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Beheading video seen as war tactic

The nightmare video of an American civilian captured in Iraq being decapitated by his captors was anything but a random act of terrorism, experts say — it was a press release, carefully designed for a global audience. The video, released on a radical Islamist Web site and since replayed on television, captured in newspapers and reposted elsewhere on the Internet, bears the media-savvy hallmarks of al Qaeda or an affiliated entity, according to a number of media and Middle East experts. Full Story

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