Here’s what James Foley meant to us

By David Case, GlobalPost

BOSTON — The scene is pure adrenaline.

First, you hear panicked rebels crying “Allahu Akbar” — God is great.

Foley knows better than to turn off the camera, in case there’s more action, or the worst happens. As he runs for his life, the image goes berserk: anxious breathing, a stampede of feet, the ground twisting this way and that as his arms pump. You can almost feel Jim’s death grip on the camera…