The practice of beheading dates back to Greek and Roman times. The Roman Empire used it for its own citizens while crucifying others. Beheading has been traditional in Europe since the Middle Ages. In Scandinavia, it was customary to behead a nobleman by sword (a noble weapon of war), but a commoner by axe. Beheading was abolished in Britain (1747), in Denmark (1892), in Sweden (1902), and in Norway (1905). With the exception of the UK, all European countries that previously beheaded have not totally abolished the death penalty.
China also used it widely, until the communist regime replaced it with shooting in the 20th century. Japan beheaded up to the end of the 19th century, then turned to hanging. The Nazis used the guillotine-like Fallbeil in Germany and Austria between 1933 and 1949 (E. Germany, 1966) on an estimated 16,500 persons who were considered common criminals and traitors.
Beheading is a “sacred Islamic Jihadi practice.” Endorsed by the Qur’an, and performed by most Islamic rulers, it continues to this day as the most brutal and degrading method of killing infidels – Jews, Christians, Hindus, and anyone considered a polytheist.
Quranic verses dictate beheading Kaffirs. One example is 5:33-“The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution(by beheading), or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter.”
The most virulently intolerant Islamic dictatorship in the world is The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that spreads and promotes (fundamentalist) Wahhabism worldwide – incites and encourages Jihadis to hate and behead thousands of non-Muslims and other infidels, freely and without remorse – and does so to this day.
The bullies in the American Government can decapitate without running the risk of the public outcry that would certainly follow a public execution. When the Pentagon was urged to disapprove of war-college instructor Lt. Col. Matthew Dooley’s teaching about radical Islam, they did the next best thing. According to The Washington Times, Dooley’s Freedom of Speech, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and defended by the Army command review board of three generals and two colonels, was then rejected by a Sharia-compliant four-star general, thereby ending the promising Army career of an armor officer who was decorated for valor in Iraq and received glowing evaluations. A bloodless decapitation.
In true leadership, Dooley was preparing his men for overseas duty in the Middle East by educating them in radical Islam, when the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organizations demanded the cessation of such teachings. This was followed by a student’s corroborative complaint to Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, resulting in another sharia-compliant Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd Austin’s removing LTC Dooley’s name from the Command List. After 18 years of diligence and productivity, family sacrifice, six deployments and exceptional officer evaluations, the latest of which awarded him the “best qualified” rating for promotion to colonel, the administration guillotined Dooley’s dream. A more honest, transparent government might have set up a real guillotine on the White House lawn and invited the public to witness.
Is that it? Does the solemn oath taken by officers of the United States Uniformed Services on commissioning now bow to foreign commands? This is the oath:
I, (name), do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.
Officers in the service of the United States are bound by this oath to disobey any order that violates the Constitution of the United States. This lifetime obligation to defend the Constitution should also apply to Generals Dempsey and Austin.
Many dismissals have since come to light, including nine highly decorated military officials in the five branches of the US armed forces who were “suddenly fired” or “relieved of command” by our administration, a purging blamed on budget cuts. Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel clarified this as an opportunity to shrink the military by dismissing those who disagree with government ideology, but couldn’t it also be a calculated shrinkage of the military.
A retired U.S. Army Major General explained this as an attempt to weaken and gut our military, thereby reducing our power. The expulsion continued with several at the very apex of the chain of command, among them second military commander of the US Nuclear Weapons System, Major General Michael Carey, who had some of the highest military clearances, in charge of the most sensitive nuclear arsenals in our nation, with a distinctive career spanning 35 years of commendable service”; and Col. Eric Tilley, commander of the US Army Garrison Japan. Others critical of events at Benghazi were accused of criminal violations or misconduct for exposing the “transparent” handling by Obama and Hillary Clinton. The bloodless stroke of the pen is equal to the blade of sword or guillotine. Heads are rolling, indeed.
Breitbart.com compiled a list of more than 197 military commanders, most ranked Colonel or above, purged since 2009, from charges of sexual misconduct to “ethical lapses,” to improper saluting. In addition, 157 Air Force Majors were terminated on November 30, 2011, later followed by several Navy commanders who were terminated in May, 2012, for varied or unspecific reasons. Retired US Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vellely asserted his belief that this is part of the President’s strategy to reduce America’s standing in the world…”intentionally weakening and gutting our military.”
Arnold Ahlert opined in his article, Obama’s Military Purge, in FrontPage Magazine, that the Obama administration appears to be on a mission to undermine the integrity of the military, in addition to being intolerant of any opposition to his agenda.
Obama has severed the heads of all branches of our military, decapitated our country’s armed forces. Is this not a definition of warfare by other means – to employ military and operational tactics to prevent opposing forces from conducting triumphal combat operations? Rather than traditional open battle, this unconventional form of warfare is nevertheless a stealth, bloodless, but lethal, military victory over America’s fighting forces.
And if I may take this one step further, Common Core standards for the education (indoctrination) process is designed to decapitate the intellectual growth of American children. Common Core dumbs down the learning process and is nothing more nor less than social engineering. America’s Founders and the notables of the 19th and 20th centuries excelled without such programming. In fact, it was their ability to excel in uncommon fashion that brought us to great heights in all fields of endeavor. Although mostly home schooled, and often self-taught in their later years, they created an exceptional nation. The aforementioned tactics and Common Core are simply decapitation by other means of the future of our precious Republic.