Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Hostage Eugene Armstrong beheaded

Eugene Armstrong was beheaded by one of the multitude Islamic terrorist organizations, in particular Tawhid and Jihad, which is said to have links to al-Quaeda. Here is an article about the beheading, and a translation of some of the speech of the purported knife wielder, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. For those who are interested, you can find the video footage here. I should warn you that the site hosting it, ogrish.com, has links to porn sites, an other such things that some of you will find objectionable. However, they do maintain an immense archive of footage and photographs that do not get shown in the American media. This archive includes gun-camera recordings from American combat vehicles, news crew footage of the combat, and several of the hostage beheadings and other atrocities. I believe that these things should be seen, to show the reality of war, and of the types of people with whom we share our planet. I'm always in favor of more information, especially in an unfiltered, non-editorialized form. Much of the footage there is both graphic and disturbing, so remember, I did warn you.

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