What kind of God? “Video Shows Crash Survivor Was Executed,” from Fox News:
BAGHDAD — A crew member on board the helicopter that crashed north of Baghdad apparently survived, only to be shot to death by insurgents, a video shows.
The video, purportedly shot and posted online by the Islamic Army in Iraq, tracks the helicopter as it turns into a fireball and careens toward the ground as gunmen run toward the crash site. The group claimed responsibility for shooting down the Mi-8 chopper, on which all on board — six Americans, three Bulgarians and two Fijians — were killed.
The video begins with an unseen cameraman breathing heavily and running with the camera toward burning wreckage. Two bodies are visible, one of them severely charred, nearly all its clothes burned away.
“Look at that filth,” someone says in Arabic….
The video then shows a man in a pilot’s uniform — presumably one of the Bulgarian crewmen — lying on the ground, arms outstretched and asking for help.
One of the insurgents begins barking orders at the injured man, yelling in accented English, “Stand up! Stand up!”
“I can’t, it’s broken,” the man pleads, holding up his hands.
It appears the militants help pull him to his feet.
“Weapons?” the gunmen shout at him in Arabic.
The cameraman tells the crewman, whose face is visible, to step back.
“Go! Go!” he shouts.
The man eventually begins walking away. Moments later, the insurgents say something to make him turn around.
“Carry out God’s verdict,” one of the gunmen says.
The insurgents open fire on him, shouting “Allahu akbar!” or “God is great!”
In their Web statement, the Islamic Army in Iraq said it killed the surviving crewman “in revenge for the Muslims killed in the mosques of Fallujah.” It apparently referred to the Nov. 13 shooting of a wounded Iraqi by an American soldier in a Fallujah mosque during a U.S. offensive in the city….