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hortysir

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Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths ocurred. Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on Collateral Murder
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OMG!!! I cant even finish watching this!!!!
Appalling!!!!
With all this technology, they could not have zoomed in to see these guys were sporting Camaras and not weapons??? IDIOTS!!!!!!
Yes, I think I saw a few weapons down there...but they were not opening fire on the helicopter.....UGH!!!
 

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We train them to be killers and call them the military. Why are you so surprised:eh:
 

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but thats war:eh: k lol what would you have them do? Wine & dine before they get fucked?
 

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I hear people blame the "fog of war", etc.....

I'm on the fence with this one.

If they really thought they saw an RPG, I can understand a helicopter opening fire.
Otherwise they could have dispatched a ground unit......

RIP
:sigh:
 

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#8
See? They got all excited when they saw an RPG, so.... they did good!!! :clap:
 

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Can you imagine watching this video and actually recognizing the voice of that soldier with the obviously itchy trigger finger? His parents would be so proud.:sarcasm:
 

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Seems like the camera could have zoomed in better to be certain, though....
 

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#14
true that but... in times of war I believe the motto is, "shoot first & ask questions later" :eh:
 

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I was under the impression that the whole idea behind being there was to put a stop to terrorism and introduce peace to this country. Where exactly does shooting kids fit into either catagory? IMO...these men were itchy to shoot, just like a 5 year old with a new bb gun....and I think it was a disgusting display to say the least.
 
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eh grow up! most kids in that area are deadly... wanna go adopt a few:sneaky2:
 

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....you mean before the American soldiers shoot them all in the name of peace?