Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Islamic Militants Execute Bulgarian captive

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Most recent related story: 2004/07/15 (and later updates): Bulgarian captive beheading video released to Al Jazeera.

Original July 13, 2004 Post:

Here we go again. Reuters is reporting a Bulgarian has been executed by Islamic militants, who vow to execute a second Bulgarian in a matter of days. Reuters reports Al Jazeera has the propaganda videotape, but decided not to broadcast it because it was "too graphic" this time even for Al Jazeera. Presumably it will make its way to the web at some point, anyway.

Update: 2004/07/15: CNN is reporting that a beheaded body in an orange jumper suit (mocking the orange jumper suit worn by U.S. prisoners in Iraq) has been found and is currently thought most likely to be that of the Bulgarian earlier reported executed on the extremely graphic Al Jazeera videotape.

No propaganda videotape yet available on the Internet AFAIK, but check Dear Free World homepage for the latest updates on all important stories. (See comments for my discussion with Nick of Netpolitik on possible U.S. counter-proganda, which would include fake militant websites involving "black propaganda" to confuse press and demoralize the enemy; this may have already been done in the case of the earlier Marine.

Related DFW coverage:
Paul Johnson beheading coverage, with comphrensive links to other blogosphere coverage
Western Media manipulation by Iraqi Militants Through Fake Marine Execution Western Media Bias Claims
Saudi and Iraqi amnesties seem to be working

DFW related humor:
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bin Laden threatens 'beheading video' pirates with beheading (HUMOR)
WANTED: Gay Muslim Fundamentalist Extremist for blog Interview/Debate(HUMOR)
al Qaeda chief backs Bush/Cheney in statement (humor)

Other blog coverage of Bulgarian beheading story:
Backcountry Conservative: Report: Bulgarian Hostage Murdered; cross-posted at Command Post
PoliBlog: Bulgarian Murdered by Terrorists
Outside The Beltway: Bulgarian Hostage Murdered
On the Third Hand: Murderous sons of female dogs
Intergalactic Capitalist: Bulgarian Hostage Executed
Wizbang: Standing Tall