Al Qaeda Beheads Men In Front Of Cheering Crowd That Includes Young Children (WARNING: Graphic Images)

Cyrus Massoumi

In politics, as in life, timing is everything. Two years ago, Obama could have interceded in the Syrian war by offering aid to groups that were genuinely fighting for freedom against Bashar al Assad’s tyrannical rule. Instead, he did nothing, creating a vacuum that al Qaeda filled. There are still genuine freedom fighters in Syria, but Americans understand that any aid we give now will flow directly into the pockets of barbaric al Qaeda thugs.

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Al Qaeda, indeed, seems to go out of its way to prove its savagery. The latest story to emerge from Syria is a photo essay showing the execution of several blindfolded men. Each man is paraded individually in front of a crowd, and then forced to crouch down, with his face towards the ground. The executioner rests a sword against the man’s neck, raises it, and then brings it flashing down, severing the man’s head. He then picks up the head and waves it triumphantly in the air. The assembled crowd, including more than a dozen boys who, in America, would be in elementary school, cheers.

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Terrorists behead pro-gov't Syrians in front of children

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According to the unnamed photojournalist who took these pictures in the town of Keferghan, the men executed belonged to a “Shabiha” unit in Assad’s army, known for roaming the countryside massacring women and children. Human Rights Watch contends that the Shabiha unit massacred 248 civilians in the towns of al-Bayda and Baniyas this past May, including at least 37 women and children. In other words, they were no better than the men who killed them.

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The Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once described British fox hunting as “The pursuit of the uneatable by the unspeakable.” We imagine that, were he to see the two sides facing off in Syria today, he might quip that Syria is a battle between the inhuman and the subhuman.

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The following is an edited version of the narrative the photojournalist wrote about the executions:

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 Aleppo.

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.

I saw a scene of utter cruelty: a human being treated in a way that no human being should ever be treated. But it seems to me that in two and a half years, the war has degraded people’s humanity. On this day the people at the execution had no control over their feelings, their desires, their anger. It was impossible to stop them.

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 Aleppo.

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.

I saw a scene of utter cruelty: a human being treated in a way that no human being should ever be treated. But it seems to me that in two and a half years, the war has degraded people’s humanity. On this day the people at the execution had no control over their feelings, their desires, their anger. It was impossible to stop them.

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