posted on Sep, 13 2013 @ 08:49 AM
WARNING: The Video and Pictures contained within the linked article are graphic and disurbing. The Article itself does not display what will offend
some people. You'd need to click play on the video and cycle through the images...but they are as raw as anything we share here. Time Magazine
didn't sanitize this as media often does. Not entirely, anyway.
Well folks, this is what our nation, through the State and Defense Departments are supporting. In a very real way, it could be said THIS is being done
in OUR NAME. It wouldn't be inaccurate to state, just over simplified.
TIME obtained the images exclusively from a photographer who was recently in Syria. This decapitation was the last of four executions he
documented that day. TIME has agreed not to publish the photographer’s name, to protect him from repercussions when he returns to Syria. What
follows is an edited account of his experience:
The photographer in the story has a lengthy and personal account which is touching and moving. I can almost feel the conflict he must have had,
witnessing this as he could do absolutely nothing to stop it.
The man was brought in to the square. His eyes were blindfolded. I began shooting pictures, one after the other. It was to be the fourth execution
that day I would photograph. I was feeling awful; several times I had been on the verge of throwing up. But I kept it under control because as a
journalist I knew I had to document this, as I had the three previous beheadings I had photographed that day, in three other locations outside
The crowd began cheering. Everyone was happy. I knew that if I tried to intervene I would be taken away, and that the executions would go ahead. I
knew that I wouldn’t be able to change what was happening and I might put myself in danger.
This is one I think everyone ought to take a moment to look over. Not everyone should examine the images. If you're sensitive, this isn't the one to
test that with. However, if you are somewhat Jaded and hard to this by now, it's an informative look at how the Rebels are operating for street
justice, in their own ways.
I really fear for the decent people of Syria. I don't think they could have imagined what they were opening the door to back when this started as
protests....but now they do, and there isn't much they can do to turn back the clock or change the present reality within occupied areas.
Let's all at least hope, whichever side we each personally feel is better to see come out on top of this terrible thing, the innocent people stop
being killed in the cross fire or ...quite deliberately as is starting to happen in these street execution scenes.