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Thu, Jun. 13th, 2002, 01:31 pm
daniel pearl

obviously i don't pay much close attention to LJ these days, so i don't know if this info has gone around...
the video of daniel pearl being killed is on the web. they cut off his head and videotaped it with demands. i'm not sure what to make of it, the video has been edited with a matte to cover something up and with video, it also must be remembered that once the original footage is out it could be done by anyone, but then, the footage is still there. it seems to me that there is a great possibility that there is a gun to his head as he reads the script for the video. anyhow. if you are interested, want to see the brutality, i must say it is free choice, and maybe a necessary decision to make, and make it wisely. pearl video

Fri, Jun. 14th, 2002 12:23 pm (UTC)

Apparently the extremists who killed him were quite intent on the video being as widely distributed as possible, and ensured its rapid dissemination on the web, in order to assure that their message was heard worldwide. It started flying around the web almost as soon as he was killed... As we learned from the ever-popular rotten.com, web surfers love nothing more than uncensored gore. (see also: R. Budd Dwyer suicide tape)