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Collateral Murder: US forces kill innocent journalists in Iraq (video) [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-4-6 02:05:35 |Display all floors
Wik1leaks has finally released the long awaited video. And to me it's worse than I expected. Reu.ters journalists get killed. They hallucinate about the journalists carrying RPG and AK-47 and the shooter keeps begging that he wants to shoot some more. Even when there was NO THREAT AT ALL.

What drugs did they take? People who come for rescue get killed too. Two little girls are lucky and only get injured.

All on video:

h t t p : / / collateralmurder . com

It was leaked by someone in the US military and got decrypted and processed by Wik1leaks. Wik1leaks is a website which is dedicated to report about the wrongdoings of politicians, military and other people with power.

The CIA tried to suppress the release of this video by harrassing Wik1leaks project members, but they failed. Now we know why they tried to suppress it. Not because of state secrets, but because they want to cover up the brainless slaughter of civillians and journalists.

Several of the founding members of Wik1leaks are Chinese. How come you never heard about Wik1leaks?

What does the Chinese media report about Wik1leaks? In Iceland the whole country knows the name, from young to old.

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The CNN and Al Jazeera landing pages compared: h t t p : / / i . imgur . com/NVih0.jpg  A picture says a thousand words

CNN chose to not report about it, while the Guardian and The Washington already brought stories about it hours ago. On the CNN frontpage it shows Tiger Woods and IPads instead. That is of course more important than such a video...

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Post time 2010-4-6 06:04:56 |Display all floors

Usa murdering civlians in Iraq leaked Video from pentagon

They also killed a Reuters journalist and his driver:

5th April 2010 10:44 EST 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.

The military did not reveal how the Reuters staff were killed, and stated that they did not know how the children were injured.
After demands by Reuters, the incident was investigated and the U.S. military concluded that the actions of the soldiers were in accordance with the law of armed conflict and its own "Rules of Engagement".
Consequently, WikiLeaks has released the classified Rules of Engagement for 2006, 2007 and 2008, revealing these rules before, during, and after the killings.
WikiLeaks has released both the original 38 minutes video and a shorter version with an initial analysis. Subtitles have been added to both versions from the radio transmissions.
WikiLeaks obtained this video as well as supporting documents from a number of military whistleblowers. WikiLeaks goes to great lengths to verify the authenticity of the information it receives. We have analyzed the information about this incident from a variety of source material. We have spoken to witnesses and journalists directly involved in the incident.
WikiLeaks wants to ensure that all the leaked information it receives gets the attention it deserves. In this particular case, some of the people killed were journalists that were simply doing their jobs: putting their lives at risk in order to report on war. Iraq is a very dangerous place for journalists: from 2003- 2009, 139 journalists were killed while doing their work.
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http://collateralmurder.com/

Engagement

All times are presented in Zulu time (UTC), which is used by the military and can be seen on the top left corner of the video. Baghdad local time at the time of the incident was UTC+4. Military documents state that events start at 09:50, which is approximately 28 minutes before the video starts.
06:50:001/8 CAV moves in to assist 2/6 after a report of Small Arms Fire (SAF) in the area. They fail to positively identify (PID) the attacker. 06:18:40Crazyhorse [lead helicopter] notices a group of people on an open plaza. 06:20:05Crazyhorse: "Have five to six individuals with AK47s. Request permission to engage." 06:21:09First shots fired at the group. 06:21:41Helicopters cease fire. 06:22:02Helicopters notice that Saeed is injured and is crawling. 06:24:54Crazyhorse: "Come on, buddy. All you gotta do is pick up a weapon." 06:25:26Helicopters notice a mini-van arriving, attempting to help Saeed. 06:25:58Crazyhorse: "Roger. Break. Uh Crazyhorse One-Eight request permission to uh engage." 06:26:29Bushmaster gives permission to engage. Proceed to open fire on the mini-van. 06:27:27Helicopters cease fire. 06:31:53Bradley armored vehicle arrives on the scene, followed by ground personnel. 06:33:12They discover two wounded children in the van. 06:35:14Ground unit reports: "I've got uh eleven Iraqi KIAs [Killed In Action]. One small child wounded. Over." - "Roger. Ah damn. Oh well." 06:36:05"Well it's their fault for bringing their kids into a battle." 06:36:45Humvee drives over Namir's body. 06:43:06Bradley armored vehicle drives over a second body. 06:49:09Video cuts. 07:20:42Helicopter reports that 6 individuals have entered a building. It appears to be either under construction or an abandoned construction site. 07:21:40"This is Bushmaster Six Romeo. Crazyhorse One Eight is going to be engaging north to south with Hellfire missiles over." 07:23:39Hellfire missile is fired. "Target hit." 07:25:27"There it goes! Look at that @@@ go!" 07:26:42"Roger, building destroyed. Engaged with three hellfire missiles."
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July 12th, 2007 New York Times reports that two Iraqi journalists were killed in a militia clash with U.S. forces - ''There is no question that coalition forces were clearly engaged in combat operations against a hostile force,'' said Lt. Col. Scott Bleichwehl, a spokesman for the multinational forces in Baghdad.
July 13th, 2007 Press statement from public affairs office in camp Victory reports on the event. There is no question that Coalition Forces were clearly engaged in combat operations against a hostile force, said Lt. Col Scott Bleichwehl, spokesperson and public affairs officer for MND-B.
July 13th, 2007 Reuters blog posts an entry on the killings of Namir Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh. Namir was the 109th journalist to be killed in Iraq since the invasion in 2003, and Saeed the 40th member of support staff.
July 16th, 2007 Reuters seeks U.S. probe into the killings of their staff. Our preliminary investigation raises real questions about whether there was fighting at the time the two men were killed, said David Schlesinger, editor-in-chief of Reuters. Specifically, Reuters wanted an explanation of why the two cameras were confiscated, access to any cameras onboard the Apache helicopters that were involved in the incident, access to any voice communications between the helicopter crews and U.S. ground forces and access to reports from the unit involved in the incident, in particular a log of any weapons taken from the scene.
July 16th, 2007Counterpunch reports that The US military says US and Iraqi forces engaged "a hostile force" and, after coming under fire, called for air support that killed nine insurgents and two civilians. The police and witnesses tell a different story. A preliminary police report from al-Rashad police station said Mr Noor-Eldeen and Mr Chmagh were killed along with nine others by a "random American bombardment." One witness, Karim Shindakh, said: "The aircraft began striking randomly and people were wounded. A Kia [mini-van] arrived to take them away. They hit the Kia and killed ... the two journalists.
March 2008 Reuters opens website Bearing Witness dedicated to the memory of the Reuters journalists that have been killed in Iraq during the war: Taras Protsyuk (2003); Mazen Dana (2003); Dhia Najim (2003); Waleed Khaled (2005); Saeed Chmagh (2007); Namir Noor-Eldeen (2007); and an anonymous Reuters journalist who was killed in 2007.
July 15th, 2008 Reuters posts memorial article. In it they mention that "Reuters News is seeking video footage from the U.S. military and other materials relating to the killing of Noor-Eldeen and Chmagh. The footage was taken by cameras on board the U.S. helicopters involved in the incident, in which nine other people were killed. The U.S. military said last week it is still processing the request"
April 5th, 2010 WikiLeaks releases video footage from Apache helicopter.
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Post time 2010-4-6 06:06:24 |Display all floors

Those all American Heroes must be proud.

This is your american hero . These are the people so revered in the great terrorist state . When he gets home , he will tell all and sundry of his fight to the death against vast opposing enemy insurgents . And the American people will pay tribute to the murderer. They will say 'thank you for your service ' , they will kiss his *** and fawn once again for the illustrious intrepid crusaders against tyranny .
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They will also give the murdering bastard a big fat medal.

That is the kind of country they are . That is why everyone hates them.

There has to be a way to prosecute these killers and put them away for good.
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Post time 2010-4-6 06:12:35 |Display all floors
The international community must collectively condemn the American regime's crimes against humanity, and bring the perpetrators to justice.
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