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Beheadings On My Mind

Beheadings On My Mind

I once mentioned that I have a web site with links of videos of the beheadings, (and again, I will not show you that link) and watched the gruesome beheadings of
Nicolas Berg, Paul Johnson, Eugene Armstrong , and Kim Sun Il, which was especially horrific.

I had always assumed that they had been instantly decapitated by a QUICK swish of a sword, but was shocked to see that they were beheaded with a TINY knife which was used to SLOWLY (so the victim would know EXACTLY what was happening to him) slice across their neck.

Today, I looked up BEHEADINGS in Youtube, and found videos with beheadings.

If you would like to take a look, this is the link:


I'm seriously beginning to speculate if I was Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, in my other life?!

Why is it that these executioners choose to torture them so, through decapitation, instead of just shooting the prisoner before a firing squad?


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Sep. 14th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Probably for the horror/shock affect of the viewers as well as to let the poor bastard know what's going on. Personally, I think we ought to round up all of these sick, sadistic fuckers and I'll pay the cost of the bullets used. BTW: People on both sides, not just the islamic fundies. Anyone who gets kicks from this sort of thing is a cancer in our world that needs to be purged.
Sep. 14th, 2006 10:06 pm (UTC)
cry for mercy
Let's not waste our precious, expensive bullets on them. I think an inexpensive rope from the 2nd hand store would suffice!

Don't these people have nightmares by the gruesome acts of violence they perform?

I can't even begin to imagine the horror the victim feels while they behead him. The one I found most disturbing of all, was the beheading of Kim Sun II. He continued to cry for mercy, to the very end, and still he moaned terribly when his head had already been severed! My God!

By and by, I'm making icons, with you in mind. When I put them up, I'll let you know, so you can pick one of them and tell me what to write on it. Only 2 words, so they will fit. If you find you don't like it, it will not hurt my feelings at all!
Hugs Sweet Stuff!
Re: cry for mercy - mckavian - Sep. 15th, 2006 12:05 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: cry for mercy - playgirl - Sep. 15th, 2006 01:05 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: cry for mercy - mckavian - Sep. 15th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: cry for mercy - mckavian - Sep. 15th, 2006 01:22 am (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 14th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
Because being slowly beheaded is potentially the worst thing that can happen to someone.
Sep. 14th, 2006 10:43 pm (UTC)
Given the choice, I'd probably prefer that to being mauled by a grizzly bear.

Not that it's much of a choice, really...
(no subject) - see_dog - Sep. 15th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC) - Expand
GRIZZLY bears - playgirl - Sep. 15th, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
Frying - playgirl - Sep. 15th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Frying - see_dog - Sep. 15th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - jaerven - Sep. 15th, 2006 09:33 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - see_dog - Sep. 16th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC) - Expand
guillotine - playgirl - Sep. 15th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Sep. 14th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
You thought it was one quick slash? Oh jeez.

Nope! They grind that butter knife slowly in-out-in-out-in-out... they got to use some muscle to do it.

Pretty gruesome, I know.
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
beyond gruesome
Yes I did, until I saw the videos, which went beyond gruesome when they held out the head for the camera and placed it on that pillow!
Sep. 14th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
It's skeerier.

They are making movies here, after all. And the Effa-Bee-Eye said there was no such thing as "snuff films"!
Sep. 14th, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
It is truly hard to explain the mindset of the Islamo-facists. I spent a bit of time in the middle east back in the 70's and was able to talk to a few of them and get an idea of their beliefs. The one thing that was so very evident was that Life is not precious to them. Its something they must endure in order to get to be with Allah. Their family name or the honor of that family is more important than life. If they feel a family member has disgraced the family in front of others, they will kill that family member to restore honor to the family.
The fanatics believe that if they martyr themselves by destroying infidels, they will be blessed in heaven by being given 72 virgins to serve them through eternity. (I have always wondered what the women get)
Life is very cheap, its the afterlife that is important.

The beheading is nothing to them, they make the innocents suffer as much as they can, and then the showing the videos because they know we in the west cherish life, and are not used to seeing heads being sawed off. Thats whay they call it terrorism. Hell the French used the guillitine, which was quick and painless cause they felt it was humane. In the US they will clean the injection site on an execution, heaven forbid the person gets an infection before he dies.... Go figure
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
family name or the honor of that family
Their family name or the honor of that family is more important than life.
You are so right about that. I recently saw this on TV which shocked me, and which proves what you stated:

Muslim parents kill daughter for she was in love with Italian
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:03 am (UTC)
Some appear like they've been drugged beforehand. The Korean guy, for example, seemed drugged. I guess they're trying to be kind in those instances.

Christians used to do that to Muslims way back. I sure hope it doesn't take another thousand years to bring them up to speed.

Then again there sure are people who call themselves Christian who feel dragging a black man chained to their pickup is part of god's plan. You know, they're just mud people, children of the devil. And when Satan is alive and well in the American government, blowing up a daycare center located in an FBI office isn't really all that bad to some who think they're doing god's work.
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
I honestly believe they are demons.
Is it possible that they are drugged from sheer terror? I don't believe they have an ounce of kindness in them, ever.

Is it possible for a person to still realize what has happened to him, AFTER he's been decapitated? Just curious. It sure seem to be the case with the Korean guy. This is why I found it especially gruesome, even more so than I did the others. I'll never forget his face and his plea for mercy.

All religious fanatics are, and have been since the beginning of time, the worlds most dangerous enemy. I honestly believe they are demons.
Re: I honestly believe they are demons. - mindme - Sep. 15th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
I have no interest in seeing those horrific films. But as to why that's simple. It is to instill terror and horror in those who watch them. The more fear they can instill in others the better they like it.
Sep. 15th, 2006 12:50 am (UTC)
REAL LIFE horror
Yes, they are the personification of REAL LIFE horror and gruesomeness, and yes, that's why they kill them in this manner, to instill fear.

I shouldn't have seen them, but I had to.

Re: REAL LIFE horror - inspectorjury - Sep. 15th, 2006 11:32 am (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 15th, 2006 04:57 am (UTC)
People are shot every day. Beheadings happen only for special occasions. It's a very personal and barbaric way to kill someone. Plenty of glitz for the media to sensationalize, and it makes the beheader a 'monster' or an 'animal' or whatever society calls them to feel comfortable in their group for support.

Beheadings aren't done in america, except for freak accidents and the mentally ill. A country overseas that beheads people there as much as we shoot them over here decides to show us how it is. There is horror and suffering (even if it is apparently brief) in a beheading. There appears to be no suffering from a well-placed gunshot wound.

If you wanted to horrify and piss off someone, and send them a message that you're not fucking around, you lop off their head. Slowly. It tends to get their attention.

Sep. 15th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
charging big bucks
When I first saw these videos of the beheadings, it was free. Unbelieveably, they are now charging big bucks to see them.

It's hard to believe that there are some people who profit monetarily, by someone else’s death.

The videos on YouTube are free.
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:35 am (UTC)
What is interesting to me is that I've read some place that executioners in the middle ages were supposed to keep their tools very sharp to make sure that no such mess happened. They could actually be relieved of their job if they screwed up. Where did this tradition go?
Sep. 15th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
Middle Ages
According to what I saw, the small knife I saw was so dull; it couldn't have even sliced butter. I believe the terrorists do this on purpose, so the process of decapitation goes as slow and as painfully as possible.

One of my LJ friend's stated that much muscle is needed to accomplish their terrible deed, and he is right.

I believe this is the most hideous method of being put to death, because the men knew exactly what was being done to them.

I feel it was much easier for the first man to be decapitated, because he had no earthly idea that they were going to kill him, and especially in the manner they did. He was literally taken by surprise. It was much worse for the others because they KNEW what was about to happen. I was surprised to find that there really wasn’t that much blood.

I suppose, during the Middle Ages, was considered an art; not anymore!
Sep. 15th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
Because they are SICK!!! They are not normal human beings.
Sep. 15th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
No! They sure aren't normal human beings.
Sep. 18th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)
A good swordsman/axeman could easily lop off a head in one stoke. Odds are none of them know how to do it. And I am betting they want to inflict as much pain and suffering as possible for the audience's terror.
Sep. 21st, 2006 09:38 pm (UTC)
By the looks of the small DULL knife, that's exactly what their goal is, to inflict as much horror and suffing to the poor victim!
Sep. 18th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
watch the clock on the burg video jump at a critical point, i think it's fake, plus there's nowhere near enough blood for a cut carotid artery!
Sep. 21st, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
I was really surprised to see so little blood, too.

But, it just can't be fake, could it?
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