Video shows Syrian police academy graduates killing animals with their bare hands

The video was filmed Tuesday 19 December at a police academy in Tartous, a town in northwestern Syria, during a ceremony celebrating the end of a 45-day training programme. The Minister of the Interior was in attendance, ready to offer his congratulations to the 100 police officers graduating from the programme.

The gruesome video shows five Syrian policeman using their bare hands (and sometimes their teeth) to kill live animals. Since it was first shared on December 19, it has been watched by several thousand people. Many were horrified by what they called the “barbarity” of the Syrian police force but, as it turns out, they are far from the only army to use these brutal training methods.

One of them knocks a chicken out by striking it against his leg.

Despite the violent nature of this footage, excerpts of the videos were broadcast on the news on the Syrian television channel Sama (at the beginning of the amateur video, you can see a professional cameraman filming the same scene).

After watching the video, many people took to social media to express their shock or horror. Some made dark jokes about how the Syrian police officers were so “in touch with nature”, while others insulted them, calling them “underdeveloped”.

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  • canminuteman

    These people, who are so far down the evolutionary scale will make great neighbours, don’t you think?

    • Clink9

      I think they would make a lovely addition to Sussex Drive in Ottawa.

  • mauser 98

    snowflake fake news

    every army teaches this … for about 5000 years
    an army runs on its stomach

    • canminuteman

      For a start, these aren’t soldiers, they are police. Most armies teach the killing of animals as part of survival training for food preparation. It’s a total mystery to me what training value this could have for a policeman.

      • mauser 98

        in the Middle East?

        switch hats …. cop ,candle stick maker

        • canminuteman

          It really comes down to nothing more than the fact that they are retarded level IQ inbred savages.

          • mauser 98

            ok…police to soldier a short drive

  • Barrington Minge

    It’s yer mooslim way. Stuck in the 7th century.

  • Spatchcocked

    Only inbred subnormals could have thought of this…….

    This is why we developed the holy hand grenade of Antioch for rabid kittens and bunnies.

  • LKurc

    Primitive brutal savages who have no concept of the value of life. When you can kill an animal like that it makes it much easier to take a human life.

    • P_F

      Very correct. That’s the whole idea behind ‘halal’ meat; To kill brutally without evoking any emotions and the training starts early in the age.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Yes, lets apply western norms to cultures that aren’t western.

    I believe that the PETA brigades should immediately deploy to Syria, to demonstrate that the proper way to deal with animals is to euthanize them and place them in dumpsters.

    • canminuteman

      They can do whatever they want over there and I don’t care, but my point stands. Do you want people who think there is some training value in having police recruits kill animals to be your neighbours? This is just an example of the kind of culture that develops among a people whose average IQ is 83. If you live in Canada or the US, you have probably never encounter anyone as stupid as the average Syrian.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Ok that’s messed up but let’s not forget that for years, part of the field medical training for SpecOps was, a training leader would have a farm animal lead out, he’d shoot it and direct the trainee to save the animal’s life. When this became public knowledge the practice ended.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …they are a cruel people…

  • Jack Lipnick

    They only appear to be like us. Speak to any apparently sane Mohammedan for more than 5 minutes and you realise that they have completely different norms from us and aren’t interested in changing them, which would be fine by me if they were kept out of our countries.

  • andycanuck

    Is O.J. Simpson in this Police Academy too since he was released?

  • Oracle9

    Some cultures are feral. Half of Canadians would disagree.

  • Felicia Scott

    There is only one bright spot of civilization in the Middle East and that is Israel. The rest of it is just a bunch of barbaric, inbred, savages that only require extermination.