Here is the following statement from Saudi Arabia regarding the possible switching of execution from beheading to firing squads. They seek to by-pass the bureaucratic snafus that sometimes hinder a good execution:
"This solution seems practical, especially in light of shortages in official swordsmen or their belated arrival to execution yards in some incidents; the aim is to avoid interruption of the regularly-taken security arrangements."
The word "this" indicates closeness, instead of the word, "that", which is distancing.
Note that this is about "official" swordsmen, indicating that there may be unofficial, or, non-union swordsmen. This could be perceived, by some, to be replacement or "scab" swordsmen.
Note that "belated arrival" is only in "some" incidents. It is unknown, at the time of this statement, if the "official" swordsmen are permitted, under contract, a certain amount of time for both breaks and lunch hour, and if this time can be used prior to said execution of duties.
The "aim" is clearly defined: "avoid interruption." It is not known how many interrupted beheadings have taken place, nor the outcome of such.
"This" solution will likely be adopted.
No deception detected.