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    WikiLeaks Publishes Video Of US Military Killing Reuterís Photographer

    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]
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    Re: WikiLeaks Publishes Video Of US Military Killing Reuterís Photographer

    Sad as it is, business as usual
    I'm Done

    See my last post

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    Re: WikiLeaks Publishes Video Of US Military Killing Reuterís Photographer

    To me it wasn't a mistaken profiling of insurgents. Listen to the shooters commentary. It is much more like this,

    "Hey look. One of them looks like they got a gun... That means the laws that I am guided by say I can shoot all these guys! I am going to shoot them all. Yay! I got them all. Oh, wait.... One is still crawling... I wish that he had a weapon because I am zoomed in on him right now and cannot shoot him according to the shoddy laws I am guided by, but want to.
    Oh!!! Look!!! Someone is comming to help the surviver i shot up who clearly has no weapon who was never a threat! They all currently have no weapons but the laws I am guided by say I can shoot these guys. They are helping someone got shot because of my obtuse rules on shooting in this situation, but nothing about not shooting when someoen who poses no threat to me is in the way. So therefore legally I ask permission to engage and recieve it based purely on verbal commands and happily get away with legally murdering those who posed ZERO threat and get it."
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    Re: WikiLeaks Publishes Video Of US Military Killing Reuterís Photographer

    Disturbing.

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