January 23, 2006

Saddam Torture Videos (Images)

From time to time, we at The Jawa Report bring you information on graphic and violent videos. The reason we link to these videos is so that you will have a more complete understanding of the monsters that we fight. While we aknowledge that war--all war--leaves misery and death in its wake, there is something particularly evil about those who intentionally torture and murder.

And when we mention torture, we mean real torture. And when we say murder, we mean it in its literal sense--intentionally killing another human being.

More often than not, when the Left speaks of torture, they mean a practice which they find disdainful. What they deem torture is often an act of abuse. While both may be immoral, torture and abuse are a far cry from one another.

Further, when the extreme Left (which certainly does not include most American liberals or Democrats) characterizes the unintended killing of civilians by American military actions murder, they are really describing a type of homicide which is not murder.

While losing a child (God forbid) to any act of negligience is terrible, it is far more terrible to lose a child to an intentional act of homicide--a murder. For example, one might find forgiveness for the police officer who accidentally runs into your car, killing your loved one, while in hot pursuit of a serial murderer. However, it would be far harder to make peace with the serial murderer who the officer is pursuing if your child was one of his victims.

Further, whenever real examples of murder or torture by an American soldier is brought out, it is always discovered after the military has instituted its own investigation into the matter or only after the military has brought criminal charges against the responsible party.

Compare that to the very real acts of torture and murder by the Saddam Hussein regime. These acts of torture were not random acts by soldiers out of control. Murder and torture were the policy of the Baathist state. It was institutionalized torture. It was systematic murder.

In the spirit of previous posts done at this site, we bring you a series of graphic images captured from home movies taken by Fedayeen Saddam soldiers. From time to time we need to be reminded why we fight, and these horrible and gruesome images serve that purpose.

The videos they were captured from can be downloaded at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy's website here. Hat tip to Pajamas Media who quote the FDD President as saying:

These images are brutal and disturbing – they are not intended for all audiences. But for those who want to understand the evils of the Saddam regime, and especially for anyone inclined to excuse or minimize the crimes committed, these videos demonstrate that Saddam was a ruthless mass murderer and a threat to all humanity.
Indeed.

Graphic images follow.

More background can be found in the following posts:
Kos Says U.S. Torture 'Equal' To that of Saddam Hussein (A comparison)
'Torture' vs. 'Torture'
The Gulag Archipelego vs. Amnesty International's 'Gulags'
Iraq Wins, Players Not Tortured
More Mass Graves Found in Kurdish Iraq
Abu Ghraib Guards Plea Guilty, Sentenced
Al Jazeera Cartoon Calls Jihadis to Arms
Giuliana Sgrena's Blood Libel Against the US
Church Report: Torture and Abuse Not U.S. Policy, Clears Top Officials
Ivy League Student: I Support the Iraqi Resistance 'Unconditionally'
Man Lies: Claims He is Hooded Figure in Famous Abu Ghraib Photo, Says He was Electrocuted
Pfc. Lynndie England to Plead Guilty for Pointing at Tiny Penises
Al Qaeda Handbook: "Claim the Americans are torturing you."
Chutzpah: Torturers at U.N. Accuse U.S. of Torture?
"I was tortured", Saddam Whimpers in Court

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW SHOWING THE BRUTAL CRIMES OF SADDAM HUSSEIN.

DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 OR WISH TO REMAIN IMMERSED IN THE ILLUSION THAT THEIR IS NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE AMERICANS IN IRAQ AND THE MASS MURDERERS OF THE SADDAM HUSSEIN REGIME

WARNING: GRUESOME IMAGES BELOW

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:22 PM | Comments |