Extremely graphic video that shows killing:
WikiLeaks, an organization that releases whistle-blower information, has released a 2007 video that appears to be part of a U.S. military cover-up. It shows U.S. Apache helicopter gunship crews shooting a group of men on a sidewalk that included two Reuters journalists. They also kill innocent people who arrive to help the wounded, seriously injuring two small children in the process. We can hear the helicopter gun crews begging for clearance to fire on people who are simply talking on a street corner. After killing most of them, they then beg for permission to kill a man who stops his van to render assistance to a victim (one of the journalists, in fact) who is crawling on the sidewalk. Even if the soldiers thought the van was in fact trying to rescue wounded insurgents, so what? Since when and under what rules of war are medical personnel or rescuers fired upon and killed for helping the wounded? That’s a war crime.
I cannot see anything on this video that would give any sane and rational person the slightest motive for firing a weapon. It is clear and simple murder.
After seeing this video, I think it would have been perfectly justifiable for anyone, including an American, to have taken these helicopters down. This makes one wonder just how many attacks against American troops might actually be perfectly justifiable self-defense. The idea that money I’ve earned actually goes into the pockets of murderous military personnel like this crew is hard to accept. What’s really frightening is how widespread these bad soldiers must be in our military. After all, these gunship crews are supposed to be the cream of the crop. These soldiers should not want to live with what they did.
I think everyone should show this video on every web site in the U.S. And we should find the men in these helicopters and on the radios and charge them with murder. If this is how we are fighting our wars, I want no part of it.