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Reasons to withdraw before we lose more badly

2010-04-05 20:41:25.26517+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

Collateral Murder.com presents a WikiLeaks video of a U.S. gunship mowing down Iraqi civilians, including two Reuters photographers. On the video we can hear the crew of the helicopter identify what are obviously a dangling camera strap and a zoom lens as weapons.

I haven't wanted to watch further, but apparently they then shoot up the responding ambulance.

In other news, and in another incident In Afghanistan U.S. Special Forces apparently cut bullets out of bodies in order to cover up shootings outside the rules of engagement, similar article here.

[ related topics: Photography Current Events Guns Video War Aviation - Helicopters ]

comments in descending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-25 14:59:26.130907+00 by: ebradway

Wired.com has an interview with on of the soldiers in the video. Evidently there were weapons on the seen. It was just a few blocks from a fire fight. And the rules of engagement forbid the removal of wounded from a battle scene.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-22 01:21:35.679458+00 by: ebradway

Wikileaks is like FuckedCompany, only real.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-21 15:00:25.052494+00 by: Dan Lyke

This interview with one of the U.S. soldiers who was on the ground is worth a read. Puts a little context on the events and the situation.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-06 15:53:43.804562+00 by: TC

I don't know how anyone can look at Risk vs Reward and continue to burn resources (lives,money,time)at a stomach squickening rate.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-04-06 00:28:45.295285+00 by: markd

Interesting take from someone in the military, and subsequent discussion : http://www.reddit.com/r/politi...ikileaks_posted_heres_a_measured /