WikiLeaks - Reuters - Collateral Murder | Mediaite
WikiLeaks has just published video of US Military killing 12 individuals in Iraq, two of whom were later revealed to be staff members of the Reuter’s news organization. Wikileaks has previously been labeled a “muckraking” website by some in the press, and indeed the graphic video is presented by the site as an “indiscriminate” killing, when it clearly appears to be a grave and horrible mistake — there was a clear military procedure followed. Warning, the following video is graphic in nature.
In the past few weeks, the Pentagon has been waging battle on a whole new front: classified information that ends up on the Internet. A primary target this brave new war is a website called WikiLeaks is a website that, according to the NY Times, is viewed as a real threat to national security, according to the Pentagon. Now we have a much clearer understanding of why WikiLeaks is considered a threat.
In the following video, US Military in an Apache helicopter gravely mistake a group of Iraqi men for insurgents (what appears to be a camera is viewed by those in the helicopter to be a RPG.) Warning, the video below is graphic in nature.
Does anyone see something wrong with this video? (this is a shorter one on youtube. Full video in the link up above at the begining.)
Warning: Contains graphic footage of death
[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HegX-_zET5Y"]YouTube- WikiLeaks video of US Troops killing Iraqi Civilians and Reuters Journalists[/nomedia]