Iraq Militants Claim To Have Beheaded US Marine

Posted by: §intå×

Iraq Militants Claim To Have Beheaded US Marine - 07/04/04 09:18 AM

An Islamic website has posted that the Ansar al-Sunna group has beheaded Cpl Wassef Ali Hassoun, a US Marine who is of Lebanese descent. They claim they will release a video of the beheading.

The US is investigating the claim. It is believed Hassoun was taken hostage approximately 2 weeks ago. His captors had threatened to kill him via a TV broadcast shown on the Arabic satellite TV channel al-Jazeera.

The Ansar al-Sunna group is believed to have links with al-Qaeda. If his death is confirmed it will be third hostage killing in Iraq.

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Posted by: Red Mage

Re: Iraq Militants Claim To Have Beheaded US Marine - 07/04/04 10:52 PM

What's the point of these killings? It's not like the citizens of America have any say in this war anyway. These terrorists are idiots..
Posted by: §intå×

Re: Iraq Militants Claim To Have Beheaded US Marine - 07/04/04 11:09 PM

To run moral into the ground. To make political statements. If enough Dads and sons die this way america will demand thier boys come home. Anyone wanting to be re-elected will comply. This also runs troop moral into the ground. If your enemy is depressed and thinking of home he will not be as aware.