Former Defense Secretary DONALD RUMSFELD posted a pretty nasty video on his website the other day:It's footage of a Syrian military review that SADDAM HUSSEIN gave him as a present in 1983.  And it shows female Syrian soldiers biting and chewing the heads off live snakes, then roasting and eating them.

In the last part of the video, four guys use a knife to stab a small animal to death, which might be a dog.  But it looks like the footage was badly edited in to the one of the military review.

Rumsfeld says Hussein was trying to convince him that the Syrians are horrible and barbaric.

Check out the video below:

(--WARNING:  This footage is pretty difficult to watch.)