Saturday, 18 May 2013

Cannibal Terrorist Interviewed by Time Magazine

 By Richard Edmondson

His name is Khalid al Hamad, though he is also known as “Abu Sakkar.” He’s the life form appearing in the video that went viral last weekend showing an atrocity committed upon the body of a Syrian soldier. In that video we see al Hamad carve out of the corpse’s chest one of its internal organs—presumably not the heart, we’re now told, but one of the lungs—and begin to eat it. Or at any rate, at least to hold it up to his mouth as if preparing to do so.

On Tuesday of this week al Hamad granted an interview with Time Magazine in which he clarified that he did indeed take a bite. He also talks about another video he plans to release which he said shows him sawing a man into pieces. “I sawed him in small pieces and large ones,” he explained.

Now it may seem strange seeing a “respectable” media outlet featuring an interview with a self-professed cannibal and butcher, but of course we’re in uncharted territory here. With the advent of the Syrian conflict, media lies have become the norm rather than the exception, and such is the power of the Zionist mainstream media that even a cannibal can now be re-packaged and made presentable in an almost heroic sort of way.

I’ll have more on the Time article, along with a link to it, below, but first here is Press TV’s report on it:

Cannibal Terrorist Says Video From Syria is Real

A foreign-backed militant who was seen eating an organ of a dead Syrian soldier in a recent video has confirmed the authenticity of the 27-second clip.

In an interview with Time magazine conducted via Skype on Tuesday, Khalid al Hamad, known by his nom de guerre Abu Sakkar, confirmed that the video is real and that he did indeed take a bite of the soldier’s lung.

The video shows him cutting out some of the soldier's organs and biting into one. At the time of the filming, al Hamad believed that he was eating the man’s liver, but A surgeon who saw the video said the organ in question was actually a lung.

Other Syrian militants condemned the "horrific and inhumane" action and said he should be arrested or killed for committing the atrocity.

Human Rights Watch said it was a war crime.

In April, two Time reporters saw the video and a few weeks later obtained a copy of it. Witnesses to the filming told Time that the video was legitimate, but the magazine’s journalists initially did not release the video, believing it could have been faked for propaganda purposes, then attempted to authenticate it, and only publicized it after al Hamad confirmed that the video was real.

On Sunday, a copy of the video appeared online and sparked a flood of Facebook “shares” and YouTube views.

Human Rights Watch, which validated the video, issued a report on Monday in which it called on the United Nations Security Council to refer the Syria situation to the International Criminal Court to ensure accountability for all war crimes and crimes against humanity.

“It is not enough for Syria’s opposition to condemn such behavior or blame it on violence by the government,” said Nadim Houry, HRW’s Deputy Middle East Director. “The opposition forces need to act firmly to stop such abuses.”

“I have another video clip that I will send to them. In the clip I am sawing another Shabiha [pro-government militiaman] with a saw. The saw we use to cut trees. I sawed him in small pieces and large ones,” al Hamad told Time.

The Syria crisis began in March 2011, and many people, including large numbers of soldiers and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.

The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and there are reports that a very large number of the militants are foreign nationals.

As I said above, we’re in uncharted territory here. The Time article, which can be found here, has done what not so many years ago would have been almost unthinkable. It has taken a cannibal and made him into a very human, almost likeable—but certainly understandable—sort of fellow. We are informed that al-Hamad now even has his supporters on the Internet, people who have posted “stylized portraits” of him carrying a rifle and with an inscription reading, “We love you.”

Well now why, you might ask—why would anyone fall in love with a cannibal? The Time article, written by its Middle East Bureau Chief Aryn Baker, makes it all crystal clear. Al-Hamad was “driven to extremes” by the “brutality of the regime.”

Al-Hamad, who has been fighting on the front lines near the strategic town of al-Qusayr for the past week, said the video captures the first time he had ever attempted to eat an enemy’s liver. He indicated that the brutality of the regime had driven him to extremes. “You are not seeing what we are seeing, and you are not living what we are living. Where are my brothers, my friends, the girls of my neighborhood who were raped? May God bless them all.”

Al-Hamad told Baker, who apparently accepts the word of a cannibal without question, he had found incriminating pictures on the Syrian soldier’s cell phone. “We opened his cell phone, and I found a clip of a woman and her two daughters fully naked and he was humiliating them, and sticking a stick here and there.”

The article also quotes a Human Rights Watch official’s comment on the video, and then gives us al-Hamad’s refreshingly bold and defiant response:

Human Rights Watch (HRW), which validated the video, released a report on May 13 identifying al-Hamad as a well-known commander responsible for the recent cross-border shelling of a Shi‘ite Lebanese village that killed two. The organization called on the U.N. Security Council to refer the Syria situation to the International Criminal Court to ensure accountability for all war crimes and crimes against humanity. “It is not enough for Syria’s opposition to condemn such behavior or blame it on violence by the government,” said Nadim Houry, HRW’s deputy director for the Middle East. “The opposition forces need to act firmly to stop such abuses.” Al-Hamad lashed out at HRW and the U.N. for focusing on opposition abuses when the regime is responsible for similar atrocities. During the interview, he sent links to YouTube videos purporting to show regime abuses. “Why doesn’t the U.N. make an appeal for the shabiha not to do that? The shabiha themselves posted a million clips of them stabbing and raping.”

Still not quite finished painting her picture, Baker gives us finally the cannibal’s thoughts on who is really responsible for the violence in Syria.

“[The Alawites] were the ones who killed our children in Baba Amr and raped our women,” he said, referring to the site of a ferocious battle in the city of Homs that took place in February 2012. Then, referring to the recent massacre of Sunni villagers near the coastal village of Baniyas that has been attributed by rebel groups to the regime, he adds, “They were the ones who slaughtered the children and women in Bayda [near Baniyas]. We didn’t start it, they started it.”

She then goes on to add: “He swore to avenge every death.”

Cannibal as folk hero, then, replete with legions of supporters and followers on the Internet! Thus it should come as no surprise that al-Hamad seems to have a very Jewish outlook on life:

“Our slogan is: An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth,” he says.

A Western-backed terrorist with a Judaic sort of philosophy, who eats human organs and quotes the Old Testament—are you beginning to get the picture? 

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