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Insurgents Post New Beheading Video

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Posted on Jun 10, 2006
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This is an image made from video posted on the Internet Saturday, June 10, which purportedly shows three Shiite death squad members held captive by insurgents in Iraq. The video later shows the men being beheaded; their captors said they were slain in revenge for killing Sunnis. Insurgents posted the video days after Abu Musab al Zarqawi’s death. Yellow writing in Arabic reads “Ansar al-Sunnah,” which is the name of the group posting the video.

Beheading videos were the favored means of propaganda of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, and this new one was clearly made to quash hopes his death would hamper the insurgency.


AP:

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Insurgents signaled the fight is still on after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s death, posting an Internet video Saturday showing the beheading of three alleged Shiite death squad members in revenge for killing Sunnis.

The video ? as grisly as any the al-Qaida in Iraq leader issued ? was clearly designed to quash hopes that the Sunni-dominated insurgency might change tactics by ending attacks on Shiite civilians and institutions, especially the police.

Fellow Sunni insurgent groups sent condolences for al-Zarqawi in Internet messages Saturday and warned Sunnis not to cooperate with the Iraqi government, an apparent call for unity three days after U.S. forces killed the terror leader in a targeted airstrike.

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By NoName, February 8, 2011 at 9:41 am Link to this comment
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Let Me Tell you Sth-If It Wasn’t for US-these
massacres wouldn’t have started at all!!Saddam had
everyone under His Control and in peace!Yeah-He Was a
Dictator-but He kept the Peace!The Kurds Were scared
to start anything illegal, the Shiites were also
afraid, and Sunnis were living Quietly, until US
came, Made Shiite the Primary Ruling party, Gave the
Kurds hope for independance, why Not going into
Turkey, and giving them hope there?and Who asked US
To be the Police there?if The Iraqis weren’t ahppy
and fed up with Saddam-They would’ve started their
own revolution! but Showing the Beheadings is also 1
of the worst things!I Saw from Chechnya too!and I’ll
explain why I Watched!
1-st-when I see that there’s a beheading, I then Feel
like if I Don’t watch it that I’m scared like a
chiken, that’s why I force Myself to watch eventhough
knowing that I Would see their faces for the next
week!but also It Gives Me the Idea of what a POW can
pass through and Now I’m sure That I wont give Myself
Into prison, better Blow Up Myself with Some enemies!
second-this Kind of death gives Me the force to
endure any difficulties and any pain, Knowing that
someone passed through this makes Me wanna be Strong
and be able to tolerate any pain like them!also
Knowing Who died like that, Their face, consider them
Heroes and remembering Them-I Think that’s a Good
Tribute to Them!
although recently I Just try to see the pics, I’m
tired of the Screaming and seeing all this!

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By Riccardo, April 14, 2010 at 12:21 pm Link to this comment
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to me it’is only a kind of making a scoop, without respect for the victims.

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By jim s, November 18, 2007 at 4:25 pm Link to this comment
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all the videos of beheadings are created by a bunch of idiots that think they’re making a difference…..But in reality all they accomplish is pissing off americans and american soldiers…...I would love to see an insurgent “soldier” beheaded and displayed in public…..And post a message with his head…..we didnt start this war but We’re not leaving…

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By david garcia, March 16, 2007 at 9:58 pm Link to this comment
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I’ve read comments from people who’ve watched the beheading videos and how they can’t sleep, they can’t get the images out of their minds, they feel sick, etc, etc. Why in the hell do they watch them then? That’s exactly what they’re designed to do. Duh? If nobody watched them or they were banned from the internet, those butchers wouldn’t behead people in that fashion. They’re hoping to scare us out of Iraq I guess. Well Georgie isn’t about to do that. Clinton might have.

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