 virgins invited by Allah to serve male martyrs. She must by now feel terribly disappointed. And, I almost forgot, one Jordanian general said that revenge against IS terrorists should be extracted in an even more brutal manner. Well, I have a suggestion to make: 1.erect a large steel cage. 2 borrow a few lions from Billy Smart’s Circus. 3 starve them for a fortnight. 4 invite them to lunch.