There are young people here under the age of 18, plus anyone -- yes ANYONE -- just visiting this board (they don't need to be a member) can download this file. They do NOT need to see this.
*ahem* I don't think you want to hear what I have to say to being told what people "need" to see or not see. So I won't say it. I wasn't able to watch it, myself, but don't resent it being there to witness if one can endure it.
only give the location and password to those who you know to be over 18.
Hey, why does being over 18 make one more able to watch a throat-cutting and beheading? In a perfect world, no age would be appropriate to watch this. But just think about the over-18 limit -- some of these terrorists start *young*. Imagine what Middle Eastern kids are doing, that we try to shelter our children against even knowing about. Shouldn't we try to overprotect them, too, and prevent them from learning these things?
I was horrified beyond description on 9/11/01 - but this is way beyond that.
No. No, it isn't. This isn't 3000 people dying and two huge buildings collapsing. The media decided to "protect" us against seeing the more-gruesome aspects of 9/11, but if they hadn't, there would have been even worse sights. Sights maybe as bad as this.
Oh my God, that's one of the worst things I've ever seen!
I downloaded it, and couldn't face watching it, had it play in the background while my browser window blocked it -- it's one of the worst things I've ever *heard* (the screaming), when we get past the long, rambling statement.
How bizarre, a .wmv file that actually worked (both audio and video) on my Mac? I was hoping I'd only get audio, as has been happening lately...
While we all intellectually understand the enemy, I think it's valuable to see it for one's self. It IS a horrible link, and that's the point.
I agree that we need to know our enemy. Yes, it's horrible, but this is what these freaks *did* (and also did to Danny Pearl), and we should know that they do these things and will find any excuse for doing it.
"The dew has fallen with a particularly sickening thud this morning."
- Marvin the Paranoid Android, "Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy"
Rules for Surviving an Autocracy
Rule#1: Believe the Autocrat.
Rule#2: Do not be taken in by small signs of normality.
Rule#3: Institutions will not save you.
Rule#4: Be outraged.
Rule#5: Don't make compromises.
Rule#6: Remember the future.
- Masha Gessen