Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Arab Spring yummies: Syrian rebel defends eating dead soldier's organs as revenge

(Telegraph) The actions of Khaled al-Hamad, known by the nom de guerre Abu Sakkar, handed an instant propaganda victory to the Syrian govenrment, which accused the West of ignoring rebel atrocities.

The video purported to show the leader of a breakaway rebel faction cutting the lungs out of a soldier’s corpse before apparently eating a small piece of the organ.

”I swear to God we will eat your hearts, Alawite soldiers of Bashar the dog,” he said, referring to supporters of President Bashar al-Assad from the minority Alawite sect.

Speaking to Time magazine, he said had no regrets about taking revenge - “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” - after finding images of regime abuses on the dead soldier’s mobile 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,” he said.

”Hopefully,” added Hamad, “we will slaughter all of them [the Alawites].” He said that he possessed another video of himself “sawing” a member of the pro-regime Shabiha militia with a “saw we use to cut trees”.

Hamad added: “I sawed him in small pieces and large ones.”