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Topic removed - American beheading

#1
Sorry all,

But images and movies and links to gratuitous violence ,especially ones of doubtful provenance will be removed.

We know it is going on, we know that the scum who are doing it,are worse than animals , but I can't permit links to this ghastly form of voyeurism on the Current Affairs forum.

Other moderators may feel differently,but that is my view.

This is not an admonishment ,merely an advisory.

PTP
 
#11
I cannot understand why the papers and TV news have to keep showing the scenes of hostages in this situation, even without the 'final act'. They are just doing the terrorists work for them, providing them with publicity. Dare I say Maggie had it right on this one - "the oxygen of publicity"?
 
#12
I don't understand why the media and governments aren't condeming this filming of torture and death as they did when it was found that US Forces were filming inside the jail.
 
#13
Because if they condemned it.....they couldn't report on it....in graphic detail....so would not sell as many copies.

Hopefully, readers/viewers will vote with their feet, and voters.....well 'nuff said.
 
#14
Besides, Armourer, being a law abiding civilised country (and the US almost fits that description too), why not expose the bad apples.

maybe the lessons learned will somehow make us better for that.

maybe I'm talking arrse. But the point is:

Did anyone in NATO hack off someones head for the cameras?

It would be nice if the media did make that comparrison.
 
#15
There is also the human aspect - it must be horrific enough for the family, knowing a person died like that, without also knowing that the barstewards filmed the whole thing and that anyone in the world can see it all with a mouse click.
That must be devastating.
 
#16
Right decision. It'd add nothing to the ARRSE that I so enjoy... :roll:

...besides, never supply terrorists with the oxygen of publicity.

Just get over there and shoot them.
 
#17
I've been watching the news avidly today, just hoping that they do release the remaining 2 hostages. I made the mistake of watching one of the beheading videos a couple of weeks ago - never again. I suppose it's more personal now that there's a British citizen been held, not for one minute that the rest of the hostages are less in peoples thoughts.
It just reinforces my own beliefs against the perpetrators, beliefs I won't put on here as I've had too many slaps recently. Suffice to say a stake and cans of petrol spring to mind.
 
#18
PartTimePongo said:
We know it is going on, we know that the scum who are doing it,are worse than animals , but I can't permit links to this ghastly form of voyeurism on the Current Affairs forum.

PTP
Fully support you - good call
 
#19
I see now that the second US hostage has been executed and our lad is up for the chop that the BBC is now saying a Iraqi woman scientis may be released.
Tone's influence?
john
 
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#20
How about TCH or better TB offer to swap themselves for Brit hostages?

Ideal solution, not giving into terror and the perps of this God awful mess having to take some of the consequences....
 

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