*update* The recent news of the beheading of Polish geologist, Piotr Stanczak, is just another sad reminder of what we are all up against. The peace loving people around the world should be outraged and there should be no mercy for pigs like this.
KOHAT, Pakistan, Feb 8 (Reuters) – Pakistani Taliban militants released a video tape on Sunday of them beheading a Polish geologist whom they said killed him because Pakistan’s government refused to release Taliban prisoners.The Islamist militants said on Saturday they had executed the Polish engineer, Piotr Stanczak, who they kidnapped in September, because the government had refused to free 60 captured militants before Friday’s deadline.
A tape was delivered to the office of a Reuters reporter in the northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan showing two masked men cutting off Stanczak’s head.
Before he was killed, Stanczak was seen on the tape appealing to the Polish government not to send troops to Afghanistan.
Here’s the edited video, the final moments of Piotr’s life…
Also, here’s an update from my go to guy for everything “beheading”, Rusty from Jawa Report.
UPDATE by Rusty: Don’t expect the unedited version any time soon. The video was not posted at the usual forums. Instead, it appears to have been hand delivered by a Taliban courier directly to a Reuters reporter. [Or, it's being passed around in e-mails rather than in public].
The version of the video and images from it at Islamist forums seem to be the edited version released by Reuters.
I can tell you from viewing many of these beheading snuff films in the past that they are absolutely horrible. Contrary to the claims made by terror apologists, the victims suffer greatly. It is not over quickly.
Why do I tell you this? Because this is the true nature of the Taliban and other “resistance” organizations. Those who murdered Piotr Stanczak are held up as heroes, not criminals, by Islamist fanatics. And some on the Left equivocate between US soldiers accidentally killing civilians with the intentional murder of civilians, such as this Polish hostage.
In the rare case that our soldiers do commit such crimes, we call them what they are: criminals. And we prosecute them.
No sane person could ever support the Taliban and their ilk, nor could they ever equivocate between us and them.
Italian TV Shows Beheading Video
This video isn’t gory, but it is very creepy and upsetting. However, I think its important that we watch it. We all need to see these types of videos to be reminded of what our purpose is in the War on Terror. From Jawa:
This is the video shown on Italian TV last night, showing kidnapped reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo, translator Adjmal Nakshbandi, and driver Sayed Agha, bound and surrounded by Taliban gunmen. The video pauses at the moment when Sayed is thrown to the ground and a sword raised to behead him. It continues moments later with Mastrogiacomo, obviously in shock, pleading for his and Adjaml’s life. As we know, he was later released in exchange for 5 Taliban prisoners; Adjmal was beheaded by his captors on Easter Sunday.
This is why we fight.
The terrorists got what they wanted (the prisoner’s release), only killed 2 of the 3, and people think this won’t happen again any day now?