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originally posted by: dude77
any opinions on the moustache ? .. stubble before .. moustache afterwards
originally posted by: DarthFazer
They actually went High Def not the usual 480p , video production was reminiscent of political advertising ads we see every 4 years. Something stinks about all this.
(Reuters) - Four beheaded corpses were found by residents of a town in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, security sources said, blaming Islamist militants waging an insurgency against Cairo.
The security sources in Sinai and Cairo, said residents of Sheikh Zuwaid found the bodies two days after the men were abducted by gunmen while traveling in a car in the town, a few kilometers from the Gaza Strip. www.reuters.com...
originally posted by: Jakal26
A man deserves better than to be exploited in this way.
That being said, I cannot help but question the authenticity of this particular video. I just can't.
I have seen beheadings....the first on being Nicholas Berg, years ago. Some people claimed that video was "faked"....it was not. Now, whether it was staged, that is a different question....but "faked", it definitely was not. Every second of that beheading (and many others, and here is my point) was captured for all to see, in one shot. No edit, no cut away....just raw footage.
This isn't that....this is edited.
As he starts cutting...a few times sawing back and forth and then it cuts to a scene showing Foley stomach down, head on his back. (Sorry, trying not to get too descriptive yet trying to lay it out, yet again, for those unwilling or unable to view it themselves for whatever reason)
The standard MO of these "public" beheadings, displayed for all the world to see, is raw....it's unedited...and is meant to display the brutality and grotesque nature of the thing. This is more like a "whitewashed" version of a beheading.
......I generally don't go down this rabbit hole. I'm generally well rounded (imo) when it comes to CT vs reality and the in between. I just can't shake the feeling this is staged, and possible completely faked.
The "cuts" to the throat do it for me.....those initial cuts don't seem to be doing anything at all. The ONLY thing I can see that would legitimize it, is the way his body sort of "goes limp"....but even then, I have a hard time deciphering the reality of him "going limp" vs my preconceived notion that he SHOULD go limp. Not sure it happens.....if that makes sense at all.
The "why" and for what purpose......is something I don't have right now. Like I said, I just don't know but I can't shake the feeling, even after viewing it over a half dozen times this morning.
I also note that it appears to either be dubbed......wouldn't the wind be coming through the audio?
If you view it, also note the only noise Foley starts to make....a sort of "gurgle"....it seems "added"......For those with the stomach for it, view a few beheadings with audio.....note the noise. There is a "consistency" to it and it generally starts immediately. This is well into the "sawing" action....
I'm going to shut up now...I feel so goddamned dirty. Just bringing up this angle makes me feel filthy.
If indeed this is what it is purported to be, I apologize in advance to his family....I hope they NEVER see this conversation.
Either way, this man is dead.....I would assume. May he rest in peace.
Must ETA: I cannot leave this post here without mentioning that either way, staged or not.....for whatever purpose....I want to see IS DEAD! ALL of them.....exterminate this SCUM from our planet.
There is PLENTY of actual video that IS has put out that prove their brutal, sick, psychopathic crimes. They put them on display for the entire world to see.
I just cannot end a post of this nature without mentioned that...........thank you for your time.
originally posted by: ispyed
a reply to: beezzer
The guy who beheaded Mr Foley was apparently British. Does this change your view of this particular video?