Disgusting and that's not strong enough a word for this blatant effort by the Islamic terrorists to make even more people cringe and turn against the war in Iraq. In fact, they want you to step back from the entire GWoT. The only problem is as you step back, they step forward.
I have regularly asked (in a virtual rhetorical format via this blog) just where are all the NOW women, and I now call to the male "feminists" as well. What's your response to the throat slitting of Atwar Buhjat?
At some point, you whiny liberal, "peace loving" people, I have bad news for you:
If you persist in your efforts to derail the free world from taking this group of criminals and sadists down, who have not perverted their religion, they are just strict adherents of the teaching of Mohammed, one day your back will be against the wall and your throat will be next.
How ironic, you call for peace, it is peace through weakness. These people were breed in a part of the world where to show a lack of strength is not only losing face, but also designates you as a target for attack. You have to study the cultural issues before you pontificate from your safe place, having grown up in a society that is full of compassion for those around them and that doesn't resort to killing anyone who sends a signal that they are a threat to the current person in power.
Most unfortunately, you cannot stop improperly used strength by having none of your own. It's a nice thought that one day we could, but while the president of Iran threatens to build nuclear weapons, and use them for no other reason then to destroy a culture he has been raised to blame for his own countries ills (sound familiar? Yep, same argument Mr. Hitler used to get into power in Germany in the 1930s....study it...it is happening again), I'd think you'd be buying plane tickets to go to hold up your daiseys in Teheran and also Sadr City, but there haven't been any news reports of a mass migration of "peace loving people" in the news. What's wrong? Afraid you'll be carted off to prison and your lawyer friends won't be able to get you out on bail before you are tortured (maybe with an electric drill) before you are summarily beheaded or shot in cold blood?
Go ahead...keep it up, they'll be sure to thank you by shaking your hands for your efforts to defeat George Bush, and any other president who will do the hard and right thing to protect us, before they place a hand around you, in order to keep you still while they take their 8" blade to your jugular arteries.
Now, a solution, for I hate "idea men" who can only complain, but not give you a way to fix it:
Your only hope, in the long run, is to not only support the troops, but to support the war. Thank the young men and women who daily sit 6000 miles from their family just for you. They may not know you, but they know you love freedom as they do, and they have the courage to raise their right hand and make the commitment for all of us.
In the short term, get your letter writing campaign to the terrorist leaders and the president of Iran. Tell them to stop, and boycott their products and services (oops! Pardon me, but just what is it they produce other than death, slavery and mahem?). How about booking your plane tickets to Israel, where you can be human shields to prevent another major event of genocide.
As for the women of the world, and Alan Alda, time to (SU)3!
Little Green Footballs reports the same story, but the comments on posts there are always good reading.
UPDATE 05/08/2006: It seems the video is not of Atwar Buhjat, who is reported to be alive and well, but the victim is a Nepalese truck driver. In some small way, that takes away from my rant above, but I still see it as a symptom of a gruop who has but one end in mind: Victory, and a will that is strong to pursue that.
H/T: Mudville Gazette.