Monday, April 05, 2010
Wikileaks posts video showing Apache helicopter murdering in Iraq
If the US government wasn’t going after Wikileaks before, they sure have motivation now.
WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded. For further information please visit the special project website www.collateralmurder.com.
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Update: The AP reports that the video is confirmed authentic: AP source confirms video of Baghdad firefight (4/5/2010).
Related story: Salon.com, How Americans are propagandized about Afghanistan, (4/5/2010). Read about the bungled coverup of a US special forces murder in February. Also, how the NY Times accepted the Pentagon version without question.
While this video is going viral, what does Barack Obama tweet?
Opening the 2010 baseball season with the first pitch at Nationals Park today.