I was in my criminology class today. Its usually a joke class but I like it. We SHOULD be doing actual work. There are plenty of things to study...it is law/justice. Instead my teacher usually goes WAY off topic and ends up going on and on about it for an entire hour. The discussions are good/valuable but most of the time they are only remotely connected to criminology. Like today, we talked about the possibility of world war three.
Anyways. Also today he made us watch a 4 minute video of an iraq documentary (which got us started on the world war three thing). The video is done by some iraq terrorists or insurgents. Our teacher told us beforehand that if we had weak stomachs we should leave the room. No one left in our entire class, including me. I have a weak stomach when it comes to blood/violence but as long as its not senseless torture then I'm ok. The first part of the video showed about 18 iraq men. Thankfully no women/children. They all were forced to tell their names and where they are from etc. etc.
Then immediately the tape goes to a single man. He is bound but not blind folded or gagged. Seconds later another iraq man comes out with a long jagged knife, grabs the man hair and proceeds to cut his throat while he is still screaming. Since the knife is not big enough the beheading takes a good 2 minutes. The entire time the poor man is choking on his own blood, his eyes are falling out and he is trying to scream while his voice box is being cut.
If anyone has ever seen those *stop the violence* baby seal things. That's exactly what they did to this man. Not only did they kill him, but they went out of their way to ensure that he was alive the entire time. I'm getting sick just thinking about it. I'll be 20 in about a month and I've heard of such things but I never thought people actually did it. I thought they'd atleast have the decency to kill someone before they mutilated them, but these people had absolutely no regard for anything. They had no morals, no restraint or hesitation.
I was trying to think of the motivation behind something like that but I cannot find any. Even if someone where to rape and violently murder my entire family and extended family.....I would never think/do anything like that. I wouldn't consider myself a baby, or a pussy but I just can't figure out how another human could stand there and do that to a person that's never done anything to them. Not only that but to kill them in the worst possible way? I would rather be set on fire then have to go through that (as you can imagine his neck was hard to cut through and he was alive through most of that).
I know there are bad people. People do bad things. But even a rapist or murderer is better then those people....I just don't know how you could ever muster that kind of self control in killing someone like that. I seriously almost started crying towards the end. Right before he dies the man tries to call out something but the guy cutting him starts laughing and does it harder.
I dunno. I feel better saying something about it. More people should know that this **** goes on sometimes.