In July, Rusty Shackleford posted video of the desecration of the bodies of American soldiers Thomas Tucker and Kristian Menchaca and it moved me to write this column. Now Shackleford has found additional horrific video which he has posted at The Jawa Report to remind us again the evil we face. Here is a quote from the column I linked here at Wizbang when the first video was made public.
It drained me emotionally to read the brief description of what was depicted on the video, but I almost felt a responsibility to read it. I chose not to view the video because I did not think I could bear to have that image in my mind for eternity.
I didn’t need to see the video to know the terrorist threat we face is real. The description alone was enough to remind me that we face a bloodthirsty evil that almost defies comprehension. Even without viewing the horrific images, I honor the threat that cannot be appeased, but only destroyed.
There are many, however, who do not take the threat of Islamic terrorism seriously. It has been almost five years since we experienced a terrorist attack at home. Americans have been shielded from many of the images of Sept. 11 that reminded us of the reality, and the brutality, of the threat.
As horrible as the image of the recent video must be, I couldn’t help but think that maybe some of those who have forgotten, or who never fully recognized the extent of evil we face, should see it. Those are still my thoughts today.
For those, like me, who choose not to view the video, still go read the post at The Jawa Report. It contains information about those we are at war with that everyone should know, including how they are using the video for propaganda purposes.