Unfortunately gathering from the first page and all the mindless "thanks" being swung back and forth it seems people have no idea whats going on because of the video and in the video. 2 well known journalists were killed because they mistook their cameras for Ak47s, however they were strolling down the street with a guy with an RPG.
Apparently from what I've heard (I haven't the time to read the whole thread) there was a coverup in which US military leaders stated that US forces were under unmistakeable attack in this scenario. This video is an exposition of this coverup of the situation.
Unfortunate, it is hard to blame the service-members they saw a man with an RPG and opened fire. How they mistook cameras for AKs I don't know, they dont look anything like AKs in this video. I have always wanted to be a reporter in a warzone and that at its deepest may include being embedded with the other side. The journalists killed deserve award for their sacrifice. ( I believe there may be one).
If I cam under fire like that and survived long enough to make it down the street I wouldv'e held my camera up or swung it in the air, made any signal that I was a friendly.
Unfortunate is all I have to say, such is war, especially a war like this one.
Im subscribed to the thread now and will converse once I have time to read more.
We should have never invaded Iraq.
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Not the second time anyways.
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Several men had weapons near a firefight and were acting suspiciously. What else is one to expect the men to do? War is a chaotic business. Mistakes are inevitable in life, but in war they carry a far more tragic weight.
The Apache murder was bad, but this was/is worse. Its a report on a female that "committed suicide" and the US military covered it up. I guess the US military likes to coverup murder with either "collateral damage," or "suicide". Anyways their should be more outrage because the military covered this up and it gets little attention to the apache video.
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The new youtube sucks, I can't stand it. That was off my post.
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What is the moral of the story? Arab men are typically "stupid". They do not follow the rules because arrogance is a part of the male psyche in Iraq. I do not believe that just because two had AK-47s means that they all had AK-47s and that you did acknowledge that contacts have AK-47s I believe it would be fair to assume that since that guy was a reporter he knew people with contacts.
I want to say I was wrong. Seriously.
You know what convinced me? A right-wing God-lovin dude that saw it for what it is. Please watch a right wing Christian in action: [nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqOAwcLXyTc&playnext_from=TL&videos=cDg310 AGnHo&feature=sub"]YouTube- US MILITARY kills unarmed REUTERS reporters - WIKI LEAKS video footage[/nomedia]
What we did was wrong.
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