NOTE: A much more accurate matrix on this topic and the fact that LT Kaseabeh was burned to death is being posted here today (February 5, 2015).
In December 2014 a Jordanian F-16 pilot named Muath al-Kaseasbeh was captured by ISIS when his jet malfunctioned and crashed. Immediately anyone who understands what ISIS is famous for began to wonder if he would be beheaded. But ISIS seemed to alter its tactics in January, 2015. They asked for a ransom of $200,000,000 from Japan for the safe return of two hostages (see a matrix about them here). Japan didn't pay, so ISIS beheaded both men. The last one they executed held up a picture of Lieutenant al-Kaseasbeh. For him ISIS proposed a swap for a captured terrorist who had participated in killing 60 Jordanians and who was sentenced to death by Jordan. Jordan agreed to the swap, but ISIS failed to produce evidence that the pilot was still alive. On the matrix below the axis term is M. KASEASBEH . There are four a priori key words at a special case skip (+/- 1 or the absolute skip of the axis term): TO BEHEAD, (5)775/2015, JORDAN and WAR. WAR is found in the phrase LEST HE WILL DIE IN WAR. If there is any hope in the matrix, it's that the verse in question (Deuteronomy 20:5) actually refers to someone who is exempted from war and allowed to go home. Clearly, the situation is encoded, but the outcome is subject to free will on the part of ISIS.
UPDATE AT 4:15 pm On February 3, 2015. There is a news report that Lieutenant al-Kaseasbeh was murdered by ISIS, but by being burned alive rather than beheading. Supposedly the execution was carried out on January 3, 2015 which means that all talk of trading the pilot for a terrorist woman were lies.
STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MATRIX. As per my standard protocol, no statistical significance is assigned to the axis term, here M. KASEASBEH at its 102nd lowest skip in wrapped Torah. My general rule is to not use such a poor ELS rank unless there are at least two a priori key words at a special case skip. Here there are four such terms -TO BEHEAD, (5)775/2015, JORDAN and WAR. Before considering the ELS rank of the axis term, TO BEHEAD was found at a special case against odds of about 438 to 1. The next most significant term was the year of the pilot's capture. It was found at a special case skip against odds of about 40 to 1. WAR was found in the open text against odds of about 12.7 to 1, and JORDAN was found in the open text against odds of about 8.5 to 1. The initial combined against this matrix are about 1,897,779 to 1, but I divide this number by the ELS rank of the axis term (102) to arrive at final odds against the matrix existing of about 18,605 to 1.
Will the pilot be beheaded, or was he already beheaded? I hope not. He is a brave man from a nation that is not only an ally of the U.S., but a friend of Israel. Two and half of the ancient tribes of Israel (Gad, Reuben and half of Manasseh) actually settled in Jordan, so the pilot may be descended from Jews. When we learn his fate, we will be able to understand the matrix better. But at the moment I write this, there is no proof that he is still alive, and thus no final deal between ISIS and Jordan. There is an argument between ISIS leader al-Baghdadi and ISIS members who release unauthorized reports to the news media. It may turn out that a deal was offered to Jordan by one faction who did not know that another faction of ISIS had already carried out the execution. Again, only time will tell.
Update at 4:27 pm EST on February 3, 2015. It would appear that operative phrase in the matrix is HE WILL DIE IN WAR. The word BURNT is one skip off of and sharing a letter feh with TO BEHEAD. It is not known if he was beheaded after he was burned alive in a cage, although the cage with him in it was apparently buried by a bulldozer after the execution. He was obviously beaten before being burned. BURNT is not on the spreadsheet below because I had no reason to look for it before the news report. This word was added to the matrix figure above after I heard the news. There is an important lesson here: Even a great looking matrix can miss a critical word.